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    That's my life story. I just came in from...

    That's my life story. I just came in from building the last of an 8-part garage door system on the garage where I have my lathe. Prior to this I just had tarps hanging on the openings for doors. ...
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    Hey Chuck, I got another idea while I was...

    Hey Chuck, I got another idea while I was sleeping last night. It's kind of a stretch, but I thought I'd share it just for kicks.

    There are a lot of machinists who have popular YouTube channels....
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    In my other thread someone suggested to me that...

    In my other thread someone suggested to me that if I need parts for a Warner & Swasey lathe to check out the following resource.

    Gahr Machine Company

    This company is actually next to the HGR...
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    Hi Chuck, I bought a Warner & Swasey #3 turret...

    Hi Chuck,

    I bought a Warner & Swasey #3 turret lathe about a month or so ago. It has a master collet very similar in style to yours, but mine is slightly smaller. I have no desire to part with...
  5. UPDATE: Oct 15, 2020: Remove Lathe from Trailer ...

    UPDATE: Oct 15, 2020: Remove Lathe from Trailer

    I finally got the lathe off the trailer yesterday. It basically turned out to be an all-day job. I was working with a come-along wench and...
  6. flunkies with brooms? :eek: I'm sure you meant...

    flunkies with brooms? :eek:

    I'm sure you meant to say, "The Custodial Maintenance Crew" :D

    Keep in mind, without them you'd be knee deep in chips. ;)
  7. That's interesting. In the late 60's I ran a...

    That's interesting.

    In the late 60's I ran a turret lathe in a factory making torch tips for oxyacetylene welding. I have absolutely no memory of removing chips or cleaning the lathe. I...
  8. Wow! That's 528 pounds of chips during an 8 hour...

    Wow! That's 528 pounds of chips during an 8 hour shift. Or 3/4 ton of chips per day if running three consecutive shifts. From one machine too boot! They must have had an entire chip-removal crew...
  9. Idle chat on the many ways that turrets can be...

    Idle chat on the many ways
    that turrets can be used
    please chime in with all your thoughts
    so the doc can be amused

    A multi-cutter holder?
    Or a multi-cutting tool?
    So many ways to do this...
  10. That's my situation as well. The first project I...

    That's my situation as well. The first project I have planed for this "Turret Lathe" is actually a milling operation with a custom cutter in the spindle and the work-piece on the cross slide. The...
  11. @ Doc, Ahhhh,... The coolant pump. That makes...

    @ Doc,

    Ahhhh,... The coolant pump. That makes sense. The coolant pump is probably missing on this lathe. There is no plumbing on the top of the lathe for coolant fluids. So chances are pretty...
  12. Oh no! The termites are back! :eek: Don't...

    Oh no! The termites are back! :eek:

    Don't worry about it. If you need a closer look chances are very good that you already have no clue what it's for.

    Looking at a close-up of the end of the...
  13. The Mystery Shaft to Nowhere?: I notice there...

    The Mystery Shaft to Nowhere?:

    I notice there is a shaft on this lathe that isn't connected to anything. It appears to have some type of connector on the end of the shaft that's clearly meant to...
  14. I worked on the lathe for about 15 minutes...

    I worked on the lathe for about 15 minutes tonight. :D

    All I did was unscrew the toenails (levelers) so they don't pose any problems when I unload this thing. I'll be unloading it a few inches at...
  15. I prefer a simpler machine as well, but when your...

    I prefer a simpler machine as well, but when your only paying $302 for the thing you can't afford to be too picky. :D

    I've been into electronics my whole life so I'll have no problem figuring out...
  16. Here's a photo of the electrical cabinet on my...

    Here's a photo of the electrical cabinet on my No. 3

    301353

    The gray box in the upper right corner is the main OFF/ON switch.

    There are two very large relays at the bottom of the cabinet.
    ...
  17. @ Doc, That's what I'm thinking. I don't...

    @ Doc,

    That's what I'm thinking. I don't think these are necessarily the wrong schematics for this lathe, they probably just include all the available options and so you only need to use the...
  18. Well, this one definitely has a quite large...

    Well, this one definitely has a quite large hydraulic pump. It's mounted on the side of the electrical cabinet. As far as I am aware it's only used for the hydraulic collet closer. But that's...
  19. It's going to be a while before I can send these...

    It's going to be a while before I can send these schematics out. I'm extremely hesitant about sending them out before I have some sort of back-up copies. There's too much good information on these...
  20. That's the way my hi-res camera is. It takes...

    That's the way my hi-res camera is. It takes pictures with such high resolution you could blow it up to the size of a billboard without loss of detail.

    In fact, many people post images on...
  21. I had a sneaky suspicion you were a machinist...

    I had a sneaky suspicion you were a machinist community superstar. :cheers:

    I trust that you'll find a good home for the original docs.

    None the less, just in case they get lost in the mail on...
  22. I wouldn't send them to just anybody. I don't...

    I wouldn't send them to just anybody. I don't personally know DocsMachine but he comes across in his posts as quite knowledgeable and sincere. He has also started some pretty impressive threads...
  23. Now I need to know,.... So what happened last...

    Now I need to know,....

    So what happened last time?

    I don't want to end up with no schematics for my lathe. :eek:

    I'm going to by buying some new batteries for my hi-res camera. Hopefully...
  24. Yeah we can do that. I just now took photos of...

    Yeah we can do that. I just now took photos of them outside using a tripod to steady the camera. The results are blurred and unreadable. I even took smaller sections of them but those too are...
  25. I don't see any copyright information on them so...

    I don't see any copyright information on them so I see no reason why I can't just post the photos. Plus considering their age copyright probably wouldn't apply at this point anyway?

    It will take...
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