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by fredwhite
Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Kearney & Trecker Rotary Head Milling Machine Story
Replies: 10
Views: 3182

Re: Kearney & Trecker Rotary Head Millig Machine Story

I have sent you a private message with the individuals contact information. He does have the manuals.

Fred
by fredwhite
Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe,belt drive vs gear drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 4080

Re: Lathe,belt drive vs gear drive?

One real nice feature of a gear head is its easy to put the spindle in "neutral" to indicate parts, etc. Heaven help you if you ever screw up the gears in the head however. Belt lathes come in step pulley and variable speed - consider a variable speed if you can ( or put a VFD or DC motor on a step ...
by fredwhite
Sun May 25, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20" Rockwell Metal cutting band saw question
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: 20" Rockwell Metal cutting band saw question

I've never looked at the wheels up close, but from some of the catalog pictures I have, it looks like the wood and metal wheels are different....my guess is that you would design the metal wheels for a heavier load. The wood wheels are strong however. I'm using a 20" Rockwell wood saw converted to m...
by fredwhite
Mon May 19, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting old tool website...
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Interesting old tool website...

www.oldwwmachines.com

Has info on bandsaws, drill presses, atlas and delta lathes,etc.
by fredwhite
Tue May 13, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sheldon 10" update
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: sheldon 10" update

While I realize that "a gear is not a gear", if you knew the specs on what you wanted, you might find one on eBay...

Change Gear 80 Teeth 9" South Bend Lathe
Item # 2530549755
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=25290
by fredwhite
Tue May 13, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sheldon 10" update
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: sheldon 10" update

A couple of suggestions- Plaza Machinery ( Joe ): Plaza Machinery P.O. Box 14 Back River Road Bethel, VT 05032 Phone 802-234-9673 Fax 802-234-6325 Phone Hours--9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Wednesday Fax always open or Sobel Machinery ( I don't have their numbers, mayber someone else has ...
by fredwhite
Mon May 12, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sheldon 10" update
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: sheldon 10" update

>>One thing nice about this lathe is that it has the metric gear attachement, but problem is, thats all it has, no inch gears and only the one size setup for metric.

Just curious...is it an inch lathe with metric threading gears or a full metric lathe with metric dials and leadscrew?
by fredwhite
Tue Apr 22, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a special drill chuck to help HS kids project
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Need a special drill chuck to help HS kids project

My Rockwell ( also the previous life versions as Walker Turner ) have this arrangement with a J33 taper on the spindle. As I recall, some older Sears DP's did this too. The "nut" is used both to draw the chuck onto the spindle and to remove it. Really, drawing it on is not a major problem. Sears and...
by fredwhite
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action tailstocks - are they of value?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Lever action tailstocks - are they of value?

I see these things on eBay every now and then.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=25290&item=2524198208&rd=1 Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they of any real benefit to a HSM person? ( It appears you could make one for your own lathe if you couldn't find a facto...
by fredwhite
Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insert toolholder V. Toolpost holders
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Insert toolholder V. Toolpost holders

I have a Valentine insert holder that takes the triangular inserts held in a vertical orientation. It has a 1/2 shank. I also have a few ACME form cutting inserts that I got "somewhere" a long time ago. ( Keep them in the safe deposit box ). I also have made some AXA holders that will take a 3/4 sha...
by fredwhite
Sat Apr 19, 2003 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ELECTRO MECHANO (DRILL PRESS)
Replies: 19
Views: 4471

Re: ELECTRO MECHANO (DRILL PRESS)

Spray paint the knob with DupliColor Clear Steel Wheel Paint ( from an auto parts store ). It will be glossy like the other and last quite a while.