While you could ask on news:rec.crafts.metalworking.
I think most of the participants would tell you to
look in the archive on deja.com first. This subject
has been done to death on a regular basis in rcm.
Kelley Mascher (206) 528-2713
Children's Hospital & Med. Center email@example.com
Audiology Research Seattle, Washington USA
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Randall Young wrote:
> Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:28:37 -0700
> From: Randall Young <ryoung@NAVCOMTECH.COM>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: "'FZampa@mail.maconstate.edu'" <FZampa@mail.maconstate.edu>
> Subject: RE: Lathe question forwarded
> Fred :
> They're not kidding, but with a HF lathe I doubt you'll be able to tell the
> difference. A good carpenter's level should be good enough. If you can find
> library that carries it, there have been some good articles in Home Shop
> Machinist about lathe leveling, and other means of getting your lathe as
> accurate as possible. Or, any decent book on how to setup and operate a
> should have leveling instructions. Lindsay books ( http://www.lindsaybks.com
> has a nice variety of reprints at very modest prices. "How to Run a Lathe"
> South Bend is one good choice.
> For more info, ask on news:rec.crafts.metalworking . Lots of good (and some
> not so good <g>) machinists hang out there.
> > From: Fred Zampa <FZampa@mail.maconstate.edu>
> > Subject:
> > Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 14:54:14 -0400
> > shop-talkers:
> > the instructions with my new harbor freight 12" lathe call for
> > me to level the thing within a couple of thousandths of an inch.
> > are they kidding? how important is that ? how the $#%%^$#@@~! would
> > you do that even if you wanted to-- and what measuring tools would you use
> > ??
> > any help in how to level a lathe (or rationalizations for not doing so )
> > would be appreciated.
> > fred zampa