Atlas Lathe Compound/Crossfeed Dial upgrade

Almost completed my Dial upgrade.
From 1″ to 1.5″ does not sound like much but Whoa!!!! what a diff.

Need to build a index ring for the compound. then Ill be done.

Prior to this I had added thrust washers to my factory Atlas dials. So when building the new dials I just
used the thrust bearings.


(Abbove) Rubbing I took from my compound
I generated this design from my rubbing
Imported into Autocad then overlaid shape.
Which got imported into Cambam for further modification.


Right off the mill.


I engraved all three dial at the same time on a small CnC machine
you can see the engraving bit in the background




From (above stock)
I profiled and parted the dials one by one.
See below
Left to right









A good shot of a before and after.
compound(new) Vs Crossfeed (old)
This is a no brainer mod!



Now both of them.




Still need to add a ring just behind the new dial.




Gawd… I love my dials!


15 comments on “Atlas Lathe Compound/Crossfeed Dial upgrade”

  1. Hi Sam, really interested in the dials for my Craftsman 101.07403 12×36 lathe. Also the thrust washer what do you want for the compound and crosslide set?
    Have you tried to darken the index markings? I have seen to just paint the dial and just before it fully dries to wipe the paint off with solvent.

  2. Jerry Rose says:

    Do you have these for sale?If so how much?I would need 2 just embossed I can finish.

    1. Master Fl00r sw33per says:

      Yes I have some. Typically I have them on ebay they come 3 on a blank. I have been busy with other projects and frankly forgot to relist them. -Sam

      1. David says:

        Hi, I am interested in buying both for compound and saddle. Please send me the link to the yahoo page.

        1. Floor Sweeper says:

          I tried to send you an email. It got returned. Not sure how to contact you.

  3. David says:

    Are you still selling these?

    1. Floor Sweeper says:

      David, Officially No. I was selling them on ebay for some time as a side hobby of sorts. then other projects kind of eclipsed the dials.
      Im no salesman or marketer. I probably could have sold hundreds of these. not sure your application.
      The 2″ dials can be made to work on an atlas/craftsman using the same process I used to make the 1.5″ dials.
      Although I do have a stock pile of them 2″, Im out of the 1.5″ I’ll send you an email if your still interested.
      BTW thanks for reaching out. 🙂

  4. Tim Stowell says:

    Are these larger dials steel or aluminum? Where can these be purchased?

    1. Floor Sweeper says:

      they are aluminum. I use to sell them on Ebay. reach out to me 🙂

  5. Josh says:

    Any 2″ dial sets left? I need 2. I tried you on eBay earlier, but figgered I’d also attempt contact here also.

    1. Floor Sweeper says:

      I found a set of 1.5″ -S

  6. David says:

    Hello, I’m hoping you still have a few of the 1.5 or 2” dials left. If you do, I’d like to purchase them. Thank you for your time, David

    1. Floor Sweeper says:

      email sent a few days back fwiw



    1. Floor Sweeper says:

      message sent. 🙂

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