9×20 Lathe

Jet 9×20 Lathe

jet9x20 hires

 

My second had Jet 9×20 lathe.  Sporting a 5″ 3 jaw scroll chuck from Little Machine Shop #2337 mounted to highly machined #1919 back plate from them as well.  LMS did not offer a 5″ adapter with the 1 1/2-8 thread so I had to turn down the 6″ and put all the holes in to hold the chuck.  That was quite and adventure for a neophyte machinist.   Also should be noted the shop made larger cross slide hand wheel.  This makes a very large difference in the usability of this lathe.

qctp hires

 

A2Z Quick Change Tool Post (QCTP).

threaddro

 

In this view:

An ebay vendor MT2 live center tail stock.

A2Z QCTP with holder and shop ground 60 degree HSS tool bit.

Upgraded gib adjusting screws and 4 bolt compound clamp ala Steve Bedair.

Poor man’s thread depth DRO. It’s difficult to see, but I bolted a piece of CRS to the top of the carriage for the import magnetic base to stick to.