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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2013, 06:21:25 PM »
Nice  :ThumbsUp:, and what gadgets did you get with it  :???:

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2013, 07:42:36 PM »
Thanks again. Jo, it came with steady and follow rest, 3 and 4 jaw chucks and a 10" face plate. I ordered a 5c Bison collet chuck also. Dave it came with a 200 QCTP, but only two straight holders. So, I got tat order a cut off tool holder, a boring bar holder, and possibly a knurling tool. The tailstock is 3 MT and all my good centers and keyless chuck is 2MT, but I bought a sleeve and may use it for awhile. It came with a key type chuck, but, I'm betting it ain't too swift and I've gotten used to the keyless. The little balls. These oiling points have what appears to have little spring loaded balls in them. I know they got a name, but ain't got a clue what kind ya call 'em. It came with a metal tip oil bottle and I assume you press down on the ball and squeeze. They all seemed to take oil fine except when I mashed down on these two the ball went out of sight and won't pop back up :shrug: let me know folks

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2013, 08:00:41 PM »
I like it Eric...a bit too clean though :)  And i must say that is a nice view out the window too...just be sure not to sling something out the back of the lathe and through the window :)

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2013, 08:27:22 PM »
Eric,
Nice lathe, you should be able to make some fairly large parts with it.

This is the type of oiler you are describing:
http://www.gitsmfg.com/gits-oil-hole-covers-style-gb.htm

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2013, 08:30:01 PM »
Congrats, man, that's wonderful, especially the part where she said "order it" Was it the coat or the BMW she ordered?
Yer ole Bud down in Jersey,
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2013, 10:12:54 PM »
Don't order the knurling tool for the QCTP.  Get a scissor knurler and save your lathe bearings.  Also, practice your skills by making an aluminum tool holder to hold a DI on center for centering stuff in the 4jaw.  (See my writeup on the subject.)  Remember how you made it and then you can reproduce it in steel for real tool holders.

I hate those oilers!  Have them on my lathe too.

With too pointy an oil spout the little (spring-loaded) balls can get trapped under the lip of the oil hole.  A dentist's pick will pop them out.  Buy an oil can with a hemispherical tip (or grind your own).  That seemed to solve the problem for me.
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2013, 10:40:44 PM »
Nice nice nice!!!
I did the same thing with the oiler on day 1 with my new lathe. Tried every dental instrument that my brother gave me when he retired. No luck but didn't seem to hurt anything. The oil still goes in.
I'm looking at replacing them with oil zerks like on a Bridgeport.
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2013, 10:51:49 PM »
The only problem with zerks is that they don't lie flush so they tend to catch when you wipe down the lathe with a cloth.  (Or are there flush zerks?  "Flush zerks" - it sounds like Vegas slang.)
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »
Good for you Eric glad to hear things are looking up. 
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2013, 12:17:23 AM »
Gits oilers are readily available from Mcmaster Carr

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2013, 01:31:36 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on the oilers folks. Least I'm not the only one. Marv, I'm ahead of you. Have Ali stock and cold rolled for tool holders, but, at least for the cut off holder I'm going with the store bought stuff. I really do appreciate y'alls interest and comments. Now, a funny before I go. On my old SB the drum switch was behind the lathe and twice now I've reached to the light switch on the new lathe ( bout the same position) to turn the lathe off. Creature of habit, naw , just stupid :lolb: :lolb:

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2013, 01:48:00 AM »
So I guess the little oiler balls have dropped out of sight?  Depends on where they might have gone.... what balls have gone awol?


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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2013, 01:49:11 AM »
Best,
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2013, 02:13:24 AM »
Hi Eric

Congrats on the new machine.

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2013, 03:17:23 AM »
In all but those areas where they would interfere with things, (e.g. cross slide nut oiler), I prefer this type, mainly because they're eunuchs.


I think they're called gravity feed oil cups

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