5466Re: [atlas_craftsman] Gears
- Aug 28, 2000Frank, I'll just mention a few things I know about. Serial lumber is on
right end, near the foot. Mine was on a plate. Tapered shank toolong is a
no-no unless you have a "hold-back" for it, ie a drilled and tapped hole in
the end with a threaded rod to the left hand end of the shaft. I used 3/8"
NC hole and 3/8 rod, silbrazed into a 1" bolt stub turned down into a slip
fit in the bore. I made up several end mill holders out of old taper shank
drill stubs I got for free from a shop. Mark an index mark on each one, so
it goes into the headstock same each use, bore the hole and ream it for each
size end mill, drill and tap for a setscrew. grind a seat for the set screw
with a back taper so the mill tends to resist pulling out of the holder.
The drill stubs are not hard enough to interfere with drilling and tapping.
I also made a collet holder for the 3AT collets using a #3 drill stub,
machined it in the headstock with a index mark, already had the collet
closer and most collets. Bought some from the guy in New Jersy, he had tons
of them. Steve
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keese, Frank" <fkeese@...>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 7:16 AM
Subject: RE: [atlas_craftsman] Gears
> I also have just become the owner of an Atlas 10" lathe, but I think
> probably I'm much more of a beginning machinist than you are. I haven't
> a lathe since high school shop 40 years ago.
> Thanks for the information that parts are available on e-bay. As far as I
> know I have only one set of gears, but as I search through the bucket of
> hardware an figure out what I have and what I don't, perhaps I'll find I
> have more than one set. There seem to be a lot of them.
> I have not been able to find the serial number on my lathe. Can any one
> me exactly where to look? Also, what are good sources for import parts and
> tooling that fit the Atlas 10" and 12" machines? I am particularly looking
> for a quick change tool post and the taper reducer for the headstock bore,
> if that's the right term. I'm frankly not very clear about using tapered
> tooling on the headstock end, but I'm pretty sure I'll want to use collets
> to hold small work, if the lathe turns out to be up to it. Can anyone help
> me with what else I need to use collets?
> I enjoy reading the postings. Thanks in advance for any replies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SLEYKIN@... [mailto:SLEYKIN@...]
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 12:07 AM
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> Subject: Re: [atlas_craftsman] Gears
> In a message dated 08/31/2000 7:57:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> jsearcy@... writes:
> > I have just become the proud owner of an Atlas 10" lathe. I need a set
> > threading gears, and a treading dial. I could also use a tool post tho
> > just make one. If anyone has a lead on any of this I would be very
> > interested. Thanks.
> > jsearcy@...
> Right now there is quite a list of 10" parts on e-bay. Just search on
> Good Luck
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