Really off topic anchor

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WoodRay
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Really off topic anchor

Postby WoodRay » 09 Feb 2019, 06:16

Some of you might have seen this pic.
I purchased this old lathe a few months ago and have just started fixing it up so a can do some machining work for the boat.
What's another project I said to myself. haha.
Its an early 50's Mcpherson Lathe built in Australia. It is 3ft between centres, 10" swing, 2" bore.
All up it has some expected wear and needs a bloody good clean. Nothing that isn't fixable.
So far the tailstock, carriage and bed, and cross slide are all completed bar the compound slide needing a new thread and nut, and both slides needing new tapered gibb strips. Head stock bearings are good.
Next job is to tackle the apron and feed gearbox's.

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Re: Really off topic anchor

Postby Greg » 09 Feb 2019, 12:12

Nice bit of kit Craig.

Getting it on and off the trailer would have been an interesting excercise.

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Re: Really off topic anchor

Postby WoodRay » 10 Feb 2019, 08:45

Greg wrote:Nice bit of kit Craig.

Getting it on and off the trailer would have been an interesting excercise.


Just hung it off the two post hoist and got some handy help from Ross.

Moving house might be a bigger problem. I'm sure your shed is starting to fill up too. ;)

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Re: Really off topic anchor

Postby 4541 Andy » 10 Feb 2019, 10:47

I have a pre ww2 Rexman brand lathe, it had done a ton of work before I got it in 1981. Flat belts and slippage became annoying, so the pulleys were removed and machined to take the new fangled(at the time) multi rib belts. Made a real difference but time has got hold of the old machine and it's time to replace it


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