- Mar 17, 2019
Yeah, I've been thinking I'm going to do that until I get the compound sorted.
It's actually pretty easy. The only difficult part is getting the bull gear woodruff key out. If it hasn't been removed in 50 years it can be stubborn and you have a very narrow space to work in to remove it. There is a good tutorial here: https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/6-atlas-spindle-removal-bearing-replacement.6310/I was afraid of that.
nice! glad that worked out well.Wooo! I have a complete compound on the way, courtesy of a very generous price from RobertB.
looking good! To get you up and running without a compound, you could always mount an appropriately sized block with hole in the bottom to fit over the post on the cross slide. Something i've thought of doing to up the rigidity when i don't need to do angles
I have the lower swivel already and the compound I have on the way (should be delivered today) has a lower swivel with it. As such, I'm going to take the lower swivel that I have and drill/tap the top for the qctp. The post will be directly mounted to the swivel and changing it out for the compound will essentially be tool-less.+1 on a solid plinth. Small Atlas machines would benefit from the improved rigidity and it would get you going until you can find
a compound. Unless you have a job that needs the compound, you're better off with a solid mount.