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    Precision Matthews 12x36 just arived

    I received my new lathe tonight, and so far so good. Everything was there and nothing damaged. I indicated the spindle and chuck and can't find a bit of runout. Still have a bit of work to do to get it up and running....more pics and videos to come.



    Last edited by JonathanK; 03-03-2011 at 04:15 AM.

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    Nice Jonathan. I bet you will enjoy it for sure. Keep us posted on the progress. Just don't invite Kris Whitman over. He will drool all over it and mess up the new paint.
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    May I strongly suggest you open up the jaws and look at the bottom of the cam locks. You want to make sure there isn't any grinding dust left in the pockets. If it is not clean, vacuum out as much as possible then try to flood the rest out with spray WD-40 or something like that.

    My 1440 was full of grinding grit, and I didn't catch it until it was too late. It ground the bottom of the cam locks and locked up a couple so I had to beat them out. Ended up taking out all of them and filing and polishing the sufaces so they would work.

    Good luck with your new machine.

    Jim

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    Jonathan

    Looks great. Be careful once you have the lathe mounted up on the cabinet they become top heavy, when moving.

    Hal

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    Thanks....I will post more this evening when I attempt to mount it on the table

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    Awe man this aint lookin good!!!! Chanel locks and a crescent wrench all in the same picture? What happened to the right tool for the job?

    Anyway, I enjoy your YouTube vids, have fun with the new lathe. Make chips and videos.

    Paul

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    Thanks Pbike

    [QUOTE=pbike;618210]Awe man this aint lookin good!!!! Chanel locks and a crescent wrench all in the same picture? What happened to the right tool for the job?

    Anyway, I enjoy your YouTube vids, have fun with the new lathe. Make chips and videos.


    You got me there lol.....The machine actually came with a toolbox with every tool you would need for assembly and maintenance.

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    How are you planning to pick it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyd Allen View Post
    How are you planning to pick it up?
    I have lift just like the one psient posted in a past thread http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/...t/P1000439.jpg
    heres the thread link http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?...ast-week/page2

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    Now that hurt Joe.....

    I would never mess up the paint on a new lathe......but I would drool

    Have fun jonathan....and let the education begin. Remember chambering is a very sensitive and interesting topic on benchrest central....five gunsmiths will have five different methods. Just don't do it the way I do and you will be fine

    BTW: When you get er' all set up and roughly leveled and I will come over with the precision level. That way I can see your new toy (and drool)

    Kris Whitman

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    Hi Kris, I do apologise. If I was there, I would be drooling as well. You do need to get over and keep Jonathan out of trouble. It is un-American for him to have all that fun by himself.

    Joe

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    You all are welcome to come share in the fun...there's plenty left to go around and Kris, why wouldn't I do things your way? Every barrel I've shot of yours has shot like a house of fire.

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    That is a good looking machine Jonathan. I can see chips flying already. Let me know when the level needs to come for a visit....I might even bring old Arnold Jewell. He is an expert at supervising people working

    Kris

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    More pics

    I got everything working now and am ready to make some chips fly. Kris, you guys can come by when ever you want and I would love to have Arnold as a guest/supervisor....







    some of the tools and center that came with

    coolant/oil reservoir and pump




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