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Re: silent chain drive

Kim Steiner
 

A "silent chain" is somewhat like a bicycle chain but with multiple
links across the width. They come in at least two pitches and
multiple widths, and both the chains and the wheels are expensive.
On my mill, I considered replacing the whole system with a timing
belt and pulleys, but even that option was more money than I wanted
to spend and, in the end, I got what I needed for almost nothing. Kim

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "lurchix <lurch@t...>"
<lurch@t...> wrote:
How close to that silent chain, is the silent chain used as a timing
chain on small block chevy's? Or the cam-drive chain on a new
TwinCam
Harley?

My point being, the specific wheel/sprocket/whatchacallit may be
nigh
impossible to find...but if that particular sort of chain is an
industry standard silent chain type and size, would a modifiable
sprocket be more readily available?
.


South Bend Collets for sale in the Netherlands

L.G.M.van Lelieveld <pa3eka@amsat.org> <pa3eka@...>
 

a have put some Ads for lathe parts in the netherlands for my SB9
some one respond
Mister de Jong
Aarlanderveen
His mobile phone nr 06-224 725 83
Fax 0172-579894
His Email afdes = dickJH56@hotmail.com
He told he has 10 or 15 off them
in duthc SPANTANGEN
if someone needs help on this let me Know
Grtz Bert


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

gorvil
 

Don't buy a Clisby. It is truly a toy. I bought one and after rebuilding it with bronze bearings instead of aluminum on the leadscrew, turning a 4 step pulley system, adding a sewing machine motor instead of the tiny 12 volt DC motor it comes with, refitting it with the old knobs from my Sherline after replacing the Sherline knobs with larger ones and making a gib system that worked, I gave it to a jeweller friend of mine to turn waxes for casting. He's happy with it now but nobody on this list would be unless as an improvement project like mine.



Glen Reeser

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "Clint D" <driggars@e...> wrote:

You can look at the Clisby mini's, not sue about a taper attachment though,
but you can use a boring head in the tailstock to do tapers
Clint
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Stocker" <skstocker@a...>
To: <southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?
I don't know the smallest to ever have a taper attachment, but the
Sherline has the ability to swivel the lathe headstock to allow turning
short tapers. You could also look at customizing a Taig and making the
taper attachment.
Cheers,
Stan
jaxinbc wrote:
Does anyone know what the smallest lathe ever made with a taper
attachment ? We travel a lot in our RV so I thought on rainy days
sometimes it might be nice to have some little lathe,all boxed up on
board that I could set up and wile away the day. TV & radio get
boring as heck and getting too old to chase the cook !!
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Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

alphawolf45
 

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "lurchix <lurch@t...>"
<lurch@t...> wrote:
Have you looked at those RVs where the front 15 feet has all the RV
interior stuff, and the back half is empty, with a rollup garage
door
in the rear? You could get a Heavy 10 in there no
problem...<chuckle>

Yeah Then when the cook gets a metal shaving in her foot she will
chase you ! (Laughing out loud)
Steven


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

lurchix <lurch@theramp.net> <lurch@...>
 

Have you looked at those RVs where the front 15 feet has all the RV
interior stuff, and the back half is empty, with a rollup garage door
in the rear? You could get a Heavy 10 in there no problem...<chuckle>


Re: silent chain drive

lurchix <lurch@theramp.net> <lurch@...>
 

How close to that silent chain, is the silent chain used as a timing
chain on small block chevy's? Or the cam-drive chain on a new TwinCam
Harley?

My point being, the specific wheel/sprocket/whatchacallit may be nigh
impossible to find...but if that particular sort of chain is an
industry standard silent chain type and size, would a modifiable
sprocket be more readily available?

