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Offline IanR

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Running at last
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:49:25 PM »
Got the lathe running yesterday, took ages to get this far and still have to fix backgear, topslide and leadscrew handles etc. And then there's spare toolholders, back toolpost, fixed steady and so on. But I'm closer to being able to make bits for engines. Iíll add a couple of pics, before and after, if this works.

Offline IanR

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 03:56:30 PM »
Humph. Just talk amongst yourselves for a bit while I work out how to get the photos uploaded.

Offline IanR

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 11:32:45 AM »
Here's the lathe being pulled to bits.

Offline IanR

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 12:03:45 PM »
And back together (mostly).

Offline IanR

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 12:06:11 PM »
I may have found out what the problem with posting was, and the moral is don't use punctuation in picture titles.

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 12:06:50 PM »
Wow....that's quite a transformation Ian. The "after" picture looks great!!

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Offline zeeprogrammer

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 12:34:24 PM »
Awesome restoration.
Did I miss the story on this? How did you come by it? What kind is it?
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Offline IanR

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Re: Running at last
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 12:58:34 PM »
I didn't do a restoration thread as it would have been so drawn out I and everyone else would have lost track. What I did was brush/scrape the rust and grey paint off, and bought or made replacements for the missing bits. It's an M Type, designed by Drummond Brothers in 1924 , and this one was made by Myford in 1945.

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Running at last
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 08:25:20 PM »
That's fantastic Ian, a bit like the mill I bought recently. Very satisfying, isn't it?

Cheers, Hugh.
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