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Offline Sudsy

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So the chuck is very stuck
Any tips on how to get it off ?

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Stuck on the spindle threads? or the jaws are stuck?
Spindle threads put it in backgear, push in your spindle lock pin, open jaws of chuck to slide a pc of bar stock or crescent wrench handle and carefully push down on the bar stock. Don't want to shear the pin or break a gear. also make yourself a way guard to protect the lathe bed from the chuck hitting it.
If the chuck jaws are stuck take it off and soak in diesel fuel or kerosene for a week or two to soften up the old grease they may have used.
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I decided to do a complete teardown of the headstock assembly, so since I had the spindle with the stuck chuck out, getting it off was easy.
I hit it with PB Blaster last night so it had quite a few hours to soak, and that did the trick. Held the spindle with a bit of scotch-brite pad and twisted the chuck right off




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I know, not exactly the right tool for that job, but it's what I have

Tight little machine here !!

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Hello, Sudsy. Looks great!!! And the right tool , is the tool at hand that gets the job done!!!!  Regards, Lou
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

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Sudsy,You have a Milwaukee 181x pneumatic plannishing hammer air motor.  were there any hoops or frames? Here is a pic with the 6 frames I know of.If you go to sell it you probably will get the rest for free and pocket a few bucks!I don't need one have 3 Milwaukee's
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FYI a guy is remaking the air motors for about 3k, the lower pin some one is making for a 100$ each, dies no one is make to sell yet.  I made a jig to make new springs but my shoulders are shot. Made about a 6 pins and 40-50 dies for myself. I missed seeing in your second batch of pics.There are 3 knock brands that look similar, M/W sued them and they ceased making them around 1952-3 Snap-on, Thor, Body-Master were the brands, made by Wilray manufacturing
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Sudsy,You have a Milwaukee 181x pneumatic plannishing hammer air motor.  were there any hoops or frames? Here is a pic with the 6 frames I know of.If you go to sell it you probably will get the rest for free and pocket a few bucks!I don't need one have 3 Milwaukee's

I just figured out what that was and looked it up on ebay - Gotta love surprises like that !I have to get over their again, supposedly there'e a big wood lathe in the basement - I'm not so much a nuts n bolts guy, but I'm very into wood turning

I'm going to look around for any hoops now that I know what they are.

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I need to track down a handle nut for the lathe

Anyone know what this type of nut is called ?


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You can make one on the lathe, turn down the nut on one side to fit the handle.

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Doh !!
Perfect first project

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Been there done that, never did figure out where they go? make a spare!
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Motor on lathe with integral switch is maybe "explosion proof" from a 1940s/50s gas pump. There would have been a sealed cover and hard wiring where the 2 prong plug is hanging out. I've gutted a couple old pumps that were getting cosmetically restored and saved similar ones. Very nice quality motors compared to the cheap ones from washing machines and the like. I used one on a horizontal band saw and rigged the built in switch to shut off at bottom of cut. Sealed nature of motor also prevents cutting debris from entering.

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Hey Sudsy!This is my hi-tech spray coolant. a old spray cleaner sample bottle has been working for about 20 years.  I keep a little thread cutting oil in the ibuprofen  bottle with a flux brush nearby. Always good idea to keep a oil can nearby to give the motor and bearings a little lube from time to time.
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Appreciate it guys, but I decided to let it go
Sold it for a fair price and a 33 gal air compressor