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Well after making my 1st project, (aluminum container) I cleaned up all the mess and lubed stuff up.

With my compound slide off I noticed a little pin with a aprox 50 degree angled face laying on my chip tray.

Pulled out the parts diagram and found it's an adjusting pin for the gibs, 4 of these slide into my compound slide to adjust tighten the gibs.

Oh no, I only have 2 pcs. Don't know if I dropped them or what but they be gone.

So I found a box of nails and matched diameters up and filed the angle to match and cut with hacksaw to length.

Working great and a little smoother now. Anyone else loose those little pins?
 

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Haven't lost any, but I've dropped a few and spent ages trying to find them. I'll remember your nail trick when I lose one for good.
 
#3
check McMaster Carr, they may have pins that are better than a nail....look at dowel pins.
 
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They're easy enough to make with a lathe if you have a pattern to work from. Turn a piece of rod to the right diameter and file the bevel. part off the pin at the right length. The length isn't super critical.
 
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Getting to know this lathe rather well, constantly adjusting and taking apart and back together. I love it, I work on copiers all day and feel perfectly comfortable taking machines apart. Helps me get to know the machine and its functions better.
At first I planned to turn the part on the lathe but thought of the nails before trying to turn something. Figured a soft metal nail would not gouge any of the metal gib strip.

I did turn a rusty old bar of steel down to .620" from .750" , to fit my boring bar holder. Thinking maybe a tool rest for when I need to turn a pc of wood.
 
#6
What kind of lathe is this? I didn’t see anyone mention the brand or model
 
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