At least you have to do something for the kids to respond such. . .zeeprogrammer said:And so the tour...
My kids accuse me of sounding like a doofus when I do this kind of thing.
No effort at all.Foozer said:At least you have to do something for the kids to respond such. . .
Sounds like drastic action for a relatively new lathe. Not that I'd have any suggestions for remedy but are you sure? Maybe a picture or two showing the problem may elicit some suggestions for you.zeeprogrammer said:I'm going to be busy for a while and the lathe needs to be adjusted. I have no idea how difficult it will be to true the lathe...or if it can be done (by me). For one thing, the tailstock sits high and I can't shim the headstock. I don't have the skill to grind the tailstock down.
Funny that. I've been thinking about it all day. Just now came downstairs with a bit of kerosene to clean up the lathe with the intention of taking various pics showing the problem (er...problems) with the alignment of the lathe.doubletop said:Maybe a picture or two showing the problem may elicit some suggestions for you.
Kind of a long show. And I ran out of popcorn...I don't want people resorting to what's under their seats. :big:doubletop said:No I'm not; you've got your audience on the edge of their seats and you are just going to walk off the stage? I don't think so....
Okay. Gives me a chance to repair the stage and adjust the lighting.doubletop said:OK so lets just call it an intermission. Audience can go to the bar and the main act can freshen up.
..............then its back into it for the finale
If it is a factory defect and the parts do not meet the published specifications, shouldn't you go back to the manufacture for warranty?hobby said:If what you find is the tailstock, way out of alignment, then work can be done on the bottom of the tailstock, but if it's too much of a factory defect, then littlemachineshop.com has all the spare parts, for your lathe.
Bought it a year and a half ago. At the time I wouldn't have known if it was out of spec. Since then, I've banged it up pretty good and even modified it (said modification not working too well).SAM in LA said:If it is a factory defect and the parts do not meet the published specifications, shouldn't you go back to the manufacture for warranty?
DON'T DO THIS IT'S A BAD SUGGESTION - SORRYdoubletop said:Zee
If you need more balls (OK we'll skip the innuendo) just go to your local bike store. They'll have heaps of new ones in all the standard sizes. I think I paid $3 for a bag of 20. That may or may not be cheap but its a convenient source.