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#16 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Plus, a lathe can be VERY dangerous in the wrong hands.  In fact, one can lose their hands in an instant!  That's one thing I like about my old flat belt drive, as it will slip off the belt if it encounters too much resistance.  A V-belt or direct drive will rip your arm off before they slip.

Yuppers!!  Those 'quick-chucks' will bite your fingers when you are running larger parts and the jaws stick out the sides of it!!  How do I know that??  hmmm 


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 05:45 PM

Looks nice and clean...Good find!


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

 

Cool tool to have, especially if you know how to operate it. How heavy is it?

It weighs approximately 1600 lbs.  D@#$  Heavy when you're trying to move it!!!

 

That looks identical to my brothers. In Canada, they are sold under a different name. (Craftex

at Busy Bee Tools) I just looked, it retails for $6200 here.

Yes, you stole that. Good score.

Did you get lots of tooling too. That's big money too.

It came with a 3jaw chuck-4 jaw chuck-12" face plate- tail stock-follow rest- steady rest& 20 tool holders with various tools

The one thing I need is a collet for the tail stock. We had chips flying at 7:11pm today!    Rick


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:16 PM

That is a great deal,my buddy has the same one. If it has a removable section in the bed,below the chuck;

(so you could turn larger pieces) do not remove it, It will throw the ways off. Shawn

Yes this has a gap bed. It will give another 5" throw.  The p.o. warned us about how much trouble it is to realign!  Rick



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Posted March 31, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Been using the lathe lately.  Made up some adaptors for some electric motors that were salvaged from work.  The shaft was made from a 3/4" grade 8 bolt The housings were made from scrap aluminum and plastic. One motor didn't have a shaft extending out of it. so I made one with a housing to capture it and the bearings.  Two other motors had a shaft,but no bearing supporting it at the exit end. so I made housings to capture the shaft and bearing.   I still need to drill the mounting holes for those two.  But i'm happy with hoe they turned out.   My brother has used the lathe for several small projects also.   It will soon "pay for itself".    :thumbs:   Rick

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 10:54 AM

the black motor will be used to power this pull behind mower. I'm going to use it "for show" behind my electric Wheel horse.

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 09:00 AM

Good to see you're getting use out of it.

What's next? A milling machine?


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 04:40 PM

A mill would be nice. Might even settle for a milling attachment.   The P.O. of the lathe had a mill and was buying another one , but wasn't letting go of the first one.  I left my name and number with his wife, and told her when she was ready to sell his mill... call me.

                                    Rick

Good to see you're getting use out of it.

What's next? A milling machine?


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Nice find...congrats...




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