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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    I'll keep it short. I just had to share a thought. "lil" John Buttera, "When you make each part, each sub assembly, each assembly, to the very best of you time, tools, talent, and ability, only then will the sum total of the parts be greater than the whole." For those of you that don't...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Once I counter bored a register in the chuck The rest was easy, The damage was beyond abrasives and a careful dial in of the register allowed for a .002" skim cut on the diameter and face. Avery brief vid of the machine reveals the work on the gear train was well worth it. Just imagine...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Yeah , that's about Jake...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    The reamer set I received from the AmaZombies. looks good. I tied the roughing an finish back to back with each other and , parallel. I did the same with a known good 2MT taper and, parallel. So far so good. Now to dial the face register and the 2MT taper and record the run out. The face...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Okay , it runs. but wait there's more. @gggGary , thanks for part of the solution. The belt is crap or has a couple of flat spots on it. Back off the tension so far you can't put a tool into aluminum and it runs fine. give it any tension at all and it's a bucking bronco. Interlude for some...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Okay , buckle up , short sharp rant. So in no particular order I have purchased and shipped a lathe 1/3 of the way across the country I have struggled with the deterioration due to years of neglect. I have exorcised the wanton destruction of flying monkeys with hammers. I sourced obsolete and...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    I'm already looking ahead. The follow on to the 6" lathe you see here is either a DSM 59 Hardinge or it's bigger brother the HLV-H. An alternative to the DSM is the nearly direct copy the Feeler. These are referred to as "second operation lathes". The machines provide the tooling and CNC...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    The next job is a reversing switch. ChinaBay doesn't thrill me. Furnas (the original part)eludes me. The cost of the stock Clausing part depresses me. It will probably be Dayton by way of Hobson's choice. I'm also on the lookout for a steady and follow rest. I'm not looking for a hand out but...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Nearly a lathe. Still missing a few fiddly bits but almost there. In fact I could run it now , just not very well. Alignment and adjustment of a new or reborn lathe is so well documented around the web I won't be detailing it here unless I'm stealing hammers from flying monkeys and smashing...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    I'm waiting on a few parts from Joel and some monkey repellent from the publishers of the Satanic Bible. I doubt I'll ever do the tapered roller bearing conversion unless I have to do a bunch of fine facing operations. Believe me, it is possible to the point of certainty that you can set up a...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Even with the setscrews removed the collar would not budge. Finally forcing a putty knife between the gear and the collar started it moving. There was actually a whole previous evolution that I don't have pics for. The direct drive coupling , 141-030 had been attacked by flying monkeys with...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    So in no particular order we have the name plate The mid process struggle to remove the spindle back gear. This could be it's own chapter in frustration and eventual success. The metal around the woodruff key was swagged up from the shaft diameter and had a death grip on the Zamak gear. I series...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    I had to start with something and what I got were the solid bones of a neglected lathe. Make no mistake it was advertised as is and details of it's sins, omissions and transgressions were fully disclosed. Any initial benediction should include presumptive thanks to those that have and continue...
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Who in their right mind would design even a hobby mill around radial ball bearings? The bean counters at Sears Craftsman, that's who. May they rot in eternal _____. FAG/Schaeffler 7205-B-XL-2RS-TVP Angular Contact Ball Bearing Sealed
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    An Atlas Craftsman 6" Lathe Non Restoration

    Although it's true you can always make smaller parts on a larger lathe but you can't make larger parts on a smaller lathe i had to go with the smaller lathe. When I'm standing in the new shop space I'm out of room. FML I found a close cousin to my 10100, a 101.212. There are subtle differences...
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