Author Topic: needed to clear a space!!!  (Read 2304 times)

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
needed to clear a space!!!
« on: January 25, 2021, 05:48:18 PM »
cleared some bench-top this am,, told slim to keep everything out of the area for the next week..
what the @#&% over

Offline b.lindsey

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13860
  • Dallas, NC, USA
    • Workbench-Miniatures
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 07:15:55 PM »
Looks like prime real estate for a bench top lathe ;)

Bill

Online crueby

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12558
  • Rochester NY
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 07:35:41 PM »
Bet Slim is ordering pizza, beer, a couch, big-screen TV, etc to fill that space, so you better hurry and get your stuff there!   :Lol:

Offline Allen Smithee

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1073
  • Mordor, Middle Earth
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 04:36:45 AM »
Looks like prime real estate for a bench top lathe ;)

Bill

Probably not full CNC - just a basic bare-bones machine...

AS

[is there still such a thing as a "2nd Op lathe"?]
Quidquid latine dictum sit altum sonatur

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 04:01:21 PM »
not quite bare bones,, some of extras I wanted to get with it are out of stock, but I should have enough to get things going. slim most likely is spending time on his still project,,be on the lookout for strange packages, if any shop elves out there start going blind he most likely has shipped a batch..
https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=7350&category=1271799306
it should meet my needs without braking the bank or the benchtop...
what the @#&% over

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2021, 12:50:34 PM »
slim has been keeping the space clear (actually work has been to busy to get any shop time) he thinks I gave him a dance floor.. fedex freight must be really backed up,, tracking shows my crate sitting in Atlanta for 4 days and Greensboro NC for two.. hopefully I'll be picking it up today!!!!
« Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 02:13:37 PM by tghs »
what the @#&% over

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2021, 08:01:13 PM »
A nice day for a short drive to the fedex freight terminal (12 miles)crate looked perfect,, loaded up in less than ten minutes.. fills up the space on the bench well.. going to take a pail of rags to clean it up,, they were not shy about the shipping slime.. all the other parts showed up as well.. time to get cleaning and checking.. did order a macpod tach kit, very happy with the one on my mill, can't beat the price..
what the @#&% over

Offline Roger B

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4918
  • Switzerland
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2021, 08:17:45 PM »
That looks like a nice new toy  :)  :)  :wine1:
Best regards

Roger

Offline Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2145
  • Hampshire UK
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2021, 08:18:50 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Online crueby

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12558
  • Rochester NY
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2021, 08:26:06 PM »
Slim is a happy guy - already trying to turn it on!!

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2021, 09:07:36 PM »
slim "turn it on, wide effen open!!!!"  tailstock in just a tad high,, might be paint between the base and top section,, I'll take it apart and see if that corrects it..might need a pass with file..
what the @#&% over

Offline AVTUR

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 161
  • West of England
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2021, 03:38:59 PM »
Hopefully I will be doing the same as you in a months time. I have got the money and just have to decide on the accessories (which I should be doing now instead of writing this).

AVTUR
There is no such thing as a stupid question.

Offline cnr6400

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1115
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2021, 03:58:31 PM »
Lathe looks great! Slim has that "green button fever" look in his eye, for sure. Stand clear!

Might be worth a check to see if the TS height issue is the same all along the bed. But a check for paint under the TS as you mentioned would be a good first check idea - there could be a burr or dirt there too. Have fun!  :cheers:

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2021, 04:00:59 PM »
I was in the same situation,, the worst was I missed a Craigs list lathe by 20minutes, I was second in line.. could have dressed it out like this one and saved a good amount,, Did clean the tailstock mating surfaces this am,, there was a little paint, crud and roughness.. once put back together everything lined up great :cartwheel:
what the @#&% over

Offline tghs

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
Re: needed to clear a space!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2021, 11:41:49 AM »
did a little testing and checking, my 4" 4jaw chuck will bolt up with longer bolts,, made a shim to eliminate the "play" in the cross slide,, common problem on all these lathes,, TRO on a shaft in the 3 jaw chuck is less than .002,, I'll mark things and rotate the mountings to see what it specs at,, I chucked up a 12" test shaft,(printer salvage) 11" out from the chuck and it was dead on center with the tailstock.. thinking that this lathe is looking good.. :whoohoo:
what the @#&% over