RE: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Loose tailstock?
- Scott has touched on it , in that some of the cylinders were made of Zamak .
Much has been written about it , but in essence it is a zinc alloy , and
some components were susceptible to 'zinc pest' causing the component to
swell/break/disintegrate /distort easily .
Once you get it out , then clean it up if it is still in one piece and try
again - it should be a smooth sliding fit . If the problem recurs then get
/ make new ones ,
I haven't had problems with the ones on my lathe , but my MFC Mill was a
different story . Made replacements from phosphor bronze with the clamping
surface machined to match the concave surface of the overarm it was required
to clamp , and they work very nicely with a minimum of force ,
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Sent: 17 May 2013 05:43 AM
Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Loose tailstock?
I do recall when I first visited restoring the TS. I did have a hell of a
time getting the lower cylinder out. Perhaps it needs replacing?
if it is indeed stuck. what causes this? seems to me they should both bee
pretty free to travel up/down but not to free to get sideways.
Perhaps I need to cut 2 new ones :/
> On May 16, 2013, at 7:59 PM, wa5cab@... wrote:
> > It's possible that the lower lock cylinder may be frozen in place.
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