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OddDuck
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When one hobby fixes another...

Post by OddDuck » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 am

Sometimes I love having my own foundry. About a year or so ago I was using the leadscrew on my poor ol' Atlas lathe and the end of the leadscrew started flopping around. The bracket/bearing at the end broke. Dang. So, I've been leadscrewless for a while. Getting to the point in a couple of projects where I could really use it.
So, I epoxied the old one together, put a chunk of 1/2" dowel for a coreprint, and used it for a pattern. I thought about casting it in bronze, but the test cast came out so good I said to heck with it and installed it. Fit like a glove. Hee hee. Loove me some foundry.
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Re: When one hobby fixes another...

Post by earlgo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:29 am

Very nicely done. You might consider running off a small lot and offering them for sale to Atlas/Craftsman owners. Most likely if you offered them in bronze they would be less expensive than those Clausing offers.
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Re: When one hobby fixes another...

Post by spro » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:13 am

Hey. Very neat. I don't know why the broken one was painted green but that doesn't matter. You know stuff and that is what matters to the one you made.

Okay. now I see the code. It was off screen.

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Re: When one hobby fixes another...

Post by OddDuck » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 am

I probably didn't have to paint it, Spro, it's a habit to paint patterns before use, and the green was about the only gloss paint I had at the moment.
Earlgo, it's a thought, but there are already several different people (at least on ebay) selling replacements. I could probably undercut them on price, but I have other projects I have to do first.
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