Any plans for the lathe? Just general repair and miscellaneous farm projects?
Pretty much. I occasionally do some fabricating from scratch. Bad thing about buying a lathe is then you find out to your dismay how much you should have had one a long time ago.
Lathe does need some work. The box for the feeds is not working. Something in the front of the drives must be out. Main drive clutch linkage doesn’t work right, so it stays engaged in forward and I use the main switch as the shutoff. Chuck jaws have a lot of runout, not sure exactly why. There is a lot of backlash in the lead screw for the cross slide, turns out the lead screw nut is very worn. No part available through Summit for this lathe so I will have to do some fabbing with a generic lead screw nut. For now I’m just glad to have a lathe that is usable for the basics.