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Assembing The Taig Lathe Kit By Nick Carter

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    New Taig Lathe Kit Assembly
    This four page article shows the various stages and techniques in assembling the Taig Lathe Kit K1019
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    Slide the carriage on and loosen the gib adjustemnt lock screws.
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    Tighten the screws evenly so that it slides but has no play.
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    The thumbscrew should lock the carriage when tightened, but allow it to slide when loose.
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    On to the cross slide.
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    Loosen the gib locking screws.
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    Loosen the gib screws.
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    Slide the slide off and remove the gib.
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    Screw the screws in - this will remove any burrs left in the hole.
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    Adjust the gib screws. The gib locking screws should be slack.
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    Snug up the gib locking screws, this may take several iterations as this usually tightens things up a bit, and then you have to adjust the gibs again.
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    New Taig Lathe Kit Assembly
    This four page article shows the various stages and techniques in assembling the Taig Lathe Kit K1019
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    The cross slide screw assembly. Unscrew the lead screw nut (left hand).
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    There is usually a burr in the hole and the nut post may be a bit tight, some creative deburring will make assembly easier.
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    Deburred.
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    The mounting hole and the nut, you want the long end facing away from the front of the lathe.
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    Tapped in with a mallet.
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    Screw in the cross slide screw assembly.
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    That ring provides a zero mark.
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    Screw the cross slide on.
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    Oil everything with either 20 or 30 wt oil or better yet, way oil.
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    Test for smooth travel. Adjust gibs, tweak the nut alignment, etc to make smooth.
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    These steps aren't needed, but here just in case you need to adjust the dial. Remove dial lock screw.
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    Dial setscrew.
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    Leadscrew end. The flat is for the dial setscrew to bear against.
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    New Taig Lathe Kit Assembly
    This four page article shows the various stages and techniques in assembling the Taig Lathe Kit K1019
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    Carriage pinion, eccentric, etc.
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    The eccentric.
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    Insert the eccentric bushing in the carriage. Make sure the thick side is against the locking screw.
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    The pinion sticks out the bushing.
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    For some reason the groove that was used for the c-clip doesn't extend past the bushing anymore. I think they have a ton of the pinions with this old feature.
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    The c-clip slides on (it takes a while to line it up and get it on, be patient...) but doesn't hit the groove. I usually leave the c-clip off anyway as it makes cleaning easier.
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    How everything should look.
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    Adjust the eccentric so that the pinion grabs a piece of paper between it and the rack.
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    I used pliers, gently(!)
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    That's how the toolpost mounts...
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    Depth stop in place on the headstock.
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    One screw through the clamping shoe locks the headstock in place.
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    You may need to debur the inside of the headstock pulley where the setscrew comes through.
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    One way to immobilize the spindle.
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    So I can file a flat on the headstock shaft. Not mandatory but it makes it easier to remove the pulley later.
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    Flat.
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    Tightening the pulley setscrew. That's it!
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