Craftsman 101/Atlas 618 [page 3]

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Monday, July 25 2016

Legs, head stock removed from bed

Legs, head stock removed from bed

Legs, head stock removed from bed
Dirty and clean

Dirty and clean

Dirty and clean

A few pictures showing mostly the work I did yesterday. I did spend a bit more time today putting the parts that make up the upper and lower swivel and compound rest slide back together. I seem to be missing one of the gib adjustment screws and lock nut for the slide. Also strange, the diagrams show four gib adjustments and the gib is indented for 4 screws, but the slide has only three holes.

How to remove?

How to remove?

How to remove?

Before I start cleaning some more I want to finish disassembly. I’m down to this piece on the head stock end of the lead screw. I can’t remove the key. The piece looks like it is slotted so I shouldn’t need to. But it doesn’t move in either direction – at least not with the force I’ve applied. I think I’ll ask those who know before applying any more force.

The other parts needing disassembly are the tail stock, the carriage traverse rack from the bed, and I may take the motor apart to clean up the very rusted body. I haven’t yet plugged it in to see if it works.

Tuesday, July 26 2016

Lead screw disassembly

Lead screw disassembly

Lead screw disassembly

My question on the atlas618lathe group regarding the “how to remove” picture, above, was answered. That piece is not one part, but two. The larger part is pinned to the lead screw. I used some spray Kroil to loosen things up then removed the small spacer. The collar, lead screw bearing, and change gear bracket come off the other end of the lead screw. It wasn’t that difficult.

Three jaw chuck

Three jaw chuck

Three jaw chuck

The chuck came out of the electrolysis bath rust free. After washing and lubricating it looked like the picture on the left. It feels good to my untrained hands.

I didn’t bother taking pictures of parts being washed. I’ve removed most of the 2 or 3mm of grunge that covered the feet of the bed and the body of the head stock. They still need more cleaning and a good degreasing before I can even think of applying some paint.

 

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