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Supporting => Tooling & Machines => Topic started by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 01:42:09 AM

Title: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 01:42:09 AM
For my WW lathe....finally...It appears to be complete, albiet a little frumpy and in need of a cleaning.

Flaking still showing....the rest is easy....

Dave
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: b.lindsey on January 25, 2019, 01:52:12 AM
Nice, where did you find it Dave?

Bill
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 02:13:35 AM
The bay
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: b.lindsey on January 25, 2019, 02:16:07 AM
This is for the Levin?

Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 02:18:05 AM
Yes     Same mount scheme.    Not the Levin price though....

I don't care too much about the nickel plating...the ways seem good.

Dave
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: b.lindsey on January 25, 2019, 02:26:52 PM
Had a chance to look at the picture on the laptop this morning. That should clean up well I think!  Is that the last major bit you need for the Levin? Nice find!!

Bill
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 03:00:10 PM
I have some accessories I want to either get or make but itll be functional now.    Its my really tiny part machine so mostly collet work. But I have a pair of 3 jaws and a faceplate for it.
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: Art K on January 25, 2019, 03:56:19 PM
Dave,
The crosslide looks to be a great catch. I have to admit my lathe for small work is a Enco 12X36 grear head lathe. :lolb:
Art
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 08:30:30 PM
Dave,
The crosslide looks to be a great catch. I have to admit my lathe for small work is a Enco 12X36 grear head lathe. :lolb:
Art

 :lolb:   my 12x39 IS my big lathe!!!    My Samantha Bell is my little lathe   9 x 39..   and my Levin is for tiny work that needs the spindle speed...5000 rpm+
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 29, 2019, 03:47:41 AM
Well   It came today....

Piss poor packaging.   damaged the good handle.   The lead screws seem to be good though.  Always fries my  butt when I hear the clown say   It was poorly handled...the carrier will pay .....doesn't pay for my time to repair it all for something that was entirely preventable. :hammerbash:

Its got no wear on it at all.. I think it spent a lot of time on the bench.    It'll clean up, and I'll make a pair of handles for it....

Dave
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: 10KPete on January 29, 2019, 06:18:22 AM
It's not like you can get one at the corner store!!!

Pete
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: b.lindsey on January 29, 2019, 01:09:24 PM
Well that's a bummer but it looks like you were going to have to make one handle anyway...two shouldn't be much worse and knowing you will probably be better than the originals anyway. Just keep telling yourself how much you saved over the Levin pricing and that should ease the pain.

Bill
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on January 29, 2019, 04:49:01 PM
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:score

Cletus
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 31, 2019, 12:27:48 AM
OK    handles are off for measurement.   They are incredibly simple...or perhaps deceivingly simple

the screw that goes through them is 4-40.  It fits into a dimple in the leadscrew and pins it to the shaft. Im dating the slide to turn of the century....It's pretty old...but it's like perfect...NO wear, just a bit of staining, and it's dry as the Sahara...and has varnish on the working surfaces...so a tear down and cleaning should be all I need..    Other than the handles.....

Here's what's left....

I'm thinking some 303 as it will turn decent...but 12L14 would be a good choice as well....

Dave

Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: b.lindsey on January 31, 2019, 12:41:50 AM
12L14 might be more prone to rust though.

Bill
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 31, 2019, 12:45:56 AM
12L14 might be more prone to rust though.

Bill

That is what I was thinking........
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: b.lindsey on January 31, 2019, 12:48:44 AM
Unless you have a chrome or nickel plater nearby.

Bill
Title: Re: Cross slide
Post by: steamer on January 31, 2019, 01:02:41 AM
ehh....If I chrome them, they'll look way out of place...the slide has old nickel plate, that is a bit rough...

I think maybe if I have some 303 SS I'll just go with that......leave it kinda brushed surface...not super polished...except for the handle itself.

Dave