Re: Clausing 5914 Bent Spindle Question (w/ Video)
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If you want to go true a lot of work take the spindle out and check it that's the sure way to tell if the spindle got bend. I would start with the front ( by the chuck ) bearing first. A lathe is not to be picked up at the chuck. The privies owner must have not cared since the lathe was sold. You may also call Clausing and talk to a expert. Hopefully you just have bearing damage
On Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:46 AM, "913fred@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" wrote:
First, join a forum called "The Practical Machinist"
Those individuals have lots of experience in all brands of tools and has a large number of professional machinists as members. They should be able to supplement the advice you get here.
Second - there are 5C collet chucks that are mounted to a face plate. If you go with your idea of machining a faceplate on the lathe, this might be a viable solution to give you 5C capability.
As an example:
Another solution would be a Buck (or Bison ) adjust-tru 3 jaw chuck to give you the accuracy of a collet in a faceplate mounted device
Finally, you could watch eBay for a Clausing headstock assy. If you decide to go that route, before I bought the headstock, I would try to disassemble your headstock and take the spindle a machine shop to straighten the shaft. Check prices first so you don't end up with too much in the Clausing.
Best of luck!
On 03/03/2018 12:58 AM, grizzlybagworks@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] wrote: