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    newly working for a machine shop, they have this old Sheldon Lathe they use from time to time. the cross slide feed auto slips sometimes. looking for a part list for the collar and collet to replace. they won't let me take apart to get sizes.

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    What sizemodelnumberyearcolorandotherspecsdoyouhavesowe canhelp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Behner View Post
    What sizemodelnumberyearcolorandotherspecsdoyouhavesowe canhelp?
    Love your punctuation.....not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by almoose View Post
    newly working for a machine shop, they have this old Sheldon Lathe they use from time to time. the cross slide feed auto slips sometimes. looking for a part list for the collar and collet to replace. they won't let me take apart to get sizes.

    As mentioned above, the lathe model would be helpful. I you don't have that, a picture. Is it geared-head or belt drive?

    Usually, if the feed slips on a Sheldon it is because of a missing or sheared key.

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    If it is a later built Sheldon lathe, the clutch pack in the apron needs adjusting. It's a simple adjustment of loosening a set screw on the collar on the end of the clutch shaft where the hand lever attaches. Rotate the collar about 1/2 of a turn, lift up on the lever and determine if it is making better engagement. If so, tighten the set screw and you're ready to go. If not give it another 1/2 turn, and if that does not work, time to take the apron off and do a clutch rebuild and what ever else needs fixing in the apron.

    If it is an older Sheldon with the old cone clutch arrangement in the apron, it will require rebuilding the apron.

    Ken

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    Ken, that was my first thought too, but the OP only mentions cross-slide feed. If the long-feed doesn't slip it may not be the clutch.

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    Gordon
    The R model has separate clutches

    Tom
    For every word I type I discovered if I add another letter then backspace then use the space bar I create a space. Comp is screwed up

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