LeBlond Regal

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LeBlond Regal
Owner/Loaner PS1
Serial Number 6C 1319
Make/Model LeBlond Regal
Arrival Date May 2018
Usability Yes
Contact Host Cold Metals
Where Cold Metals
Authorization Needed Yes
Hackable No
Estimated Value 5000
Host Area Cold Metals

LeBlond Regal PS1 Area: {{{hostarea}}} https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/wiki/LeBlond_Regal


Swing over bed 15 1/2 " Length of bed 54" Power required - 220 3 ph 30a ckt

NOTE: The manual specifies SAE 20 oil, it is the same as ISO 68 or Way oil

Auth/Use Notes

The following are prerequisites for authorization on the LeBlond

1 Tier 1 Cold Metals authorization
2 Canvas LeBlond course

Base skills for authorization:

  1. Safety
  2. Power, fwd, neutral, break, rev
  3. Basic maintenance - Oil ports, oiler
  4. Familiarity with controls - Z axis, Y axis, compound, auto feed, speeds
  5. 3 jaw chuck
  6. Tool post, tool selection
  7. Face cut
  8. Tail stock support
  9. Longitudinal cut, cut to size
  10. Cleanup


Status Item Person Working on Item Comments
closed Should we replace hydraulic filter? It's not mentioned in the manual but it seems like something you may want to change? Jim Brink Per discussion Tuesday 5/29 we will top off resevoir and run as-is for a few months then replace oil
Closed Top off oil reservoirs, oil machine and follow maintenance in manual as far as I can tell all reservoirs should have ISO 68 (Way) oil. Will wait until next maintenance cycle
Do we need some device to help lift chucks on removal ( they weigh approx 80#) a lightweight Harbor Freight hoist is about $70 Sevin Straus Stuff to buy spreadsheet updated with the main items.

Have found a rail and trolley setup that will hang from the rafters and support a 500# lifting capacity winch.

done Taper attachment needs to be cleaned and tested Abel Greenwald
Closed Level and check for taper Sevin Straus Lathe is leveled but need to check for taper in a test cut

-Test cuts have been made, and we are able to cut an actual round, non tapered, cut to measure first, and created a dead(ish) center for the headstock. We used our new center along with the live center we have to measure the general alignment between the headstock and the tailstock. The gauge bar had a .003" slope over 24". However we were able to get .003" flex on the live center, and that bar weighs 20+lbs so not too bad. On the side to side alignment, there was a .001" taper over 24" with the tailstock being slightly closer to the operator than the headstock. Abel and I did not try to chase that .001" out on Saturday, but if we feel that is too much error we can take a crack at it.

done Any tooling needed? Need 5/8" indexable cutting set
done Tool post attachment? Jim Brink
Hold Do we want to fit a DRO? NOTE: the Cold metals budget is getting tight for this tool we may budget this in 2019 Possibly put together a vote to finance this and the guard.
Do we want to fit cooling? Ed Bennett Spec out a pump system for Jim to purchase, Ed will install.
Carrage lock nofunctional
Signage and Marking on and around the Leblonde
Authorization path
Add Estop - Kickplate plus switch Ed Bennett Spoke to Roger (888-532-5663) LeBlond does not have a product or document to retrofit this machine 5/30
done Need to mount a guard Possible solution: https://atssafety.com/collections/lathe-guards/products/lathe-safety-guards-sliding-lathe-guard-gear-case-mount
Fencing for Spectators and Floor taping
todo Ensure Chucks are true and with in spec
done purchase 3mt dead center
todo Clean taper attachment and saddle (cross slide, compound)
todo repair saddle lock
todo Adjust gibs on saddle


Removing the chuck. This video shows some interesting pointers about seating the chuck : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsM1pRpTciY

If you find problems with the high speeds check the coged belt in the headstock ( 27" 54t 1" wide McMaster Part: https://www.mcmaster.com/6484k172 To replace the belt remove the four screws holding the retaining ring and the retaining ring from the coged gear, work the belt out, it can be removed without removing any other gears.


Jacobs Spindle Nose Collet Chuck " A very nice piece of tooling", this video is worth it for the music alone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKWlrjxXag

Shars Tool set available:

Insert Tools:
 SCLCL5/8  CCMT3 (SHARS SKU404-1061) 32.5 T15 M4x10
 SCLCR5/8  CCMT3 (SHARS SHU404-1061) 32.5 T15 M4x10
 SER5/8 -16 16ER     T15 M3.5x12 LT16R
 SDNCN5/8  DCMT3 (SHARS SKU 404=1060) 32.5 T15 M4x10
 SWGCR5/8  WCMX  (SHARS SkU 404-1069) 32.5 T15 M4x10
 SDJCR5/8  DC** 32.5 T15 M4x10
 MGEHR5/8-3  MGMN300 32.5 T15 M4x10
 boring bar Shars S12S-SDUCR3 3/4"x 1.25" uses DC##32.5 insert T15 M4x10 screw


Manual -> https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/images/LeBlond_Regal.pdf

Schematic -> https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/images/EE700_Electrical_Drawings.pdf

Schematic with changes for E Switch -> https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/images/LeBlond_w_E_Switch_Small.jpg

List of Currently Authorized Users

Qualified Member Trained By Date Trained Comments
Charles Ware Jim Brink 8/3/19
Ryan Pierce Jim Brink 8/7/19
Bill Hunt Jim Brink 8/24/19
McTavish McArdle Jim Brink 2019-10-19
Raymond Chace Jim Brink 11/16/19
Shayan Ranjbari Jim Brink 07/25/2020
Tom Cummings Jim Brink 10/17/2020