Tag Archives: lathe

Big Lathe – Little Parts

My wife wanted some metal nose pads for her eye glasses.  I thought I’d try my hand at making some….again.  More one that in a few.  So, relatively big lathe making relatively little parts.  At least it is for me. … Continue reading

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Making a T-Bolt for the Hendey Lathe

In the process of grinding the jaws on my lathe, I tightened down one of the compound bolts…but it never got tight.  Hmm.  I looked at it carefully and noticed the nut and stud were both turning.  Not good.  I … Continue reading

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Hendey Finishing Touches: Jaw Grinding

I decided to address another problem with my Hendey lathe.  This time I turned my attention to my three jaw chuck.  My chuck had two issues I wanted to address.  The first is that it would not hold a part … Continue reading

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Hendey Finishing Touches: Thumb Screws

As I use my Hendey lathe, little things stand out to me that I want to modify.  One of these things was the use of set screws to lock the scales to the cross slide and compound screws.  Most lathes … Continue reading

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Jack Repair

I was doing some automotive work last weekend when the release mechanism on my jack broke.  I had jacked the car up and placed jack stands under it.  When I went to lower the jack, which requires twisting the handle, … Continue reading

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Hendey Finishing Touches: Part 1

As expected, as I’ve been using my lathe, I’ve run into some issues.  The first issue I mentioned in my last post.  During drilling with the tail stock, the spindle would seize in the conical bearings.  My Hendey employs two … Continue reading

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Flap Wheel Adapters

Chris, from One Tool at a Time, and I attended an Estate sale yesterday.  We found a couple things to buy.  One of the items he found was a flap wheel.  The flap wheel has a hole for a 1″ … Continue reading

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