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "Kim Steiner <steiner@p...>"
<steiner@p...> wrote:
I have a silent chain drive on my Van Norman mill. After breaking
the large drive wheel in a moving accident, I discovered that neither
the drive chain nor the wheels can be affordably replaced on standard
home shop machines. I think the outfit that owns the Van Norman name
wanted $900 for the wheel alone. So, don't damage yours!
Fortunately, I found a used replacement. Kim Steiner

I'm just curious,how many members have this setup on their lathe.
I really don't see it that often,does anyone have an opinion as to
why,was it too expensive because I really like mine and I think it
is a great space saver.Would anyone have any old books with a price
for this setup. Thanks Scott.


Change gear help ?

JC Johnson <two-jays@...>
 

 
 
Can anyone help fill in the blanks in the following data for the 18 DP 16-tooth Southbend change gear?
 
Please reply off list.
 
 16      # of teeth
           # of pairs of arcs in involute
           Pitch Diameter
 18      Diameteral Pitch
           Outside Diameter
           Root Diameter
           Pressure Angle
           Roll Diameter
           Circular Tooth Thickness
           Roll Measurement
           Flank Angle
           Root Fillet Radius
           Tip Fillet Radius
 
Thanks for any help,
 
Johnny
 


Re: What DRO do you use?

Art Eckstein <axtein@...>
 

Jeff,
Mine is not a Southbend, but look at my web site and you will see how I did it on mine. I have the saddle and the cross slide rigged up using inexpensive encoders, some cable, a freeware program and an old 486 computer. You will find the link in my tagline and this series of pages starts with my mill/drill (and has the software and interface information.

At 06:06 PM 1/7/03 +0000, you wrote:
I want to look at options for installing a DRO on my 13" South Bend.
Has anyone had success doing this for under $1000? A picture of an
installation would be dandy.

Thanks,

Jeff

Bubba

OLDER THAN DIRT
Country Bubba
(Actually the inventor of Country and Bubba)

axtein@...
LaGrange, GA

http://ns1.dicomm.net/~axtein/dro


Re: Digest Number 780

Anthony Rhodes
 

In a message dated 1/7/03 6:49:58 PM Pacific Standard Time,
southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com writes:

<< Looks right. My 1A collets look like the 3C but are the same length as
your 3AT and the closing angle does not as far off from the 3C. My 1As to
tell the difference you need to check the length. I would go down with a mic
or caliper a sample and the closer nose piece all to make sure you get the
ones you want. These three are so close in size to each other and yet
incompatible with each other I find it hard to understand why they did it. >>

They are proprietary. 3AT is Atlas, 3C is Cataract, a Hardinge brand, and I
don't know the source on 1A.

Once upon a time machine tool manufacturers made every piece of there
machines themselves, virtually nothing was bought in from outside except raw
materials. If you were going to offer a collet system for your lathe you
designed and manufactured your own.

Eventually manufacturers started buying in certain components. Now chucks,
bearings, tool posts, gears and pulleys, and collet systems are often
supplied by specialist manufacturers. Most of the collets we're now familiar
with were designed to fit the specific lathe. It wouldn't have made sense to
a manufacturer to copy somebody else's design and to do so would almost
certainly have been a violation of patent.

Now you are free to adapt whatever collet system you prefer to your lathe.
But I will admit that the prolifc range of existing types of collets, often
with only the most minor differences, can be confusing and frustrating.

Anthony
Berkeley, Calif.


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

Clint D <driggars@...>
 

You can look at the Clisby mini's, not sue about a taper attachment though,
but you can use a boring head in the tailstock to do tapers
Clint

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Stocker" <skstocker@adelphia.net>
To: <southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?


I don't know the smallest to ever have a taper attachment, but the
Sherline has the ability to swivel the lathe headstock to allow turning
short tapers. You could also look at customizing a Taig and making the
taper attachment.

Cheers,
Stan

jaxinbc wrote:
Does anyone know what the smallest lathe ever made with a taper
attachment ? We travel a lot in our RV so I thought on rainy days
sometimes it might be nice to have some little lathe,all boxed up on
board that I could set up and wile away the day. TV & radio get
boring as heck and getting too old to chase the cook !!



