lathe tool post

Lathe Tool Clamping

May 19, 2020 Nigel 0

The are a number of things to consider when clamping the lathe tool into the toolpost, lathe tool clamping: clean surfaces correct height clamping base overhang One of the first things to do when changing [more…]

Soba 3 jaw lathe chuck

Soba 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck

April 19, 2020 Nigel 1

After living with the runout on my Warco WM240B 3-Jaw for some time I decided to replace the chuck with a 125mm Soba 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck. The replacement of the chuck was a fairly easy [more…]

3 Jaw Chuck Runout

April 12, 2020 Nigel 0

I’m getting significant 3 jaw chuck runout on my Warco 240B lathe. Although ok at first I’m now finding the chuck as delivered with the lathe is rubbish. As delivered the Warco 240B lathe and [more…]

Warco WM240b Carriage

February 17, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve had a Warco WM240b for a number of years, but in the last few days the main carriage has been developing noticeable play. The obvious sign was that I would make a cut and [more…]

Switch Failure on Warco WM240B

November 30, 2018 Nigel 0

There was no bang or sparks or smoke, I switched the Warco WM240B lathe off and it just would not restart, a complete switch failure on Warco WM240B. I did all of the usual things [more…]

Lathe Tools

July 22, 2018 Nigel 0

The lathe tools are held in a toolpost on the lathe cross-slide and which are then fed into the rotating workpiece to machine it to size. Lathe tools are made from high speed steel (HSS), [more…]

Warco Lathe Stop

July 1, 2018 Nigel 1

I’ve been using my Warco WM240B lathe for a number of years and although I’m not a great admirer or saddle stops I thought it was about time I made one.   The starting point [more…]

Soba Tailstock Die Holder

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the Soba Tailstock Die Holder. Normally I use a standard handheld die holder and push this against the bar to be threaded with the tailstock and then start to cut the thread. [more…]

Centre Drill Profile

June 30, 2017 Nigel 0

A look at the Centre Drill Profile. I use centre drills all of the time, usually as a pilot drill in the lathe to give me a good starter for a larger drill. However, why [more…]