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by 1911ly
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

I agree with Pete, that an excellent ideal Torch. I will do that. Thanks for the tip! Pete, as a rule I am pretty cautious with my stuff. I don't hog massive amounts and do my best to stay within the limits of the machine. I know there is a risk running without a sacrificial part. But parts are plen...
by 1911ly
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

Hello Torch. It's been a while. How are you doing? I do not know if I have the skills to make my own. Although lack of skills hasn't always stopped me from trying something new :-). Lol. I will probably pony up and just buy a set. Tonight I ordered new spindle bearings (taper roller type) and the to...
by 1911ly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

Holy resurrection of a post from the dead! I haven't posted in several years. So I guess I am over due for a update on this issue. I figured I would update what I have found. Several years ago I decided to dig in to this a bit farther. It was also way over due for a through cleaning and a good going...
by 1911ly
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

Oh wow, I haven't checked back on the forum (medical issues and life in general) for a bit and I am behind. Mounting the tool post was a breeze. Just remove the old tool post and the threaded rod that runs threw the center. The BXA tool post came with a mounting plate(set it aside) and a new threade...
by 1911ly
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Gatling Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 17853

Re: Gatling Gun

That's a neat project. I am looking forward to updates!
by 1911ly
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 13813

Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Wow. I am eagerly watching this thread. I am a 45-70 lover. A sharps is a bucket list want for sure. I envy your skills. I am just starting to build tube receiver guns (Sten's) I hope to graduate to bigger better projects as my skills grow.

Great job!! Tagged for interest.
by 1911ly
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

I am not very versed in thread terminology. It would be called a Acme. I am learning. I am also probably over thinking this backlash. But it's something I thought that could be improved.
by 1911ly
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

I tighten the crap out of the column lock. Even a few raps with the brass hammer. Purist look away. Any cuts much over 15-20 tho and it's going to come loose. I will revisit the lock situation in the future. The Y axis play is a "gotta to do it now" thing! It's bad. And I suspect it's that way from ...
by 1911ly
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

You are right, climb cutting is the big issue. I have been avoiding it like the plague. On the lead screw, I like the ideal of splitting the nut if I have to. I will first see if I can find a nut that is the right thread and make up a double nut arrangement. It's a square cut left hand thread. I'll ...
by 1911ly
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

Hi Torch I found that manual quite a while back. It is better then the factory one. It has more pages. The factory manual does not have any info on the compound. I might have my Axis mixed up. It's the front to back. Not the side to side. I thought that was the Y? I am a noob, so feel free to educat...
by 1911ly
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 16304

Harbor Freight 46199

Here's my baby. It's a Harbor Freight 46199: http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/w9amr/media/HF-46199_zpsbe3a9dbf.jpg.html I have spend a lot of time on her. I have added a Android displayed DRO setup that I built. Added a Aloris clone BXA wedge style tool post. R8 collet set for the mill. I really li...
by 1911ly
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Identifying a south Bend lathe..
Replies: 14
Views: 3948

Re: Identifying a south Bend lathe..

Thanks Ken and Nelson!