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Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 02-02-2017 at 04:31 PM
Once I got into my lathe rebuild I did start looking at something like that, except I need a
lathe to make the pulleys...Hopefully I can make this happen after I get my lathe back
Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 01-31-2017 at 05:37 PM
If you go with all metal, how often do you need to grease them?
Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-30-2017 at 10:43 PM
UPDATE: I spoke with the manufacturer, and they confirmed the chuck was out of spec and told me
to send it back. I purchased another chuck (4 jaw this time) and it measured 71.97mm, and it
fits on the...
Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-17-2017 at 07:27 PM
I usually like to educate myself a little bit before calling the manufacturer.This is also the
first time trying to fit a new chuck. For all I know the chucks are always undersized to allow
Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-17-2017 at 05:22 PM
I'm fitting a new spindle to my mini lathe so I can upgrade to a 4" chuck without an adapter
plate. However, the register on the spindle is 72.02mm while the register on the new chuck is
only 71.9mm. ...
Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 01-11-2017 at 01:52 PM
If I change both spindle and countershaft to metal gears, what would break?
Posted in thread: 7 x 12 chinese mini lathe mods on 01-10-2017 at 11:54 PM
I agree with bazmak that a lock which clamps the saddle to the ways is preferable to one which
lifts it up from the ways.
Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 01-10-2017 at 11:53 PM
If someone has changed both the 7x12 headstock gears hi-lo gears to the metal ones, would you
mind telling me how much louder they are than the stock plastic gears?I'm replacing the spindle
Posted in thread: New bearings for mini mill on 01-09-2017 at 05:32 PM
Hi zoltanGrease shields can be fabricated from brass shim just make sure that it does not rub
on the inner race of the bearing.The spacers on the inside of the housing will need to be
shimmed the same...
Posted in thread: 7 x 12 chinese mini lathe mods on 01-06-2017 at 05:24 PM
You may want to check my blog for other mini lathe mods to consider. I think especially useful
ones for you would be the gib modification, the compound delete, the way protector, and the way