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    Quote Originally Posted by MoriMillMan View Post
    Oh boy. Didn’t know that headstock needed completely removed. Fun fun.
    That tooth is definitely starting to sound like my problem.

    Ya But - we can use more Hendey knowledge folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    See Antique Section

    Spell it Hendey will help

    Post serial so hendeyman does not have to look for it

    Its the eight speed from the teens / twenties

    Related manual - thanks to Greg menke for hosting this for me:

    http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/...dey-manual.pdf

    My old write up on their lead screw reverse system - starts at Post #17 here

    Hendey lathe "emergency"!

    Norton invented his design - one of many designs by other folks

    Thumbnails ares scans from early twenties catalog



    Do enough info digesting to KNOW about Hendey's marvelous ring oiled spindle bearings. All the oil rides up to top of bearing journal by means of the ring that rotates with the bearing journal. This ring gets its oil from a chamber UNDER the journal. Its is ESSENTIAL that this chamber be clean and filled with clean light bodied spindle oil. The lift off plugs over the spindle bearings are INSPECTION ports to observe this process.

    There are MANY other oiling points on the machine - some with screwed in ball shaped covers - know where they all are and service them frequently
    Hi John,
    Where'd you find those scans of that Hook head Hendey?

    Also, does my 1926 hook head have the same sort of bearing lubrication system you describe here?

    Speaking of correct spelling, I always use both spellings when searching for Hendey parts on the bay, and other places. Lots of people drop that 2nd e.

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve W.

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    Where'd you find those scans of that Hook head Hendey?

    Well, to quote myself....

    Thumbnails are scans from early twenties catalog
    Its one in my collection, and I did the scanning

    Also, does my 1926 hook head have the same sort of bearing lubrication system you describe here?
    All the conical plain bearing spindles did - right up to them being offered as an option in WW2 (there ARE Hendeys without conical journals - way back)

    That makes about a forty year career for those bearings

    As near as I know there were no anti friction bearings (precision ball or roller) in Hendeys until about the mid thirties - if you discount the Hendey #1 High Speed, which was a cone head

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Ya But - we can use more Hendey knowledge folks


    Well I very much appreciate your hendey knowledge. Looks like Iím gonna gain some myself.

    Iíll give an update once I get that headstock off.

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    MoriMillMan,

    Here is a short video I put together to try and explain the Hendey reversing leadscrew (YouTube). I had the headstock off one I am trying to get back in running order.

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Well, to quote myself....



    Its one in my collection, and I did the scanning



    All the conical plain bearing spindles did - right up to them being offered as an option in WW2 (there ARE Hendeys without conical journals - way back)

    That makes about a forty year career for those bearings

    As near as I know there were no anti friction bearings (precision ball or roller) in Hendeys until about the mid thirties - if you discount the Hendey #1 High Speed, which was a cone head
    Thank you John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Clement View Post
    MoriMillMan,

    Here is a short video I put together to try and explain the Hendey reversing leadscrew (YouTube). I had the headstock off one I am trying to get back in running order.

    Craig
    Wow, great job. I like how you included patent drawings in the beginning.

    Steve W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Clement View Post
    MoriMillMan,

    Here is a short video I put together to try and explain the Hendey reversing leadscrew (YouTube). I had the headstock off one I am trying to get back in running order.

    Craig
    Thanks Craig, Iíve already watched several of your videos but this one I havenít seen. I definitely understand how it works now.

    Thanks for the great videos and posts!

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    Tried figuring out my taper size in tailstock today, mt3 is loose mt4 nogo. Does that mean I have the 3 1/2 and need a bushing?

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    The tailstock post was premature, it seemed to stop so soon and solid that I thought I surely had the wrong taper when I looked with a flashlight I saw a very heavy bur stopping my mt4 center.


    I wonder if anyone has had a problem with the carriage locking mechanism? Whatever piece that bolt pushes on seems to be jammed and not locking the carriage either. Any advice on that?

    Iím afraid I would be best off doing a total disassembly of this lathe I hoped it was ready for chips but so far I have a feed reverse, cross power, and carriage lock not working, and I canít help but feel like running it without taking apart and cleaning is drastically increasing wear.

    Currently waiting for a borrowed engine hoist to begin taking the headstock off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Vanice View Post
    You can start a new thread in Antique Machinery and spell the name correctly. It helps people that do a search in the future.

    Larry
    Henedy..........that's the cognac, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewatr View Post
    Henedy..........that's the cognac, right?

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    Hendey hendy henedy Hennessy, who can tell the difference

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    I did a bunch of work on a similar 16" Hendey at Tuckahoe. The headstock will come of easily, just needs a shop crane- 4 bolts beneath the headstock. Its a pretty elegant fit too, Hendey put in some nice tolerances on the holes. The clutch on the Tuckahoe unit had been serviced by generations of knuckledraggers so needed quite a bit of repair, yours looks a lot better- and its a lot newer. The Tuck unit was set up for flat belt. So we mounted a really spiffy old 2hp motor on there and a Westinghouse switch.

    If you take apart the apron beware of left hand threads on the thrust bearings of the gears keyed to the leadscrew. Removing the leadscrew is made interesting because all the gearbox cone gears will come off too which will give you a moderate amount of adventure reassembling. We found a brass drift could be used to suspend them in the box while the leadscrew was worked back in... with the proviso that there is a long key driving them all so each has be clocked into position and slid on while the whole thing gets heavier and heavier and some of the gears had tighter fits than others. We tried aligning all the gears and marking them with spraypaint to aid reassembly... might haved worked if the teeth are clean and dry which ours were not lol

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    Hey Greg thanks for the pointers. I believe Iíve read a thread of yours.

    Mine does seem to be in decent shape with a just a few issues to be addressed. Iíve been anxiously waiting for a borrowed lift but itís looking like I should just buy one.

    Henedy has some wonderful fits. The counter bores on the headstock cover are simply flawless. If cleaned from grease you could drop the shcs into the bore and watch it slowly drop. The type of fit that grabs just a little vacuum as you push it in but not enough to make trouble taking it out. Little touches like that have really been impressing me.

    I look forward to getting into it and seeing the fits and workings that really matter.


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