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Re: Atlas / Craftsman 12" Deluxe lathe question

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  • Steve
    ... Jon, I never thought about that. I ll have to go back and check it again, as the last time I did it, I mreasured from the bed. Steve
    Message 1 of 4 , May 15, 2007
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      >1c. Re: Atlas / Craftsman 12" Deluxe lathe question
      >Posted by: "Jon Elson"
      >elson@...  
      >> How should I measure the head to see how tight it really is?
      >You can put a dial indicator against the spindle radially and
      >apply about 50 Lbs force on a one foot lever (stout broomstick
      >in spindle). You ned to mount the indicator from the headstock
      >casting, not the bed, as this test deforms the bed enough to
      >throw off your reading. Any movement of the indicator over
      >about .001" would show it is too loose.
      >

      Jon,

      I never thought about that. I'll have to go back and check it again, as the last time I did it, I mreasured from the bed.

      Steve

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