[atlas_craftsman] Re: Another Atlas Lathe in the house!
- At 03:19 PM 7/30/99 -0500, you wrote:
>This is just a suggestion from a novice machinest, I'm talkin brand new.
>What about just milling the ways enought to true them up and putting the
>brass inserts in the carriage. Less brass, easier to change, even wear
>where if you put them in the ways,they will wear very quickly where the
>carriage moves most. Also, it seems to me that the height loss of the
>carriage would be easily compensated for by raising the tool post. You
>wouldn't need to worry about brass inserts at all. Just a thought.
I did intend to mill the carriage and use the brass inserts in the
carriage. I guess my post was not clear on this. At the moment though
after finding that the spindle bearings are shot, I plan to use parts from
this lathe on my present one, and store the rest for the future. So I will
not be doing the milling for quite some time!
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