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by ftgmx
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: FTGMX Lathe Repair/Re-paint project
Replies: 1
Views: 2395

FTGMX Lathe Repair/Re-paint project

Ok, a few weeks ago I decided I was going to repaint my old Craftsman/Atlas lathe. Simple enough :-/ well, after a bit of repair it was. So here goes with a little photo journal of the project. Here is the lathe shortly after I purchased it. The motor was running in the reverse direction, and I didn...
by ftgmx
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?

I am not sure but it looks to me like your lathe is the 6" swing Craftsman made by Atlas. If so, that gearbox is way too big as it is for a 10" or 12" Atlas. If yours is a 10" or 12" then it would probably be fairly easy. I don't think there is a gearbox easily adaptable the 6" Atlas/Craftsman but ...
by ftgmx
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?

I think the QC box will fit the bed, but it may take some other pieces too...Be nice if you could get the leadscrew...the quick-change screw is different on the end, there's a slip-clutch on the gearbox. It could be modified, of course, but it would take another lathe if yours is torn down...think ...
by ftgmx
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?

Harold_V wrote:
ftgmx wrote:Pic of my gearbox
Pardon my shifting gears on you (no pun intended), but I'm somewhat concerned about what I see in those pictures.
Surely you don't run those gears dry, do you?

Harold
No, they are lubed. trust me, It's a mess every time I change them.
by ftgmx
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?

Ya not so worries about the price. I would love a QC on my lathe.
by ftgmx
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Craftsman 1017383 12" lathe quickchange gearbox?

Just wondering if this would be able to work with my machine??? Pic of my gearbox http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/FTGraffix/Lathe/photo2_zps712c0bc5.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/FTGraffix/Lathe/photo_zpsda0638d6.jpg I look at it and see similarities to what currently exists in my ...
by ftgmx
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman/Atlas Lathe Question
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Craftsman/Atlas Lathe Question

Hi guys, I have a need.... well I want to buy a 4 jaw chuck for my little Craftsman lathe. It is model number 101 07383. I just need to know the corret thread size of the spindle, so I know which to get. I am seeing 1 1/2" and 8tpi. Any and all help is appreciated. Shawn
by ftgmx
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boring bar insert question....
Replies: 13
Views: 2065

boring bar insert question....

OK, so I bought a used 3/8th boring bar. it was from, I think, SteveM, not really sure anymore. Anyway, the end of this the bar just clamps down on the insert. There is no need for a hole in the middle of the insert. All the inserts I see in MSC have holes in the middle. The opening at the end of th...
by ftgmx
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Trying to control the clutter !
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Re: Trying to control the clutter !

Very nice shelf. I have the same clutter issue in my shop. I think I am going out to do a control cleanup right now.
Shawn
by ftgmx
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Looking to buy a compact mill
Replies: 39
Views: 7078

I hgave a round column, and I wouldn't trade it for anything, but a Bridgeport knee mill.

$450.00 with stand, within a 40 minute drive.
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by ftgmx
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO on Rong Fu Mill??
Replies: 11
Views: 5361

Thanks Dennis, I'd appreciate that.
Shawn
by ftgmx
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO on Rong Fu Mill??
Replies: 11
Views: 5361

DRO on Rong Fu Mill??

Does anyone have any pictures of a DRO, or even the digital scales installed on the Rong Fu type, Enco Mills? I was just curious how they mount. I.E. how much I have to make to get them to work. Thanks
Shawn