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    david pierce
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    A British watchmaker named Mark Lovick put a wonderful series of watch repair videos together on Youtube. He calls it the watch repair channel. I have been watching them over and over and still find things that I missed on previous viewings. I just realized a few minutes ago after pulling up the COUSINS UK webpage that this is where he is probably buying some of his repair parts.
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    #54752
    tmac1956
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    David:

    This guy has some really good stuff – and some really nice tools too!

    Thanks for sharing…
    Tom

    #54753
    david pierce
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    Tom,
    Did you notice the lathe he uses in his belt changing video?
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    #54754
    tmac1956
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    david:

    It looks like one of the Sincere watchmaker’s lathes. Is that correct?

    Thanks!
    Tom

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    david pierce
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    Tom,
    It sure looks like it to me. A company in Germany buys these lathes from China, puts them in a nice wooden box, changes the name to VECTOR and jacks the price up. It could be one of those. It is however the same machine.
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    #54756
    tmac1956
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    David:

    If I had bought a Sincere lathe, I could afford all of the “wonderful toys” this guy owns. On a lighter note, I started really using my three way slide only to discover that the X axis worm gear is apparently worn enough to wobble a few thousandths when cranked – enough to translate onto the part. I first noticed it when I was aligning the QC tool holder with a dial.

    Oh well… live and learn!
    Later,
    Tom

    #54757
    tmac1956
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    Is this fellow working over a mirror?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnh7O22mduE&list=UU28N7nZMQvVTKJmo_pCSfaA

    Does anyone else do this?

    Thanks!
    Tom

    #54758
    david pierce
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    Tom,
    You should be able to adjust that out by tightening it in at the dial end. Also, you may want to tighten the gib screws a little.
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    #54759
    tmac1956
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    David:

    Can you define for me what those components are? Obviously I am completely ignorant about this.

    I appologize up front. ;)

    Thanks,
    Tom

    #54760
    david pierce
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    Tom,
    The gib screws are the tiny set screws along the side. The gib is the brass strip that puts pressure on the dovetail. It should be tight enough to be firm but not too tight. You should not have to force the crank handle to move the carrage. There should also be some form of adjustment around the shaft of the crank handle. Take it apart and look it over. I don’t have time to take mine apart tonight and look at it but I will take a look tomorrow evening.
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    #54761
    tmac1956
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    Thanks for the information Dave. I really appreciate everything…
    Tom

    #54762
    tmac1956
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    david:

    I gave them a slight tightening and that took the wobble out of it. According to my dial, its gone.

    Thanks again!

    Tom

    #54763
    david pierce
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    Tom,
    With that lathe and those collets you have one of the best setups that anyone can have.
    david

    #54764
    tmac1956
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    David:

    Thanks! Now I just need to learn how to use it effectively. :)

    Later,
    Tom

    #54765
    tmac1956
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    @david pierce wrote:

    Tom,
    With that lathe and those collets you have one of the best setups that anyone can have.
    david

    All:
    If I have such a setup it is because David and others here took the time to help someone like me – who didn’t know a collet from a screw driver – to learn what I needed and provide the information to keep me from wasting tons of time and money to put this together.

    My thanks to David, Bob, Arutha, and many others here who guided me along the way!!!

    Tom

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