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by spro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Atlas th48
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Re: Atlas th48

Looking at the bottom of the tool post grinder, I see rust where it shouldn't be. Somebody went thru a bad time years ago. I hope it can be useful again. Only distracting myself from the ongoing plague.
by spro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1045

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

I think it is day-to-day infection. Masks and barriers are the norm now. Of course the pollen is blasting all over now. One doesn't know which or what is causing distress. Then it becomes too late.
by spro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Atlas th48
Replies: 7
Views: 49

Re: Atlas th48

You got a lot of good attachments for that lathe. That is a real find. I don't know where to begin. certain things like the Jacobs headstock chuck and the whole tailstock turret assembly , so many things.
by spro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1236PS switch issues
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Jet 1236PS switch issues

Mine is identical from the neck down. The head is different; I would say deeper and the left cover is attached with knurled knobs. It has a contact/ breaker box so the " Start stop jog buttons" and the direction control of the apron mounted lever don't require much voltage to / from the transformers...
by spro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: High frequency vibration on Y axis
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: High frequency vibration on Y axis

Your mill has found a "harmonic". The slide is resonating to the motor modulation and yes, the screw will turn easier. There could be a lot of things; unbalanced pulley, bad belt etc. You already distilled it down to the more esoteric reasons.
by spro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1236PS switch issues
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Jet 1236PS switch issues

My 12 X 36 is an Enco and it had wrong rpms listed on the head. Those were the days when any decent machine tool was in service. Finding a new lathe which could cut metric was exciting. It was only two gears' ratio. This lathe was a mixture of metric and Imperial American standard. The spindle nose ...
by spro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1045

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

We do try and deck up with safety glasses and masks. Even the cheapest film gloves. There is a procedure for this .... it is so horrible, i cannot say. All the street and sidewalk dust into my eyes.This virus lingers on cats and dogs paws, over and over. A person comes home and doesn't remove the sh...
by spro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1045

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Zicam is good too. It isn't for flu virus but say it is good for colds - which are virus.
by spro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1045

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

This is so true. I had been using two types of eye drops for a couple months. Not every day but something was going on. It wasn't the pollen. I will try the Systane Ultra. I think I should try safety glasses more often.
by spro
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lathe with questions
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: New lathe with questions

Some guy had really big hands.
by spro
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1045

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

In this case, you are her knight.
by spro
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1045

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Thanks H and jcfx thanks too. Canines. It's a moving target. They have so much saliva and licking all the time. They lick more upon the humans because they are in distress. This is bad news. I mean, If you didn't see it, there are cases of dogs transmitting the Corona.