The second step I am taking to machine the new drive shaft. I have already made a test piece in delrin. This was to validate my calculation and drawings. Now I want to make another test piece, this time from the actual material I will be using. I want to experiment with speeds and feeds to see what I am able to get away with.
I don’t know why anyone would want to watch this, but here is an accelerated compilation of the videos I published on refurbishing my 1942 K&T 2HL. For individual videos and a more enjoyable pace, check out the playlist linked below.
I needed to replace the shelf I have for my lathe’s quick change tool holders. Coincidentally, ArcCaptain reached out to me and asked me to review their MIG 200 welding machine. I decided to compare it to the PrimeWeld MIG 180. I share what I saw and got a nice new lathe shelf in the process.
NOTE: This video is not intended to teach the viewer how to machine scrape.
Ron Grundy, who worked for Kearney & Trecker for 30 years as a machine scraper and rebuilder, invited myself, Kevin and Kyle to his home shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to get a crash course on machine scraping. Now that I have my straight edge machined, it’s time to learn and to start to scrape it flat. Ron covered a lot of information in two days, and told a lot of great stories. For ad free editions of this video, head over to my Patreon page and become a Rock Crawler or higher. https://www.patreon.com/mylilmule
WARNING: For entertainment purposes only. This is NOT a how-to or instructional video. I am not an electrician.
I wanted to add some additional protection to the wiring for my 1960 South Bend lathe, but using more modern components. In this video, I show how I wired a breaker, a contactor, a phase monitor relay and a thermal overload relay to the lathe.
If you want to do your own research on this method, here are links to the parts I used.
I try to be constantly working on learning new skills, and one that I have been wanting to learn is machine way scraping, a skill I plan to use when I rebuild my 1960 13″ South Bend Lathe. There are a bunch of new tools I will need to accomplish this, and a straight edge is one of them. I picked up this 18″ prism straight edge as a raw casting from Denis Foster. The first step in preparing this raw casting to become a useful tool is to machine all of the necessary surfaces.
The indexing keys in my dividing head and foot stock work perfectly on the Bridgeport mill, but are too narrow for the Kearney & Trecker horizontal mill. I wanted to make a set the was a very snug fit to help ensure I have proper alignment between the two pieces.