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The Little Jet Lathe That Just Might Could

Discussion in 'JET LATHES, MILLS, SAWS, ETC.' started by Bamban, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Bamban

    Bamban United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    In my neck of the woods the prices are ridiculous. Ulma Doctor found mine in the Sacramento, CA area. He crated and shipped it to me.
     
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    Yep , they want 2 and 3 grand for old tired iron around here ... ridiculous, who would pay that . I've gotta start watching that auction place in Connecticut
     
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    If anyone finds a steady rest for one of these, Please let me know,
     
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    i'll keep an eye peel'd for you guys :)
     
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    Overpriced like this one? http://easttexas.craigslist.org/tls/5887013479.html
     
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    That price even looks good compared to some around here. I could go buy a new lathe for what some want for used around here also.
     
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    Speaking of Rests..... Does anyone have a Follow Rest for the 1024 they could post some pictures of? If possible, could you include the measurements between the Mounting Holes and from Center Line of the Mounting Holes to the "Lathe Center" of the Follow Rest?
    Mine was missing when I got my lathe, and I've been watching eBay for one to replace it. I've taken the same measurements on my lathe, and I just like to confirm them and see what the factory Follow Rest looks like.

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris
     
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    Just sharing the latest mod on this awesome lathe. The comvetional proximity sensor mount on the V ways is too large to fit between the quick change gear box and the apron, our very own VFD guru, Mark Jacobs, designed and machined a mount that mounts on a flat rail that is bolted to the catch pan. The plate that triggers the sensor is held in place with magnets on the right side of the apron. The sensor system has a fail safe feature, a micro switch that is in series with sensor. Either one will disable the control voltage to the spindle control logic board. Fine tuning for precise stoppage is controlled by a micrometer head sliding the sensor mount, while the course adjustment is acconished by moving the entire assembly along the flat rail and locked down by a the screw.

    I chambered over 2 dozens AR15 barrels on this lathe since I had it running, the latest being a batch of 16 Shilen Select Match for our Junior Shooters. This 1024 has been the dedicated one just for chambering, contouring is done on the 1236.

    At one time I had the plan to install a 3 axis DRO, but I settled on dial travel indicators. I find these to be more practical to use, watching the needle is much easier than watching numbers fly around.

    Here is a picture how the lathe looks now, the 2 videos are samplestill of the sensor capability.





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    Maybe the last mod on the 1024 is a dial indicator mount like I have 1236 to monitor the tool post instead of the cross slide. For threading I prefer to monitor the tool post instead of just reading the compound slide dials. Right now is just use a magnetic base indicator holder. As you can see in the other picture I have contoured with the 1024, but with its short bed, I have to chuck up and indicate twice
     
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