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Re: need help

wilmont75 <awbailey@hargray.com> <awbailey@...>
 

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "smallhand27 <smallhand@a...>"
<smallhand@a...> wrote:
Is it just me or is it the site? I attempted to upload, "A Newbie's
Guide to Resurrecting a Lathe", to no avail. Has anyone else had
this
problem?

R Hill
I had the same trouble. Apparently the site is still under
construction.
Bill


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

no1tigman
 

This could be one of the smallest lathes but I don't think a taper
attachment is available,you could make one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&category=13876&item=753200535&rd=1

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "jaxinbc <jackie.blake@t...>"
<jackie.blake@t...> wrote:
Does anyone know what the smallest lathe ever made with a taper
attachment ? We travel a lot in our RV so I thought on rainy days
sometimes it might be nice to have some little lathe,all boxed up
on
board that I could set up and wile away the day. TV & radio get
boring as heck and getting too old to chase the cook !!


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

Stan Stocker <skstocker@...>
 

I don't know the smallest to ever have a taper attachment, but the Sherline has the ability to swivel the lathe headstock to allow turning short tapers. You could also look at customizing a Taig and making the taper attachment.

Cheers,
Stan

jaxinbc wrote:

Does anyone know what the smallest lathe ever made with a taper attachment ? We travel a lot in our RV so I thought on rainy days sometimes it might be nice to have some little lathe,all boxed up on board that I could set up and wile away the day. TV & radio get boring as heck and getting too old to chase the cook !!


Heavy 10 spindle speeds ???

indyducati <indyducati@yahoo.com> <indyducati@...>
 

Hello folks,

Here's another newby question :-)

I have not found any information on on the speed ranges of the
spindles. I want to be able to turn aluminum and small diameters.
From this, I assume I'd want speeds up to 2000 rpm ?
From the parts lists I've looked at, all of the spindles turn in
plain bearings. Doesn't this effect the rpms a lathe will turn ?
Do any of the South Bends use ball or roller bearings for the
spindles ?

Thanks,

Steve Rosenbaum
Indianapolis, IN


Re: Steady rest & follower rest for a working lathe?

phty95014 <patyoung@cup.hp.com> <patyoung@...>
 

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "Mark J. Andy" <marka@t...>
wrote:
Howdy,

Anyone know where I can get a steady rest and maybe a follower rest
for a
9" workshop for a reasonable price?

I don't care if they're factory SBL parts or not. Everything I see
going
on Ebay is kinda psycho amounts of money. A recent set on Ebay
(http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&category=1272&item=3101819075&rd=1)
went for $400, which is _way_ more than I want to spend...

Or is there some reason that these things seem to require an arm &
a leg?

Mark
I'm in the same boat and have been looking for alternatives. One
promising thought was that you can buy a cheap steady rest for one
of those 7x10 imported lathes from Harbor Freight for $25, make a
base for it to sit on at the correct height, maybe put some screw
adjustment on it to center it crosswise and away you go. The only
downside is that the capacity of the steady rest looks like it is
really small. But who knows...

Pat


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

gorvil
 

Hi Jackie,

Seems funny for me to say that, my sister's name is Jackie.

I have had a Sherline lathe and milling column accessory for years.
You cut tapers by offsetting the headstock, the same as the Unimat.
Sherline has a huge array of accessories and such. You can check
them out on line WWW.Sherline.com and on a very active group on Yahoo.

I took my lathe into the class I taught in metal casting at the local
community college. It is very portable.

