|Exactly like this but with holes on top
|Exactly like this but with holes on top
This is what the man that sold me the taper parts a year or so ago does. He's an old machinist and has several shops on his spot.
Look at this beautiful work. Some may think it's putting lipstick on a pig, but in 1954 a Logan 200 cost about $410.00 Today that works out to $4,161.01 if you figure 3.5% inflation each year. So this man basically made the Logan brand new, plus it has a lot of tooling. It is normal to spend more on tooling than you spent on your machine. He's only asking $500 over the adjusted original price for a lot bells and whistles to go with it.
She is basically new. I saw it when it was in process. He does really nice work.
Mountain Home, TX is where the gunsmith that Dean Grennell recommended for building the .45 Super used to live. The gunsmith is probably gone, and so is Dean. Dean was a great guy. Just read his stuff. We corresponded for a couple years when I was reading his work to learn how to do what I needed to do back then. He was class, front, back, clear through the middle.
|My favorite book
You know, I always wonder about the last part, or the last piece. There is this character on YT that looks for civil war relics. Aquachigger. I find myself thinking at times, I wonder when the last dropped miniball will be found? When will the last artillery shell come up out of the ground? Kind of strange I guess, but no one knows how many were made, used or still exist.
I do the same thing with parts. Finding this part that I needed was fortuitous. I wonder how much NOS is out there for a Logan 200, or a LeBlond? How do you find it, and how would you know that was the last piece? Inquiring minds want to know...
First load in the soak went well. Got the small parts and the compound rest done. They came out pretty. No wear to speak of on this. I guess it got misplaced in it's youth. No complaints! It is truly NOS (new old stock). I need to make a trough for the cross slide. It will be soaked today. May even have pictures tonight. I did not expect the paint to fail like that. Usually, Evaporust® won't pull paint.
The screw, escutcheons and gib look like new, too. Hand wheel looks okay. It'll shine up with use.
Do you see those VEE shaped marks on the left? Are those the original scrapes or machining marks?? WOW, they are clear and crisp. So are the markings on the dial. No real wear to speak of. Brand new.
|Even a blind hog can root up an acorn once in a while
I found this rusty bucket on the auction site, and got it for a decent price. Especially compared to every one else's idea of decent. She cleaned up nice. I need to dig out the buffing wheel and give her a shine. But she is usable as is....
|This side was up and rusty, not the dull finish on the barrel
|This side was down and came out a bit shiny compared to the other side
Cross slide is soaking. Got a bit more to go before I haul it out and start the hot water scrub on it. Then the drying and oiling..... Fun times.
Ya'll have a good evening!
Man, I don't even know where to begin... I wound up in the hospital back in July. Son wound up in the hospital in August. A couple days after that, lightning took out the network (ups, surge protector, modem, router), a laptop (yeah, the one I blog on, but I saved the data on the HD!), another pc, and my new fridge. Service call for the fridge is sked late next week. Almost a month after the hit. Son is out of the hospital doing way better. I figure the mess throughout June pulled us down. Loads of stress in
the family, then BAM! Have some pneumonia. The unproductive, constant
coughing is driving me nuts. And the sore muscles/rib/lung on one side
is gravy on the cake. Rest of the stress is on the back burner.... for now.
I've been using this beauty until the fridge gets fixed. Glad I had this old girl waiting in the wings. Else, I'd be scorching milk, and toasting flour to keep the germs at bay. I'm already smoking meat to keep it fresh... Hello 1900, I really didn't miss you. The old cloth seals were worn out, so I put on some new weather stripping. It works pretty well. 1920's vintage. Thankfully, my upright freezer didn't eat it during the storm, so I can make my own ice. About 20 lbs will last about about 30 hours.
|Upgraded and working, listen to it.. sit there quietly
I picked this up from craigslist last year when the old fridge died. I got tired of digging in the soupy Coleman camp box. The wait was months on a new fridge back then. I finally found one to order online at a big box store and waited a month for delivery, three months total using ice in 2020. Progress. Strategy side note: I told the young lady that I had money in hand, she said it was already sold. I told her when they flake out on you, call me back. She did a few days later. I picked it up that night. Heh.
Doctor's appointment last week was eye opening. 30-40% lung capacity after 6 weeks convalescence. The test wore me out for two days. I guess the mechanism is called a cytokine storm. Same thing that killed all those young, fit folks during the Spanish Flu in 1919. Seems it causes the immune system to attack healthy lung tissue. I have baby lungs trying to feed adult muscles. I can burn through all the O2 in my blood with very little effort. If you remember holding your breath underwater until you felt panic, that's exactly how I work now. It is maddening.
So, off work due to sickness, short term disability dontcha know. I've been "working" (read: stagger then wheeze then sit down) around the house. Cleaning up and out. But there has to be some iron in the fire for the shop, and I found a beauty. A year or so ago, I bought most of a taper attachment for the old Logan lathe.
|The parts that clamp on the bed ways and the long bar with the sliding shoe are all I had
|Very well packed!
I got it apart, no little effort, I'm telling you. Only two tiny curls of swarf under the compound.
|She's a bit dirty, but unused
Had to make the collar removal device on the Logan so I could get the nut loose (LB-137). Making parts for the lathe with the lathe. Sweet sweet music.
|Bit of a burr on the screw, collar is not sliding past that.... yet
The little pins (LA-744) that hold the compound base dovetail are still in there and won't release. I tried to suck them out with a magnet, but it looks like a bath in Evaporust is first, then, hopefully, I can remove them.
|Logan 200 Series Compound Rest with part numbers
|There that little guy is, hiding in the bottom of the hole
Gotta do some degreasing, then derusting. I'm missing one gib. Plan is to make one soon.
S, I'm still among the living, and just above ground level.... for now. What a year.
I'm sure you know about this site. His documentation efforts have saved me countless hours working on these old beauties I have. Thank you Mr. Rucker.