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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #645 on: August 27, 2017, 09:05:37 PM »
:'(

No go. Lathe won't turn on.
I checked both fuses and the socket.
Cover's interlock switch seems physically fine.

Manual says 220V but the plug is for 110V and that's what I'd ordered.

Don't know what I could be missing.

If anyone has suggestions...bring them on.
I'll contact Matt tomorrow.

 :'( :'( :'(

Too early to be  :cussing:

Does the lathe have any kind of indicator to show that power is getting to the control box?

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« Reply #646 on: August 27, 2017, 09:15:05 PM »
Thanks.

Nothing for it but to contact Matt. I've sent an email.

I hope to have a quick cure to this bum-itis.

I'll keep you posted. I sure hope it's one these  :facepalm:.

In the meantime...I have a bit more sobbing to do.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #647 on: August 27, 2017, 09:34:50 PM »
Its probably something simple Zee. Surely Matt tested the unit before sending it out. Meanwhile, don't sob on the machines, they will rust :)

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #648 on: August 27, 2017, 09:48:36 PM »
All plugged in and fuses okay, interlocks in.  Good.

Is it the type with a plug that is removable from the back of the machine, like a PC is? Those little buggers can be loose sometimes.

I assume you turned the switch to 'On'?   :facepalm2:
Not using metric electrons?   :ShakeHead:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #649 on: August 27, 2017, 10:07:16 PM »
Hi Bill. Yeah I'm hoping something simple.
I had noticed some things were loose here and there. There was also a sizable ding on the gear cover near the interlock but no damage inside. A bit of the supplied paint will take care of the ding. Not noticeable as it's in the rear.

I'm hoping something came loose in shipping. The tool case was fairly damaged so it looks like the box took a pretty good hit.
The boxes the stands were in had also some damage but nothing got to the stands themselves.

But I don't want to open the thing up until I hear from Matt.

Hi Chris. Cable is strain relief in with a screw cap. Only slightly loose and wouldn't make a difference.
Re: the 'I assume you turned the switch to 'On'....if you were here there'd be a  :slap:
And before you realize your second mistake  ;D it's a push switch.

Don't get me wrong...I, and I'm sure all of you, have had the  :facepalm: moment when you forgot the obvious.

I keep going over to it and trying it. My bum-itis may be turning into insanity (same result and all that).  ;D

Must go now. Have to squeegee my desk.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #650 on: August 28, 2017, 01:45:11 AM »
Carl,
My lathe came without a power cord and you had to wire one up yourself.   There were different posts for 110 vs 220 in the electrical box.  Any chance they wired it for 220?  And you could move it to 110?  But it probably has a 110 plug, which makes that unlikely.  Just wanted to mention it.

I'm sure Matt will get you set right.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #651 on: August 28, 2017, 02:00:00 AM »
Sorry to hear about the lathe Carl.  Hopefully it can be corrected without much hassel.


Beautiful shop!  I can never post pictures of my collection of crap crammed in the dungeon(shop) now.  Thanks.


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« Reply #652 on: August 28, 2017, 03:41:20 AM »
Thanks Kim and Bob.

Some good news.  :pinkelephant:
I got a reply from Matt tonight (wasn't expecting anything on a Sunday).
His suggestion was to check the cover guard and double check the cover interlock.
That got me thinking that the cover interlock might be sensitive.
That is, too far out...no good. Too far in...no good.
I had tried before but no go. This time...I tried to find baby bear's porridge.
If I get it just right... :whoohoo:

Tomorrow I'll try putting the cover back on. Some tweaking should get me there.

If I have too much trouble...I may bypass it. Why would I run the lathe without the cover?

Off to bed with great hope that my bum-itis will shortly turn into  :whoohoo:-itis.

Thanks for all your support and help.

And I never doubted Matt would come through. It's been a pleasure dealing with him.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #653 on: August 28, 2017, 07:46:23 AM »
Some good news.  :pinkelephant:
I got a reply from Matt tonight (wasn't expecting anything on a Sunday).
His suggestion was to check the cover guard and double check the cover interlock.
That got me thinking that the cover interlock might be sensitive.
That is, too far out...no good. Too far in...no good.

When I mentioned chuck guards a page or two ago I forgot to mention one of the really annoying reasons why they are removed  ::)

Swarf tomorrow  :)

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #654 on: August 28, 2017, 08:17:05 AM »
Zee its not unknown for the gear cover to get a slight knock in transport and that can throw the interlock out of adjustment. Also don't forget there is one on the chuck guard too.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #655 on: August 28, 2017, 11:51:22 PM »
So what's the latest Zee? Inquiring minds need to know. Are you getting the tutu out yet?

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« Reply #656 on: August 29, 2017, 12:03:38 AM »
So what's the latest Zee? Inquiring minds need to know. Are you getting the tutu out yet?

Bill
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #657 on: August 29, 2017, 12:09:15 AM »
Chris, Zee's tutu is well known here on MEM. That cat is out of the bag for a while now 😃 :stir:

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« Reply #658 on: August 29, 2017, 01:08:14 AM »
Up and running!

Just a matter of getting the interlock tab set right.
But I must admit...I have a nagging thought that I hadn't put the chuck guard down. Pretty sure I did. Nearly certain really. But it was too easy to fix.
Ah well. In any case...it's up and running.
And I'm real happy with the vendor (Matt). Quick responses, really nice, and very helpful.

Played with the knobs a bit. Time to re-read the manual. I was pretty confused with the settings and what the machine did in response.
But experience will teach me.

The tu-tu? Do you mean my standard workshop garb?

You know...I haven't seen it in a while. Now I wonder if some one (i.e. T) took the opportunity of the remodeling to 'get rid' of some things.
Catch you later...I haven't seen my favorite sock, t-shirt, and unmentionable in a while. Time for a confrontation.

Yes. Sock. Singular.
What can I say?
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #659 on: August 29, 2017, 01:25:12 AM »
Up and running!

Just a matter of getting the interlock tab set right.
But I must admit...I have a nagging thought that I hadn't put the chuck guard down. Pretty sure I did. Nearly certain really. But it was too easy to fix.
Ah well. In any case...it's up and running.
And I'm real happy with the vendor (Matt). Quick responses, really nice, and very helpful.

Played with the knobs a bit. Time to re-read the manual. I was pretty confused with the settings and what the machine did in response.
But experience will teach me.



The tu-tu? Do you mean my standard workshop garb?

You know...I haven't seen it in a while. Now I wonder if some one (i.e. T) took the opportunity of the remodeling to 'get rid' of some things.
Catch you later...I haven't seen my favorite sock, t-shirt, and unmentionable in a while. Time for a confrontation.

Yes. Sock. Singular.
What can I say?

Good news Zee!  :ThumbsUp:


Dave