Re: Making parts for a Telescoping Steady Rest - Part 4


Andrei
 

Cattail Foundry in Lancaster, PA does all sorts of castings. 

A few years back a friend did a batch and it was about $1 per pound for cast iron. Prices must have gone up in recent times, but it still would be affordable even at 3-4-5 times the cost. All you need is to provide a mold and negotiate a minimium quantity.

They are Amish, so stop thinking about emailing them or checking out their website. Call them on the phone or send them snail mail. Patience is a virtue. 

Here is the google link that might help you, some. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=cattail+foundry+lancaster+pa&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS901US901&oq=lancaster+foundry&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j46i175i199j0i22i30l7.6142j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of Grover McKenzie <gmcken@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:31 PM
To: SouthBendLathe <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Making parts for a Telescoping Steady Rest - Part 4
 
would you be kind enough to give the machinist drawings for the telescoping steady rest and traveling steady.  also is there any interest in getting someone to cast the steady rest and traveling steady for a 13 south bend lathe due to these being hard to find.

----- Original Message -----
From: "wlw19958" <wlw-19958@...>
To: "SouthBendLathe" <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:13:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Making parts for a Telescoping Steady Rest - Part 4

Hi There,

*Looks GOOD. What knurl wheels you use? Course?*

You could say I used "course" knurl wheels.  I purchased my knurls from
Accu-Trak.  I use the KP series knurls with 45° diagonal (to produce a
90° diamond).  These are available in several pitches (16, 20, 25 and 30
tpi) and I used the 20 tpi knurls as they are the closest to the originals.

I have one of those scissor type knurling tools I use (which work so much
better than the "bump" type made by Armstrong and Williams).

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb








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