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  1. Making progress on the Axelson 16 x 30... Parts...

    Making progress on the Axelson 16 x 30... Parts for the electrical have started arriving. A new set of push button off/on for the spindle arrived along with a Peckerhead box for the motor.. Today I...
  2. I found some material for the risers! Also a...

    I found some material for the risers! Also a piece of 24" casing for the foundry I want to make AND a piece of parallel leg c channel for the plasma table build... It was a good day at the scrap...
  3. Thanks,,, I found the real item and bought it a...

    Thanks,,, I found the real item and bought it a few months ago... In fact I am getting rid of that machine as it is not suited to most of the things I want to do... Already have a replacement for it,...
  4. Sorry I just saw this... Something must be messed...

    Sorry I just saw this... Something must be messed up with notifications... I do need a small contactor with overloads for the coolant pump on the 20 inch.... I was miffed that they robbed the...
  5. Ken I just saw this one too.... Thanks for the...

    Ken I just saw this one too.... Thanks for the offer... I ended up getting a new one for 85.00 without the heaters and in a new enclosure..
  6. John I just saw this ..... I have gotten a...

    John I just saw this ..... I have gotten a starter should be here tomorrow and the heaters arrived today.. Thanks for the offer though! I did try to come... No answer on the phone.. I installed a...
  7. Does anyone need any grease? I have come into a...

    Does anyone need any grease? I have come into a large supply and am willing to ship!


    https://youtu.be/rIebreraOmU
  8. First chips for the Axelson 20 inch....

    Short video of the 20 inch and some of the lathes in my shop...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUI9M5gHEbo&feature=youtu.be

    ON the 16 inch I have decided to just replace the whole mess :)...
  9. I think the problem is the severely pitted and...

    I think the problem is the severely pitted and rusted up coil assembly... The coil was not on the manufactured leg...
  10. I'm now on the hunt for a new motor starter......

    I'm now on the hunt for a new motor starter... One that is not 500.00 bucks! I had put in an offer of 25.00 lower than an asking price on ebay.. Guy never responded to it so I'm still looking... ...
  11. The second part of this motor work is now up! ...

    The second part of this motor work is now up! It is good news!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPL0dxCUfbE&feature=youtu.be
  12. We have been working on checking out the 16"...

    We have been working on checking out the 16" Axelson to determine its fate and get it out of my way and into a place it can sit for a while... Its blocking my 12 wide door and is either going to be...
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    Shop Cat did not make it... :( ...

    Shop Cat did not make it... :(


    https://youtu.be/3-B-l46ZU1g

    Been working on the 16" Axelson trying to decide if it is repairable.. I think it is :) We spent three nights repairing the motor...
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    Been working on both the 20" and 16" axelson...

    Been working on both the 20" and 16" axelson today.. Spent a lot of time on the 16 as I need to get the motor turning to test the rest out.... For sure the contactor/starter is having problems and as...
  15. Worked on leveling the 20 inch out this week.. ...

    Worked on leveling the 20 inch out this week.. Had one setback as the Morris tapper in the tail stock is a # 5 and all my tooling is #4 or less... So a trip to Bass Tool in Houston set me up with...
  16. For once in my life I just have to go about 60...

    For once in my life I just have to go about 60 miles to find all the Axelsons I can drag home :)
  17. Lathe wiring is finished and it's almost ready to...

    Lathe wiring is finished and it's almost ready to roll!


    https://youtu.be/KOYFku_PEyk

    On to leveling and making 4 more riser pads to the the old girl on a firm footing....
  18. Just as soon as you get over here and clean the...

    Just as soon as you get over here and clean the machine down to bare metal and have it read for paint!
  19. I hear ya.... I would have if they would have let...

    I hear ya.... I would have if they would have let me...
  20. Houston we have a Problem! Well it is probably...

    Houston we have a Problem!

    Well it is probably fixable.... I tested every speed at the shop before I purchased it.. Hooked up the power last night and I seem to be missing some of the speeds :(
    ...
  21. Picked up something the other day.... :D ...

    Picked up something the other day.... :D


    https://youtu.be/L7KiFHqed3M
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    The new Lathe cometh!

    A little into to my new baby :)


    https://youtu.be/L7KiFHqed3M
  23. Last I checked Fastenal was not shipping stuff...

    Last I checked Fastenal was not shipping stuff because of Covid... MIght be different now though....
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    Been moving things around to make space.... These...

    Been moving things around to make space.... These things are heavy! :)


    https://youtu.be/QlsUJi1G5GU
  25. I have one that is years newer, Higher speeds,...

    I have one that is years newer, Higher speeds, everything works and is only missing a handle and bed clamp for the taper attachment. Came with two chucks and some tooling and it cost me right at...
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