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davidwdyer
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Joined: 12-09-2007
Location: Brazil
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Finally pulled the trigger
    Hey EWENZ. Where are you located in South America. I am in here in Brazil. I must say I've never seen such nice machines for sale anywhere near where...
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Ta....
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Infelizmente, isso é a verdade. Tem hora em que tenho receio postar aqui por causa das críticas que a gente recebe....
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Thanks so much for the encouragement....
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    The steady rest on the end of the lathe did not come with it. It was also found in the dirt at another salvage yard.

    When I first saw it...
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    I'm sure a four jaw would be nice, but with the weight of that thing, I don't think I'll be changing it very often.

    I can only lift with...
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Yes, I've still got a lot of adjusting to do. I do have a "precision level" from China and amazingly, it is dead level as it sits. I also centered...
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    There is a guy here who has offered to scrape it completely: the bed, cross slide, etc. work on the lead screws and make all new for $2,500.
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    Last edited by davidwdyer; 05-04-2022, 03:37 PM.

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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    This meant that to obtain reverse, I installed an electric switch.

    Then I just cut off the long bar which controlled forward and reverse....
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    Last edited by davidwdyer; 05-04-2022, 04:02 PM.

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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    This lathe is from 1948. It was made so the motor only ran in one direction.

    Reversing was done mechanically inside the main gearbox....
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    The backing plate was another expense. I had to have it cut out of steel plate and another machinist make it round for me. About $160.

    I...
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    Last edited by davidwdyer; 05-04-2022, 03:32 PM.

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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Another expense I had was a chuck. I found this 15 inch four jaw chuck here in Brazil, new for $240.

    The jaws do not adjust individually....
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    Last edited by davidwdyer; 05-04-2022, 04:00 PM.

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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    I had a guy help me with this since I had never done anything like this before and I ended up paying him about $200.

    We also had to take...
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    Last edited by davidwdyer; 05-04-2022, 04:22 PM.

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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Here's where they came from and what the gear train looked like disassembled....
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    There were two gears ruined in the lower gear box.

    I had another guy here make me two new ones. He turned down the old gears and pressed...
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  • davidwdyer
    replied to Lathe rescue
    Here is how she looks today.
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  • davidwdyer
    started a topic Lathe rescue

    Lathe rescue

    I don't know if you remember, but last year this old girl followed me home.

    I got it from a scrap dealer. He sold it and delivered it for...
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