I waited 2 weeks for temps to be comfortable enough to work in garage.
This morning, with freezing rain falling, temps around freezing, I turned on the heaters, went to work out there around 9:30 am
My fingers were absolutely frozen, but as the morning went on, the temps went up outside, I finally got the garage warm enough that I wanted to start on a few turning things.
Need to turn a knob out of span cedar for a mailbox, and wanted to make a few pen kits and bottle stoppers for gifting, not wanting to wait until the day I needed something.
My hands were warm enough, I started getting blanks prepared, setting up, and boom, the on/off toggle swith on my jet lathe is gone! gone?
I thought if I pushed a small dowel into the hole I could at least get the machine to pop on for today, but didn't want to do any damage,
so after waiting weeks to work out there, its another roadblock, almost as if someone is in cahoots against me doing any work.
frustrating, as I don't remember hitting it, banging anything into it. the crappiness of having a tiny work space.
gonna try to find a site that has a replacement. if not, Ill be needing some advice.
I don't think I can replace the part, but my son will most likely not have a problem.
ereplacement parts, parts been ordered, hope they are kidding about 12-18 days until they ship out of their warehouse.
I thought about just going to grainger or somewhere similar, but Im not sure of what Im doing, don't want to get wrong part.