Re: [atlas_craftsman] Carriage Lock Theory
- the cariage lock on my crrftsmn commercial is circa square w. the tapped hole offset ....it cannot spin cause one side is flush up to the bed ...hole is offset towards operator & the clamping surface has two raised edges maybe abt 3/32wide at the front & back .....the raised edges gives the option of adjusting on or the other for a solid grip at two points rather than rocking over the whole flat or gripping only on a near sdge ....best wishesdoc-----Original Message-----
From: shuckersfan <shuckersfan@...>
To: atlas_craftsman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Carriage Lock Theory
The carriage lock on my Atlas 10" looks like it was a feeble attempt at a replacement. When I try and tighten it it just spins around. I'm assuming it is supposed to ride up next to the bearing plate to prevent that. I found a drawing in the files section of the locking piece so I will fabricate a new one. On my lathe the underside of the saddle is even with the bottom of the ways so I'm wondering what the point of the slope on the locking piece is? Seems like a flat rectangular piece would do the job nicely or am I missing somethiing?
Thanks - Todd