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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanK View Post
    Yeah Dan, Let me know those would definately be better
    Or ... you could just make some. They are a piece of cake to make. I made these for the tailstock on my lathe.



    I cross drilled and tapped it (with it in the lathe). It moves the spider closer to the spindle nose for even shorter barrels.



    To hold the screws for drilling the end, make a sleeve shorter than the thread length with an OD bigger than the screw head and the ID tapped to match the screw thread. Hold that in your 3J and you are good to go. These are 3/8" fine thread screws - the brass tips were made from a piece of 5/16 brass and glued into the end of the bolts with Red LockTite.

    Fitch

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    Jonathan,
    I got some "Alloy Socket Head Cap Screw/with Brass Point, 5/16"-18 Thread, 1 1/2" length, 3/32" Point Length" from Mc Master Carr in Elmhurst, Il. The part # is 90299A586. They were $3.43 each. Their phone # is 630-600-3600.

    Fitch,
    I was thinking I would have to make some, but $3.43 was cheaper than making them (in my case). They look like yours only a little longer.

    Best,
    Dan Batko

    "Where are we going and why am I in this basket?"

  3. #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanK View Post
    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.
    Hi Jonathan,

    I just got this lathe and I am trying to wrap my head around the best way for me to secure the stand and lift the lathe onto it. Was there a separate assembly manual besides the lathe handbook? What type of leveling feet did you use? The ones in your pictures look very solid.

    Any tips on size of engine hoist to use and procedure to mount?

    Best Regards,
    Premal Chheda

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    Not sure youll get anything from a post this old but any good engine hoist will work. You can get all different kinds of machinery feet from places such as MSC or enco. Good luck with your install

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    I found a balance point and hoisted it up with a an engine winch [$20] from the rafters.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ler-30329.html

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    Thank you. I think I should be able to manage it with the engine hoist I have and the leveling feet I ordered. The only thing I may have a bit of an issue with is the brake on the stand interfering with the legs of the hoist when placing it on the stand if I want to get it close to the wall. I will carefully try it out. This is a big upgrade from my Jet 9x20.
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  7. #52
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    You can use a floor jack to put it into its final spot. Just walk it in one end at a time

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