The table is posted below (given in the manual and on the gear box):
The default setup was dis-assembled after pics were taken so that I can put them back in the same order. The gear change went well except another cut on my middle right knuckle when the wrench slipped. The cut wasn't as bad as the one I had when trying to remove the tool holder from the QCTP - the dovetails are really sharp! A small piece of skin and a little flesh came off. This round, just a little broken skin with some bleeding.
|View from the side. The 30-tooth gear can be seen behind the 50-tooth (the 2nd gear from the bottom).|
I did a "dry run" with the tool a distant away from the stock. Everything seems to work alright. The carriage moved at snail pace with 80 rpm selected. According to the manual, I'm not to disengage the half nut during operation. Just need to move the cross slide in, power one the lathe with the spindle turning anti-clockwise, turned the spindle off, back off the tool, reverse the spindle, reached the start of cut, turned spindle off, move in the tool for the next pass, and so on. Seems easy enough. I'll do another dry run till I can do it without thinking before proceeding with the cut.
I see that I have some time tomorrow night as my wife will be out meeting with her church friends. They're planning another visiting to some homes a month or two from now. These meetings usually end rather late. I should have the locking lever completed by tomorrow night.
One thing I've been thinking about on this project; If I'm to loctite the tommy bar to the bolt head, how do I remove it should I need to remove the clamping plate from the tailstock?
This is how the bolt looks currently. The bolt is just a simple M8 capscrew.
|The capscrew holds a steel clamping plate beneath the tailstock.|
Anyone with idea please drop me a note. Thank you in advance.