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Forum topic by Austin6 posted 08-26-2020 01:55 AM 379 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Austin6

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08-26-2020 01:55 AM

Hello, I have an older lathe that has a bolt and bottom plate that needs to be tightened and un-tightened with a wrench every time I want to adjust the rest or tail stock. I’d love to have a modern upgrade with a handle and locking cam setup like what comes on newer lathes.

This is the same model as my lathe for reference ->https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbid.reposell.com%2Flots%2F340409&psig=AOvVaw1m6ArJMUcfLTbDai6buSR6&ust=1598473471110000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCMC5oO-Xt-sCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAP

Thanks,
Austin


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#1 posted 08-26-2020 05:51 AM

Fixed link: https://bid.reposell.com/lots/340409

You might be able to use something like this if you can find the right threads

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 08-26-2020 02:30 PM



Fixed link: https://bid.reposell.com/lots/340409

You might be able to use something like this if you can find the right threads

- Woodknack

Thanks for the link to that! Do you know what modifications would need to be made? Would the cam lever still be on top like the bolt is or would it be able to come out to the side? Thanks again!

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hairy

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#3 posted 08-26-2020 03:45 PM

I have an old lathe that uses a stud in the banjo, and a knob under the ways. You might be able to change a nut and bolt to a stud and knob.

No tools required to move tailstock or banjo. Just a thought…

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#4 posted 08-26-2020 04:41 PM

I have an old lathe where the headstock, tool rest, and tailstock are secured by handwheels under the ways: Here shown as separate parts on a desk. The ways are wooden.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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Woodknack

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#5 posted 08-31-2020 06:32 AM


Fixed link: https://bid.reposell.com/lots/340409

You might be able to use something like this if you can find the right threads

- Woodknack

Thanks for the link to that! Do you know what modifications would need to be made? Would the cam lever still be on top like the bolt is or would it be able to come out to the side? Thanks again!

- Austin6

I don’t sorry. It’s one of those things where you need a custom solution but I think a cam lever will get you there.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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