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  1. Redneck_Sophistication

    Help me make my lathe better

    Just in case I need to make the one I have larger one day.
  2. Redneck_Sophistication

    Help me make my lathe better

    @whydontu that plate isn’t even as much as others I came across. I don’t mind spending the money to get a quality outcome. I hope to have this lathe for good. @fixerup that’s a great source too! Will they deliver to Canada? I’m not too far from the boarder either, but I’d have to empty the...
  3. Redneck_Sophistication

    Help me make my lathe better

    @trlvn bell mouth is perfectly what it is. I thought about a self made grinding set up, figured it would be a stop gap measure, so I though getting new(er) chuck would be better in long run @Susquatch i thought about trying to shim parts true but there no way I’d have the patience for that for...
  4. Redneck_Sophistication

    Help me make my lathe better

    I think the issue is definitely mostly in the jaws. I checked the chuck body at the rear (only spot that is continuous) and only get 2 thou run out. But in the jaws is almost 20! Jaws are also uneven, #2 I can jam a .008 feeler in over 1/2 inch! I am assuming the threaded section is...
  5. Redneck_Sophistication

    Help me make my lathe better

    Here’s a pic of when I was replacing the spindle bearings, the threaded ring is not fixed. Threads onto the chucks to hold it into the taper. Here is the back of the 4 jaw, and the piece the old owner made. It doesn’t have the relief in the Center but measured the same. Was hoping to be able...
  6. Redneck_Sophistication

    Help me make my lathe better

    My old McDougall lathe has an old school thread on chucks. With a floating threaded collar to hold it to the tapered spindle with a key. The chuck has a lot of run out, and the jaws are worn, not straight. I’d like to fit a new chuck on, luckily the millwright I bought the machine from had a...
  7. Redneck_Sophistication

    “Motivated seller” mcgregor lathe

    Hopeful for someone to be foolish enough?? I messaged him and he said he’d give it away to keep it from getting scrapped. Put it up for 500 and someone might jump on it. I didn’t think anyone here would have use/room for it but thought I’d help put it out on the grape vine.
  8. Redneck_Sophistication

    “Motivated seller” mcgregor lathe

    You’re probably correct. He actually said he’d give it away to someone that would use it. Too bad. But like you said. Lots of old iron out there rusting away. Come to think of it the city should take it. Galt has old equipment in various spots throughout town. Presses and surface Grinders. Etc
  9. Redneck_Sophistication

    “Motivated seller” mcgregor lathe

    I’m sure someone that has the room for this could pick it up for next to nothing.
  10. Redneck_Sophistication

    “Motivated seller” mcgregor lathe

    Chatted with this guy. Local To Cambridge Ont. Said he’s very flexible on the price. It’s destined for the scrap yard if it doesn’t sell by next month https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/654798422739386/
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