Glen Reeser


--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "k3vyl <k3vyl@e...>"
<k3vyl@e...> wrote:
--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "jaxinbc
<jackie.blake@t...>"
<jackie.blake@t...> wrote:
Does anyone know what the smallest lathe ever made with a taper
attachment ? We travel a lot in our RV so I thought on rainy days
sometimes it might be nice to have some little lathe,all boxed up
on
board that I could set up and wile away the day. TV & radio get
boring as heck and getting too old to chase the cook !!
The Unimat SL doesnt have a taper attachment,but you can offset
the
headstock and cut tepers with it.There is a Unimat group on
yahoo,so
you can go over there and take a look. RC


Re: What DRO do you use?

zman92020 <daveanne@pacbell.net> <daveanne@...>
 

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Swayze <jswayze@o...>"
<jswayze@o...> wrote:
I want to look at options for installing a DRO on my 13" South Bend.
Has anyone had success doing this for under $1000? A picture of an
installation would be dandy.

Thanks,

Jeff
Shooting Star has been an excellent choice for me... I use their DRO
on my mill and lathe with exceptional results... accurate and easily
installed... and they're great to deal with.....good after sales service


Re: Smallest Lathe with Taper Attaachment ?

k3vyl
 

--- In southbendlathe@yahoogroups.com, "jaxinbc <jackie.blake@t...>"
<jackie.blake@t...> wrote:
Does anyone know what the smallest lathe ever made with a taper
attachment ? We travel a lot in our RV so I thought on rainy days
sometimes it might be nice to have some little lathe,all boxed up
on
board that I could set up and wile away the day. TV & radio get
boring as heck and getting too old to chase the cook !!
The Unimat SL doesnt have a taper attachment,but you can offset the
headstock and cut tepers with it.There is a Unimat group on yahoo,so
you can go over there and take a look. RC


Re: What DRO do you use?

Scott S. Logan <ssl@...>
 

On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 18:06:32 -0000, Jeff Swayze <jswayze@one.net>
wrote:

A picture of an
installation would be dandy.
Here are a couple...

http://www.star-techno.com/images/ph79.gif
http://www.star-techno.com/images/ph80.gif


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Cabin Fever (was Re: What DRO do you use?)

Scott S. Logan <ssl@...>
 

On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:01:28 -0500, William Ruehl wrote:

Is anybody on this list going to the Cabin Fever Expo in York PA? Shooting
Star will be there (me too I hope).
Yep, I'll be there. I know Shooting Star will be, too, I've spoken
with Cheryl a couple of times (ask us about Yuengling Beer, yum).

From a recent post I put on rcm:

| Newsgroups: rec.crafts.metalworking
| Subject: Cabin Fever Expo (Updated 12/11/02)
| Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 09:26:05 -0600
| Message-ID: <44261v4pgs9985road8g834ik15542g8pk@4ax.com>
|
| A reminder. (Updated 12/11/02)
|
| Cabin Fever Expo
| January 18-19, 2003 ********************************
| York Expo Center < * NEW, BIGGER, BETTER LOCATION *
| York, Pennsylvania ********************************
| http://www.yorkfair.org/
| http://www.yorkfair.org/location.htm
|
| Hours Saturday 9AM to 5PM
| Sunday 9AM to 4PM
|
| ************************************************************
| * New this year! *
| * FIRST ANNUAL IRON FEVER AUCTION *
| * Friday, January 17, 2003, same location. *
| * Inspection begins at 12 noon, Bidding begins at 4pm. *
| ************************************************************
|
| Admission: $5.00 (Good both days)
|
| For more show info, contact Gary or Jared Schoenly
| info@cabinfeverexpo.com
| Tel (800) 789-5068
|
| "Host" hotel is Holiday Inn Holidome
| 2000 Loucks Rd, York, PA
| Tel (717) 846-9500 * Fax (717) 764-5038
| http://www.sixcontinentshotels.com/h/d/HI/hd/thvlo
| A hospitality room is being provided for all attendees at the hotel.
| Tell them you are attending Cabin Fever to get the special rate.
| For more info, including maps see http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com
|
| I'll be there, once again. Arriving January 16 (Thursday evening).
| Hope to see lots of you folks too.


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