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Offline John Hill

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My new lathe arrived today!
« on: November 19, 2012, 03:45:42 AM »
I will let the pictures do the talking....


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Offline John Hill

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 03:47:57 AM »
Just so you can see this is an original made by Ronald Sher in Australia,  hence very rare and much sought after............. ^-^


Name plate by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr

There could not have been too many of these made as I have been unable to find reference anywhere on-line to a "Sherline 3" Precision Lathe".

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 04:11:29 PM »
Hi John
             Try www.lathes.co.uk   They list it as made in USA.

Cheers Dek. :old:

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 05:06:17 PM »
IIRC the original Sherlines were in fact made in Australia and then bought out or liscensed to Sherline, Inc. here in the states. Suurprising how similar they still look though I also see some resemblances to the Unimat on that lathe, especiallt the motor mount, motor size and shape and the chuck also. Looks like a fine little machine though and congrats on getting it!!

Bill

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 05:48:02 PM »
The early history of the Sherline lathe can be found here.
http://www.sherline.com/sherhist.htm

I have an early US model with a brass bed but the cross table is ally.

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 05:50:19 PM »
YUP

The man who started it all was an Aussie....That puppy is OLD!


Cool!

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 05:56:34 PM »
Wow 8), I have just seen the speed range she must have impressive head bearings to be able to run at 4000 rpm at that age.

What thread is the nose?

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 11:48:33 PM »
Very nice looking little machine you have there John!

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 01:15:06 AM »
 
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she must have impressive head bearings to be able to run at 4000 rpm at that age.

Actually a pretty similar speed range as my  vintage  almost NOS Machinex 5 . the head on the machinex looks IIRC similar to the taige. 150 to 4000 rpm.  I have the two headed monster the second head is a mill drill attachment drill yes mill likely not.


The plastic handles bust off of these due to closet and shipping wear. so mine was fitted with stepper motors and aluminum knobs.


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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 05:37:09 AM »
Yep, this is an Aussie made Sherline. 

The present day US made Sherline is very much the same dimensions and the headstock has the same arrangement of "magneto bearings".

This one has brass bed, brass saddle and brass cross slide.  The base casting is aluminium, tail stock is aluminium.

This motor may be original, it is painted the same colour and looks like the motors on the earliest pictures I can find however it acts just like the sewing machine motor on my (even smaller) Adept lathe.  i.e. revs like billoh or has no discernable torque.  The lamp dimmer speed control only makes this lack of power worse.  The first job will be to make a little layshaft.

It is a nice little toy to use and has an almost 'quality' feel to the feed controls.

The tail stock quil is munted and the drill chuck stuck on it looks oversize but I can attend to those details.


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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 05:40:02 AM »
Jo, I have not tried to take the chuck off but I assume the spindle thread is the same as present day Sherline lathes, 3/4" 16 tpi..

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 01:53:11 PM »
The tail stock quil is munted and the drill chuck stuck on it looks oversize but I can attend to those details.
John, as a colonist beginning machinist, I don't recognize the word "munted". If that's not a typo, could you give meaning to it?
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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2012, 02:30:43 PM »
http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/munted

Are they plain bearings or races in the headstock John?

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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 02:44:10 PM »
The headstock bearings of a Sherline are 6004ZZ. The original headstock looks spot on to the to the later ones so my guess is the same bearings were used.

Dan
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Re: My new lathe arrived today!
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 02:17:37 AM »
A nice score John ...... I'm never that lucky and always hear about a bargin after its sold  :wallbang:
Enjoy your new lathe and show us the engine you are going to build with it :D
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