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    Wanted: 51B18 arbor

    Looking for a 50 taper, 1" diameter horizontal milling arbor of 16-18" length. Ideally with bushings that are 1-7/8" but worse comes to worse I can make bushings.

    thanks
    philip
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    For completeness, the gear installed along with...

    For completeness, the gear installed along with the casting I brazed yesterday... first time brazing, I practiced on some scrap then fixed this and the top lever on my South Bend lathe. Machine is...
  3. Thread: DRO advice

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    Basically a positioning system. Hole patterns...

    Basically a positioning system. Hole patterns would be nice. The mill cost me $350 at auction I'm hesitant to spend north of $1500 on a DRO... I believe a cheap ebay import DRO is calling my name....
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    Good question. I'm a weekend warrior in my garage...

    Good question. I'm a weekend warrior in my garage shop. My machines are all older than me and well loved (read: don't hold tight tolerances). Budget is unclear. I've seen decent reviews from YouTube...
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    I have a Rambaudi VSR-2. Table is 10x48. Y axis...

    I have a Rambaudi VSR-2. Table is 10x48. Y axis depth of travel is 12", Z axis is 18"
  6. Thread: DRO advice

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    DRO advice

    I'm looking to buy a 3 axis DRO setup for my mill (Rambaudi VSR-2). Looking for advice and any gimmes/gotchas or other things to know as I am doing this for the first time.

    Thanks,
    philip
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    I took off the back end and this is correct -...

    I took off the back end and this is correct - wavy washer to apply axial load. The bearings were essentially dry and noisy when spun by hand. There was some blue grease off to the side - zerk feeding...
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    This of course is very true. The other test I...

    This of course is very true.

    The other test I did was place the motor hoizontal to the ground, start it up and then press against the end of the shaft with a 2x4 applying some load much like...
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    It is propped up to allow for airflow. Still...

    It is propped up to allow for airflow. Still quieter.

    This motor: M3313T - Baldor.com

    -philip
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    phase converter quieter when vertical...

    I have a homebuilt RPC. It is a 10HP Baldor motor running 1760 RPM, using a start capacitor and run capacitors. It runs my mill, lathe, surface grinder just fine.

    However it is noisy. Compared to...
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    More patience than luck. I've had the surface...

    More patience than luck. I've had the surface grinder almost a year now looking for that part, search every now and then, didn't think to post here until the most recent round of searching.

    philip
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    I get it, but I have good NEMA steppers and...

    I get it, but I have good NEMA steppers and drivers sitting on the shelf at home, leftovers from various projects. It is essentially a free stopgap solution (no longer needed - see above).


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    I get your point, but I don't need the machine...

    I get your point, but I don't need the machine restored to stock - it would be nice, which is why I am asking - and my needs are really wants since I play with machine tools in my garage for fun on...
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    $405, in stock. About an order of magnitude over...

    $405, in stock. About an order of magnitude over my price limit :)

    philip
  15. Thanks. I did contact Ted. I'm also considering...

    Thanks. I did contact Ted. I'm also considering making my own; see the following thread:

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/lead-screw-fits-303491/#post2545939

    thanks,
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    I had no idea. I just submitted a replacement...

    I had no idea. I just submitted a replacement part request online, I'll update the thread with what I hear. Thanks!

    philip
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    Thanks. I am definitely considering making the...

    Thanks. I am definitely considering making the part if I can't come across one. The pinion is intact and probably 45 of the 60 teeth on the bevel are as well, the gear cracked when a previous owner...
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    WTB K.O. Lee 618 Bevel Gear

    Hi Folks,

    I have a K.O. Lee 618 surface grinder with a broken bevel gear. Unfortunately I don't have the part that broke off so I can't attempt a repair. This is the bevel gear that drives the...
  19. Sounds like it. How much are you asking for the...

    Sounds like it. How much are you asking for the leadscrew?
  20. The leadscrew would be too short, but could...

    The leadscrew would be too short, but could potentially be extended with a solid shaft. I'm not sure about the sliding handle or the half nut mechanism. Let me do some research.

    What were you...
  21. WTB: South Bend 16 parts: half nut lever, leadscrew, sliding gear handle

    I recently purchased a South Bend 16" with an 8' bed. It was missing, and I'm looking to source, the following parts:

    1) Half nut engagement mechanism. The machine has a cover over the hole where...
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    Yes, and yes. The other doctored up part is the...

    Yes, and yes. The other doctored up part is the leadscrew and half-nut assembly are missing and replaced with a solid shaft with a keyway. So I have power feed but can't thread. The two are connected...
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    OK, so I gave the nut a little extra push and got...

    OK, so I gave the nut a little extra push and got it turning. Pulled off the gear and yes, previous owner shimmed both ends of the sliding gear to lock it out. Picture shows the collars on either...
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    I'm trying to figure out why the sliding gear -...

    I'm trying to figure out why the sliding gear - on the shaft where the blue arrow is pointing won't slide. On the inside of the banjo, between the banjo and the lathe, there is a nut on the shaft...
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    sliding gear question

    New-to-me South Bend lathe. I can't seem to get the sliding gear to slide.

    I can't quite tell, there may be a collar over the shaft effectively locking out the middle gear (blue arrow). I also...
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