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by spro
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Merry Christmas

Ascending to The Day. We remember from both sides. Once, little children opening presents. Much later, we know it isn't about that. Blessed Day and remember our parents who spent weeks hiding gifts and wrapped them in the middle of the night. The joy I saw in siblings faces was nothing compared to m...
by spro
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: installing quil on mill drill

Within this topic are many clues to straightening shafts. When mentioning your machine is around 1700 lbs. I sort of bailed out of the conversation. It is a "milling machine" not a mill/ drill. However; many of these m/d s have huge heads which could not be considered to mount to a compound swivel t...
by spro
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Thanks for the pics and information about power hacksaws. I await a review of the "Shiva" once it's been with its new owner awhile.
Since my space was limited, I did find a few smaller type power hacksaws. I sold a couple but hung on with a Sears and a Jefferson.
by spro
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

I had a 12" which is similar. It had a lever cam which totally loosened the motor belt or swung it tight. The neat thing was that the lever had a fine thread, so that it could be adjusted just twisting the knob. That is, the motor weight did tension the belt somewhat but it wasn't climbing the belt....
by spro
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Power HACKSAW question

What a wonderful saw! I'd never seen a Shima before and it sure looks interesting. Some of us have an affection with "art deco" styling and this is the Japanese version-imho.
by spro
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

Part of the stability of the Atlas lathes is the bench it is mounted on. Take it easy, don't introduce twist. Measure with an accurate level across the flat ways, fore and back. Shims are required while tightening to keep it level in that one plane. Once it is all tight and sorta right, you will see...
by spro
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: installing quil on mill drill

I talked with a friend who has a different Asian mill/drill. This is an unusual type with the swivel table. His "lock out" of the fine feed is by a knob in center of the levers' hub. It is pulling a pinion out of contact with the fine feed, someway.The worm shaft is 8 5/8" long with only 1 1/2" of w...
by spro
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: installing quil on mill drill

Even disconnected from the fine feed, the fine feed shaft is able to be bent.
by spro
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficult To Remove Screws
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Difficult To Remove Screws

I think the first thing is to put the other screws back in. Then try freeing the stuck ones. There is pressure against those threads which works to disadvantage. This being one of those deals where all the screws are backed out evenly and reassembled evenly.
by spro
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110030

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Yes same!
by spro
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: installing quil on mill drill

If the fine/ micro adjust feed is operating, it is moving the quill via the worm and worm wheel. The older m/d s had a knurled sleeve between the levers' hub and the micro adjust. May be tight but it should turn a few times to fully engage the micro adj OR lever feed.