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Electrical bike, nuggets style...

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by nuggets, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    I guess it is all relative. I have three 100 foot plus tall oaks, and my neighbors have similar, plus the cursed pine.
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Continuing with the distracting tool whoring.

    This part is what engages and disengages the back gears on the lathe. It has two latching features. On the left, a small piece sits in a slot and is spring loaded, when you pull the handle out to disengage the back gears, it keeps the shaft locked in the out position. I had to drive the pin out, file the little locking piece and clean it so it would work. On the right, the little tab locks the shaft in the in position (back gears). I'm showing you this, since I just finished the bandsaw, and the little lock tab is the first part I've made on the bandsaw.
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    I'm not going to restore the lathe, but I am going to clean and lube it, and tune it up as well as I can.

    So, I have been cleaning up the gear train driving the leadscrew.
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    It's pretty gross in here. :puke1
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    Here we go. Let's hope I can get it back together... :scratch:cromag
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  3. more koolaid

    more koolaid Been here awhile

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    " tool whoring " I though this was a electrical bike thread.....with all those tools you could build me a electrical bike.

    Looking forward to the deck build :rofl
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Well, it doesn't look like much, but it's way cleaner.
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  5. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    NO speed shifting!! :lol3
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Time for another installment of this half ass build thread. Spoiler alert, I'm slightly off task.

    Seriously, I can't focus. :loco:dunno

    A couple days ago, I got the gearbox and lead screw bolted back onto the lathe.
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    Then I got distracted by my new to me bandsaw and cut out the side panel for the bike. OMG, the bandsaw makes this so easy. :pynd I'm glad not to have to use the angle grinder and cutoff wheel for this anymore. :happay
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    Well, I couldn't focus on that, so I left that panel unfinished, and got back to cleaning up the lathe this morning. :augie

    The apron was seriously nasty, so I took it apart. :wink:
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    Eww.
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    More betterer. :choppa
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    And now the apron is cleaned up, and all of its bits are lubed and moving smoothly. :nod Don't worry, I didn't scrub the hard earned patina off.
    You may notice a missing bolt. I had to go buy a new washer for that one.
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  7. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Drifted off the electric bike thing I must admit. Took a peek to see what's taking so long and found a full on machine tool restoration thread! Back with a vengeance :lurk:lurk
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  8. redfishguide

    redfishguide Old Dirt Biker Supporter

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    Tools whores are always eligible for minor variations of theme directives. :deal
    At least you have yours home and mine just sits a mere 200 yards away. :becca However not to worry Buck says... we will have a full dispensation when we get our super "build anywhere anytime out of anything do it all" machine within a couple of weeks. And then we can pollute all manner of threads with the latest acquisition.

    Though I did tell him that once we get below seven fingers we might have to come up with a new plan.

    Oh yeah we do actually have the manual....so that's a start.

    Btw...nice job she's really looking good.

    Jack and Buck
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  9. redfishguide

    redfishguide Old Dirt Biker Supporter

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    Tool whores are always allowed an exemption from normal theme directives :deal Buck said its written in the bylaws. :deal

    At least your machine is in situ while mine patiently awaits a mere couple of hundred yards away. Btw yours is really cleaning up nicely :clap and looking good. That from somebody who hasn't a clue what it's supposed to look like.

    But...But...we do have the manual so that's a start albeit a bit lighter then the actual product. :lift:lift But damn there is a bunch of names in this rather thick binder... alleged
    user manual that Buck swears is written in Latin. :confused:norton I think he is actually on to something here. I mean what in the hell is "Tool Gringing" Bucks encyclopedia fails anything beyond woof and yip. However we made a pact when I fall below seven fingers he agrees we will stick with normal power tools like metal saws and welders.

    I mean what could go wrong!! :dunno

    Jack and Buck
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Not too much has happened. Had a shortage of shop time.

    Got the motor wired up with all new wiring. The old wiring was rotting.

    Continued to disassemble for cleaning.
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  11. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Tool whore pop quiz ......:jjen

    CL...$15....:wink:

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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Your thread is leaking into mine!:lol3

    Must be too many holes. :beer


    I already looked, but I don't know what that is.

    Is it some sort of woodworking jig?
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  13. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    :clap.........:nod

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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    That's a nice little jig you got there. $15, score!

    Disassembled my micrometer stop.
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    And cleaned it
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    Cleaned up the carriage.
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    And then I installed the micrometer stop, carriage, and apron.
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    Then I left it alone for the night.
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Working on the cross slide and compound rest. I could not separate the compound rest. The screw and collar did not come off, and I cannot run the top of the compound rest off of the screw. I didn't try hard to take it apart. I don't want to just ignorantly beat on it. It all seems to work smoothly.
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    I also got my lathe a little prezzie. Shars had a 20% off sale, so I picked up this tool post.
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Alrights, got the cross slide and compound rest installed, lubed, and gibs adjusted.
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    I also clean up the gear train cover. That's the before. It really didn't look much better after.
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    The threading chart cleaned up alright.
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    Next in the cleanup pile, the tail stock.
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    Getting pretty close to making chips with this thing. Exciting! :happay
  17. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Chips Ahoy!!
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    No chips yet, still cleaning.

    I also need to level the lathe. I'm not really feeling purchasing a $100 machinist level to use one time, so I'll just make up some leveling feet and do the best I can with the levels I have.

    Got the tail stock all cleaned up and reinstalled.
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    Scrubbed the chuck. Damn thing is stuck, and has so far resisted all attempts to remove it. But at least it's cleaner.
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    Dirty toolpost.
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    Dirty boring bar holder in bits.
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    Cleaner tool holder.
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    Cleaner boring bar holder
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    Plenty more to clean up too.
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I unstuck my chuck.
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    I took out all but one jaw, then spun the chuck backwards by hand. The chuck jaw would smack the piece of wood, stopping the chuck. A handfull of whacks like that, and unstuck chuck...
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    After that I had to mount everything else that goes on the spindle.
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    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Gotta start this post with a shout out to inmate @okennon

    He surprised me with a PM offering some lathe tooling. A whole nother set of quick change tool post, insert holder set, and boring head.
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    Wow! Thanks okennon, I really appreciate it. :beer

    Simple leveling feet, and the lathe is leveled as well as I can with a cheap spirit level.
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    Chucked up a piece of aluminum...
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    And made some chips!
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    Oh man, power cross feed is the bee's knees!
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