Re: visit to Plaza Machinery
- Hey Guy, You are just a hop skip and a jump from Joe. I know a caster
that can make you a cast iron tailstock base part. How far are you
from Niagra Falls? Momma is looking for a road trip...Bob
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> Hello everybodyre-
> Last week, drove down to Bethel in order to go to Plaza machinery.
> (475 km door to door)
> I am in the process of rebuilding a SB 10K, and I was looking for a
> few replacement parts.
> I have been received very well by Joe. I walked around his store a
> few times and picked up a few accessories for my 10K
> telescopic follower rest (almost new, just paint chips, one locking
> screw missing)
> rear drive V belt cone pulley (one sheave with little damage)
> (I had already found on ebay the headstock cone pulley that needs
> conditioning. (new bushing in order to remove the play))rate)
> 3C Hex collet.
> Although they were in some cases expensive items (plus exchange
> I consider I made very good deals. Every item I picked up was belowI
> the average ebay end of auction rates.
> I also got a scrap 42" bed. This a bed that Joe considered scrap.
> looked at it, yes it is damaged, but with much less wear than mybe
> actual bed. (it is dirty with rust) None the less, it is going to
> much easier to recondition than the one I am working on. (he onlyit
> had 1 scrap bed at this time. He scrapped 17 last year)
> I might have 0.001 in or less of metal to remove on the V ways and
> tailstock ways (scraping). Too bad that the previous owner used it
> as an anvil on some spots. (scraping will get rid of those marks as
> they are not too deep.) This bed had the adjustable levelling foot.
> I am still missing two pieces (tailstock base and taper attachment
> sliding block) in order to complete the parts required for the
> machine. I might try to find a foundry in order to cast the
> tailstock base. It might end up not being cast iron but bronze.
> I am also still missing 2 6K collets metric: 5.5 and 7.5 mm
> It is always good to do business with Joe. He has a lot of stuff in
> his wharehouse It is the third time I visit him.
> He had a nice 10K lathe with underneath drive, 54 in bed. I think
> was for sale. Minimum wear on the ways; scraping marks stillvisible
> on the whole lenght
> He has many steady rests for South Bend as well as threading dials.
> No they are not originals, but look exactly as the originals
> lot of collets various types
> even a master precision straight edge for sale
> Guy Cadrin
> Gatineau, QC
- Just to give you an idea, I am living about 6 km from Parlement Hill in Ottawa, on the north side of Ottawa River.
I figure it would be about 6 hour drive.
I also heard of a foundry in L'Islet, Que that casts cast Iron.
Lee Valley Tools get their planes casted in a foundry somewhere in Ontario.
There are many options
Not a good timing with the gas price skyroketing.
I also have the option to machine one off mild steel.
The reason I need a new base is that it got about 0.022 in wear on the bottom. I tried to get it clad welded but it didn't work out OK
Thickness of my base needs to be 0.881"
Lathe is still far from being operational. I still have a 12" Atlas lathe in very good condition.
Before I challenge the scraping of the new scrap bed, I want to finish the scraping of the original bed, in order to find out all the steps I could screw up. (I already made many mistakes. That is what happens when nobody can teach you.)