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by spro
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 5311

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I was reading that the Bolton was rather good. Maybe it was a larger model.
by spro
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: planer

Yes. There was also a company named Traverse. The current name is "traversing head" shapers which doesn't say that the whole ram is traversing. These are usually pre 1900 machines or slightly later. Some decades ago there was a topic about which machines would still be usable after catastrophic ener...
by spro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?

It seems you are doing well by tackling the need and equipment to do it.
by spro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My Sheldon lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: My Sheldon lathe

They weren't as numerous as other American makes. I would mostly read how well they performed. In the earlier days of Ebay there were sellers of tailstocks, follower rests and steady rests but they weren't exactly sure if they were South Bend or Logan or modified Atlas. In most cases it was Sheldon ...
by spro
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: planer

"Traverse" shapers are also interesting. Many of them are not super heavy like planers.
by spro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brass challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Brass challenge

Right neat.
by spro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?

I meant "quill" instead of "barrel" in this thread. The #2 serves well and I have a #2 turret shared from the smaller South Bend. I have numerous MT#3 drills which would have been useful. I think that the boring and pocket for the #3 tang may leave me with neither.
by spro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: planer

You already knew a planer has a traveling bed and a shaper has a traveling ram.
by spro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Home made steady
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Home made steady

Yeah, stuff like that makes makes one wonder. I was wondering how your wrench went but figured you already did it or modified the steady in some ways. I had thought about modifying a 12pt box end wrench by grinding out the end to let it pass around the threads. It looked like the channel taper would...
by spro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?

Very interesting thread, in that I also have an early Enco 12x36 with the MT #2 barrel taper. They went to MT #3 shortly afterward. I would prefer to have another barrel of MT #3. There must or was a stock of these somewhere.
by spro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Push Drill Bit Compatibility

These are all the North Bros. Yankee patent. The thing is; the smaller ones break and were discarded. There is usually half the length remaining and can be ground sharp again.
by spro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Needing a gear

Gosh. The picture showed the small end of the pinion and it looked threaded. That and because there was so much unused gear teeth, I thought it would be cored that way. The big end obviously fit a bushing or bearing. Now, requires a different look at things.