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Old 07-23-2017, 05:54 AM   #101
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Initially, might I thank both John and Barry for their help.
John, I'm aware that situation on the mill drill but would mention that the SR44 does NOT fit. One axis is working with a much thinner battery whilst the other unit is JAMMED as Frank Hoose also discovered in his write up to which describes my lathe.

Barry, I have really only had a short space of time to 'roughly' get the feel of the lathe. I have made some remarkable discoveries in my quest to get things like a 4 jaw independent chuck, a faceplate and a fitting for my set of ER25 collets. There are a lot of conversions to do as my lathes were/are Myford and No2MT rather than MT3.

Of course, I am aware that there might be differences between the 2007 lathe which I have and what is currently advertised but not available. Aye there's the rub! Axminster Tools sells the SiegC4 and my lathe is one- but with the DRO's.

Currently, I have no 100% reliable way of comparison- until I have pulled my chuck off and mike'd the parts.

What I haven't said is that the cost of an almost identical lathe is a tad off 2000 whilst I paid a modest 350. Again, I know that I put a bit of rusty round bar into the 3 jaw and took one of my QCTP holders with any old bit hss lathe tooling, set it to rub( a la Sparey) and got a mirror finish.

So the lathe has done precious little. It had made a few parts whilst the previous guys big Harrison was 'tied up' So it has been nowhere.

The fall back position is if my spindle and the present ones are different, I order a current spindle.

Again, if the worst comes to the worst, I sleeve the 3MT spindle to 2MT and fit a Myford conversion which brings ALL my esisting Myford goodies into use or availability.

I Think!

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Old 07-23-2017, 06:06 AM   #102
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Norm what is the spindle register dia.What is o/dia of the spindle plate
what is the no,dia and pcd of the 6?? fixing holes


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Old 07-23-2017, 06:15 AM   #103
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It is now 7AM in 'Geordie' Time and the coffee is filtering through. I've just removed the top slide in preparation to do just that.
The discovery is that the tee nuts washers are still stuck with the original paint. The thing is nigh enough new

Might I reply about the chuck mounting - when I have woken up

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Just put up post for the Sc4 with my new Aloris QCTP.I have added a few photos of my Sc4 and spindle mount which fortunately is the same as my new mini lathe.If you want any more photos please ask and i can now post direct as they are all in the computer and its much easier now thru HMEM than
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:02 AM   #105
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As far as I can see, the rough figures are

Bore 25MM

Register 73MM

Outside 100MM

The chuck is fixed by 3 bolts- and bloody hard to get at ones.

Everything is new, covered in oil, swarf and SOLID.

I have my Radar Fitters kit out which is a hammer and a c******!

Does this help, pl

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I hope for your sake that the spindle register is 72mm
Should be 6 or 7 holes for m8 bolts.Should be a straight fit
for a chinese 4" chucks etc.4 fixings for 3 jaw and 4 fixings
for 4 jaw.The world is your oyster
You can make a screw on adaptor plate to fit the Myford and use the chinese gear
and/or make an sdaptor plate with a Myford nose to fit the C4. Bingo
As i said previosly the regiter is 55mm dia for 80mm chucks on Sc2
and 72mm dia for 100mm chucks. 95mm dia for 125mm chucks etc
You can buy or make a chuck to fit the lathe and an ER32 collet set
Start to lve a little Norm.Keep this thread going Regards barry
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:06 AM   #107
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Thanks Barry
I guess that my measurement was a mm out and you are correct at 72mm
Again, there is 6 sets of bolt holes in the spindle flange so an alternative to buying Sieg fittings will not be needed-
I await for when when spares are traced! Humm.

This information which you have supplied is 'Gold Dust' and saves so much rattling of ancient skulls.

At 87, a widower now with an estate still finalise( after 2 years) I am a COPD suffrer and this little diversion is one to keep warm in the English winter.

So from your information, all that remains is strip the lathe down, reset it to my needs and somewhere in the melee, sort out the DRO's.

Obviously, I'll keep people posted.

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I have a faceplate and the price of a new DRO at $220.

Stand back in amazement
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Oh and I have a new DE Grinder. Hey big spender
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I then polished down with various
grades of paper to less than half a thou with the mike and a final finish checking with my digital mike which reads to 3 places . Got the full length to
+/- 0.010mm
Thanks for that Baz. Any chance you took some pics along the way? I can hold micron accuracy over a small length but not over such a long bar. I'm interested in learning how it's done.
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A little progress report! The DRO on the saddle feed screw has not a SR44 battery. Attempting to remove the old battery involved me removing jammed paper with my late wife's surgical dental and orthodontic tools. Fortunately, Axminster Tools who marketed the lathe has a spare unit ready to fit on and will supply batteries. Not bad at 45. It is simply waiting for the post which should bring a 4 jaw independent, steadies and a collet holder for my ER25 collets. I now have the faceplate.

Time to look at the Myfords again.

I discovered that I have three sets( not just holders) for the QCTP.

The 6" DE grinder looks promising to take the Eccentric Acute Tool and Cutter Grinder.

Things are improving

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Cogsy,i will play about further to see if i can get more accuracy with
photos.As i understand it,there are 25 microns to 1 thou,therefore 1 tenth
thou is about 2.5 microns.I got the bar to +/- 10 microns or just less than half a thou,not difficult,but i will see how the bar measures now after a few nights in the shed.
Norm i will open a new thread just for you and your new lathe.Any questions can be posted and answered with photos etc and also anyone can chip in with tips etc and lots of photos


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