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    Okay. A little confused but let me make sure I...

    Okay. A little confused but let me make sure I understand. On the tailstock side of the leadscrew you add a thrust washer bearing? I'm assuming since the concern is LH threads you're saying it...
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    Did a full inspection of the gearbox this evening...

    Did a full inspection of the gearbox this evening and saw no damage to any gears, looks good throughout. I have yet to inspect the headstock gears but they all work and I don't hear any issues. As...
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    Thanks for the heads up on that. How exactly...

    Thanks for the heads up on that. How exactly should the bearing be replaced if pressing it off isn't the right way? If there's one thing it seems the previous owner did well, it was keep it oiled. ...
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    Ah! So it is a Mk 1.5. Initially I thought it...

    Ah! So it is a Mk 1.5. Initially I thought it was, but then for some reason I convinced myself it wasnt. Seems pretty obvious re-reading lathes.co.uk now, though. Thanks!
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    I think I have at least some of the manuals. It...

    I think I have at least some of the manuals. It seems as if there were several. Don't trouble yourself! I appreciate your help.
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    Thanks for the info!. As for the thread...

    Thanks for the info!. As for the thread placement, It was imported, sold, and serviced by a US manufacturer. I didn't see a UK sub forum so I decided this was probably the best fit.
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    Thanks Mike, that's great to hear. Is that his...

    Thanks Mike, that's great to hear. Is that his name on the board so I can get in contact with him?

    I will probably need to service to apron soon as my handwheel is so sloppy it's entering floppy...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've tried to be...

    Thanks for the heads up. I've tried to be diligent about this, always wipe it down before mating.
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    Galil receivers are expensive for a reason. ...

    Galil receivers are expensive for a reason. Micro Galil receivers are $1,000+ for example. It can get a lot more expensive. I don't think it's worth it in my opinion.
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    271460 Although the cross slide was working...

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    Although the cross slide was working again I wasn't happy with how it was binding when I was adjusted it in, so I tore it down to look it over. There was a lot of bubba going on inside...
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    Yep, that's what I did, weird, it's working for...

    Yep, that's what I did, weird, it's working for me. Must be some internal link I guess. I'll fix them.

    some of the work today was just cleaning it up so I didn't get dirtier looking at it,...
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    Bought my first lathe - tell me how bad I did

    I had been looking for about 8 months or so, and I ran across the type of lathe I was looking for, and it was cheap. The lathe is a 1964 Clausing Colchester 13x36" Master Mk1, to the best of my...
  13. Thanks for the feedback. That's what I wanted to...

    Thanks for the feedback. That's what I wanted to know. That was the other way I had it configured. Answered my question. I only plan on using the drum for controlling forward and reverse, not...
  14. Thanks Joe, I'd like to retain the use of the...

    Thanks Joe, I'd like to retain the use of the controls if at all possible. Seems like a pretty easy thing to do, assuming my wiring is correct.
  15. Thanks for taking the time to write all of that...

    Thanks for taking the time to write all of that out. Okay, sounds like we're both on the same page, then. I've attached a modified diagram as to where (I'm assuming) Joe wired in his VFD, based on...
  16. Thanks Joe. I ran across one of your older posts...

    Thanks Joe. I ran across one of your older posts and got some more info from that which is useful. I have a question for you. Are you using the three phase coolant pump for your machine? If so,...
  17. Thanks for taking the time to explain all of...

    Thanks for taking the time to explain all of this. You've been very helpful to me. As I mentioned before, I've installed VFD's, but only in fairly rudimentary applications. This will definitely be...
  18. Well, in this case to blow up a motor you wire it...

    Well, in this case to blow up a motor you wire it into single phase and flip a switch. There's no doubt it can't be fixed seeing as it was tossed in a dumpster over a year ago ;)
  19. That's great to hear Joe. Your reality is my...

    That's great to hear Joe. Your reality is my goal, then. I would like to keep all of the original controls if at all possible. You wouldn't happen to have any wiring diagrams you made when you did...
  20. Whoops, can't believe I selected a 3-phase input...

    Whoops, can't believe I selected a 3-phase input model, definitely didn't mean to do that. Thanks for all the great info. I'm not afraid of getting a little dirty to get the machine working the way...
  21. Thread: 3d metal printng

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    3d metal printing, especially sintering machines,...

    3d metal printing, especially sintering machines, circumvent so many manufacturing expenses and hurdles that it can only take off. Just think of how many machines, tools, and employees you need to...
  22. I'm starting to come around to the idea of just...

    I'm starting to come around to the idea of just doing another VFD for the lathe, but I've never done a VFD on this high HP of a motor. I've also never done a VFD on a lathe, so I'd have plenty of...
  23. I had a good idea of what was in store for me...

    I had a good idea of what was in store for me should I choose to do a single phase motor. All of that makes sense to me, and I was aware there would definitely be some sacrifices. Initially, I was...
  24. I could not have hoped for a better response.

    I could not have hoped for a better response.
  25. Ah, that is a very nice lathe! I hope mine will...

    Ah, that is a very nice lathe! I hope mine will look that nice one day.

    So, an update -

    I did end up purchasing the lathe for a great price. As best as I can tell, the lathe is a 1967...
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