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by shepdog
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Changing nylon gears on a B229
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: Changing nylon gears on a B229

Well, that went way easier than I'd ever dreamed! Hardest part was getting those bloody cir-clips off, a little tap, and out came the shaft...thanks again!
by shepdog
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Changing nylon gears on a B229
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: Changing nylon gears on a B229

Excellent, thanks very much Torch! Exactly the feedback I needed.

As for making gears, I can still use the lathe in manual mode, but I'm not sure I'm up to making my own gears. Will definitely take a look at your thread though...cheers!
by shepdog
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Changing nylon gears on a B229
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Changing nylon gears on a B229

Managed to strip one of the plastic gears inside the headstock, and need to remove it to replace it...can anyone provide me with a sound method/procedure of driving out the shaft upon which it sits? There is a circlip that holds the shaft in place in the housing but beyond that, I can't see anything...
by shepdog
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Craftex B2229 and Grizzly 9729: Parts interchangeable?
Replies: 1
Views: 3136

Craftex B2229 and Grizzly 9729: Parts interchangeable?

Just tryied to secure a new flange/cover for the chuck side of the lathe spindle through Busy Bee..."not in stock, can take up to 3 months if ordering from China". :shock: So, I'm hoping that the equivalent Grizzly part would fit, but before dropping 100 bucks on part/shipping/brokerage, can anyone ...
by shepdog
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Help me Rebuild a Smithy CB-1220
Replies: 8
Views: 6490

Re: Help me Rebuild a Smithy CB-1220

any progress on this/ im stuck right at this pint om my b2229 rebuild....does that gear fit through the bearing race? mine doesn't.... :?
by shepdog
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: reassembling b2229 spindle in headstock
Replies: 0
Views: 1918

reassembling b2229 spindle in headstock

after getting my spindle out and ordering new bearings, i am ready to reassemble...but one issue. The order of parts, from the chuck side, goes: outer flange(closes everything up) taper bearing bearing race bull gear bearing race bearing spacer pulley locknut problem is the bull gear is bigger than ...
by shepdog
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Confused over threading gears
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: Confused over threading gears

They weren't sloppy, the problem was the spindle was not spinning freely.....there's a spring clip around the drive gear that seemed like it had moved out of position, it was actually out over the small grub screw... one thing I noticed is absolutely zero grease in the two bearings....is this normal...
by shepdog
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Confused over threading gears
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: Confused over threading gears

Well torch, practiced your method, got close on a few, and think I've got it down....only problem was my chuck kept hanging up on even the lightest cuts....so today was remove the main spindle day. Wasn't too hard, and the bearings were definitely in need if replacement...any suggestions on sources,...
by shepdog
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Confused over threading gears
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: Confused over threading gears

It's actually the other lever, the one that actually turns the leadscrew...there's a pair of crown nuts that engage each other...I suspect they may be on their way out.
by shepdog
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Confused over threading gears
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: Confused over threading gears

I'm just pouting, lol.. :D appreciate the offer, but I'm in Burlington... The play seems to be coming from the leadscrew engagement lever on the left....going back and forth on the direction, it seems to be coming loose , as in not staying engaged. Going to have to take it apart I think. While we're...
by shepdog
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Confused over threading gears
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: Confused over threading gears

"YOU CANNOT USE THE THREADING DIAL." :shock: WELL, WHAT THE #}{#~%! Do they put it there for....!?!?! :cry: Followed your directions to a T, made a perfect thread in some aluminum. Tried on the steel, all went to crap. My machine simply is piece of crap, way too sloppy in the feed,etc. But that firs...
by shepdog
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Confused over threading gears
Replies: 15
Views: 5869

Re: Confused over threading gears

THANK YOU! This, I understand finally!

I ran it as you suggested tonight, but need a lot of work getting a clean thread. Seems like backlash in the cross slide resetting it to zero is creating some error, going to try with a hard stop clamped to the table tomorrow.