Smithy CB 1220-XL

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Re: Smithy CB 1220-XL

Post by Peet » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:13 pm

daGrouch wrote:
Sun May 04, 2014 4:03 am
Ahah! Another owner!

First thing, either get a Morse 3 extension for the tailstock or mod the tailstock for more travel. 2 inches to get over that big honkin' table just don't cut it.

If you have a good running belt on the mill head, would you mind sharing the number on it?
I would like to have belt sizes for the lathe pulleys if you have.
Can you please elaborate on the Morse 3 extension?

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Re: Smithy CB 1220-XL

Post by spro » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:14 pm

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 "quill" has short reach over the table. Okay I understand now. You just need to plan your work to what is going to happen.

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