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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Anyone a Machinist?   Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:33 pm

To be precise, one who knows his way around a metal lathe very well. Why? Because I need someone to turn a oversized brass split bearing for my lathe spindle. I have a 1948 Craftsman Dunlap 109.2063 that it's spindle bearing just spins inside the headstock and was a bit too small from the very start. If someone could tackle this job for me (at a price of course) I'd be very beholding to ya.
Oh! and yes I know eBay has them but, they're the same thing I got the last time and are about 1/16" undersize for my headstock and purchasing another headstock does not guarantee I won't have the same problem or another, besides I'll still need a spindle bearing ta boot. I really need this bearing, I can't afford a new lathe and I wish to continue to make pipes even if they are turds. 5) Thank you for any help in this matter.




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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:17 am

I'm not a machinist, but I spend way too much time staring at old machines. Have you poked around http://vintagemachinery.org. ? That would be my first stop if I was looking for something like that.
Hope you have her back up and running soon!
Mike.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:55 am

MichaelM wrote:
I'm not a machinist, but I spend way too much time staring at old machines.  Have you poked around http://vintagemachinery.org. ?  That would be my first stop if I was looking for something like that.  
Hope you have her back up and running soon!
Mike.

Mike, yes I have but, I'm unsure how to approach them as I'm not a member and am not sure how my request will be taken.
If I can't find anyone here or near by I may just go to them and see what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:12 pm

Post a pic of it
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:38 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
MichaelM wrote:
I'm not a machinist, but I spend way too much time staring at old machines.  Have you poked around http://vintagemachinery.org. ?  That would be my first stop if I was looking for something like that.  
Hope you have her back up and running soon!
Mike.

Mike, yes I have but, I'm unsure how to approach them as I'm not a member and am not sure how my request will be taken.
If I can't find anyone here or near by I may just go to them and see what happens.

I don't know anyone there either, but Keith seems like a really nice guy. I would just send him an email or a PM through his youtube channel and ask if he can point you in the right direction. That's a complicated looking bearing and if a source exists for the correct size it will be a lot cheaper than having one machined from scratch. I suppose that 1/16" is too thin to just consider a straight bushing to take up the slack.
I know I'm not being much help Ron. Hope you find something soon!
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:47 am

Mike, I decided to try and bore one of the sets of original bearings out that are still in real good condition on my lathe and if I find there's just too much slop in my spindle to do a good enough job I have sheet brass to shim the one that's spinning till I find some one to do a proper job of boring out the other set I have or make a set for me. Should be too pricey see'en they sell them on eBay for a $50 - $60 a set, shame they won't fit the spindle I have.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:24 am

Well, my amateur attempt at boring out a set of original bearings seems to have worked out okay, the lathe is up and running truer than ever. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:01 pm

Is tge inside hollow and the bottom threaded
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:36 pm

just like the photo above sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:45 pm

Is it brass tungsten what's tge material
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Did you read any of the first post? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:18 pm

Yes but did not see what it's made of
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone a Machinist?   Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:41 pm

I see it wow I'm blind ok. Hmm dont seem to hard
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