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|Thread: warco lathes.|
Thanks, I was trying to work out how to separate the saddle from the apron without going too deep in.
|Thread: brazilian lathe restoration|
|Thread: warco lathes.|
Have you ever had cause to strip the carriage lock. My machine's one of the older imperial ones, and said lock seems quite iffy. It's just an M8 bolt going through the top plate, presumably to some sort of a pinch block underneath the front of the front shear. I'm loathe to take the bolt out for fear of losing wheterver it threads into.
|Thread: New storage space|
I did something similar when we moved over to the new house, though unfortunately I've only got about 3' headroom.
House also on a slope and beam and block construction for the floor. When I had the garage built and needed to get services to it, the easiest way was under the house, rather than digging a trench. We knocked through a couple of the outer walls, under the kitchen and lounge and ran the services underneath (water + electric) plus I also ran a 2" duct all the way underneath to the existing garage on the other side of the house.
This houses phone line, burglar alarm cable(s), a few CAT5s and an airline. The latter means I can have an air supply in the original garage, without needing a second compressor.
The hole in the wall under the kitchen was reinstated, and the one under the dining room had a UPVC door made to fit. Low headroom, but ideal for storing ladders, scaffold tower, long bits of metal, and a load of Landrover and Marlin spares.
G&M aren't that far from you and have a small selection of stuff about that size, including a Harrison L5
|Thread: warco lathes.|
I've a 1330 which also has the handwheel on the left
It's loosely based on the design of the Harrison M300, with one stage of the gearbox removed and instead supplied with changewheels.
On the Harrison by default, on gap beds, the handwheel was on the left, and on plain beds it was on the right; I think either could be specified by special order.
Hello and welcome from Buxton.
T140, LeMan3, XT600 & 900GTS
|Thread: Complicated post|
One more thought to chuck in the pot, I've previously mentioned my own machinery, which it looks may not be appropriate for you.
You will however have gained experience, and by then know why it wasn't for you, and thus what to look for in the replacement machine.
|Thread: Help Identifying micrometer|
From your description of the differences, I'm guessing you may already have seen this.
Pages 64 & 65 of this link a bit of a cross between items 170 & 171, so maybe variants depending on the customers requests
Looks like the 226 might be the current version, but sit down before you look at the price.
Edited By peak4 on 05/03/2020 12:36:08
Edited By peak4 on 05/03/2020 12:39:54
Bill, please read what I actually wrote
"Not panicking about the current situation, as I was in the process of setting one up before the present situation arose."
The other thing to consider is a Power(s) of Attorney, though it's quite expensive.
|Thread: Herbert Junior Surface Grinder.|
Police behaved entirely reasonably, and just listed it as owner unknown, though I did explain the circumstances.
I picked up a slightly tatty one of these a month or so ago, and knowing that several folks on here have one themselves; I was wondering, does anyone have a manual for it. The only one I can find on the net is on a file sharing site, which needs a credit card for access.
Currently I've got it stripped and am gradually cleaning it to see if I can get by with the level of wear; I know I'm going to have to shim the tapered gib key on the vertical motion, but have the stuff to do that. I may need a thicker key on the table as well.
I completed the re-wiring yesterday, but was rather delayed by the lack of a contactor behind the switch cover. In its place was a Tupperware box containing a variety of live ammunition.
Some .22, 7.62mm, 9mm, 12 bore and 410, along with a load of nail gun cartridges. All are now handed in to the local police station.
It did come with a magnetic chuck, but just too big to re-face on the machine itself, as it's 10"x5" and the grinder only has 4" X travel.
Also Tony's site claims a Y travel of 10", which the rack under the table would just about permit. The motion is controlled by a lever, which interferes with the X handle, and limits travel to about 7 ½", which is too short for my planer blades.
a table 21" x 6" (533 x 152 mm) with a single central 7/16" T-slot, a maximum longitudinal travel of 10 inches (though at one setting only 8 inches could be used) and a cross travel of 4 inches.
|Thread: Small milling machine|
Re comments on Centec 2B mills.
If anyone's interested, there seems to be one on ebay at the moment
|Thread: Record Power DMD24A bench/pillar drill|
Peter, have you tried contacting Record Power themselves?
|Thread: I'm making D reamers on a ML8 please help me get a proper lathe!|
Sam, in the example I lashed up above, with the router, it would be normal to advance the router along the bed using the handwheel/rack for parallel slots, or the topslide for slots which aren't parallel to the axis of the chanter.
It's possible to fit various forms of dividing or indexing heads to the main spindle to both lock and position it, but the carriage advance would need to be by hand, which shouldn't really cause a problem. e.g. The Hemmingway attachment
The only way I can think to drive the carriage with the chuck (as opposed to whole spindle) locked, is to disengage both the backgear and the backgear driver crescent. This would allow the main spindle to spin, but disengaged from the chuck. The chuck can then be indexed on a jaw, and a block of alloy resting on the bed. This would give 3 way indexing on a 3 jaw or 4 way on a 4 jaw.. With a bit of thought you could probably double that up to 6 way with a 3 jaw.
Sorry Sam, feeling slightly off colour and failed to spot my own typo POF500a not PFF500a
There was a whole different range of similar models over the years, all with detachable motors.
This one's the POF50 in normal config.
And shown on the lathe (Warco 720 Super 7 copy)
The mounting plate is simple enough, just an alloy sheet with a tenon to fit the tool holder.
Edited By peak4 on 25/02/2020 20:31:36
Similar to John Hinkley's comment above, but with most of the engineering already done.
Do a search for Bosch PFF500a router. There was also a slightly smaller blue model, 350??
The router body/motor has a standard collar size and will also fit drill stands.
I made a flat plate to fit in the toolpost of my Myford to take the router body, so I could use it as a basic toolpost grinder, but there's nothing to stop you using a normal woodworking router bit.
|Thread: John Attlee|
Hello and Welcome John. I've a friend with a couple of Diamond Ts
Last job I did for him, was new CV joint bearings for the front steering hubs.
|Thread: Converting an MT3 Arbor to 3/8th Whitworth Drawbar Thread|
I have a slight variation on the problem.
I'm running a Centec 2B which has a 3/8"BSW drawbar, and also a Dore Westbury, which has a 1/4" BSW one.
To ensure interchangeability of tooling, I have a number of little slugs made up to convert from 3/8" to 1/4" (and also M10 to 1/4" for a couple of more recent purchases.)
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