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Offline awemawson

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2018, 02:40:20 PM »
The Bridgeport eStop at knee level is EXTREMELY handy Ade when power feeding on the X axis, and the handle gets caught up in your workshop coat pocket and drags you along. AMHIK  :lol:

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2018, 05:39:51 AM »
So its called a KneeStop
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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2018, 09:00:13 AM »
I have since found out that if you flip the reverse lever with it running that stops the motor , so I didn't need to have my finger on the stop button hunched over as I was screwcutting to a sholder .
Jeff

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2020, 10:26:45 PM »
You're both youngsters - I'm 68 today  :lol:
Hi Seadog  --  In another week I turn 67.  --  Lew

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2020, 07:13:48 AM »
Pah! Heading speedily towards 69 Lew  :D

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2020, 07:27:25 AM »
Pah! Heading speedily towards 69 Lew  :D

Me too!
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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2020, 08:00:49 AM »
Which with me at 71 STILL makes you a pair of youngsters all these years on!
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2020, 11:57:50 AM »
But percentage-wise we're gaining on you, Andrew  :D

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2020, 02:27:13 PM »
Phil Fern
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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2020, 06:15:40 PM »
                                                             90 now  :clap:

My contribution to this  unforgiving world is to re-cycle as many whisky bottles as it is humanely possible .
                                                               Hic!



                                All lathes are now to tall to tall. I'm either drinking or shrinking!

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2020, 02:14:54 AM »
The older I get the more critical the lathe height becomes  , and the heavier the chucks get .
Jeff

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2020, 06:00:02 AM »
Andrew,
I don't want to start catching you up in age!!

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2020, 01:33:45 PM »
Elevating my Boxford lathe so the center of apron handwheel matches my elbow height is ideal for me. I'm 6' tall.

Did you add feet or a frame for the lathe to stand on? I have a Denford Viceroy lathe that shares some similarities to Boxfords, hence my interest. The lathe is quite top heavy so I think a wider frame may be the safest option.

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2020, 04:11:45 PM »
For my Bantam, I bought a set of those rubber machine feet and fitted them on small hollow spacers, giving a total height increase of 2-3 inches. There were 4 holes in the base already, so very little work involved. No experience of this outfit but they seem to have a decent selection at reasonable prices. And then there's ebay, Amazon, Aliexpress etc.

Something like these perhaps https://www.bpfonline.co.uk/search.asp?catid=10977

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Re: Lathe Height
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2020, 06:15:54 PM »
My lathe was a little low, (I'm 6'3"), so mounted it on 5 wheels, which makes it easy to move about single handed. Ideally it could have been a little higher. :)