Re: Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
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I read here that there is no head stock clamp. Is this splitting hairs? The headstock is bolted from below through castings that slide on the lower side of the ways - sounds like a clamp to me.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:43 PM, "r m rlm_mcv@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" wrote:
Thank You!! I was getting tired of bashing heads this AM and gave up.
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Subject: RE: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
THERE IS TO a headstock clamp. In fact there are two on each headstock.
They are similar to the tailstock clamp but not the same.
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Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
The accompanying pic in the original post is a fractured tailstock clamp. I think we've all been assuming that the original post title resulted from a central processor / digital connection error condition.
And there is no headstock clamp.
Eddie the original post is about a headstock clamp as noted in the title of the thread not a tailstock.
Never had a tailstock shift under load, e.g. when drilling a large hole?
S/B used cast iron for more reasons than just the cheapness of production, although i grant you, that would have played a big part.
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Why would a bearing surface be needed for a headstock clamp? I thought the idea of that clamp was to lock the head to the bed and never move???
I wouldn't use steel as it isn't a good bearing metal for an application such as this. If all you have is steel, put some braze on the rubbing surfaces and then machine it smooth, or fit brass slippers.
not rocket science make one out of steel
I once broke the tailstock clamp on my SB-9. I eventually found a replacement on eBay but in the meantime, many years, I used a brass block, milled to fit the bed width and with a slight step so it road only on the bottom of the ways.
I probably used that for 10 years or more.
I would try, Ted, latheman2@... and see if he has a part.
This is the headstock clamp at the end of the lathe. It is marked "13 16 18", so there appears to be some commonality among sizes. The one I have is cracked in half, and I would be interested in any leads on finding a replacement for it. A composite photo is attached. Thank you for your help.