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04-06-2020 08:27 PM

I have a Oliver 159 lathe I recently restored. The back spindle threads were boogered up front of thread. I bought a EZ Thread. Repaired the threads. I bought a 6” faceplate (wheel) for rear spindle for something I could grab onto when installing faceplates or other tools on the front spindle. Problem is the threads on faceplate are left hand. The spindle is moving in same direction as the threads. The faceplate want to spin off the spindle when I slow the machine down. Any ideas how to prevent? The push down button on machine for locking the spindle was working, now it does not. I do not feel like taking the headstock apart to fix or see what issue is. Too heavy and I am too old. Any thoughts appreciated.

Thx
Chris


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#1 posted 04-06-2020 08:43 PM

Lots of faceplates and chucks have a set screw near the back of the collar that you tighten down onto the spindle to prevent them trying to spin off like you describe. Can you drill and tap for one on yours?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 04-06-2020 08:52 PM

Kenny—that is fantastic idea!...Why did I not think of that?

THX!!

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#3 posted 04-06-2020 08:53 PM

Yes I can!

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#4 posted 04-07-2020 12:16 AM

You didn’t think of it because we rarely see the simplest solution ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 04-08-2020 03:15 PM

If you have the room, you could use a LH jam nut, available from McMaster-Carr or Fastenal.

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#6 posted 04-08-2020 04:07 PM

I do—I am having one made. I could not find a commercial 1 1/8 8 pitch anywhere. 7 yes. no 8. Thx for your input!!

Chris

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#7 posted 04-08-2020 05:33 PM

I have an Oliver 167, yes you will find having that 1 1/8” spindle is a PITA for after market stuff, you may want to have an adapter made to make it a 1” or 1 1/4” spindle while you are at it. BTW I would love to see a photo of your restoration.

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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#8 posted 04-08-2020 05:35 PM

You think that’s bad, try the 1-1/2”-8 thread on my PM90 spindle :-(

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 04-08-2020 07:31 PM

Ken: send me your e mail. I will send you some pics. I can never get pics on this site. I post on Vintage Machinery site with no issues.

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#10 posted 04-08-2020 07:34 PM

Sorry: David Pontiac MI/ send me your e mail. I will send you some pics.

Thx
Chris

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#11 posted 04-08-2020 07:36 PM

LOL. Ignore my message with my email then ;-) Or, if you want to send them to me anyway, I’ll post them here for you.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 04-13-2020 07:59 PM

Here are the pics of this beauty that Chris restored :-) I’ll let him elaborate as he wishes. I’m a little jealous though!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 04-13-2020 08:18 PM

Thx to Ken for posting these pics. As I mentioned in my e mail to him, this machine was a mess when I purchased it. I bought the machine from a guy in Hagerstown, MD. I combined a road trip/ business sales trip to Philadelphia, strapped in down in my trailer and actually drove around in the Philly area a couple of days with this thing ratcheted down behind my pickup. No worries, no way anyone could possible steal it without forklift! Got it back to Atlanta and started in on it. Tore down machine, I think it was sitting outside. Everything was frozen up. Long story short, stripped the machine down to bare metal, used a lot of Blaster and WD 40, primed and painted in Rustoleum high gloss Hunter Green. Changed the belt (nightmare with spring and snap rings). 3 phase Howell motor. Hooked up to Lenze VFD. The seller said, “it runs like a champ”. It actually does. The VFD/Reeves drive is a great combination.
Thx for looking.

Chris

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#14 posted 04-13-2020 08:30 PM

Chris, you did a beautiful job on your restoration. I also like the color you chose. That machine will last you two lifetimes, use it in good health.

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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