I'm a happy man! The carriage now slide smoothly on the ways whether the carriage handwheel or the leadscrew handwheel is used.
The gib plate for the carriage. The bolts and setscrews were very tight. I've to use a plier on the allen key to loosen them. They were retightened till snug.
The lathe on its side.
The movement is now very smooth. I'll be testing for play and adjust accordingly. The exercise of preparing the lathe for use is an invaluable experience.
I wanted to test cut a piece of steel rod measuring 8.35mm in diameter. This is the part that stumped me, who is too used to variable speed spindle of the Sherline. I need to learn how to read the table on the front of the machine. Anyone can help?
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