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    I installed the lead screw today and the carriage runs back and forth smoothly. Some years ago I purchased a compound rest from Smithy for my homebuilt shaper. The shaper was recycled for parts after I got the Elliot so I have put the Smithy compound on this project to test it. If the lathe works to my satisfaction I intend to build a lower profile cross slide and compound. The Smithy compound will then become a milling attachment

    To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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    Looking good!Nice color too.Did you get my e-mail the other day?Just wondering,my ISP has the whole world screwed up.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      wierd,
      Sorry got no e-mail. Try again.

      While on the subject, Paul did you get the one I sent you?

      [This message has been edited by G.A. Ewen (edited 03-08-2004).]
      To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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      • #4
        George,

        Way cool!!! Now, the acid test, how well does it work?
        Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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        • #5
          Evan,
          Still lots of parts to make before I can try it.
          If it doesn't work it will make one hell-of-a paper weight.
          To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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          • #6
            How many hamsters does that thing use (HP)?

            Spiffy BTW!

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            • #7
              Dave,
              Still looking for a 3/4 hp motor. If I don't find one by the time that I get it ready to try I have a 1/2 hp that I can use.
              To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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              • #8
                That is too damm cool!

                What are the spec's for that bad boy?

                Alex
                Alex

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                • #9
                  My south bend only uses a 3/4 hp motor I think. Lathe is looking really good so far, speaking of south bends, that Yoke for the change gears looks like its from a south bend.

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                  • #10
                    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Maker:
                    That is too damm cool!

                    What are the spec's for that bad boy?

                    Alex
                    </font>

                    It is made to cut up to 6" in dia. The actual swing is 10" over the bed rail. 10" between centers. MT # 1 in both the headstock and tailstock. 2-1/2" travel on the tailstock spindle.
                    To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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                    • #11
                      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BillH:
                      My south bend only uses a 3/4 hp motor I think. Lathe is looking really good so far, speaking of south bends, that Yoke for the change gears looks like its from a south bend.</font>

                      It is from a 10" Atlas as is the lead screw.
                      To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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                      • #12
                        Looking good, George. What do the letters stand for?

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                        • #13
                          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Herb W:
                          Looking good, George. What do the letters stand for?</font>
                          eXe ReDesigned. Check out this link.

                          http://www.lathes.co.uk/exe/page3.html

                          To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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                          • #14
                            Very nice

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                            • #15
                              eXe...hadn't seen one of those before.

                              Was wondering how you came up with that design

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