Re: [atlas_craftsman] New member
thank you for your reply. My spindle, while it did not look bent, it must
have been bent just a bit as prior to changing it out the rotation was
eliptical. At this point it appears to be running true. I need to pick up a
dial indicator or something to check this for certain. As for the feed
lever, well someone must have left the machine on for a while or something
with the lever engaged because there are almost no threads left on it. My
sense is that if I cannot find a used one, I will have to make one. I
suppose time will tell.
Thank you for the web address for Clausing. I will check them out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Glowacki" <johngtmw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [atlas_craftsman] New member
> Welcome Dennis. http://www.atlas-press.com/ is the Clausing web site.
> support Atlas Craftsman, and I think they also support AA. Someone please
> correct me if I'm wrong. Clausing has impressed me with parts
> for my old Atlas Craftsman. Otherwise. ebay is a good source of lathe
> parts. It might be hard to find a used feed lever. What's wrong with
> yours? What was the matter with your spindle?
> Good luck.
> John Glowacki
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dennis" <dsnider@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 5:24 PM
> Subject: [atlas_craftsman] New member
> > Hello, my name is Dennis Snider and I have recently aquired a
> (AA Engineering) Model 109.21270 Lathe. I am uncertain of the date of
> manufacture. It is in very good condition and has come with two chucks
> a bunch of other parts and tooling.
> > Suffice to say I do not have a background in working with a lathe beyond
> high school and let's just say that was a while ago. I am very interested
> however in learning to use this machine. When I was given the machine, I
> told that I would need to change the headstock spindle (which I have done
> I was given a new one with the machine) and replace the feed lever (B-3417
> Craftsman Part #). I am interested to see if someone has a lever I might
> purchase or, where I might purchase one.
> > In addition, I was wondering if there was a manual for this machine
> the Craftsman Operating instructions and parts list which came with the
> machine. I would welcome any tips/suggestions as I begin my journey into
> this form of metalwork.
> > Thank you for your help.
> > Dennis
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- Bing image search provided a picture of the innards of the switch. I had
it backwards, duh.
On 3/23/14 2:16 PM, Dave Goodrich wrote:
> OK, I have all the parts checked on the lathe and they are flat and in
> good condition. Everything checks out for no cracks, scrapes, dings,
> etc. I suspected as much as it last ran true. But I wanted to do more
> than just slap paint on so I am cleaning off 50 years of old accumulated
> oil which has created a hard lacquer like coating. Mineral spirits and
> green scotchbrite is removing it just fine.
> Problem, I was rewiring the switch the previous owner has installed, a
> furnas KS1, now sold as RS1.
> I love the switch for ease of operation but the overcenter spring and
> follower dropped out as I was preparing to take a picture on
> disassembly. Now I cannot figure out how to get it back together. The
> only parts placement I can see doesn't allow the follower arm to lift
> out of the way of the cam.
> Anyone have such a switch to snap a quick photo for me?