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Forum topic by NedB posted 08-25-2008 03:36 PM 1318 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2008 03:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

I bought my lathe a couple of months ago, but only got my shop dried in this past weekend. I’ve started moving my tools and gear in. One trip brought this home:
lathe in shop

I found that at some point in the past couple of months, it must have gotten dropped, for I found this:
corner damage

I figure if worse comes to worst, I can bolt a block down to the bench, and then drill a hole in the rear of the lathe, and bolt throught the block to keep things stable.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 08-28-2008 11:40 AM

Man. Im really sorry that happened. It’d make me feel pretty blue.

Maybe a welder can build up a new corner there? I don’t know if you can braze cast iron or not.

I sure hope this turns out well.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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#2 posted 08-28-2008 12:48 PM

I never bolted my jet mini lathe down and it works fine. You didn’t happen to find the broken piece did you? A quick weld would fix it , or maybe some epoxy. Do “they” make anythign like liquid mettle :) ?

With the other 3 hold bolted down you could use a large bolt and washer to sort of clamp it in place.

Good luck

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#3 posted 09-01-2008 11:39 AM

Thanks folks, I took it for a test run with three bolts and it worked fine. If I find it doesn’t then I’ll get some JB Weld then redrill the hole, but that’s a last resort.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#4 posted 09-02-2008 11:06 AM

Just set the corners on thick rubber blocks of equal thickness.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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