Despite what the other guys are saying it's a rusty ol' piece of junk, just send to me, I'll take care of it and shipping too.Sweet! This one came with three holders. I'll definitely need a couple more.
Thanks. Seems a good score. I'll take its weight in goldDespite what the other guys are saying it's a rusty ol' piece of junk, just send to me, I'll take care of it and shipping too.
That is a super sweet tool post. Had a sharp intake of breathe when I came across the picture.
This will definitely help when I forget how to put it back on... Thank youI believe that is a Royal collet closer. If so....Attached is a manual. Also attached is some info I had saved. It was created by Bob Nawa from (I believe) the Clausing Group on Yahoo (now GroupsIO ).
Also- just in case you are unsure- after removing the back part of the collet closer assembly - you will loosen the nut (clockwise) to remove the spindle nose piece. That will pop out the collet adapter, .
Thank you for the info. The spindle gear was half submerged in oil! I jumped back when I saw how over filled it was. I think I'll order a couple of the knock off tool holders. I've wasted better money on worse. Do you recommend any solvent/alcohol for flush the head stock? There is considerable amount of residue left behind.Oil level should be at the middle line or slightly above but not above the top of the site gauge. Too high will cause increase drag and foaming of the oil. The biggest issue with the Multifix is the cost of the toolpost and holders. Real holders go for hundreds of dollars each. There are clones which are significantly less.
I work at a car assembly plant in Michigan. Lots of parts come from China. Our safety department reports that the Corona virus can only live on boxes and parts for 2 hours tops. No risk for contracting the virus.Great input. Thank you. I was looking into the knock off multifix tool posts and found they are made and shipped from Wuhan, China. I'll probably wait a bit before I make a purchase. Just a slight precaution.
That's cool. I'd tell the head of your safety department to come on down and help throw some boxes then. Lol.I work at a car assembly plant in Michigan. Lots of parts come from China. Our safety department reports that the Corona virus can only live on boxes and parts for 2 hours tops. No risk for contracting the virus.
Thanks. I didn't get a warm and fuzzy feeling from the seller. It was a craigslist find. He wasn't very forthcoming with the history of the lathe. He stated he only had it 2 months. Got it from a friend who got it out of an auction. He had a broken down 5914 and this working 5904. Didn't make much sense to me but he had and I wanted. It has been great learning from everyone here. HM Rocks!You have some nice tooling with that Clausing. If the previous owner worked with Royal and Multi -fix, he probably knew how to take good care of his equipment.
From what I've been reading, your safety dept might need to do a little more research.I work at a car assembly plant in Michigan. Lots of parts come from China. Our safety department reports that the Corona virus can only live on boxes and parts for 2 hours tops. No risk for contracting the virus.
Ya, Not sure I want to travel down that road quite yet. That could be a slippery slope!You could loosen the headstock and apply some shim stock on the flat side of the ways.
Note that there is a tapered pin on the front side near the vee way that pins the headstock to the bed.
Mounting the Edge test bar between centers effectively cancels out any height error hypothetically due to the headstock not being level. However, before doing anything, I would remove the test bar and slide the tailstock up to the headstock until the two centers almost touch. You should easily see any height error as large as 0.042". As another check to make sure that your MT taper in the spindle is not the culprit is with the two centers almost touching but not overlapping, rotate the spindle 180 degrees. Or alternatively, with the test bar in place, position your dial indicator back over the headstock end of the test bar and check the runout. Or both.
I executed what you stated and found the tail stock center clearly higher. I checked runout on the center I had in the head stock which is 3mt then an adapter to 4mt for the spindle. It has .003 in runout. I dI'd notice I can see daylight through the two halve of my tail stock...hmmmm? I should probably start there and take it apart for examination.
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