|Forum topic by michael crawford||posted 04-01-2011 03:01 PM||2573 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-01-2011 03:01 PM
ive got an old shopsmith that is collecting dust at the back of my workshop. id like to use it for one purpose: as a lathe.
i called shopsmith so i could get a reprint of the owners manual (i inherited this tool with my shop), and they wanted 30 bucks for a photocopied version. just not worth it to me.
on the setup i currently have, i have a normal headstock with a spike and teeth. on the tailstock, i just have a fixed spike.
the problem is that when i go to put my workpiece in the machine, its either too loose for the headstock teeth to bite and turn the wood, or too tight to allow the machine to spin my stock, and tripping ,y breaker.
is there anything i can do without dumping money into this tool?