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RIMSPOKE

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WHEN I GOT MY MAXIMAT SUPER 11 LATE LAST YEAR ,
IT WAS MISSING THE LARGE CABINET DOOR .

I SOON FIGURES OUT HOW DESIRABLE THESE LATHES
ARE AND HOW TOUGH IT IS TO FIND PARTS .

MY SECOND PROBLEM IS THAT THE LATHE CAME WITH
PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING THAT EMCO OFFERED FOR THEM .

IT HAS A REVERSABLE JAW 3 & 4 JAW CHUCK ,
A CHANGABLE JAW 3 JAW CHUCK WITH THREE SETS OF JAWS
A DRIVE PLATE , A TAILSTOCK CHUCK ( REALLY COOL )
A STEADY REST & FOLLOW REST
A HORVATH ECCENTRIC CHUCK ( ON MY AVITAR)
A TAPER ATTACHMENT
LOTS OF TOOL HOLDERS
EXTRA GEAR SET
A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF 5c COLLETS & TOOLS .

MUCH OF THIS WAS NEW OLD STOCK IN THE ORIGINAL BOXES
A REAL BONANZA !

SO WHERE TO PUT IT ALL ?
I DID TRY TO MAKE A REPLACEMENT CABINET DOOR BUT NEVER PUT IT ON
BECAUSE THE LOCKER IS NOT REALLY ALL THAT USEFUL .

SO I BOUGHT A SHIPPING DAMAGED PROTO J441535 SIDE CABINET ON E-BAY FOR $80 .
THE DRAWERS AND SLIDERS CAN FIT INTO THE LATHE WITH A FEW CHANGES .

I ENLARGED TO TOP OF THE OPENING BY ABOUT 1 INCH & CUT OFF THE BOTTOM LIP .
I HAD TO RE-DESIGN THE FOOT BRAKE MECHANISM TO CLEAR THE SLIDERS .
( IT ACTUALLY WORKS A LOT BETTER NOW ! )

FINALLY I MADE A NEW FRAME FOR THE DOOR FROM 3/16 ALUMINUM ANGLES .
SO HERE IT IS . LOTS OF SPACE FOR TOOLS & ACCESSORIES NOW .

I PLAN TO MAKE SOME HEAVY SHELVING TO GO IN THE SMALL CABINET FOR THE CHUCKS .

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FOMOGO

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Nice work. Kind of like cars, until you start to cut them up, their just like all the others. Mike
 

Steve Shannon

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If you ever want to get rid of that Emco lathe, let me know, please.


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RIMSPOKE

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If you ever want to get rid of that Emco lathe, let me know, please.

I GOT IT FROM MY FORMER EMPLOYER WHEN THEY LAID ME OFF & CLOSED THE SHOP .
I KEPT AN EYE ON IT WHILE IT SAT IN STORAGE FOR YEARS . TO HAVE IT HOME NOW
IS A DREAM COME TRUE .

I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH STUFF THAT HAD PACKED AWAY IN THE CABINETS .
THE IBM LAD THAT ORDERED IT IN 1990 DIDN'T HAVE 3 PHASE POWER SO THEY ORDERED IT WITH
120v SINGLE PHASE POWER , PLUG & GO BABY !

THE MOST EXPENSIVE THING I HAVE DONE IS OUTFIT IT WITH A DRO .
THAT MAKES IT INTO TWICE THE MACHINE THAT IT WAS .

NO , NO , I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER SELL IT . I HAVE GROWN QUITE FOND OF THE OLD MAXIMAT .
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN I GOT IT HOME .

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Great Idea

I have the same lathe with a DRO. I f I look carefully I see you have a draw bar for the collets.?? Mine was 3phase but converted via Vfd and a plc. (not by me). I will certainly be converting my cabinets . Thanks for a great Idea.
 
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