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  1. Which method to reduce cross-slide backlash?

    About 1/2 turn (60 thou) backlash on a Sheldon I've just brought "online".
    The screw shows light/reasonable wear on visual inspection, and backlash is about the same even at the far end of travel...
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    Have it, works fine. Why buy through PTG? Just...

    Have it, works fine.
    Why buy through PTG? Just buy direct from Greg...
    Model BTS | gretanrifles
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    I am puzzled when individuals feel that a lower...

    I am puzzled when individuals feel that a lower mid-tier, mass-produced rifle that shoots 3/4 minute of angle is somehow defective.

    That's perfectly acceptable. Want 1/2 minute accuracy, buy an...
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    Good luck with it...definitely a "cool factor"....

    Good luck with it...definitely a "cool factor".
    Shop space is way to precious for me to display a museum piece with little practical value.
    But hey, if I had unlimited space, I'd clean it up and...
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    I'd replace a 10 with one (subject to condition)...

    I'd replace a 10 with one (subject to condition) for one in a heartbeat.
    Only ever seen one on the market, and it didn't last long.
    Very uncommon, not easy to "find one", reputation as a solid,...
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    Bottom line, is the lathe (or lathes) needs to be...

    Bottom line, is the lathe (or lathes) needs to be suited for the work you need to do...
    Is spindle bore relevant? No knowledge of the Logan, but if you ever need to feed stock through the spindle-...
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    Yep- but that "issue" disappears with a proper...

    Yep- but that "issue" disappears with a proper receiver/ pillar bedding job, which would be a must.

    I'm just not a fan of anything other than a free-floating barrel, period. To each their own...
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    Fair enuf... As another way to skin that cat,...

    Fair enuf...

    As another way to skin that cat, I don't see why one couldn't mount a recoil lug between the barrel and receiver in "typical" fashion. 'Course, one would need a barrel of adequate...
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    Whatever floats yer boat... Five grand for a...

    Whatever floats yer boat...

    Five grand for a Mauser barrel; wonder what else was done. Never seen a bedding lug done on a barrel like that either. As with many such projects, it's obviously...
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    Wire your drum switch into the low-voltage...

    Wire your drum switch into the low-voltage controller for the VFD, do not place a power switch inline between the VFD and motor. This will allow you to retain the original operation of the machine.
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    Probably could go 3/4 hp with a flat belt, bottom...

    Probably could go 3/4 hp with a flat belt, bottom line is if you can stall the motor (or overload it) before the belt slips the machine is capable of transferring more hp.

    My 9 is v-belts which...
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    ^^^ That's it... The inverted V looks to be...

    ^^^
    That's it...
    The inverted V looks to be different material added.
    What did you use, how attached? Drilled/tapped from underside?
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    Thanks for the input. I have both styles for the...

    Thanks for the input.
    I have both styles for the SB (cast iron fingers, brass micrometer) and I often prefer to use the hard fingers for some jobs, such as riding on a thread tenon when...
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    Took a look at it, thanks I haven't yet measured...

    Took a look at it, thanks
    I haven't yet measured the height of the v-way, but it's probably not far from the 1/2" which would be the thickness of the adapter plate I could use with a 10" steady.
    ...
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    Modifying a 9" Steady for 11" Lathe?

    Been unable to procure a factory steady for my 11" Sheldon, so I've been scanning Fleabay for one that might work with minimal modifications with no luck.

    The Sheldon has a wider bed than any...
  16. Bingo. I've always used the emery cloth "trick"...

    Bingo.
    I've always used the emery cloth "trick" on rifle barrels in the steady and it never mars them. Oil the cloth well...

    I have never used rollers because of the runout issue, and I have also...
  17. Use a VFD to power your 3-phase motor from your...

    Use a VFD to power your 3-phase motor from your 220v single phase power.
    Wire your drum switch into the low-voltage controls of the VFD, and you retain all original functionality of the drum switch...
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    Acceptable two-collar test taper?

    Finally got the lathe leveled up (and tooled), chucked up a 1-3/4" chunk of aluminum (8" out from the chuck)and I'm getting about half a thou difference over that 8".

    Wondering whether I should...
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    WTB: Sheldon 11-1/4" Steady Rest, K575

    Appreciate any leads.
    [email protected]
  20. Dialing in a 4-jaw to within 2 or 3 thou (same...

    Dialing in a 4-jaw to within 2 or 3 thou (same accuracy as a regular 3-jaw scroll) only takes a minute, I don't see it as a big deal. And, you can dial it in dead-nuts when needed.
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    Drawing for "generic" type steady rest?

    Been unable to locate a steady for an 11" swing lathe (Sheldon, similar to SB style), I'm thinking that with a shop drawing for a simple style rest I might be able to have these parts cut by a steel...
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    Fair price IF IF the lathe is in good, tight,...

    Fair price IF IF the lathe is in good, tight, serviceable condition.
    Needs to be inspected and run under power/test cuts to confirm for that price.
    With a satisfactory visual inspection only...
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    You never belt-shift to change spindle rpm's??...

    You never belt-shift to change spindle rpm's?? That's crazy!
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    Interesting. Sounds like the barrels were just...

    Interesting. Sounds like the barrels were just put in a 3-jaw, muzzle turned to the needed OD and then threaded.

    No bore is ever concentric to the outside of the barrel (though high end barrel...
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    Just an FYI... Putting an 8" barrel on a...

    Just an FYI...
    Putting an 8" barrel on a receiver originally configured as a carbine would require a Form 1, $200 and approval before building.
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