1. hermetic

    Covmac lathe restoration, any examples in the USA?

    Hi guys, here is a link to the rebuild of my other lathe, a 13" geared head Covmac, made during WW2, not in Coventry, but in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, UK, by P&C Garnett, a textile machine manufacturer, as war work. I would be interested to know if any Covmac lathes made it to the USA...
  2. D

    how to create 4 pieces of equal length and square ends?

    I am making a tracking device for astrophotography. The drive box will be 6 inches long and 2 inches top and bottom. It is my plan the top and bottom connect on the ends of the sides, The drive shaft will connect through bearings on the top and bottom. The objective is to make the top and...
  3. E

    Does anyone know about a Vintage Atlas 6" metal turning lathe Model 3950 serial 2610.

    Im trying to figure out how old it is and where i might be able to find a new adjustment handle.
  4. Susan_in_SF

    This Lathe Might Be A Good Deal

    Hi Guys, Last week, I visited my friend, Gary Aragon - the guy who buys lots of large metalworking machinery and resells them. As I mentioned before, he often throws out into his metal scrap dumpster stuff that I then snag for free (like a ton of vintage Armstrong lathe toolholders). Anyways...
  5. T

    New what?

    Hello, I just got a new grizzly micro lathe and was wondering what all might be needed for a "basic" setup. I plan to mostly do small projects, pens, rings, threads and so on. What tools would be best for setup and would come in handy? I'm coming from more of a 3D printing background, witch is...
  6. Greg Madrigal

    Grizzly G0768 Lathe DIY Powered Lead Screw & DRO

    Hi guys. First time poster here. I wanted to share my experience regarding the G0768 since there is very little online about it. I am hoping this will help somebody else tackle these issues. All in all, I am at very happy with my modifications. I realize that in order to turn the wooden fly...
  7. Susan_in_SF

    No More Machine Purchases (After This One)

    Hi Guys, I wasn't planning on buying another lathe, but this one will be my last machine purchase, really. As you recall, a few months ago, I purchased a 2J Bridgeport for $450 from a private high school in Wine Country, Sonoma. Today, I visited another ritzy private school that was selling...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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