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by AllenH59
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought an adjustable 3 Jaw chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: I bought an adjustable 3 Jaw chuck

No Harold, I do not have soft jaws, yes I guess that is the next one. I have made the copper jaw covers to protect my work, and fitted them to the 4 jaw chucks.. I do not have anything I can bore.
by AllenH59
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought an adjustable 3 Jaw chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 300

I bought an adjustable 3 Jaw chuck

http://turnochucks.com/as-type.html I bought a 10 " one of these chucks. My lathe has a threaded spindle, so I needed to make a backing plate. I made a hub and had a pressure welder buddy weld a piece of 1" plate to it. I turned it to to fit, and drilled the mounting holes on the mill by putting the...
by AllenH59
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

John Evans: We tried it at a few different positions, and worked best at just before the apex, which is where physics would say the rotation of the cam would produce the most force. We made another anchor block out of a piece of 1" plate, which fit much better but made no difference.We tried the fac...
by AllenH59
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

We have cleaned everything with both brake clean and acetone.. If this is pilot error, I have no idea what it might be.
by AllenH59
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

Well, the lower casting came... We assembled it, cleaned the bottom of it with brake clean, cleaned the ways with brake clean, cleaned the anchor block and the underside of the ways with brake clean. We adjusted the position of the cam so that it locks at the very top of the stroke. This one will lo...
by AllenH59
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

Pete: It turns out that they are sending the lower casting for the tailstock, not a complete one. Yes, that is a lot of money here in Canada for a lathe that is junk when it arrives. No doubt he bought that lathe because it had the "gunsmith" status. They ordered one from China, and god knows how lo...
by AllenH59
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

He told the Grizzly customer service people that the lathe was not safe because of this problem.. This is what secured the new tailstock.
by AllenH59
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

Grizzly said they will send him a new tail stock, no questions asked.
by AllenH59
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

Unfortunate to hear this about your Grizzly 14-40 lathe. I have their model G0709 Gunsmith lathe and do not have any of the tailstock issues your have noted. It has served me well and done everything asked of it, so far, while maintaining good alignment. I do hope Grizzly provides the expected good...
by AllenH59
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

Harold: While I am not a machinist, I am a quality control guy. Mostly in welding but also in structural manufacture and boilers. I would bet money it is junk, and missed a step in the factory. It was sold to a guy who is a beginning hobby machinist, who did not notice it, as he had basically never ...
by AllenH59
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.
Replies: 33
Views: 3812

Re: grizzly gunsmith lathe tail stock won't lock tight.

Harold, I do not know what numbers are in conflict, but we have done more investigation, and it turns out that conjecture is now moot, we found the smoking gun. We put a little blue on the bottom of the tailstock, on both the Vee side and the flat side, and slid it the length of ways, leaning as har...
by AllenH59
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4-jaw scroll chuck
Replies: 13
Views: 4987

Re: 4-jaw scroll chuck

I would like to have one... I have a 3 jaw 6", two 4 jaw independent 8" and 12", and a 5C collet chuck. I made backing plates for the 12" and the Collet Chuck, the other two came with the lathe. I want more.