1. D

    Newbie needs help with mini-lathe

    Hi all, I'm a newbie when it comes to machining and I need a little help. I have a MicroMark MicroLux 7x16 mini-lathe. I've been trying to machining some brass (C360) on it and I'm getting what I would call "catches" or "grabs" when I'm turning. The work seems to catch and either leave a...
  2. A

    Lathe Spindle bearing lubrication

    Hi, I got my first lathe and am just getting into the hobby. The thing is my lathe doesn't have any oil ports for the spindle bearings and i'm not sure how it gets lubricated. I opened the top up to find grease on the bearing that look dried up. I'm not sure if these are sealed angular contact...
  3. A

    I got a bench top lathe and need to find a manual for it

    I got my first lathe and need to find the manual, have no idea what it is other than one logo saying 'AT'. Does anyone know what this brand is or anywhere else I should look on my lathe to find any model number. Here are some pictures. Thanks
  4. D

    how to make a cylinder wall 'square' with a hole in the center

    The project is to make an adapter for a South Bend 9a to replace the compound feed with a milling attachment. The adapter is a cylinder about 1.4 inches in diameter and .8 inches long. There is a threaded hole in the center. I started with a cylinder about .15 inches in diameter and 6 inches...
  5. Susan_in_SF

    Why Would I Need A Quick Change Lathe Gear Box?

    Hi Guys, As many of you already know, I have too many lathes (6", 9", 10"). I was happy having a South Bend 9A 9" lathe, then got the free Logan 200 10" lathe. Ideally, I would like to keep both lathes. The Logan does not have a quick change box. Awhile ago, I bought this tailstock tap/die...
  6. A

    new to lathe work

    Hey guys im new to lathe work and would like some feedback on how im doing any tips to improve.
  7. cascao

    Screwdriver machined handle [Radial milling on a lathe]

    Rescued this old screwdriver with a new handle. It was a good use of my radial milling attachment The handle is a (almost) exactly copy of old one.
  8. W

    Atlas/Craftsman 101.07382 12" lathe with Timken bearings question

    I'm a new forum member here with my first post; I have owned an Atlas/Craftsman 101.07382 12" lathe with Timken bearings and multiple accessories for many years. I have used it very little over the years and not at all in the last 20 or so, and it probably should just be considered as having...
  9. Dustynorm

    Vintage Bertram Lathe Restoration - Cont'd

    I have been struggling to remove the end-play bolt for the spindle, over the past few days I was able to find the time to make the tool that I thought would do the job. Hand-forged Lathe End-play Nut Wrench Even with the tool it proved to be more work than I expected. I had to collapse a steel...
  10. Dustynorm

    Vintage Bertram Lathe Restoration Update and Remaining Projects

    Here is an update on the progress, I had some interest in the lathe and I thought I should share in video form in hopes that it's a little more interesting. Progress Update and Projects Take care, Dusty
  11. Dustynorm

    Lathe Auto-drive Gearbox - Dominion - oil change and running

    If anyone needs more information on the Auto-drive, let me know, I'll be putting together more videos on this subject in future. Thanks, Dusty
  12. Eddyde

    Lathe Delivery, Backhoe Required

    Hi All, Back in mid March, I found the lathe I'd been looking for on eBay, a 13" Clausing Colchester. The lathe looked pretty good in the pictures and the description sounded accurate from what could see. The price was around the usual for that machine. I took a chance and put in a lowball...
  13. W

    tail stock chuck

    So I bought a deceased tool die makers home shop a few months ago... the enco style rf35 mill and clarkson 12-26 lathe + hundreds endmills, taps, reamers and associated equipment like rotary table, 4 jaw face plate, dogs supports etc. (another band saw which I sold) and hundreds of pounds of...
  14. dellingerwill

    Bad Lathe Sound

    My lathe has started making a pretty nasty sound. It's a HF 7x12 minilathe. This sound only happens when the powerfeed is engaged (but regardless of half nuts being engaged or not). It's coming from the drivetrain somewhere. It's always made some extra noise, but it's been getting worse and now...
  15. F

    Unknown lathe tool/attachment, help!

    Hi everyone! Got a box of lathe tools and bits the other day, found in it a unknown(to me) lathe(probably) tool/attachment. Please see pictures. Can anyone help please? I am guessing that is a spring winding attachment, but if it is, I have no idea how to use it. And probably some parts are...
  16. cascao

    Lathe. Alignment and wear evaluation

    My essay about setting up a lathe, levelling and checking against wear. [turn english subtitles on]
  17. T

    Non-constant Pitch when Threading on Lathe

    I picked up a bench lathe (BD 812) a little while ago, and I’ve had an ongoing issue with threading that I haven’t been able to solve. When cutting the threads, it becomes immediately noticeable that the pitch isn’t quite constant, making the distance in between the threads look “wavy” or...
  18. cascao

    QCTP knurling holder fix

    After great results in my clamp style knurling tool and Bump straight knurling tool I was riled with the poor results I had with QCTP 110 tool (knurling and facing tool holder). The material used Checking if idea will work... "Milling" the round slot in four jaw chuck. Tool ready for...
  19. cascao

    Key in chuck

    When I first bought my lathe, I've made this device afraid of letting the key in chuck. As a side effect, it becomes very convenient when I finish a part I just grab the key (to remove part) and lathe stop.
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