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    Quote Originally Posted by jdleach View Post
    Thanks for posting the Smart and Brown Limy, that is a manufacturer I have not heard of before. Your post prompted me to go to the lathes.uk site to read about them. .
    At the risk of going off topic, go back to Tonys S&B page and read up on the 1024 toolroom lathe -IMO that is one hell of a nice machine, IIRC I've only ever used 2 and for a short job, but despite being ''well used'' bot were still very good lathes.

    P.S. I've only run the fixed speeds, but th varispeed I heard and saw running seemed noisy and kinda spoiled the overall effect.

    1024 link http://www.lathes.co.uk/smartbrown/page5.html

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    Using the ram and slide tool holder to cut a key way.Cutting a keyway on a lathe - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by lathefan View Post
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    in the pic, sticking out at top clockwise from the active position onthe turret is a knee tool, then one I can't see, then a drill holder, possibly a reamer holder, what may be a die holder or threading tool, maybe a box turning tool, can't see. the active position may be a stock stop. There are front and rear tool positions on the lever crosslide, maybe a chamfer and a cutoff but no tools in them.

    The knee tool could have a spotting drill in it also, to set up for the drilling operation.

    Did those rotate the turret counterclockwise? The tools don't seem right otherwise.

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    Just been out and checked - mine rotates CCW so the tool order in the pic is right, BUT, & its BIG BUT I know S&B rang the changes according to model of turret slides, customer demand etc etc etc.

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    Seems S&B offered some variations using dead-length collets- great feature. That prismatic guide way is cool, I wonder what is the win compared to the trapezoidal form so often seen of this type of machine. I like the compact base a lot, my wade is a similar capacity machine but the base takes a lot more room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustytool View Post
    Using the ram and slide tool holder to cut a key way.Cutting a keyway on a lathe - YouTube
    Thats really nice, thanks for giving us the link. Wonder what make of lathe that is ?

    Thanks
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    I don't know what make it is. Not sure if they do either.
    But here's another video of it running.Machining on a old turret lathe - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustytool View Post
    I don't know what make it is. Not sure if they do either.
    But here's another video of it running.Machining on a old turret lathe - YouTube
    I think it's a Jones and Lamson - stop the vid at 1.41, and at about spindle height on the LH end of the headstock you will see a plate, I stopped the vid and went full screen, and I'm sure that's J&L - Jones and Lamson.

    This pic shows the same speed control handle etc and badge, but not the rapids built in to the turret capstan. http://www.interplantsales.com/image...0Lathe%201.JPG

    P.S. That keyway is being cut using the turret rapids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdleach View Post
    This is another machine I would like to run and own. Turret lathes have always fascinated me. I have all the parts and pieces to convert my little Logan 820 to a turret lathe, but it would of course not be anywhere near in the league of a WS.
    Same here. In many ways turret is more versatile than a tailstock even for a single tool. At one time (in the days when had lots of time and little money...) I made a miniature turret attachment for my Rivett 1R lathe. It was very handy when making short runs of small bronze bushings for dental drills.


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