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by Charlie W.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Looking for follow rest for older Jet lathe
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: Looking for follow rest for older Jet lathe

Sounds to me like you need to post that picture! Here is a picture of Ben's Goodway and one of his follower rest mounted on the carriage. As I mentioned, Ben is in Australia. Notice the reversed controlls on the carriage. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/walnut_charlie/Goodway%201440/11122009...
by Charlie W.
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Looking for follow rest for older Jet lathe
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: Looking for follow rest for older Jet lathe

I had a 1981 Jet 1236 for years. I got it with the steady rest but no follower. I upgraded to a 1983 GoodWay 1440 gearhead a few years ago which also came with the steady rest but no follower rest. I didn't even know how one mounted to my lathe. I corresponded with a guy in Australia with a GoodWay....
by Charlie W.
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Selecting
Replies: 22
Views: 2860

Re: Lathe Selecting

I am a home hobby machinist but have used lathes and mills in various jobs, over the years and my lathe journey may give you some insight into what is right for you. I have used LeBlonde, Hardinge, Sharps (Hardinge copy) at work. I have owned Logan, Atlas, Sheldon, Prentise Brothers, Jet and now Goo...
by Charlie W.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Creating a bolt circle.
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

Re: Creating a bolt circle.

Here is a little geometry trick I use. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/walnut_charlie/Machinist%20Web/6-BoltCircle.jpg Scribe an ACCURATE mark on the backing plate, the diameter of the bolt circle. Set a compass to the radius of the bolt circle. Center punch a start mark on the circle. Place ...
by Charlie W.
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical Question on Roll Bending
Replies: 14
Views: 8086

Re: Technical Question on Roll Bending

Off-topic (sort-of): How do you get ON one of those things ?? If you mean the bike, you straddle the back wheel and there is a small step just above it on the frame. You give it a roll and use the step to hop up onto the seat. You can reverse the process to get back down. Not as young as I use to b...
by Charlie W.
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical Question on Roll Bending
Replies: 14
Views: 8086

Re: Technical Question on Roll Bending

Charlie, How did you decide on the distance between your two fixed roll dies? How did you decided on the diameter of those same dies? Your work is extremely nice and I would have never guessed the builder to be only 18. WOW. I didn't take a very technical approach to building the bender. I found 2 ...
by Charlie W.
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical Question on Roll Bending
Replies: 14
Views: 8086

Re: Technical Question on Roll Bending

Your question is a little like when someone ask " how big is big enough"? It is difficult to answer without a lot more information. Bending can be accomplished many different ways and the answer is dependent on many factors. About 40 years ago I built several, old fashion, High-Wheel bikes. I had to...
by Charlie W.
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality machines and tooling
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: Quality machines and tooling

I have owned a vintage Logan 10", 3 vintage 10 &12" Atlas, 1, 1940's 11" Sheldon, and a 1981 Taiwanese Jet 12x36, all back gear belt drive lathes. I have to say that the Jet was heavierand had more features than the slightly smaller vintage American lathes. The fit and finish wasn't much to look at ...
by Charlie W.
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Need help wiring BP series 1 mill to static phase converter
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: Need help wiring BP series 1 mill to static phase conver

There have been numerous discussions on static converters on many forums. Here is what I found and why I would NOT use one. I bought my 1960's bridgeport about 10 years ago. It was apart in a man's home garage. He had used it in some sort of repair shop, he owned, before he retired. He ran it off of...
by Charlie W.
Tue May 01, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Atlas TH-42 problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Atlas TH-42 problem

The lead screw should be keyed to the dog between the 2 bevel gears. When the dog is slid to the left, the input shaft turns the left gear, the left gear turns the dog, the dog turns the lead screw. When the dog is slid to the right, the input shaft turns the left gear, the left gear turns the cente...
by Charlie W.
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jet 1240 push button reversing switch burned up
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: Jet 1240 push button reversing switch burned up

I use to have a 1981 Jet 1236. The switch contacts on it would stick about once a year. I remover it from the guard it was mounted in and cleaned the contacts with some abrasive paper. It was ready to go again. Obviously, yo disconnect it from power before doing that. Aother nice option is to buy th...
by Charlie W.
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 60mm x 8 tpi Backplate Needed
Replies: 35
Views: 4167

Re: 60mm x 8 tpi Backplate Needed

That may or may not have been a good assesment. Let me push you off the fence. It damned well was a good assessment. If that was not the case, none of the spindles and related accessories would have registers. They all do. You saw evidence of why they are necessary. Harold Harold, I really wasn't o...