TIME CHANGE! Meetup Saturday July 20/2019 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Free. Location Fish Creek Library, Calgary. Get your coffee at Starbucks at Safeway next door. 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
Calgary AB T2J 6S1, Main floor meeting room.
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It is just east of Edmonton. A long journey but the lathe is very good quality. My informants call this a 'screw lathe'. It can do all the normal lathe operations, but had a screw cutting clutch and return mechanism.
When the screw cutting hits a stop set on the lower bar, the feed disengages, ans sets up a retactor and the carriage rapid feeds to the origin. The operator then disengages the retractor, dials in the next cut and engages the feed - lind of a very primitive mechanical CNC. The extra clutch and return is probably in need of a rebuild if it hasn't been used in a while. They were known to be difficult, breaking down often in industrial uses. \
-- If I had any room at all I'd be there to buy it. they were never very common.