Tag Archives: lathe

Hardinge HLV Part 2: Apron

I’m working on multiple parts of the lathe at once.  I do this because I’m usually waiting on parts or tools to arrive.  I’m going to post about sub assemblies though.  This time I’m going to cover the apron and … Continue reading

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Hardinge HLV Part 1

I’ve finally started to clean up my Hardinge HLV that, until now, has just been taking up space.  It’s a UK made version that I think was made in the 1950s.  It runs off of 400/440 3-phase 50 Hz just … Continue reading

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4 Jaw Chuck Part 2

In my last post I covered making a duplicate of my Hendey’s spindle threads in preparation of fitting a four jaw chuck.  I needed a piece to make a back plate out of and Gill came to the rescue by … Continue reading

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4 Jaw Chuck

I decided it would be nice if I had an independent 4 jaw chuck.  This is probably due to Adam (Abom79) on Youtube who always uses one.  They’re useful because you can move the jaws separately from the others which … Continue reading

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Tool Post Mod

I finally got around to making a new part for the Quick Change tool post on my Hendey Lathe.  To rotate the tool post the top nut must be loosened with a 24mm wrench.  Grabbing the wrench gets old after … Continue reading

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Machinery Hunting

I was on the Practical Machinist forum the other day and came across a post about machinery heading to the melting pot.  I clicked on it and found out that a scrap yard had bought out a closed down machine … Continue reading

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Replacement Focusing Knob

I have an old Bushnell spotting scope that I bought a while back.  Overall, it is in good condition.  One of the problems is that the focusing knob has been cracked from tightening down the set screw that holds it … Continue reading

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