The machine as I found it had no tooling and instead of a compound slide and cross slide had some sort of T slotted table. Well the price was right and I could not pass it up for better or worse. This section of the website will detail what i done to recondition or fix the lathe. Notice I did not say restore the machine, although along the way she did get some new parts.
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The machine as I found it had no tooling and instead of a compound slide and cross slide had some sort of T slotted table. Well the price was right and I could not pass it up for better or worse. This section of the website will detail what i done to recondition or fix the lathe. Notice I did not say restore the machine, although along the way she did get some new parts. So hang out and follow along as I get Bertha back in running order and hopefully start making things with the machine.
Below are the videos I made while doing the work on the lathe. At the bottom of the page I will make available the related documents I have found for the machine in the event that a new user does not want to round them all up. These documents are available on a number of sites on the Internet, but I thought it would be a nice repository for them nonetheless. If you have some documentation relating to the Atlas Lathe that I am missing, please email me and and let me know as I would like to gather as much as possible and place them here.
I will post more videos of this machine covering the setup and some of the repairs that need to be made. Atlas 10F Lathe - 02 - Headstock Spindle Removal In this video i remove the headstock spindle from the lathe to figure out why the pin on the bull gear will not engage.
I talk about the installation as well as how the pulley, bull gear and drive gear interact with the back gears. You get it all, even my goofs!!! Atlas 10F Lathe - 04 - Backgear Disassembly and Shim Calculation In this video I discuss how the back gears are disassembled and the process I went through to determine what size shims I needed between the Head stock castings and the back gear castings to set the proper clearance for the gears.
Please note that I made an error in how I performed this but later caught my mistake and corrected it. I will annotate the video where I goofed. I decided to leave it there because I am much less than perfect and am a neophyte hobby machinist.
Atlas 10F Lathe - 05 - Counter Shaft Modifications This video describes the modifications that were made to my 10F lathe by a previous owner. To me, this seems like a good modification. That is if you are only concerned with running the machine and not restoring it to original. I discuss my bearing replacement choice and give recognition to some folks that help me along the way. Atlas 10F Lathe - 07 - Stuff for the Lathe and Current Progress In this video I cover some of the tooling I have got for the lathe, what I have completed so far and where I need to go to get everything up and running.
I disassemble and clean the reversing gear box and explain how it works. Also, I present the Dark Side of the Moon for your viewing pleasure. Rich has been very helpful to me on my lathe project and has a Number of machining and casting videos which I think are worth a look. Please pay him a visit. Additionally I talk about the toggle switch located on the left side of the headstock. Many Thanks to Mr. Gagnon for the gears to allow me this setup and the bushing required to run them.
After a comment from a user I thought it prudent to give a follow up on the clamping bolt assembly used to lock the banjo in place. It is disassembled and cleaned and I talk about some of the issues with it. This is part one of probably two parts. In the second installment, I will reassemble the apron. Atlas 10F Lathe - 15 - Disassembling the Saddle for Cleaning and Inspection Nearing the end of the lathe clean up, I disassemble the saddle to clean it up and inspect it.
Thank you Mr. In this video I assemble the saddle and install the Apron. Atlas 10F Lathe - 18 - Measuring the Saddle Play and More Assembly I talk a little bit about how to measure the play in the saddle clamps to figure how thick of a shim you may need for assembly. Additionally, i assemble the cross slide, compound slide and tool rest.
Atlas 10F Lathe - 19 - Installing the Leadscrew and the Side Guard In this video i install the leadscrew and discuss a potential pitfall with aligning it as pointed out by a viewer of my channel.
Additionally, I install the guard plate on the left side of the leadscrew direction change gear box. Atlas 10F Lathe - 20 - Disassembling the Tailstock In this video i completely strip down the tailstock of the lathe.
I give an explanation of how the gib works and the conical screws that adjust it. I truly appreciate it. Atlas 10F Lathe - 24 - Headstock Spindle Measurements In this episode a take a number of measurements on the Headstock Spindle, including end play, axial play, and run out of the spindle face and taper. I then discuss these measurements and what, if anything they mean. This information can also be found in the Atlas Lathe Book. Some of the files also relate to other Atlas Lathes.
To Download, click the icon next to the description. Atlas 10 Bed, Counter Shaft and Motor Mounting Instructions This document details the requirements for the bench to be used for the lathe, explains how to mount the lathe to the bench.
This document also gives detailed instructions on how to mount the Counter Shaft for the lathe to the bench and finally gives instructions on wiring the motor to the lathe. To download this document click the PDF icon to the left. File Size: 4.
atlas 10f th54 lathe?
Because they sold in such huge numbers, the most frequently encountered models today are the "10F", a power-cross feed version of the "D", and the useful little backgeared and screwcutting 6-inch 3-inch centre height. However, the very early 9-inch and the later more thoroughly developed inch are not uncommon. As the final inch lathe was assembled on the 6th of March, , that gives a production run for the type as a whole, including the first 9-inch models, of almost 50 years. Also produced, though in the UK only during and just after WW2, was a capstan version screw-machine a lathe dedicated to production work. In the USA no such version was offered, though it was possible to fit the ordinary machine with a conversion kit - a bed-mounted 6-station capstan unit and a cut-ff forming slide.
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