Steve Bedair's
9 x 20 Lathe Site
Longview , Texas
    11 -2002
Top Slide / Bearing Mod
Harbor Freight 9 x 20 Lathe
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After drilling the mount attaching screws I bolted up the
mount and scribed the outside edges.

From here I used the mini mill and removed the excess metal.

I added a indicator mark for the handle using a sharp metal
chisel while holding the housing in a vise.

Attaching holes were countersunk and allenhead attaching bolts
were used instead of the original screws.

The face of the handle is flat and will interfere with the bearing.
A very thin spacer could be added to ride between the bearing
and the face of the handle or

I used the mini mill and boring head to remove .002" from the outer
ring of the handle.


                            Steve Bedair

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