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    Quote Originally Posted by DocsMachine View Post
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    This one only controls forward/reverse feed at the carriage- it doesn't change direction of the rods, it only changes direction of the feed of the carriage. This one can't- or shouldn't- be changed while under power.

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    If I understand correctly, each feed has a clutch for engaging and disengaging it. Especially, if the feeds are disengaged, I don't see absolutely any harm in operating the feed-reversing lever. Even with the feeds engaged (unless you're exercising a tremendous force with your feed), I would have very little concerns operating it.
    As matter of fact, you have much more distributed stress than you have by operating the single-tooth dog clutch, since in essence you have a multiple (6-8) teeth dog clutch and the feed shaft rotates at a much slower speed than the spindle.

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    It will clash gears if you shift the leadscrew reverse, especially at high speeds. If it was a tumbler, like a carriage feed reverse, I'd shift it running, but not on the headstock. Not going to gain much time shifting it versus stopping and catching the shift just as the spindle comes to a stop.

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    Here is a link to the Springfield 14" Operator's Manual - https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...aI90eWj6LLvTQA

    It explains how the apron levers work. Should be the same for the 16" machine.

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    Thanks, morestainless for posting the link.
    It looks like that in this case my argument is irrelevant since the neutral position of the feed reverser clutch could be achieved only with both longitudinal and cross feed are disengaged and the interlock between half-nut and feed is based on the neutral position of the feed clutch. Therefore, it's always required to disengage the feed in order to revert the feed direction via the feed clutch.

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    We'll just have to live with that, looks like :-)

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    Unloading: North pedestal, carriage, head stock, and bed - a good load for the little truck.

    ...and just in time for more snow.
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    The lathe is inside now. No rust after 1+ week in the snow. Other than 3 winches, a snatch block, the sleds, ramps, and 4 HF car dollies, I had no help moving it. The hero of the undertaking (hauling sleds and braking on the ramp) was the 12,000 lb, Mile Marker hydraulic winch on the front of the pickup. Powered by the power steering pump, it has a 100% duty rating - never overheats.
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    The 1600lb (ca. 160lb/ft) lathe bed sliding slowly down the ramp (13 stairs).
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    The 1200lb (est.) headstock rolling up the ramp (3 steps) and through the back basement door.
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    Head stock in a warm, dry corner of the 30' x 12' machine room.
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    The lathe bed in the smaller shop room, on it's way the machine room. It passes through (past the Hardinge HTC lathe) with just 2 inches to spare, and in doing so, threw everything into complete shambles. My Dad (88) has fallen in love with it. Says he is going to clean/paint it. Ha, Ha.
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    The pedestals...
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    The Bostomatic 300 shoved to the side temporarily, so the 10' lathe bed can roll in diagonally, through the mid room doorway, which is at the base of the basement stairs. The bed (see earlier pict) has to be raise 6" off the 4" high dollies, so it will pass over the bottom step of the stairway.
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    I found this number stamped into the bed, next to the flat that the head stock sits on.
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    Snug, but went right through without a snag. Measure before you buy.
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    Wanna race to see who finishes theirs first?

    Doc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocsMachine View Post
    Wanna race to see who finishes theirs first?

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    Ha, ha. I need to use mine as soon as possible, and it is winter, so I won't be doing any painting right away. Besides, I would have the advantage of referencing the superb work that you have already done.

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    Just out of curiosity, what do you need it for? And did you need something the size and HP of this monster, or was that just the first decent lathe that showed up on your local Craigslist?



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    I have a Mile Marker on my trailer and it is the best winch I have ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocsMachine View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what do you need it for? And did you need something the size and HP of this monster, or was that just the first decent lathe that showed up on your local Craigslist?



    Doc.
    I'm making long (up to 40") tapered steel mandrels for hand hammering brass into tubing for custom music instruments. A 14" lathe would have sufficed, but, this local Springfield was the best deal/ best lathe within an 800 mile, West Coast radius. I'll make use of the extra size I'm sure. Besides, it's pretty. If I had more room I'd have a 20" shaper going.

    The more time I spend with it, the more I'm sure it was a good choice for my needs/ambitions.
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