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I am thinking I haven't done a "lathe" post for a while, so..... [Apr. 27th, 2010|01:31 pm]
Mark Rimmell
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Just moved a ton of stuff out of the bedroom. Swung the lathe cabinet in to place, threaded up the drive chain and oiled the bearings. Waiting for Guy to come over now to help me lift the lathe onto the cradle so I can mark-up for cut outs for switches and.... I may be testing the lift with the lathe in place for the first time. I'm slightly nervous about this... It may just sit there with the motor grinding away and burning out.

Not very conclusive test. Guy came over and helped me lift the lathe into place, dropped it down to mark-up. That worked fine. Then it jammed. I had left a label on the the drive shaft and it jammed in the thread. Eventually managed to free the drive by hand. So still not sure if it has enough grunt to lift the lathe. Drill on charge again.... Will try again next time I can get Guy, or someone, over to help me lift it back again.

[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2010-04-27 06:01 pm (UTC)
If it jammed on a sticky label, what is the chance of it jamming on more substantial stuff? Time will tell, in the meantime, you could put more grunt into the thing by using a more powerful motor or, do it by hand but at least it didn't strip the thread which was my main concern. Did it go u uniformly? One run isn't exactly conclusive, IKEA test their chairs for a lot longer!
I have the car tomorrow so, in theory, I could drop round to give you a leg up if you want to try it again, I have plenty of sticky labels too!
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2010-04-27 08:44 pm (UTC)
It jammed with masking tape. It mashed up quite a bit before it got the better of it. It's not quite back to the drawing -board yet.
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[User Picture]From: moses_the_cat
2010-04-27 11:02 pm (UTC)
I wondered what all the swearing was about.
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