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by spro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy CB 1220-XL
Replies: 25
Views: 14025

Re: Smithy CB 1220-XL

I'm not sure why the MT3 extension was mentioned. The drills of MT#3 could fairly rip off your tailstock or cause sever stress. The extension is even worse as it is so far away from the mount. Remember, larger heavier dedicated Lathes used MT#2 with success for years. I also think the tail stock "qu...
by spro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New here - Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: New here - Hello!

Welcome to the forum!
by spro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibratory tumbler setup for small/home shops.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Vibratory tumbler setup for small/home shops.

I think that you are on to something and provided information born from experience. Very helpful to others.
Really. This is a different way .
by spro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Push Drill Bit Compatibility

Getting back to the topic; There were other push drills which held drill bits having a spline shaft. Goodell Pratt comes to mind. I also picked up the "egg beater" style in many flavors until I quit looking. There were differences in them between manufacturers. Quite clever some.
by spro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Push Drill Bit Compatibility

I'm sure that you are familiar with the North Bros / Yankee drill press. They are very cool and cute and clamp to a bench. Crank driven there are two speeds by shifting bevel gears in a few seconds. The table is round and good quality and fully adjustable to height. They have the automatic advance o...
by spro
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My Sheldon lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: My Sheldon lathe

This was not intended to divert the topic from neat Sheldon lathes.
by spro
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Robust
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Robust

My comment is towards the massive weight and the work to drill out those rivets. It didn't help that the power feed had blown out. Remarkable work required and "Robust" is certainly the word. Sometimes I use it as comparisons to like things but this scale of robust is a different level. Neat dedicat...
by spro
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Crash
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Train Crash

I had to log back on. It is rare to see such a bad wreck and the damage, so I was very sad but then that horse. I had to smile and even :lol: Somehow it put it back into perspective of horse sense saying "we coulda pulled those cars, phooey" great pics all. :)
by spro
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My Sheldon lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: My Sheldon lathe

A minor point about the Rockwell 11; Many people look at a separate shaft for the fine feed. The lead screw shaft of the Rockwell is keyed differently. It has a "T" shaped key for the fine feeds and the lead screw is milled different than a slot. The engineers knew how a regular key would eventually...
by spro
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4735

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: 303

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: 375

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

It seems you are doing well by tackling the need and equipment to do it.