production machines have many feet of power and control cables--my experience in parting out machines leads me to judge japanese layout and bundle tying as the most consistent and artistic
in USA two competing systems for securing cables are promoted-Chicago stitching and
Kansas City stitching
my adoptive Dad built the first prestressed concrete plant in the South--Atlanta 1955
miles of wire rope were used monthly wire rope strands were tensioned and anchored by end plates supporting tension loads of up to 40 tons with beam or slab length up to 80 ft
concrete was then poured over...
wow--unexpected and helpful info
Tony G lumps dozens of taiwan lathes as generic---mine is branded Turnmaster
13x40 which I acquired strictly for metric threading a school machine badly abused--161 teeth on 40 inch rack--every one damaged beyond repair
these machines seem to have hardened...
I have a 13 inch Taiwan machine with damaged rack and pinion--inch/metric
common convention of lathe makers is installation of imperial lead screw--in case of your Elliott--1-3/8 diameter 4 tpi but use of metric rack and pinion is very common
builders happily share leadscrew data but rarely...
Smouser--excellent documentation of lathe refreshment--
question --do you know thread pitch or module of spur gear rack mounted under forward prismatic way which mates with 10 tooth pinion driving carriage?
lathe builders almost never disclose this critical information