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    bernie weishapl
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    Good morning all. Had a chance today to go out and thought I would get my 3 jaw chuck trued up. Before I did anything I just wanted to see how bad it was. I may be out in left field as I am by no means a machinist. I put a known point in the chuck and brought up the tailstock. Low and behold up and down, left and right as far as I can see using loupes it is dead on center. I am posting a pic’s with a center drill in the chuck with the tailstock brought up and it is tip to tip. So I thought ok and put a round piece of HSS in that I use for measuring. It measures dead on from one end to the other. I used a dial indicator to see if there was any deflection and much to my surprise it was negligible. So I don’t think I am going to mess with truing the chuck at all. The jaws are clean and crisp. So am I missing something here or overlooking something or did I get lucky. When I did the pivot on Friday it was dead center when drilled. Didn’t get a chance to play yesterday as we traveled down to be with our grandson for the day. Thanks for any insight.


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    tmac1956
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    Wow! That thing is tight and right on the money.

    That’s a very nice machine.
    Thanks!
    Tom

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    bernie weishapl
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    Your welcome. I sat out there this morning over a hour trying to find something wrong. All I can say is I was lucky on this one. :D

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    david pierce
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    Bernie,
    Actually what happened was you bought a good machine. That is what good machines do; they work properly. When I bought mine and took it out of the box I thought “that’s the uglyist lathe I ever saw in my life”. After running it I thought “wow, it sure works nice”. I also appreciated the fact that when I ran it, it didn’t sound like a kitchen blender, just a nice quiet hummmmmm.
    david

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    bernie weishapl
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    Thanks David. I was pleasantly surprised and happy. I didn’t check it before I pivoted that wheel Friday but it drilled perfectly centered and it runs smoothly also. Happy, happy, happy.

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