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    Milling Machine BC Auction

    BCAuction.ca will get you started. Location is Surrey BC Details: Milling Machine Manufacturer: Sterling Industries Model: VH0-A Serial: 831 Year: 1983 Unable to test Milling Machine - main power is not a standard plug Operating condition of this unit is unknown Large dent in electrical box...
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    Walmart.ca

    No worries! The same 'intellectual toolkit' that designed that price-setting software is also used to develop the autopilot for your new car. :)
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    Shop Neat revolving bench idea

    In the off-garage shop of a local expert machinist, I spotted a 'lazy Susan' grinder station with 3 or 4 grinders/buffers. (With a locking arrangement to keep the selected tool in place.. :) ) I thought that was a clever idea to use a bit of space on the end of a bench.
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Thanks, Mike. Have you used a glue-up belt? Reading online it sounds like getting the tapered overlap correct, and avoiding a hard spot with the glue can be tricky. I think that's the style of belt that Logan sells nowadays. I definitely have options about belting. About belts - I find it...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    I was thinking about adding a serpentine belt to the Logan. If there hadn't been a new leather belt included, I probably would have proceeded with that. Pulling the spindle is an intimidating job for me, and the bearing at the chuck end is a very expensive ($500 USD-ish) double race bearing. So...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Thanks. I am paying attention to the belt tension - actually have to reach under (lathe off obviously) and push up on the belt to check the tension. The tension knob lets me minimize the needed tension, more easily than using the screwdriver adjustment. It's also taking a bit of 'habit-forming'...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    A few more updates- Painted the belt cover lid as it was really a mess, but I don't intend to re-paint the rest of the machine. Made a tool height gauge with a magnet in the base Put a handle on a wrench for tightening the AXA (Why don't they come with a wrench/handle?) Made a new belt...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Made the base plate and post for the AXA. I milled down the (unused) base from my OXA -used the milling attachment on the 7x Vevor. Made a new post. 9/16-18 and M10 x 1.5 from 'mystery steel'. The small end suited the existing hole in the plate.
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    Good luck with your search! Please let us know what you find. :)
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Well, I only have 2 data points on the toolposts - my OXA direct from China via AliExpress and the AXA from Precision Matthews (also made in China). The design and machining quality looks very similar. I didn't want to wait for the AXA from China, and the prices and availability weren't great...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Thanks! Sorry about the whining... :)
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    There was never any lube in mine, so age makes no difference. Just lot of grinding grit and parts that weren't made to fit and wouldn't move. Knocking it apart and using a Dremel grinder for 30 minutes isn't what I expected to do! You are way more tolerant than me!
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    $2k CAD for a chuck - not in my lifetime! :) Mine looks similar to that one but doesn't have the Bison sticker and the bolt patterns are different - just 'Made in Poland' and a part number for labelling. But HH Roberts is selling them as Bisons.
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    @bigHUN - I still don't understand wheter you'd rather spend more (than $1000?) and get a more capable small machine, or if you want a capable, precision-made, high quality machine, ready to go 'right out of the box' with a large spindle bore for a very low price. You may find this discussion...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    For a lot of folks, a machine that didn't work 'right out of the box' would be a disappointment. Having 'intimate knowledge' of my 7x lathe certainly removed any fear about taking the Logan to bits. :) There's a lot to be said for playing with cheaper things - less stressful!
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