You can "bootstrap" the repair. Lock the cross slide by tightening
the gibs and use the compound to feed the tool into the work. I've
done it. I made a small boring bar to accept a piece of 1/8" drill
rod for a cutting tool and ground the end of the drill rod to match
the shape of the thread on the screw. There is not much room inside
the nut for manuvering.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ed Beers <sreeb@b...> wrote:
I just finished up my screw rework and nut fabrication. Thecrossslide
moves smoothly over the entire range and backlash is 0.006. Icould
probably improve the backlash with another nut or splitting thenut but
I'm pretty happy with it as is so I'm going to just call it asuccess.
know if they all are. My machine has a War Board sticker on it soit is
older and may have been built in a hurry or with limited resources.the
hole is small and deep while the threads are also deep. Gettingthe
necessary clearances while retaining rigidity was difficult.that
would be my first option if I didn't have access to a second lathe.