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Home-made Lathe Rest Lock

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Project by JMillerWoodworks posted 09-13-2017 01:52 AM 1138 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently, my brother and I were given and old Craftsman Lathe. It was well used and needed a lot of work- of which one thing that it needed was a new lock for the rest. Apparently, at some point in time, it had broken off and the first owner had simply cut a slot in the broken area for a flat head screw-driver. After removing the broken screw, I took a carriage bolt and put the hand tightener on it then locked two nuts together. Now I have the perfect lock for the rest and spent practically nothing!

-- - Joel Miller "Striving to be like the Carpenter of Galilee"





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-13-2017 02:31 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Nice going!!

Jim

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 02:53 AM

Nice work around. +1Jim Jakosh

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 04:12 PM

It’s a nice creative repair.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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JMillerWoodworks

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#4 posted 09-13-2017 11:41 PM

Thanks!

-- - Joel Miller "Striving to be like the Carpenter of Galilee"

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NotaJock

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#5 posted 09-14-2017 11:34 PM

Locktite or BLO.
A pic backed off enough to see where this is used on your lathe would be nice.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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JMillerWoodworks

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#6 posted 09-15-2017 01:20 AM

NotaJock-
I couldn’t figure out how to add a picture without it coming in as a link so I edited the post, adding 2 pictures (the last two) for your answer.

-- - Joel Miller "Striving to be like the Carpenter of Galilee"

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#7 posted 09-20-2017 04:04 PM

Joel, Thanks, now I get it.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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