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Re: Grayson lathe...
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2013, 12:03:03 PM »
Hi Dave, yes, I painted the bottom of the compound with ink and scraped where it was touching.  No doubt far from a proficient scraping job but it does seem to lock well enough now.

I still have to design and make a tool holder, maybe a simplified Norman style as was fitted to many Drummonds of the era.

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« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2013, 12:28:13 PM »
I have been following along quietly John. Just want to jump in and say what a nice transformation you have made on the lathe. I am sure it will pay you back many times over with years of good service.  Thanks for sharing the restoration!!

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« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2013, 08:55:59 PM »
Thanks Bill.  I am undecided what to actually do with it as there is no shop space for it and I already have a Drummond (c.1908) sitting on one bench.


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« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2013, 09:19:16 PM »
Oh I like that!

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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2013, 09:22:36 PM »
 8) I can always find space for an additional lathe or two (or three) .

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Grayson lathe...
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2013, 09:22:40 PM »
John, I think you should do a project from some late 1940's Model Engineers, wearing a plain shirt with a button on collar (but omitting the collar), serge trousers and leather shoes. You may find you like the clobber so much that you keep the lathe.

Hugh.

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« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2013, 09:29:16 PM »
 Wow, real nice John, you did a heck of a nice job on that!! Beauty!!

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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2013, 03:41:34 AM »
John to save you all that worry I think its time to visit the big island and bring the Drummond with you. I have room for it here and won't charge storage while you decide what to do. :Lol:
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« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2013, 07:36:02 AM »
Cant do that Pete!  My ancestors immigrated from the West Island about 1895 and I would hate to run into any relatives! :ROFL:

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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2013, 07:38:27 AM »
8) I can always find space for an additional lathe or two (or three) .

Jo

Oh dear! You just made me do a mental count!  One 12x36 Chinese, Drummond c 1908,  Grayson c 1930's, Sherline (one of the very early ones made in Australia) and a little Adept. :embarassed:

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Re: Grayson lathe...
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2013, 07:38:49 AM »
Wow, real nice John, you did a heck of a nice job on that!! Beauty!!

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Re: Grayson lathe...
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2013, 07:39:38 AM »
John, I think you should do a project from some late 1940's Model Engineers, wearing a plain shirt with a button on collar (but omitting the collar), serge trousers and leather shoes. You may find you like the clobber so much that you keep the lathe.

Hugh.

Errrr, have you been peeping in my workshop window? :ROFL:

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Re: Grayson lathe...
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2013, 07:40:28 AM »
Oh I like that!

Dave

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Re: Grayson lathe...ready for action!
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
The little Grayson is (almost) ready for action!

Sitting on the mobile bench I made for it..


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Showing the rather nice flat belt assembly that came with it..

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I had to make the handle assembly..you can see the mechanism by clicking here.. .http://flic.kr/p/edAb4L

According to Tony's site the pulley assembly was likely sold with the lathe.

I have made a top slide (actually, I adapted another slide to the task) and fitted a simple tool holder which is not perfect but seems to do the task.

The change gears (of which I have 24!) are driven by the most pathetic 2mm diameter pins and they all wobble on the shafts and stubs so there is a bit of work needed there.  I think half the gears are actually Myford gears being a little thicker, having a keyway and painted the right colour. However the Myford gears are not quite as 'elegant' as the others with their decorative holes.
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Grayson lathe...
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2013, 12:37:26 PM »
That looks wonderful, John. Looks as though its ready to be used in an operating theatre!

Hugh.