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Re: Good practice question

Post by earlgo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am

No-one has mentioned follower rests, yet. I don't have one so I can't say yay or nay.
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Re: Good practice question

Post by Richard_W » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:20 am

tornitore45 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:23 am
Sure, $1200 to adorn the tail stock of a $1200 lathe that has been "turning" out good parts with its original center.
I used the pictures to show what type of center I was talking about. You can get all 3 different styles for about $150. on ebay with a #4 taper.

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Re: Good practice question

Post by liveaboard » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:08 pm

$1,200!!!???
I buy cheapo Chinese centers and things; because in my case, the alternative is not an expensive good one, but none at all.
I pay around $10 for a #2 fixed center, I haven't priced a half one.

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Re: Good practice question

Post by neanderman » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:46 am

earlgo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am
No-one has mentioned follower rests, yet. I don't have one so I can't say yay or nay.
I'm in the opposite situation: I have a follower, but no steady. So maybe in a situation like the one that prompted my question, a follower could be sufficient?
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Re: Good practice question

Post by Harold_V » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:59 am

neanderman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:46 am
earlgo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am
No-one has mentioned follower rests, yet. I don't have one so I can't say yay or nay.
I'm in the opposite situation: I have a follower, but no steady. So maybe in a situation like the one that prompted my question, a follower could be sufficient?
Not really an alternate solution, as a follower does not allow for end work on a shaft.

I started working in the commercial shop way back in '57. I worked for others for 10 years, then I started my own commercial shop, which I operated for 16 years. In all that time, I never once had need for a follower rest. However, that's due, primarily, to the fact that I specialized in small work. I am not diminishing the value of a follower.

The follow rest for my Graziano has never been mounted on the machine. I have a shop worn, but unused, follow rest. :wink:

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Re: Good practice question

Post by neanderman » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:59 am
neanderman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:46 am
earlgo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am
No-one has mentioned follower rests, yet. I don't have one so I can't say yay or nay.
I'm in the opposite situation: I have a follower, but no steady. So maybe in a situation like the one that prompted my question, a follower could be sufficient?
Not really an alternate solution, as a follower does not allow for end work on a shaft.
Thanks, Harold. Good to know.

I've been looking for a steady rest, but it's hard to know which ones might work.
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Re: Good practice question

Post by liveaboard » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:19 pm

neanderman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Thanks, Harold. Good to know.

I've been looking for a steady rest, but it's hard to know which ones might work.
Ditto; my lathe is pretty much an orphan unit from another dimension.
I'll have to make one I guess.

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Re: Good practice question

Post by Richard_W » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:49 pm

neanderman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:46 am
earlgo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am
No-one has mentioned follower rests, yet. I don't have one so I can't say yay or nay.
I'm in the opposite situation: I have a follower, but no steady. So maybe in a situation like the one that prompted my question, a follower could be sufficient?
I have bought a roller steady rest off Ebay an made an adapter so it would fit my lathe. Its not hard to do, but takes some thought to do.

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Re: Good practice question

Post by seal killer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:07 pm

earlgo--

Hey! Thanks for the picture! NOW I know what they are! I've had some in the junk pile for years. My Detroit-based brother-in-law used to go to (machinists) estate sales and send me stuff. I've got a few of them. I can't remember their condition, but the next time I see them I'll pick them up and caress them.

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Re: Good practice question

Post by neanderman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:10 am

seal killer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:07 pm
I've got a few of them.
If you have a spare, MT4, that you want to get rid of, ping me. :mrgreen:
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