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Lathe tooling advice

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Jackroadkill, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Donator

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    Hi chaps and chapesses, I'm just after a bit of advice. I've been given a lathe and a big box of tooling. I know what the majority of them are for, but am confused by what the other bits do. Any ideas?

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    the gears are used for cutting threads the round bar is for boring holes the square and triangle things are throw away cutting tips the tool bottom left is for cutting faces on the back of work cant see top left well enough and little thing centre left is a small cutting tool hope that helps
     
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    The item top left is a bit of a mystery, can't really see it that clearly - maybe a photo or two showing different angles and also the size. The bottom left tool looks to be a brazed carbide tip left hand turning tool used for cutting from the headstock towards the tailstock or could be used for facing off work.
    The gears are changewheels, you swap them about to get different feed rates/thread pitches, you should be able to find a manual which tells you which gears and in which order are required. If you don't have a manual you may be able to find something on lathes.co.uk.
    Looks like you need to spend some time with a wire brush and a can of WD40.
     
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    Is the top left a centre for the tailstock with the cone missing?
     
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    It's a tail stock boring bar holder. Haven't seen one like that for a while:)
     
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    The triangular cutter, works with a tool holder, into which the cutting tip clamps securely. What kind of lathe do you have?

    John
     
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    It's a Warco C06123 - have been in touch with them to request a manual but haven't had a reply yet.
     
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    Just another quick question - does anyone know how many teeth there should be on a changewheel to give a 1/2" x 20 UNF thread?
     
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    it should give you the gear combination in the manual if you get one some had plates on the lathe with thread lists on each lathe manufacturer usea different arrangements enjoy playing with your new toy I mean enjoy learning what it can do
     
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    Oh, there'll be a lot of learning going on - I haven't used a lathe since I was about 14, so it'll be a slow process. I'm going to start with facing, parting etc.
     
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    first lesson I learned make sure the chuck is tight lol
     
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    Was this a painful lesson, by any chance?!
     
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    Not forgeting 'always remove the chuck key before starting lathe'
    If you want to do 1/2 UNF I would suggest this http://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/unf_TAPS_AND_DIES.html as the best combination of change wheels, it's a good deal quicker and easier than screwcutting.
    Warco may be able to help with a manual (eventually) but the lathe is probably a Chinese made one and there will be other versions of it sold under different names. I bought a lathe from Chester which came with a useless manual but the American company Grizzly sold the same machine and they have decent manuals available online. It may be worth checking to see if there is a forum for Warco owners as that could be a good source of information and help.
     
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    The quicker you learn, the quicker I can pester you, to do some work for me. ; )
     
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