Here is a list of all the postings sean logie has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Scored some nice material|
|Would stainless steel work for making a dead center |
|Not sure if I'll evenue try to lol .|
|I'm working a t distillery just now ,was blethering to one of the guys there and I mentioned I just bought myself a lathe . Anyways, I asked if I could have a look in the scrap metal skip found a couple of nice round bars ,anyways to cut a long story short the guy appeared back with half a dozen bits of round bar up to 80mm in diameter most of it stainless steel half a meter long (not sure if my lathe will handle stainless ) and the rest cold rolled I believe . Bit of a result I thought . |
|Thread: Stedall lathe|
Edited By sean logie on 10/10/2016 19:27:25
|Thread: A decent toolpost|
Thanks John appreciate your input .
I'm on the lookout for a decent adjustable tool post for the Fortis lathe i have . Something that won't break the bank ,any suggestions . I've read some horror stories about the chinese made that flex and move about ,are they true ....i don't know .
|Thread: Stedall lathe|
|That's the fortis new home nearly done ,should have a bit more elbow room .... totally exhausted tonight. ....|
I ordered the bearings midday yesterday from Simply bearings . Bearing in mind (no pun intended) i live way up in the north of Scotland ... They just arrived .... i'm amazed at the speed of delivery ,we usually have to wait days sometime a week or so for stuff ordered of the net .
Whilst i'm waiting for the bearings to arrive ,I've partially built the lathe so i can use it without the power feed and i've i'm having quite bad chatter even with light cuts . The chatter's not so bad close into the chuck but further out is when it's at it's worse . Hang out is about 4" material is steel of about 50mm OD . Is that too much hang out or could it be that my headstock bearings are worn ,can't feel any play and they seem to run smooth on it's own . Another reason i was thinking ,could it be chatter coming from the carriage . Obviously i had the carriage stripped off to get the lead screw out to get the quick change gearbox out .Strange thing is the lathe is still cutting very accurate .
I've ordered the bearings ,their about a mm wider ,don't see that being an issue .
Thats the buggers i'm looking for ,Thanks Mark
|Check out my album mark , bearing dimensions |
Been looking for the bearings , i can find the correct OD and ID but not the width ...
bearing dimensions are ...
OD.. 1.377" or 35mm
ID .... 0.621" or 15.85mm
W... . 0.28" or 7.2 mm
Edited By sean logie on 04/10/2016 08:19:10
Thank you Mark ,i have looked at the site . The Fortis/Clausing/broadway ,the different models can make it quite confusing tracking parts or information .
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