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    Hope I did good was at a customers the other day fixing 1 of there lathes (a previous employee fixed it), while walking around the place saw a Hendey Tool Room lathe asked what they were going to do with it, I was told don't know asked if they would trade some labor for it they said sure so I gave them 4 1/2 hours ($65/hr) labor for it, now I just have to clean 1/4" of dust off it and get it home. It looks like it has a motor generator in the base, D1-4 spindle nose, worse comes to worse I'll just rip everything out of the base, buy a new motor and a VFD to run it. No pictures yet want to get the dust off first.

  • #2
    The M-G units aren't all that troublesome. Scrapping the drive instead of cleaning and fixing (if needed) would be a shame.

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    • #3
      Preemptive, "You suck"

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      • #4
        Just hearsay until you post pictures and you suck.
        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

        Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

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        • #5
          Hogwash and piffle. It did not happen.

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          • #6



            I also have a generator model. Be careful with the rectifier tube.
            I know others that have them too. Find more on the Monarch forum of PM.

            -Doozer
            DZER

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            • #7
              Once you have the serial #, find more about your lathe's history and parts availability from Hendeyman on PM.

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              • #8
                Doozer that's it but your's doesn't have a 1/4" of dust on it. I have to go back there next week to quote installing a Newall DRO, short tube is only 36" long, loooong tube is 24' yes twenty four feet , so I'll take my camera with me and show all the dust on it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                  I also have a generator model. Be careful with the rectifier tube.

                  -Doozer
                  I recall it's a Thyratron tube, it's part what makes the Monarch and Hendey motor drives unique. Not a simple control like a VFD and you loose something gutting them. I'd just make sure the tube is well socketed before move moving.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by duckman View Post
                    short tube is only 36" long, loooong tube is 24' yes twenty four feet ,
                    ????????
                    totally in the dark here, what's he talk'n about?

                    24 feet long?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Old Hat View Post
                      ????????
                      totally in the dark here, what's he talk'n about?

                      24 feet long?
                      DRO scale?

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                      • #12
                        More Coffee........

                        I was think'n 24 foot rectifier tube?.
                        OOps

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Old Hat View Post
                          More Coffee........

                          I was think'n 24 foot rectifier tube?.
                          OOps
                          Some of the high power megnetron tubes are quite large. EE co-worker at Sperry worked on the DEW line at Thule. Radar tube was chainged out with a bridge crane.

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                          • #14
                            A shop I worked at in the late 80's had an EDM with an early tube power supply .

                            The tubes were between the size of a 1 liter and a 2 liter Coke.
                            And gave off the coolest Frankenstien glow when the edm was cutting.

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                            • #15
                              If you reread my thread I'm quoting the installation of a Newall DRO which uses a stainless steel tube filled with steel balls which is used for the measurement.

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