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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I will not be around.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
I have a 12x37 sold by Smithy. The mechanicals are identical to the HF and Griz 12x36 but the electricals are somewhat different. The 12x36 machines have four lights/controls on the control panel while the Smithy has three - power on light, inching button, and on-off reset knob. Also the indicators/controls are vertical on the left side of the panel rather than horizontal in the middle of the panel. The spindle on the Griz extends past the surface of the cover for the motor pulleys/threading gear case making it easier to fit a spider for working on gun barrels, etc. I had an HF 12x36 that I did a major cleanup/minor restoration on a couple years back then sold to buy a new Smithy. Shop Fox also has a manual online as do others. The Smithy manual is sadly lacking compared to the others but they are all usable. I haven't looked into the internals of the various electricals.
Thanks Fellows for your prompt replies. I haven't gotten the lathe home yet but previous owner can't find manual. I have found online that you have to change some gears to use all metric thread options on most import lathes. The G4002 Grizzly is very similar I believe but Head Stock may be different as speeds are not the same. I will attempt to send a picture of Head Stock levers and speed chart if an old man can operate a computer.
Grizzly made a 12x37 that was different than the 4002 or 4003 lathes. Look through their list of manuals online for a look at that manual. Might be the same (ish) as yours. 4002/3 headstock is different than your pics.
Thanks for the info.Please advise what I owe you for the help. I will forward the manual to the new owner as soon as I learn how to use a computer LOL. An old man has lots of problem with computers. Thanks to everyone who has also helped. This site is great.
Give me a little while and I will dig the CD out, I will pm you for a email address.
I have a favor to ask of you (and your friend). My lathe has the placard that lists the feeds very worn. If his is in decent shape, could I get him to take it odd the lathe (4 screws and the lever to change speeds) and get a clear pic (or scan) of it? I need to make a new one out of vynal.