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  • What Lathe Does This Cross Slide Fit?

    This is actually the knife grinder attachment from an old PARKS woodworking planer. It appears to me that they used a lathe cross slide & compound and put it on a 24â€‌ long cast iron dovetailed beam. When in use, a Dumore hand grinder is attached to the compound, the whole rig is bolted onto the planer frame, and the cutterhead knives are sharpened in place.

    My question is: who made the cross slide / compound? Does anyone recognize it? (The rule in the pictures is 6")



    I originally bought this for resale, but I think now that I may keep it, make a few mods, and use it in my shop.

    Thanks

  • #2
    From what I remeber of Atlas, it looks like an Atlas cross slide.

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    • #3
      If it is its not for a 10 or 12" and IIRC nor is it for a 6"

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      • #4
        It looks like an older Hardinge compound.
        If it's not good enough for you, it's sure not good enough for anyone else.

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        • #5
          The looks exactly like my late-model 12" Atlas cross slide and compound.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rkepler
            The looks exactly like my late-model 12" Atlas cross slide and compound.
            It could be, if it is beefier than a 10'' ,I don't think I have ever seen a late model 12 ".

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            • #7
              Here's a shot of the compound and cross slide on my 12" Atlas. I tried to shoot it with a similar perspective to the first shot, I think you can see that they're really a close fit to one another.

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              • #8
                You're looking at the wrong side. The only important things to consider is the mount (probably a dovetail post) and the height. Lets see the mount. Maybe it would fit my SB9.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the replies.

                  rkepler, I appreciate the pix...it does look identical, doesn't it? So I'll assume it's from an Atlas 12" and go from there.

                  I think that this rig can have some benefit to my woodworking interests after some modification. I'll need to work out a lead screw arrangement along the length of the long slide. The feedscrew on a cross slide is usually left hand thread, correct? If that's the case, I'll probably have to make a nut to fit a r.h. acme threaded rod which would be easier to find than a a long l.h. rod.

                  It'll be a fun little project. Should be all finished by the end of the decade.

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