Kirk, You have a big brother of the lathe that followed me home! It literally followed me on a trailer ;) Your's does look in rough shape.
It is a 1979 Jet 1024P made in Taiwan. It came with a companion, a 1980 Jet JVM-626 benchtop knee mill. While old and definitely used, mine were very well cared for. I even got a bunch of the paperwork and the original tools and tool boxes. They both have 1.5hp spindle motors. The mill came with a 5" riser, 4" Kurt and an 8" rotary table that I plan to turn into an A-axis. The lathe came with steady rest, 3-jaw, faceplate, and a spare chuck backing plate. My plans for the lathe... - leave the apron on for a bit of extra mass and put ballnut inside - 3 phase motor and VFD combo - ditch spindle belt engagement system - ditch the belt drive counter shaft if possible - remove the compound - T-slot plate for top of cross slide to allow gang tooling - remove power feed/threading gearbox on headstock - remove all of the threading gear train under the left cover and add encoder for threading I have scrounged or found cheap the following parts so far... - E661 servo motors with encoders - 30A@60v output transformers - rectifiers and capacitors - a couple of almost new 2hp 3 phase motors (free on CL) - ballscrews for the knee and Y on the mill - ~750 lbs. chunk of granite to mount the lathe on Does anyone have a suggestion for somewhere to host the build/conversion progress and post pictures? -Todd On 01/31/2017 05:37 PM, Kirk Wallace wrote: > A lathe showed up on my doorstep (almost). A friend called up and said > "I've got a lathe in my trailer and I want to know if I can bring it by > today." I guess he knows me well enough to know that I could not refuse. > I have had it a couple of days and I took some time to scrape the first > layer of grime off of it and take some pictures. > http://wallacecompany.com/machine_shop/Tida_Samson_TD-1336_lathe/ > > One of the control panels indicates it is a Samson TD-1336 (13" x 36") > and that it was made in Taiwan in 1982. It looks like a common Chinese > lathe offered by Grizzly or Harbor Freight. It doesn't have a lot of > wear, but has been abused. The back gears are stripped, the cross slide > has been crashed into, the spindle and chuck have been hammered on > extensively. > > It's too early to have a firm plan for this machine, but I'm thinking > that I would like to convert it to: > - 2hp 3 phase motor, VFD, belt drive, encoder (remove everything down to > the spindle shaft) > - Servo, ballscrew and encoder for Z (remove change gear and feed > drives) > - Servo, ballscrew and encoder for X (remove cross slide and apron) > - replace missing tail stock > - regrind spindle D1-4 surfaces > - regrind chuck surfaces > - maybe replace spindle bearings if they show hammering damage > - of course add LinuxCNC controller > > >
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