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01-28-2008, 08:39 PM #1
Need to level a Mori Sl-15 slant bed lathe. Don't have the turret plate
How would a guy level this lathe without the special turret plate? I really need to get this taken care of but have no idea how to true it up at this point. I guess maybe stick a bar in the spindle for one axis? That does not seem like a smooth way to do it though. Thoughts?
01-28-2008, 10:18 PM #2
Pull the covers off the back and put the level on the Z axis rails/ways.
01-29-2008, 02:00 AM #3
I will take a look on that but I really thought on the slant beds that the Z ways sit on a slant as well. Obviously the the X does.
01-29-2008, 02:49 AM #4
Looks close enough from here.
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01-29-2008, 03:19 AM #5
Maybe use a pair of parallels clamped to the turret and put your level on those? There are machined surfaces there you can use as a datum.
01-29-2008, 09:40 AM #6
If one of your turret stations are parallel with the ground (12 o'clock) put a precision level on it and just level it that way.
level it in the x and z direction, and then move it along the z to check for twist, should not be an issue for a small lathe like an sl-15.
01-29-2008, 11:58 AM #7
don't have the plate for my SL10. I put the level on the top of the turret. Works a treat.