Atlas lathe lever collet closer assembly? BTSOOM!

Atlas lathe lever collet closer assembly? BTSOOM!

Post by Jim Wilso » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00



Does anybody have a drawing or good photo of a lever-type collet closer for
an old Atlas lathe? Or do you have one so we can compare notes?

I got the parts for one (gloat: along with 5 collets for a total $50! <GG>).
Might be missing one or maybe two little pieces. Anyways, I haven't figured
out exactly how to put it together. I've been using it like a handwheel-type
closer, but I'd like to be able to take advantage of the open-while-running
capability.

If it matters, the closer takes 3AT collets. I suspect the lathe swing isn't
important, but I
think it came from a 10" setup, which is what I have. Could be a 12.

--
Jim

 
 
 

Atlas lathe lever collet closer assembly? BTSOOM!

Post by Robert Streimik » Fri, 24 Nov 2000 13:17:45


On Wed, 22 Nov 2000 14:47:36 -0700, "Jim Wilson"

Quote:

>Does anybody have a drawing or good photo of a lever-type collet closer for
>an old Atlas lathe? Or do you have one so we can compare notes?

>I got the parts for one (gloat: along with 5 collets for a total $50! <GG>).
>Might be missing one or maybe two little pieces. Anyways, I haven't figured
>out exactly how to put it together. I've been using it like a handwheel-type
>closer, but I'd like to be able to take advantage of the open-while-running
>capability.

I have part of one.  All except the stuff that goes on the nose of the
spindle and the collets. Unfortunately  I do not have a Digital
camera.
Anyway I think I know how it all goes together so If you want to send
or post photos we can compare notes.
Regards
Bob

 
 
 

Atlas lathe lever collet closer assembly? BTSOOM!

Post by Mike Henr » Fri, 24 Nov 2000 04:00:00


I have a mint-in-the-box closer, courtesy of another rcm'er.  It has 3 pages
of instructions, one of which is an exploded parts diagram.  I can email you
scans of the pages and/or pictures of the parts.  Dimensioning the missing
parts would take a bit of time but can also be provided.

Clausing will probably send you a copy of the manual, if you want to wait
until Monday.  It also appears that Royal made the closer and they might
also be a source of parts or a manual.


Quote:
> Does anybody have a drawing or good photo of a lever-type collet closer
for
> an old Atlas lathe? Or do you have one so we can compare notes?

> I got the parts for one (gloat: along with 5 collets for a total $50!
<GG>).
> Might be missing one or maybe two little pieces. Anyways, I haven't
figured
> out exactly how to put it together. I've been using it like a
handwheel-type
> closer, but I'd like to be able to take advantage of the
open-while-running
> capability.

> If it matters, the closer takes 3AT collets. I suspect the lathe swing
isn't
> important, but I
> think it came from a 10" setup, which is what I have. Could be a 12.

> --
> Jim

 
 
 

Atlas lathe lever collet closer assembly? BTSOOM!

Post by Mike Henr » Mon, 27 Nov 2000 04:00:00


I now have a PDF file (800 kb) with all three manual pages for the Craftsman
12x36 Royal collet closer.  Email me if anyone else wants a copy.


Quote:
> I have a mint-in-the-box closer, courtesy of another rcm'er.  It has 3
pages
> of instructions, one of which is an exploded parts diagram.  I can email
you
> scans of the pages and/or pictures of the parts.  Dimensioning the missing
> parts would take a bit of time but can also be provided.

> Clausing will probably send you a copy of the manual, if you want to wait
> until Monday.  It also appears that Royal made the closer and they might
> also be a source of parts or a manual.



> > Does anybody have a drawing or good photo of a lever-type collet closer
> for
> > an old Atlas lathe? Or do you have one so we can compare notes?

> > I got the parts for one (gloat: along with 5 collets for a total $50!
> <GG>).
> > Might be missing one or maybe two little pieces. Anyways, I haven't
> figured
> > out exactly how to put it together. I've been using it like a
> handwheel-type
> > closer, but I'd like to be able to take advantage of the
> open-while-running
> > capability.

> > If it matters, the closer takes 3AT collets. I suspect the lathe swing
> isn't
> > important, but I
> > think it came from a 10" setup, which is what I have. Could be a 12.

> > --
> > Jim