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MAKEITOUTOFWOOD

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What size QCTP did you go with.

I put a BXA size on my 6560. This is what is suggested by Scott and on the shars website. I went with this over the CXA do to cost for one. Well I am able to get all my tools on center expect my Chinese 16mm insert boring Bar. Even shimming it up to the top of the holder wont get it high enough to reach center. I also have some smaller bars which I think I should be able to shim and I have a 20mm. The 20 will go in the boring bar tool holder but looks like it my not work also. Have not tried it yet because the holder is bored 1" and came with a 3/4 adapter. I need to make a couple new adapters.

Anyone with similar experience? I will make it work one way or another.

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I know there are some 14” Logan owners out there.

Also Aloris suggest the BXA for the 14”.
 

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Logan's website indicates either BXA or CXA for the 14" machines. (Also "300" size, whatever that is.)

http://lathe.com/faq/index.html#_Toc95180289
Thanks

All my tools work fine except the 16mm boring bar in a standard tool holder. Smaller bars can be shimmed up to get them on center. If I have to and probably will. I’ll make dedicated tool holders for the bigger bars.
 

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I have a 14" 6560H and I have a BXA tool post on it. Haven't used it much yet as I currently have the drive apart to replace the variable speed drive bushings...
 

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Logan's website indicates either BXA or CXA for the 14" machines. (Also "300" size, whatever that is.) http://lathe.com/faq/index.html#_Toc95180289
Back in the late 1970's when Yuasa first got into competition with Aloris and Dorian for the QCTP market, perhaps to differentiate their product from the competition, they used three-digit model or part numbers instead of single digit ones. So their AXA TP became Model # 100, the turning and facing holder became 101, turning, facing and boring 102, and so on. BXA became 2xx, and CXA became 3xx. When the Chinese got into it, they copied the Yuasa numbering system. So a 300 would be a CXA Tool Post. Etc.

As far as what size QCTP to use on a given lathe, you can count on sellers trying to get you to buy the larger size, because they usually cost more. You can just make a BXA work on a 10" or most 12" but it's a squeeze. I would expect the CXA on a 14" to be about the same. As I have written before, there are only two types of people who have a BXA on their Atlas 10" or 12" - those who will admit afterwards that they wish that they had bought an AXA instead, and those who wish it but won't admit it. I would expect that the CXA on most 14" would fall into the same category. o_O
 
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I have a BXA on mine.
 

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I acquired a Logan 6560-H this summer, and finally have the opportunity to clean it up and bit and level it.

It has an Aloris BXA toolpost, as others have reported. The lathe came with a lot of old tooling, which I spent a few evenings cleaning up. Many different boring bars in there, most with custom holders. There were also so many Armstrong tools that I expected to unearth a lantern toolpost in one of the boxes (but did not).

The tooling is all packed away for the moment, but I can dig out the boring bars if you want more detail.
 
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