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  • Doozer
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    Underwriters Labs has some specifications about it.
    Not a problem for personal machines. Just me,
    but if I can follow more standard wiring protocol,
    I generally try to do so, if it is easy for me to do.
    Not a requirement though.

    --D

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  • skipd1
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Looks like in your switch box,
    you are mixing high current
    and low voltage. Generally not
    a good practice, especially in
    a switch box the operator will
    interface with. But your lathe,
    your rules.

    -D
    So how is that different from the High and low voltage connections, which are in closer proximity in the VFD housing?
    My VFD but their rules.

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  • Doozer
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    Looks like in your switch box,
    you are mixing high current
    and low voltage. Generally not
    a good practice, especially in
    a switch box the operator will
    interface with. But your lathe,
    your rules.

    -D

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  • skipd1
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    Originally posted by wierdscience View Post

    Looks great, though there is one thing I would change. I would put the push buttons and speed pot in the original Hendey housing and location. Big reason, having to reach over the spinning wheel of death to reach the E-stop kinda defeats the purpose.
    I plan to have and additional E stop on the original switch box.
    Thanks

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  • Doozer
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    I have a T&G. Also I have been to the (remains of)
    the Hendey factory in Torrington. I have a picture
    of me in the front steps of the office. Cool place.
    I treasure the fact that I actually stood on the factory
    grounds. I also want to the old Torrington Bearings
    factory. The cornerstones on the old buildings there
    were 1895 and 1902. Very cool. Hendey lathes
    are famous (some of you know this) for the Norton
    QC threading box. Also the single dog threading
    clutch. I have a 1908 Hendey shaper vise that has
    managed NOT to get any drill holes put into it even
    after all these years. I like stuff like that. Pre-throw
    away society thinking. Situational awareness and
    personal responsibility are attributes that are going
    away the way society is going today.
    I have so much pride from restoring my T&G.
    When I took delivery of the lathe, it was a cold winter
    Buffalo day. The roll back dropped it off in my shop
    and the lathe had the chip pan full to the top with ice.
    Under the ice was a Marvel power hack saw aluminum
    sign. I spent many hours that day, in full winter dress,
    getting the ice off the lathe and trying to assess its
    condition. It had previously been outside behind a
    machinery dealer for at least 3 or 4 years. It was
    rusted like the titanic. I spent many hours using steel
    wool and oil to remove the rust from the ways. As best
    as I can measure, the front vee way is only worn one
    thousandth of an inch. Pretty good. The motor-generator
    set even powered up fine. The spindle can go from 1 rpm
    to 2000 rpm by just turning the rheostat. Amazing machine.

    --Doozer

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  • chipmaker4130
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    Originally posted by skipd1 View Post
    . . .I remotely wired the VFD which is in the motor compartment. I'll have to see if there is enough air circulation for the VFD. . .
    I don't know how hard you'll work your lathe, but the motor compartment on my Sheldon gets pretty hot, and it has a fully open (screened) back wall. There are no fans though.

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  • challenger
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    You have a "brand new" lathe! Just make your own levelers.
    Great looking job. 👍🏻

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  • BCRider
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    I like the color. The shade looks properly industrial.

    I'm of mixed feeling about the location of the emergency switch. If there's a big hunk of metal spinning out of control then you'll lose an arm reaching through the flail to hit the switch. But if something grabs you and pulls you in then it's in the perfect spot to hit the button with your forehead.....

    I assume that it uses the commonly seen apron controls for power or clutch? So you are only reaching over the chuck to actually power up the motor only? Then you control it from the apron? If so then I'm thinking it's fine.

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  • nc5a
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    WOW! now that looks fantastic, well done. The color choice is very pleasing to the eyes, I like it. It took a lot of focus to complete it in 5 months and have it look as good as it does. Would you consider coming to Alaska for a spell? I have 8 machines that need the same treatment, what do you say? I'd take you fishing and flying after a long day in the shop

    Like others have said more pictures of the freshly refurbished machine and maybe a shop tour are in order.

    Ron

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    Very Nice and Well Done,as Toolguy mentioned need to see pics of the whole machine.

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by skipd1 View Post
    Finished up the power panel for the Hendey. I remotely wired the VFD which is in the motor compartment. I'll have to see if there is enough air circulation for the VFD.
    Well, it was a long 5 months not 5 years like someone mentioned and I am very happy with its condition and appearance. Last project is to get some leveling pads made and get this beast level!

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    Its also nice to finally get my shop cleaned up and organized with this new machine.
    Looks great, though there is one thing I would change. I would put the push buttons and speed pot in the original Hendey housing and location. Big reason, having to reach over the spinning wheel of death to reach the E-stop kinda defeats the purpose.

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  • lynnl
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    Originally posted by boslab View Post
    Beautiful job, like the drab olive green, very business like, I’m normally a battleship grey type but the green might displace it, .............
    mark
    Same here. Usually any color but gray on a machine just doesn't look right to me, but that shade of green looks perfect.

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  • RB140
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    Extremely nice looks like it is show room quality
    Are you sure you want to make chips and get it dirty ?? Lol

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  • vpt
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    That looks amazing! Going to be hard to see that first string of aluminum wrap up on a part and start whipping around beating up paint and getting oil all over. 😁

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  • ammcoman2
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    I bet you are having difficulty wiping the smile off your face - you’ve earned it. The folks in Newfoundland would say “that is mint”. I would say that you did good and my kids used the saying “absolutely awesome”. Take your pick but you deserve all of them.

    Now the “enjoying” phase begins.

    Geoff

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