Metal lathe improvements and maintenance

We had some classes on the lathe this weekend. We looked over the machine and the metal lathe could use some maintenance and improvements.
The first improvement is fixing the coolant spout. Now to test the pump and see it still works.

-clean the ways
-re oil everything
-make new turning handles

chime in with your improvements?

We had a little bit of time to make a part. The crossslide will get a new knob. This should help smooth out the cutting action. Delrin will work for work for now. The next interation will be aluminum.


Finally installed the new handle for the cross slide.