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« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2012, 04:13:56 PM »

And not a Lego block to be seen!

Wonderful modelling.
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« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2012, 05:43:15 AM »

OK Marty you asked for it!

The carriage hand wheel is too small! I'd say about 1.5 to 2 times bigger would be about right. Plus it needs a knob on it.
A lot of older lathes didn't have a round wheel type, but used a similar style knob as the cross feed knob. See my pic attached. Pic is at Greenfield Village shop.

Also you will need the 4 jaw wrench and the wrench for the toolpost. Plus other junk like strap clamps for the faceplate and such.

I love this project, and can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2012, 06:00:23 AM »

Thanks Paul!
I am planning on the wrench for the chuck!
I had a (similar to the pic) crank but liked the handwheel better, I'll see what I can come up with!
As this is older may be I will go back to the cross bar crank, also easier to make! Grin
Also looks like I need some screws on the side of the tool post slide.
This is a great picture, wish I had seen it a month ago!  Wink

-Marty
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« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2012, 06:42:22 AM »

-MJ

Knobs handles whatever.  Another excellent machine.
Looking forward to your painting it.

Jerry
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« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2012, 08:39:25 AM »

Nice! The only thing that really stands out to me is the main carriage wheel seems too small. Should have more leverage. Minor qualm.
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« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2012, 11:48:14 AM »

Great job but I suggest you really beef up the cross slide and compound.  If this were a real lathe it would chatter and probably break a lot of tool bits.  The cross slide should be much thicker and longer,  The compound should not sit on top of the tower but down on the cross slide.  The distance from bed to center should be taken up by combination of cross slide and compound thickness plus some of the tool post lantern as in Paul's last picture. This will be a nice looking lathe when finished and painted.  Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2012, 09:51:15 AM »

Thanks guys, just wish I had known sooner my carriage was lacking.<bang head>
Currently in the process of beefing it up, I hope I dont have to start over......

Been looking at old lathes and their parts.
Found a good site if anyone else is interested;

http://shopswarf.orconhosting.net.nz/olndex.html

Technical info and what look like old catalog images.

More soon,
Marty
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« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2012, 03:31:31 PM »

Thanks to Paul and Bill I have made the necesary improvements to the cross slide.
Also the carriage feed ( not shown).



I appreciate the feedback. Hopefully I am near to paint now.
More soon.
Marty
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« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2012, 03:50:05 PM »

Hello Marty,
have you ever considered one of your magnificent machines to build functional?
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« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2012, 04:42:09 PM »

Marty, that looks believable.  Good job.

Bill
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« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2012, 05:19:50 AM »

Marty,

That looks good.  Are you planning on having a job set up in it?

Can't wait to see it painted!

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« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2012, 12:55:19 PM »

And of course you should have a steady rest... Wink


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« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2012, 07:09:08 PM »

Damn you Doan, damn you!  Wink
Actuall am planning one just not 100% sure how to fabricate it.
I am planning on having a job in it,
Kind of whete I was going with the rod in it.
Really just want to get this thing on paint - soon!
Marty
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« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2012, 10:06:21 PM »

Time for me to stop lurking and say

"Man !!!...  What a masterpiece"

          Hope your Workshop structure and all machines are complete by October 2013   Huh

  cheers mate

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« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2012, 03:45:19 PM »

The "refined" carriage & cross slide.



Now (hopefully) I can get on to coloring..........

Mario
Thanks!
Are you coming to Florida in October 2013?

-Marty

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