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  • #76
    Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
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    We've all seen A LOT worse.

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    • #77
      Trying to get a shaft from the DP to turn an out of alignment shaft in a Macgyvered silicone grinder.
      BOOO Click image for larger version

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      • #78
        Nothing today but there should be some excellent F-Ups in the near future, my employer just ordered a Proto Trak 1845 lathe with a 4 position ATC for me to run low volume jobs on.
        Never used the Trak RLX control before but it has a conversational mode so it can not be terribly difficult to program at the machine.

        This is an entry level CNC lathe but it has some decent features for the price.
        Part manual lathe and part CNC lathe.
        CSS
        Rigid tapping
        2.36" thru the spindle
        400 IPM Z Axis rapids
        10 HP spindle
        Brushless servo motors
        4 position tool changer that holds 1" square tools
        80-2500 Rpm spindle

        https://www.southwesternindustries.c...toolroom-lathe
        Last edited by Bented; 02-15-2021, 06:07 PM.

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        • #79
          Also, when a new machine enters an old machine has to go, in this case a Warner & Swasey turret lathe.
          He will not be able to give this machine away to another shop, it will go right into a scrap yard. To old for a current shop and entirely to large for a hobbyist.
          However much one likes Old Iron this one has turned its last part.
          Last edited by Bented; 02-15-2021, 07:47 PM.

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          • #80
            A sad day.
            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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            • #81
              Not a sad day, this is the year 2021 not 1941.
              A machine is just a machine after all.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Bented View Post
                Nothing today but there should be some excellent F-Ups in the near future, my employer just ordered a Proto Trak 1845 lathe with a 4 position ATC for me to run low volume jobs on.
                Never used the Trak RLX control before but it has a conversational mode so it can not be terribly difficult to program at the machine.

                This is an entry level CNC lathe but it has some decent features for the price.
                Part manual lathe and part CNC lathe.
                CSS
                Rigid tapping
                2.36" thru the spindle
                400 IPM Z Axis rapids
                10 HP spindle
                Brushless servo motors
                4 position tool changer that holds 1" square tools
                80-2500 Rpm spindle

                https://www.southwesternindustries.c...toolroom-lathe
                Hmm. Seems pretty lightweight for an 17/18" lathe. They really pushed the max out of that D16 camlock, didn't they. The retaining bolts must have tiny little heads on them.

                Originally posted by Bented View Post
                Not a sad day, this is the year 2021 not 1941.
                A machine is just a machine after all.
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                21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post

                  Hmm. Seems pretty lightweight for an 17/18" lathe. They really pushed the max out of that D16 camlock, didn't they. The retaining bolts must have tiny little heads on them.

                  We shall see, he was looking at the Haas ST15 but the cost is considerably higher, this I would have preferred but it is not my money (-:

                  It will be a bit sad to see the old W&S go, that machine can drill big holes all day long.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Bented View Post

                    We shall see, he was looking at the Haas ST15 but the cost is considerably higher, this I would have preferred but it is not my money (-:

                    It will be a bit sad to see the old W&S go, that machine can drill big holes all day long.
                    How many job coming to the shop needing that drilling capacity?
                    Same for radial drills.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

                      How many job coming to the shop needing that drilling capacity?
                      Same for radial drills.
                      Many jobs require large rough holes before finish boring, this is pretty much all it was used for in the last 30 years and it will be missed for that reason.
                      They had a 36" Bullard VTL but that hit the scrap yard before my time there, there remains a big, ugly, clapped out, loud and smelly radial drill.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Bented View Post
                        Also, when a new machine enters an old machine has to go, in this case a Warner & Swasey turret lathe.
                        He will not be able to give this machine away to another shop, it will go right into a scrap yard. To old for a current shop and entirely to large for a hobbyist.
                        However much one likes Old Iron this one has turned its last part.
                        I remember running a Swasey 2A, did a lot of spade drilling on it. Forgot to set the stop and when she hit the piece all it did was grunt , dimmed the lights a bit.
                        Sprinted over and shut it down, welded itself to the face of the part. That thing did a lot of work.
                        Beaver County Alberta Canada

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by redlee View Post

                          I remember running a Swasey 2A, did a lot of spade drilling on it. Forgot to set the stop and when she hit the piece all it did was grunt , dimmed the lights a bit.
                          Sprinted over and shut it down, welded itself to the face of the part. That thing did a lot of work.
                          Powerful machines, it will hurt you and not stop.
                          Not my work, was looking through the drill storage for a 2 7/8 to 3" bit and many had the tangs twisted off.
                          Last edited by Bented; 02-16-2021, 07:20 PM.

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                          • #88
                            I tried welding something today...

                            ...yeah, that never ends well.

                            t
                            rusting in Seattle

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Bented View Post

                              Powerful machines, it will hurt you and not stop.
                              Not my work, was looking through the drill storage for a 2 7/8 to 3" bit and many had the tangs twisted off.
                              Wonder how many of these are butchered as a result of using (too large) pilot hole.
                              Morse taper relies more or less on the feed thrust to keep the taper from spinning.
                              Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                              • #90
                                That is a distinct possibility, enlarging an existing bore in tubular products comes to mind.
                                However I have drilled 2"+ diameter holes with this machine without a pilot hole, if the machine has the power let it eat, the drill pictured also has a smallish MT for its diameter.

                                Many 50 old machines have clapped out spindle bores as well, the radial drill pictured above has a difficult time holding a tool against gravity (-:

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