Thanks for all the answers to my post. I do have the book recommended, 'How
to Run a Lathe'. I should have looked in there for nomenclature first.
The part that is missing is shown on page 8 and is designated Eccentric
shaft, Quill gear, bushing, and a smaller gear that goes on the other end of the
shaft. The Compound Rest Top is the problem I am having trouble removing. There
is the nut for the screw that controls the feed for the tool post in the base
and I don't know how to remove it. I can see the bottom of it underneath the
base and there is no screwdriver slot in it. I think it is called the cross feed
nut??? There is no screw on the top that holds it.
The lathe is a 9" x 4.5 feet according to the brass plate on the end. The
apron has a wheel for travel and a lever for engaging the lead screw. There is
no 'gear box' or any bells or whistles, this is a pretty basic machine....good
to learn on.
I am really stuck on the removal of the compound rest top. I am thinking
about a bit of heat from a propane torch but am reluctant because of all the
cast iron and the expansion issues therein. It looks like when everything is
clean and bright that the re-assembly would entail simply pushing the part
(cross feed nut) into place with a finger from underneath while engaging the
cross feed screw with your other hand while holding the nut in place. In this
less than perfect world I have to figure how to get that puppy out first. More
suggestions and advise gladly welcomed. Sid Gammon
8 years ago