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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2019, 08:25:37 PM »
Got the motor/ drive assembly out. I`ll get the coolant tank out as well . Came out like butter, great design.
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2019, 09:27:31 PM »
Got the coolant tank and pump assembly out, what a mess!!!!
Looks like I`m missing the screen assembly.

Now I`ve got to get a sparky over here and check all 3 motor to see if they`re ok.
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2019, 10:28:28 PM »
Looking good.

You won't ever need coolant. Brush applied oil is plenty for everything but production. Flood coolant just makes a giant mess.

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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2019, 08:52:09 PM »
Got the new to me gizmo .. brake off the back of the motor. Now I can spin the motor and the drive system freely and it all feels nice wobble free with no binding.
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2019, 10:07:49 AM »
You want that brake to operate, and be able to be switched off. It's handy to have one so you don't have to use your hand to slow the chuck (bad habit).

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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2019, 09:29:05 PM »
So would you wire the brake up independently? The braked motors we have at work simply lock up without power to them, seems like you would need to spin the lathe unpowered at times.

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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2019, 10:35:36 PM »
It seams to be the same no power no spin.
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2019, 11:44:26 PM »
There may or may not be a switch somewhere in the controls to turn it's function off independent form the main motor control. The Hardinge brake uses a pad that's pushed on a drum by a solenoid (opposite of yours) and has an ON/OFF switch up top. It's not a positive brake, but it's nice to switch off for fiddling around with chucks and such.

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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2019, 06:40:56 PM »
I think you turn it on and then via another button select speed so maybe that first action releases  the brake ?
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2019, 08:00:53 PM »
Got the insides cleaned today, I love that super clean.
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2019, 08:49:01 PM »
Looking great -- good work!

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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2019, 08:34:38 PM »
Got the 4 way chuck done. It`s a Buck Tool Co 1284.
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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #57 on: Today at 11:54:06 AM »
You are doing a fantastic job of cleaning up all the components jabber. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: Found a toolroom lathe
« Reply #58 on: Today at 12:09:47 PM »
The chuck cleaned up nicely. looks new now.