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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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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    That's exactly the point, though I don't know what proof you have of that statement. Have you bought AXA toolposts from both suppliers? I've bought from Accusize - I got poor and misleading advice on the product when I called them before purchase, I thought the price was high, and the product...
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    Logan Model 210 10" x 24" Lathe

    Brief update: I made a stocky little cart for my 7x14 lathe and moved it off the ex-cabinetmaking bench (too high, but it's what is there). Added a layer of 3/4 birch plywood to the bench top. Varnished. Built some storage under and behind the bench for metal bits n pieces Chopped the end off a...
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    If you want a 7x lathe with a bit of support from the vendor (and pickup in the GTA and other cities) BusyBee has a Sieg 7x for $1k (on sale till Aug 14?).
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    Which lathes are you looking at? Those prices at asc365 look 'over the top' to me. For example, the 7x14 listed at asc365 (out of stock now) at $1179 is identical to the Vevor I bought at walmart.ca for $500(delivered) except that it has a brushless motor. It's a RealBull lathe, same as the...
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    Y'all like big lathes...Here's one in Victoria BC $500

    https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/39651376
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    It takes about 60-90 seconds; I can handle that. And there are no worries about running the spindle in reverse and unscrewing the chuck! It helps if your fingers aren't 'chubby'. :) I often switch between chucks (3-jaw, 4-jaw) and ER32 collet faceplate on my 7x.
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    You can spend more , or less. I don't understand if you are saying you'd rather pay more for something bigger and better (Precision Matthews?), or if you are just unhappy with the price/quality parameters of what's available. I paid $500 CAD including delivery for my Vevor 7x14 a few months ago...
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    Mini metalworking lathe - I could have a good use ocasionally

    The 7x lathes have a spindle bore of 20mm, as @jcdammeyer mentioned. So that may eliminate the 7x class if your requirement is a larger spindle bore. All the 7x lathes are made either by Sieg or RealBull. My Vevor 7x14 is a RealBull, but most of the other common 7x lathes (HarborFreight...
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    WEN 123 Blocks - Sale

    Tay Tools has some interesting products - I put a few things in my shopping cart there, but things came to a screeching halt with the $65 USD shipping charge.
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    On, off switch

    That's what I did on my wood lathe - a prominent ON-OFF switch (normal 'light' switch) and the DPDT 'underneath' the top panel to control rotation. On my 'new' 80-year old Logan lathe, there's a small toggle switch on the front of the headstock -up is marked FWD ON, middle is OFF, down is REV...
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    On, off switch

    Thanks, @Canadium
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    On, off switch

    Please, do you have a link for that? The cheapest one I found on the BusyBee site was $135.00+taxes+shipping. I must have used the wrong search terms.
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    What inserts do you like and why?

    https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1729&category=
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    What inserts do you like and why?

    Do you have a collection of HSS tools as well? I'm a complete beginner, but I wouldn't want to give up my A.R. Warner HSS parting blade (.040" ?). My insert parting tool can't reach very far into a workpiece, and it's wider. I have a very small 7x lathe, and I find that the 'for aluminum'...
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    Tool Balancing A 8" Grinding Wheel

    @terry_g Very interesting; thanks. What's your conclusion about the reason for the vibration with the Norton wheel - variation in thickness or density, or hole not square to the face or concentric with the rim, ? If the last, wouldn't dressing the wheel to round solve the problem? Did you...
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