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  1. Okay thanks guys that's helpful. I guess I had a...

    Okay thanks guys that's helpful. I guess I had a suspicion that if I really wanted low RPM torque the back gear would be called for.

    Any advice about taking this apart would be nice but I could...
  2. Yes that thread did not include and explanation...

    Yes that thread did not include and explanation *how* it is used,. I have figured it out as mentioned above.

    But now the clutch doesnt want to move easily up and down, and hoping for some advice...
  3. OK partially answered my own question by...

    OK partially answered my own question by experimenting.

    It seems that top clutch engages and disengages direct drive for using the back gear.

    TO USE BACK GEAR: Engage back gear lever (right...
  4. BP Series 1 step pulley back gear problem questions

    hi all,

    I asked how to operate the back gear and did not get an answer and a search here and youtube to no avail.

    There is a back gear lever on the right side and some kind of clutch on top...
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    Well I misplaced the little broken piece so I cut...

    Well I misplaced the little broken piece so I cut one from steel and used ordinary flux coated 1/16" bronze braze rod. Seems to be working fine hopefully it holds. Thermite mentioned that there's...
  6. My Dad served a year at Quonset as a Lt, around...

    My Dad served a year at Quonset as a Lt, around 1955 in fact he was paymaster there. I grew up a couple miles from Quonset. Remember all the cool planes constantly flying over. In machinist school...
  7. But there's a back gear lever on the side, and...

    But there's a back gear lever on the side, and that hi-lo clutch on top. Do you disengage the top clutch, flip the back gear lever then reengage it?
  8. How is "high-low speed clutch control" used?

    It's the lever on top of the BP (series 1 step pulley)which moves a ring 90 degrees. The machine has a back gear lever lower on the head so what is this "hi low" clutch thing used for?

    Did a...
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    I bit the bullet and ordered a Teco 510. In order...

    I bit the bullet and ordered a Teco 510. In order to switch the VFD and use the FNR lever on the BP, and a speed pot on it, I would have had to switch a LOT of lines between them, just not worth it....
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    I have an oxy-acetylene setup. I can throttle...

    I have an oxy-acetylene setup. I can throttle back the welding tip pretty well. what braze rod should I use? any other flux if the rod has a coating? does it have to be that safety silv silver rod? ...
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    This is all interesting. I will see about just...

    This is all interesting. I will see about just having the gib brazed.

    Brings up a few questions like what if a gib is not ground or scraped properly? Does this simply result in thousandths of...
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    hi john if you scroll up the picture is there in...

    hi john if you scroll up the picture is there in my first post... I just realized a I subscribed to your youtube channel last night. great videos. I also found on other channel some on scraping a...
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    OK. I just watched some videos on scraping, and...

    OK. I just watched some videos on scraping, and also shimming gibs, etc. Also searched here and found that any new gib will likely need to be fitted that way. Actually, technically, the dovetails...
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    Thanks. Can you give a short description of this...

    Thanks. Can you give a short description of this fitting process? I wouldnt even know where to begin, but I guess I'll have to. Can also check on welding it but it's cast iron which is pretty...
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    Where to get knee gib?

    Well I was reinstalling my knee gib for a general test fit of everything before likely tearing down the machine for cleaning and overhaul, and tapped it lightly and the corner broke off. I had no...
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    What about this at half the price? 0.75KW 220V...

    What about this at half the price?

    0.75KW 220V 5A VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE INVERTER 1HP VFD US STOCK 741870302275 | eBay
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    oh? how would you do it?

    oh? how would you do it?
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    Teco VFD - sharing between two machines

    I have a Teco FM50 Variable Frequency Drive, 1 HP, 115 Volts on my South Bend, works GREAT. Just bought a Bridgeport Series 1 with the old pancake motor, 3-phase. The Teco's are out of stock. These...
  19. OK so let me get one key thing straight though...

    OK so let me get one key thing straight though because I'm not sure.

    I am going to turn my compound to the necessary degrees and make my cuts? I didnt know it would go that far over. Will go out...
  20. Thanks for all the replies. seems like they vary...

    Thanks for all the replies. seems like they vary from "impossible!" to "sure you can".

    A few clarifications:

    This is for an antique boat of very low power (although proper tolerances for this...
  21. jonok thanks, so how is that set up to do that?

    jonok thanks, so how is that set up to do that?
  22. Can I cut prop shaft taper w/o taper attachment?

    I want to make an inboard boat prop shaft from some 1" stainless on my Heavy 10 lathe. I do not have a taper attachment. The taper IIRC is 1:12 or 3 degrees (may have to double check that).

    Just...
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    they still have those? i thought the private...

    they still have those? i thought the private equity vultures got rid of them when they took over and started making the machines out of toxic chinese plastic...
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    Thank You!

    Thank You!
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    Mobile DTE 26 what for?

    Hey all, I searched but cant nail this down. I have a gallon of Mobil DTE 26 oil, not sure where that's used on my heavy 10...
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