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Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:05 pm
by John Evans
Steve nailed it ! Cost more to make a usuable lathe out of that pile of parts than the cost of one ready to work.

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:20 pm
by BadDog
John Hasler wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:59 am
You guys have no sense of adventure.
I agree with them. I've had about all that fun I can stand for one lifetime...

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:09 pm
by bob54
I agree John,,,,The fun is in the build

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:13 pm
by BadDog
How close are you to Phoenix? Drop by and I'll show you all the fun you can handle... ;)

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:04 am
by bob54
Geee baddog thanks for the invite but Phoenix is a little far from WV. But if I am ever in the area I'll be sure to stop by. :-)

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:59 am
by SteveHGraham
"Hold my beer and watch this."

Can't argue with a person who likes adventure.

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:51 pm
by BadDog
bob54 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:04 am
Geee baddog thanks for the invite but Phoenix is a little far from WV. But if I am ever in the area I'll be sure to stop by. :-)
You are welcome any time, particularly if you are going to have fun finishing some of my projects. :lol:

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:47 pm
by RSG
LOL@BadDog! :lol: They can come over and finish mine next!

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:07 pm
by SteveHGraham
I really hope you pull it off, Bob. Put it on Youtube.

In the meantime, you might consider getting a second lathe you can use.

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:25 pm
by bob54
Can I install a Tumbler on this with the shaft sticking out. and do I need to use the transformer. I know I need a Spindle Gear and I found a Back Gear Spindle Step Pulley that I think I can install on the main shaft. I added a link to photo bucket. http://s276.photobucket.com/user/oakdus ... as%20Lathe
I bought this thing for scrape price so I figure I can put some money into it. But I will except any donation of parts you may have lying around for your tax deductions. In liue of donations I am willing to purchase parts :-)

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:44 pm
by John Evans
Not to be harsh but from years of fixing up old miss used /abused machine tools three words . Cut your looses . Part out sell it on etc. Buy a complete working lathe. I can see a $1000 dollars worth of parts needed to make a functional lathe there , and then you still need a decent tool post ,drill chuck,live center etc. In the machine desert of Phoenix I have in the last 3/4 months repaired -fixed -cleaned to full operating condition 3 lathes that sold from $1000 to $1650 depending on general condition and accessories. All 12" with QC boxes ,a Logan $1200- a ENCO $1000 well used and a loaded Atlas $1650. And a word of advise insist on a QC box on whatever you may buy.

Re: I bought a Lathe

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:44 pm
by bob54
I appreciate your advice John, but I am going to muddle through with it. I really am wanting to learn how they work and learn how to k=make parts for go-karts.
So what are your thoughts on installing a Tumbler on this with the shaft sticking out. and do I need to use the transformer.