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by Rex
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 19
Views: 2269

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:02 am
Good to see you around again, Rex. It's been a while!
H
Thanks Harold, I've been neglecting forums, diverted by FB. I much prefer forums.
by Rex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 19
Views: 3322

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Don't buy the A2Z. I have one on my LMS minilathe. The block and toolholders are aluminum I was parting off a piece of 3/6" brass the other day and it rode over and twisted the toolholder! Those steel wedge-type QCTP sets in AX0 get good reviews. LMS and Bang-good sell them, and they are all over eb...
by Rex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 19
Views: 2269

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

Did we decide yours is a Maximat V10? If so, I have PDFs of the owners manual and parts breakdown. Email me from my profile. I've restored a lot of lathes over the last 20 years. I do use a lot of the purple cleaner, but not on anything i want to keep the paint on. I may be changing to Simple Green....
by Rex
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB Parts for Logan 12" Powermatic lathe
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

WTB Parts for Logan 12" Powermatic lathe

Looking to complete a lathe that is missing major parts:

Quick Change gearbox
Complete Apron
Crossfeed screw complete assembly including handwheel and dial
Compound complete assembly.
Threading dial.

This is for the Green or Gold 12" (only) Powermatics.

I'm in Fort Worth TX

burkheimer at gmail
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

I guess I’ll relegate it to the Head Scratcher box

Thanks for all the input guys!
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

I would think an endmill holder with an OD that large would have a fairly large hole for the endmill. Certainly bigger than the 1/2" slot.
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

Earlgo, that is something I've not seen before.
I can see where this tool may be part of such.

And I guess that make it a NT40?
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

Looks to me like a nmtb 40 or nt 40 definitely not cat 40. But the big hole is just there because someone made that flycutter holder from a regular endmill holder it seems. They are cheap and you could easily make a rigid flycutter from it. I knew it was 40 taper, but I don't know how to tell them ...
by Rex
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

Interesting thought.
It would drill a shallow hole, at best
by Rex
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

What is this CAT40 tool?

I got this in a batch of other pieces. I'm trying to figure out what it is. It sort of looks like a flycutter, but not like any I've seen. The two set screws are an inch apart and oppose the large threaded hole at either side, as though they are to adjust the cant of something as it pivots on the la...
by Rex
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smoke generator
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: Smoke generator

You can always get one of those halloween fog machines. They do require 110V but you may be able to run a small one from an inverter.
by Rex
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Getting Older.
Replies: 41
Views: 10206

Re: Getting Older.

If it's over 40 lbs I'm not lifting it. In my shop I have a central 1-Ton chain hoist. Off to the side, over the workbench area is a 1/2-Ton chain hoist. On my big heavy "dirty work" steel table is a Skyhook rated at 500-lbs. I can move the table or relocate the skyhook to several places where I hav...