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ID:	1989833 I made 2 things, a mess, and a pulley today. It’s a Atlas 6-18 motor pulley. Click image for larger version

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    I cut it off twice; it's still too short
    Oregon, USA

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    Nice work Tim, very nice indeed.
    Easy to work with but aluminum sure has nasty habit of flying everywhere. Time to dig out the shop vac.
    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

    Location: British Columbia

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    • #3
      lovely work Tim!

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      • #4
        Nice work on the pulley.

        I am a little confused though. I was reassured by a few on here that people don’t actually use their nicely painted machines for actual work and it just sits in the corner looking pretty.

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        • #5
          Looking sharp!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oxford View Post
            Nice work on the pulley.

            I am a little confused though. I was reassured by a few on here that people don’t actually use their nicely painted machines for actual work and it just sits in the corner looking pretty.
            Yeah, she's a beauty for sure! Good to see some fresh chips on the old girl.
            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • #7
              Nice job, I have modified pulleys, but never made one. Is your lathe a South Bend 9?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by old mart View Post
                Nice job, I have modified pulleys, but never made one. Is your lathe a South Bend 9?
                Yes, it's a South Bend 9". It was assembled by Dennis Turk from leftover parts from his many restorations. It has fairly brittle paint, there's lots of chips in it. All the things that count are excelllent, bed, lead and feed screws, and spindle. I added a t-slot cross slide because it almost doubles the bearing length of the dovetail.
                I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                Oregon, USA

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                • #9
                  Fabulous in every way.

                  -Doozer
                  DZER

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

                    .... I added a t-slot cross slide because it almost doubles the bearing length of the dovetail.
                    Now that is a really good modification.
                    One of my Colchester lathes originally had a tracer attachment
                    and it has the full length cross slide. I believe the non taper attachment
                    lathes got a shorter cross slide. Despite having lots of use before I got
                    the lathe, the wear on that long cross like is minimal, far as I can measure.

                    -D
                    DZER

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                    • #11
                      Made 8 idler sheaves today using a customer sample part for dimensions.
                      Uncommon dimensions for the bores, 2.782" (2 25/32) with .531" (17/32) wide keyways.
                      Morrison is a week out with the .531" cutter.

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                      • #12
                        17/32” key ways? WTF? This is where the old school shaper, and a bit of careful tool grinding would be in order.

                        It’s a shame that lots of versatile old machines can’t earn their keep nowadays. I feel like I’m much the same myself. I was a jack of all jobs truck mechanic for over 35 years. Not much market for my kind now. That’s fine with me, I’m too decrepit to work with the young guys on the floor anymore.

                        So, now I work on only things that interest me. Some turn out really well. Some, not so much😇
                        I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                        Oregon, USA

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                        • #13
                          Nice job Tim!
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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