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Kevin Lohnes

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Hello group and thank you for having me. I have Alays had an interest in machining, but never entered the field.
Air gunning is what has lead me to the buying a mini lathe from Harbor Frieght and at one time a combo mill drill and lathe but sold it when we moved from La. to Il.,Let the mini lathe set for a year and just recently fixed it and this past weekend bought a Clausing 101 MK 1 built between 1937 and 1944 from what I can tell.
I am here to learn as much as I can about all I can from guys who are willing to help the new guy. Thanks and good day to all.
 

MonkMan

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Welcome Kevin, you found the right place.
 

JPigg55

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Welcome Kevin.
Let me know if you need anything. I'm only about 40 minutes from Topeka.
 

JPigg55

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I'm a little northwest of you in Seville, about half way between Canton and Macomb couple miles off Rt 95.
 

brino

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Hi @Kevin Lohnes,

Welcome to the group!

That Clausing should be a great machine. I would appreciate a picture when you can.

There is some useful info here:
http://www.lathes.co.uk/clausing/page6.html
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgIndex/detail.aspx?id=181&tab=3
http://www.hobby-machinist.com/resources/categories/clausing-colchester-bantam-johannson-covel.31/

This group is a great bunch with various backgrounds and levels of experience.
The common traits seem to be wanting to learn, and sharing what you know.
The motto is "There are no dumb questions."
Jump in, poke around, have fun!

-brino
 

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Hi KL, welcome to the site. Well your off to a good start. Next it'll be grinders for sharpening and making tool bits. Drill bit sets. Drill press. A nice milling machine. After that your on the way to the poor house like us ,,LOL .. NO not really take time to watch YouTube , Mr Pete is a good one to learn from, he's an retired shop teacher. Get a copy of how to run a lathe by south bend.
Any questions or help , just ask
 

dlane

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I got mine from albino flatbelts, it's green, glue together , been working good 2yrs
 

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Welcome K L
There are numerous Clausing owners on this site and brino has described the web site well. I have a Clausing 100 MK lll that I will part with the day I die. There are three "not so obvious " lubrication points on these lathes, two are in the back gear compartment- 1 is on the back gear shaft (gears running on it); 2nd is in the drive pulley on the head shaft (spindle) a screw is removed to allow oiling of the bushings in the pulleys when using the back gear mode. The third is on the outboard end of the feed screw that moves the carriage. Mine is under the gear cover which has a hole to allow an oil can nozzle access. Good luck- my Dad put a short piece of 1/4" copper tubing from the bearing up through the gear cover. Enjoy your machining adventures !
Ray
 
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