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90839

Re: "Slide gear" on 12" Lathe

Aha. Well, I did have to take the gear off to get it to slide on the shaft. Very tight fit for something that's supposed to slide. Even after cleaning it, I
pstemari
10:20 PM
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90838

Re: Gear lube for 12" lathe

Ahhh.. yes.. obvious vent. I know.. :)
shawneliason79
6:26 PM
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90837

Re: Gear lube for 12" lathe

... I agree, almost anything will work these days. Oil is much better than when these lathes were made. Give things a try. I experimented with: Lubraplate =
Scott Henion
5:39 PM
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90836

Re: Gear lube for 12" lathe

Feel better NOW ? _L_
Lance Eggleston
5:36 PM
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90835

Re: Gear lube for 12" lathe

I use anything that even remotely resembles a lubricant. ... butter, Vaseline, crisco, solidified bacon fat... mmmmmm smells good. 3 in 1, motor oil..
shawneliason79
5:26 PM
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90834

Re: Pointers to apron removal instructions for 12" lathe

Taig, I've never actually removed the apron from my 3996. But if you don't need to remove the carriage from the bed for some other reason, from studying the
wa5cab
May 26
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90833

Re: "Slide gear" on 12" Lathe

L, You don't actually need to loosen the nut holding the sliding gear. Loosen the banjo (AKA Change Gear Bracket) clamping nut at the rear of the banjo. The
wa5cab
May 26
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90832

Re: "Slide gear" on 12" Lathe

Regards, Carvel From: atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com] Sent: 26 May 2015 07:05 PM To: atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com
    Carvel Webb
    May 26
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    90831

    Re: Pointers to apron removal instructions for 12" lathe

    1- Remove the right lead screw support 2- crank carriage off the lead screw to the right 3- support lead screw as the carriage comes off use a bungee wrapped
    Lance Eggleston
    May 26
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    90830

    Re: "Slide gear" on 12" Lathe

    Look at the back of the banjo. The gear is held in place with a nut / bolt. Lossen banjo and gear. Tilt / Slide to get gear engagement, then tighten up, lube
    Lance Eggleston
    May 26
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    90829

    Re: Gear lube for 12" lathe

    I use 50/50 STP / non-detergent 30 weight and paint it on the gears. The STP keeps it sticky. Keep the gear train covered from swarf. _L_
    Lance Eggleston
    May 26
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    90828

    Pointers to apron removal instructions for 12" lathe

    Does anyone have a pointer to instructions on removing the apron for the 12" lathe? I need to replace the handwheel shaft/gear assembly since the gear on the
    pstemari
    May 26
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    90827

    "Slide gear" on 12" Lathe

    I've been staring at the gear box, and I can't figure out how this slide gear is supposed to work. Nothing appears to slide in, but there is a clamp that
    pstemari
    May 26
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    90826

    Gear lube for 12" lathe

    I just bought a new-to-me Craftsman/Atlas 101.28940 12" lathe, and I'm looking for the right lube for the gears. I have Vaculine on hand for the ways, and I'm
    pstemari
    May 26
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    90825

    Re: Steady Rest Inserts?

    I use brass bolts from OHS Some you may to make out of brass round stock On some older lathes I just brazing a new tip Dave
    davesmith1800
    May 24
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