I just bought my first lathe, which is a Rivett 1020S, Serial Number
225, and it was manufactured December 11, 1952.
My lathe has the taper attachment but it's missing the following
Rocker and Tool Post parts on top of it:
=B7 Tool Post Screw (1020R-9-639)
=B7 Tool Post (1020R-9-733)
=B7 Rocker Collar (1020R-9-192)
=B7 Rocker Base (1020R-9-116)
=B7 Tee Bock (1020R-9-133)
I need to decide if I should just buy some off the shelf attachment
(because it's cheaper and/or has more features) or to have the parts
What is your opinion?
I bought all the manuals for it from Tony at (lathes.co.uk) and if I
decide to fabricate them it will help if someone happens to have some
of the key measurements for these parts.
=B7 Diameter and height of the Rocker Base and Rocker Collar; it looks
like the Rocker Collar is convex on the bottom and fits into the
concave top of the Rocker Base-is this true, and what's the purpose
of that?...is the Rocker Base secured to the Tee Block? It also
appears that the Tool Post passes through a bored center hole in the
Rocker Collar and Rocker Base, but it's hard to see if it's
attached to the Tee Block or just how it's secured below the Rocker
=B7 What is the height of the Tool Post, and the width height of the
channel cut through the middle of it.
=B7 What is the size of the Tool Post Screw?
Thanks in advance for your help.
North Branch, MN USA
16 years ago