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Re: [7x10minilathe] Crank Handle, conclusion

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  • Mert Baker
    As I said. Elegant. Mert ... From: Ralph E. Patterson To: MiniLathe discussion Group Sent: Monday,
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 31, 2001
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      As I said. Elegant.
      Mert
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ralph E. Patterson" <rpatter1@...>
      To: "MiniLathe discussion Group" <7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 11:20 PM
      Subject: [7x10minilathe] Crank Handle, conclusion


      > The 7x10 MiniLathe arbor crank handle was finished this afternoon, not
      > counting applying a finish (cold blue on the shank and washer, red paint
      on
      > the arm). The setup in the bandsaw worked perfectly, but, I was not 100%
      > confident. The sawn surface is probably smooth enough to do without any
      > cleanup.
      > Tried the finished crank in the lathe, it works just as intended, keeping
      a
      > tight grip on the bore of the arbor. It will also work either with the
      > arbor extension/locknut (see Photos) or with the stock setup with the end
      of
      > the arbor down inside the gear cover. The swing of the crank is about
      5-7/8
      > inches, which may be a little long for comfortable operation for
      threading.
      > I can always shorten it a bit, we will see with experience.
      >
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