RE: [atlas_craftsman] 3996 crossfeed extra parts project!
From what I can see you are already past the "will be" phase , so your
statement should read "BTW this IS addictive"
In other words have fun :>)
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of tmgsr@...
Sent: 01 May 2013 02:56 AM
Subject: [atlas_craftsman] 3996 crossfeed extra parts project!
I just thought about something, I will have a few exgtra parts leftover
after buying the complete compound used,
I will have an extra screw, slide and base , so I could make a milling
attachment im sure
it may not be like a real atlas one, but I bet I could make it work and it
would be a great project to learn how to use my mill with too
I did see a tublicain<sp?> video where he made a slide stop, he used a
60 degree dovetail so "I assume the slide is 60 degrees,
the only dovetail cutter I have is a 45 degree, so I'll have to buy a cutter
I think in his video he used a 3/4" one and had some issue with the cut not
being "deep" enough 9 not sure I said that right) anyhow I think I will look
for a 1" 60 degree cutter when I return
BTW this will be addictive
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- Pretty much any dog will work if it's the right size. :-)
Armstrong made the same lathe dogs from at least the 30's until at least the 80's. If you'll send me the Item Number, I'll take a look at them.
Robert Downs - Houston
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In a message dated 05/12/2013 18:38:47 PM Central Daylight Time, tmgsr@... writes:
>On Thu, 9 May 2013 11:28:17 -0400 (EDT), wa5cab@...:
>>The original No. 142A set of four sold by Atlas had openings to handle
>>1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1-1/2". I would think maybe anything larger might be getting
>>too heavy. I bought the set and the face plate to drive it when I bought
>>my 3996 in 1981. And have to admit that I've only ever used any of them a
>>few times. The two operations where you would definitely need them would be
>>turning a taper by the tailstock set-over method and checking or setting
>>tail-stock set over to zero. The latter being the only usage I can actually
>ok thank you!
how do I tell if I'm buoying the correct dogs, there is s et now I was
looking at, but they said something about them being made in 52, I do
not see sizes or part number on them, or will any dogs work?