Show us your lathe!

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by neanderman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:42 pm

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by NP317 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:04 am

Viper0222 wrote: Wow, great shop space. Almost motivates me to clean up my garage...
Yea, it's a new building so we could move from our home of 28 years. THAT pre-move cleanup presented challenges, but I was able to design the new garage/shop to my specs. 24' x 52' and that back 1/3 is my shop. It's filling up fast! And the rest is already filled with items, waiting to be moved into the house. 3D tetres game, for sure.

I like the rebuild you are doing on your Logan lathe. Keep posting progress reports!
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by GaryB » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:42 pm

Here are my lathes.
Dad acquired the CMC (Canadian Machinery Company) lathe about 1960. He acquired the Boxford in the 80s.
The CMC is 16 x 48 with 3-jaw, 4-jaw (both 12 in. diameter ) and 2 face plates. The larger one is 15 inches in diameter. I believe the lathe is about 90 yrs old and that is a Model A Ford 3-speed transmission above the motor to replace the three speed line drive pulleys.
The Boxford is a 4.5 x 18 Model A and I have a 3-jaw chuck, 2 face plates, colletts and a taper attachment.
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CMC (Canadian Machinery Company) 16 x 48 Lathe - about 90 yrs old
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Boxford 4.5 x 18 Lathe

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by spro » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:24 pm

Very neat machines. That Boxford which would be roughly equivalent to a South Bend 9A, appears to have more modern features like the Rockwell. To be honest, I spent quite some time looking at both of them. There are a things I could say about particular features but "cool" and "neat" are enough now.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by GaryB » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:58 pm

Here is a picture of the headstock etc.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by jmhoying » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:52 pm

My first post on this site. I had a Clausing 12x36, which was a nice lathe, but when this Cincinnati Hydrashift came up for sale locally, I couldn't pass it up. Sure is a nice solid machine. It came with a taper attachment, Aloris tool post, following rest, two sizes of center rest, face plate, etc.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by spro » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:23 am

Your lathe is certainly fine. Cincinnati, no way it isn't. The package together is great. This all relates to our appreciation of the previous lathes. These wonderful machines. Yours has features of the CMC in that it incorporated slots in the saddle for different attachments. It just can't be done with inferior semi steel. I don't know why it is called a Hydrashift and not a Tray Top. I dig that compound and other features like the oil filled apron.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by NP317 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:16 am

GaryB wrote:Here is a picture of the headstock etc.
GaryB:
Now THAT'S a shop! I love the transmission addition.
Classic machines.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by jmhoying » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:57 pm

spro wrote:Your lathe is certainly fine. Cincinnati, no way it isn't. The package together is great. This all relates to our appreciation of the previous lathes. These wonderful machines. Yours has features of the CMC in that it incorporated slots in the saddle for different attachments. It just can't be done with inferior semi steel. I don't know why it is called a Hydrashift and not a Tray Top. I dig that compound and other features like the oil filled apron.
I think it's technically a Tray Top, but with Hydrashift. The speeds are controlled by a hydraulic shifter. You just stop the spindle, select a new speed, wait for the click and fire it back up.
I have a short video of the shifting at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mNvN6q_dRY



Something else that is somewhat unique is that the X and Y on the compound can be engaged at the same time, which allows you to turn a taper (no adjustment, just the one angle) If you look at the feet I put under the lathe, those were turned using this feature.
And a short video of that in action is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw3-l4NQTt0



I'm attaching a photo of a couple of the feet.
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Here are two of the six feet I made to raise the lathe up a bit.
I'm also attaching a photo of the lathe the day I picked it up. Forgot to mention that it came with a Hardinge collet chuck, which uses 2J collets.
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This is the "before" photo when I picked up the lathe.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by BadDog » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:12 pm

Very nice, and congratulations on the lathe.

Like you, I had to make pucks to lift my lathe to a more comfortable level, about 5" in my case. Your's look a little nicer than mine, which are just turned cylinders from 6" round, though I did recess the bottom like you did to make sure I had perimeter support on potentially less than perfect concrete floors. The top has a pocket with taper matching my adjustment screw ends and were prepped with molly grease when the lathe was positioned on them.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by germaneighter » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:11 am

I purchased my first lathe about a year ago - an Atlas/Craftsman 6" with a tool box full of accessories for $150. You can see it in the background on the wooden desk. I've been trying to learn some basic metal turning skills as spare time allows. Last month I picked up another Atlas lathe at an estate sale - 10" TH-48 for $175. It came with the Atlas table stand and quite a few accessories. I believe it's quite a bit older than the 6" but still seems to work. I'm looking forward to getting this larger lathe in shape and learning more about their use. I've learned quite a bit as a surf through various posts on this forum.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:52 pm

germaneighter wrote:I purchased my first lathe about a year ago - an Atlas/Craftsman 6" with a tool box full of accessories for $150. You can see it in the background on the wooden desk. I've been trying to learn some basic metal turning skills as spare time allows. Last month I picked up another Atlas lathe at an estate sale - 10" TH-48 for $175. It came with the Atlas table stand and quite a few accessories. I believe it's quite a bit older than the 6" but still seems to work. I'm looking forward to getting this larger lathe in shape and learning more about their use. I've learned quite a bit as a surf through various posts on this forum.

Ahh, I see you've got the fever! It gets better over time, as you acquire additional machines. I can actually resist buying stuff now... There are lots of nifty machining videos on You Tube also. I particularly enjoy Tubalcane (aka Mr. Pete) and Keith Rucker, particularly when looking into a specific method or using some new to me tooling or component.

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