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  • I got some work time in on making up the telescoping crosslide screw. The taper attachment in the pile of stuff that came with a used lathe obviously wasn't for this model. So, adaptation is in order. One part being replacing the original crosslide screw, anchored at the apron, with another one anchored on the taper attachment. The small spline shaft and internal spline bushing arrived today and so far things are looking good.

    Last week I modified the crosslide dial so it locked with a thumbscrew on the front rather than the original setscrew.
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    "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill

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    • After our 30 NOV 18 earthquake in Alaska, and we were at the epicenter, I finally repositioned and leveled my mills and lathe. My mills walked across the floor almost a foot and the lathe walked 8 inches. Many things ended up on the floor in the shop as well as our home. We are basically back to where we began.

      Harold
      For those having fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.
      Freedom is only one generation away from extinction.

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      • More Sorting and labeling tonight. I sorted and labeled all of my 5/16" and 3/8" hardware tonight. Still lots more to do but I'm getting there and can't wait until everything has been sorted and labeled.

        Full size: http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/hw2_full.jpg

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        • Trying to figure out the safest way to lift my 13x40 lathe off its base enough to spin it 180° so I can work on it's back side. Yesterday I had it slung with a strap close to the chuck and lifted it a few inches to get it balanced. Good thing it was only up about 3 inches because it started to rotate in the sling. If it had been much higher it would have gone all the way over and I hate to think of all the bad things that would have ensued. Luckily, the mounting bolt tabs hit the chip pan bottom and stopped the roll, and somehow, I was able to summon enough strength to roll it back upright and lower it back down. Also I am thankful for the day that God inspired me to add a brake when I was building my shop cane. If I had been using one of those HF engine hoists, it would have rolled backwards and the whole works would have been on the floor.
          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

          Lewis Grizzard

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          • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
            Trying to figure out the safest way to lift my 13x40 lathe off its base enough to spin it 180° so I can work on it's back side. Yesterday I had it slung with a strap close to the chuck and lifted it a few inches to get it balanced. Good thing it was only up about 3 inches because it started to rotate in the sling. If it had been much higher it would have gone all the way over and I hate to think of all the bad things that would have ensued. Luckily, the mounting bolt tabs hit the chip pan bottom and stopped the roll, and somehow, I was able to summon enough strength to roll it back upright and lower it back down. Also I am thankful for the day that God inspired me to add a brake when I was building my shop cane. If I had been using one of those HF engine hoists, it would have rolled backwards and the whole works would have been on the floor.
            I've found that my 2T shop crane plus a 5T pallet jack easily let me move my machines around the shop with ease. For the lathe, I use the pallet jack at the head and lift the bed offset with the crane on wheels. The bridgeport is easily moved around with the pallet jack alone. It seems a pallet jack + shop crane is a perfect combo for everything.



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            • Looks photo shopped...
              Len

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              • I built a u shaped bracket out of 3/4 ×3 flat bar, then tabs on the side for steel casters.
                Fits my big lathe under tailstock end, and one end of the turret mill . Drilled or tapped to take 1/2 clamping kit parts.
                Get that under one end, pallet jack under the other end it gets easy to move.
                I can even move the lathe myself, but it's hard to get rolling.... it's 3700 lbs.

                What are you doing to back of the lathe ? Can you just swing it out with a pry bar to work on it ?
                Last edited by 754; 01-18-2019, 12:44 PM.

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                • Originally posted by QSIMDO View Post
                  Looks photo shopped...
                  I've got a time machine... That was almost 2 years ago and here is sometime last year:

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                  • This often works good for getting each end of the lathe up.
                    May need to remove cover behind brake. And pull chip tray out.
                    Get a 2x4 across the underneath of the bed, then lift from underneath with a bottle Jack on blocks.
                    Lift back end of mill same way . Put a 4 x 4 on the jack, and position under end of ram.. (might be wise to run a lag bolt into the 4x4.)
                    Last edited by 754; 01-18-2019, 12:45 PM.

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                    • [QUOTE=754;1217487
                      What are you doing to back of the lathe ?
                      Several things. First the electric control cabinet is on the back of the headstock, and as the lathe sits now there is no access to the back side. I need to get in the cabinet to fix a motor start problem. Second, I will be mounting the Z axis dro scale, and while the lathe is up off the base, I hope to find out where oil is seeping out of the headstock.
                      “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                      Lewis Grizzard

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                      • I finally finished sorting and labeling my larger hardware up in my mezzanine.

                        All sorted and labeled: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", M-8. M-10, M-12, and M-16 hardware

                        I think I now need to sort/label all my endmills, taps/dies, reamers, and large drill bits.

                        Last edited by ; 01-18-2019, 08:42 PM.

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                        • Good work!
                          Are you running a business out of there or is all that hobby stock?
                          Cheers,
                          Jon

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                          • Originally posted by Jon Heron View Post
                            Good work!
                            Are you running a business out of there or is all that hobby stock?
                            Cheers,
                            Jon
                            It looks like about half enough stock to keep old farm machinery going on a small farm.

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                            • Originally posted by Jon Heron View Post
                              Good work!
                              Are you running a business out of there or is all that hobby stock?
                              Cheers,
                              Jon
                              Thanks! It's all hobby stuff. It's been a conglomerate of my own purchased hardware + several lots of hardware from an auction. I've been wanting to gather it all together and organize it for awhile now.

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                              • I slowly have been gathering fasteners as well. Just around a 1000 or so right now. My shop is dirty so I am thinking of going with closable containers that can be stacked. Much like those "organizers" at HF for $4 and the like.

                                I already have a drawer that I keep my standard fasteners in, just looking to do something for the smaller cap screws. I'd like to have a nice assortment of cap screws up to 3/8".
                                Andy

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