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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #90 on: September 10, 2017, 03:25:11 AM »
Some eye candy....
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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #91 on: September 10, 2017, 11:45:07 AM »
Hi Dave

That is a very neat little lathe you have got there. But other than teasing everyone here, I can't see why it should be bad to buy something like that lathe  ;) 8) 8)

Cheers Florian



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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #92 on: September 10, 2017, 12:11:53 PM »
Hi Dave

That is a very neat little lathe you have got there. But other than teasing everyone here, I can't see why it should be bad to buy something like that lathe  ;) 8) 8)

Cheers Florian

I now have 5 lathes.....I think I now qualify for some 12 step program.... 8)


Hi...my name is Dave.....I'm a lathe-aholic.....it's been 3 weeks since I bought my last lathe......
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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #93 on: September 10, 2017, 12:50:35 PM »
I am glad Florian mentioned that, as I have also been puzzled by something about these two threads.

"Bad thing" I understand.  You have each bought a nice lathe, I can understand that.

But what is the connection? :ROFL:    :ROFL:

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #94 on: September 10, 2017, 12:57:31 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Dave. That is an interesting little face plate. Hope you get some more play time today  :)

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #95 on: September 10, 2017, 01:07:25 PM »
I am glad Florian mentioned that, as I have also been puzzled by something about these two threads.

"Bad thing" I understand.  You have each bought a nice lathe, I can understand that.

But what is the connection? :ROFL:    :ROFL:

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #96 on: September 10, 2017, 01:16:33 PM »
MJM, maybe it's a more common reference over here. Think of it as a tongue in cheek admission to doing something that might otherwise be hard to justify, but which someone was compelled to do anyway just because they wanted to and could.

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2017, 01:18:44 PM »
I now have 5 lathes.....I think I now qualify for some 12 step program.... 8)


Hi...my name is Dave.....I'm a lathe-aholic.....it's been 3 weeks since I bought my last lathe......

5 you have caught me up  :o I will have to work a bit harder on that 70 ::)

Buying more machine tools being "bad" is what your other half tells you it is as then they can't spend the money. For the rest of us it is its a ploy to stop the bank manager moaning whenever you go in  :ShakeHead:.

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #98 on: September 11, 2017, 04:22:08 AM »
Sorry Bill,  yes, I know it is tongue in cheek, and the meaning is quite clear, even though we perhaps do not use it so often here.

I was just trying to amplify the humour.

Oh well, my wife always says I have a strange/non-existent sense of humour, but I keep trying.  She says, "Very trying!".  (She actually just says, "Very!", but I thought I had better make it more clear.)

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« Reply #99 on: September 15, 2017, 01:34:59 PM »
I did contact Levin.

This lathe has "XZ" stamped on the underside of the Headstock and Tailstock.      That is all that is shown anywhere on the lathe as far as numbers or letters.   It also has "Levin    Hard" on the front of the headstock.   That signifies that the cone bearings are glass hard steel....the other choice would have been "B" for Bronze.

Levin purged a lot of their records, but they believe that my assumption that it is a WWII vintage lathe is right.   That puts it at one of the very early Levin's   who started making lathes around 1939.    Seems they started nickel plated, but during the war they painted them.   Interestingly enough, the tip over tool rest is nickeled....so I would surmise that it is a early WWII lathe and they used up the inventory of plated parts.    In any case..   It's a great find for the Steamer machine shop!   

She's an oldy!     She'll fit right in!   

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2017, 01:55:24 PM »
I now have 5 lathes.....I think I now qualify for some 12 step program.... 8)


Hi...my name is Dave.....I'm a lathe-aholic.....it's been 3 weeks since I bought my last lathe......

5 you have caught me up  :o I will have to work a bit harder on that 70 ::)

Buying more machine tools being "bad" is what your other half tells you it is as then they can't spend the money. For the rest of us it is its a ploy to stop the bank manager moaning whenever you go in  :ShakeHead:.

Jo

You'll be working for the man a bit harder to pay for a 70!   LOL!

http://anglo-swiss-tools.co.uk/schaublin-70-lathe/

Dave

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #101 on: September 15, 2017, 02:31:41 PM »

You'll be working for the man a bit harder to pay for a 70!   LOL!

http://anglo-swiss-tools.co.uk/schaublin-70-lathe/

Dave

No problem Dave: I have sufficient spare cash to buy a very nice one as I never found a need to build that other workshop and keep being reminded why it is better not to have it built  ::)


I may have mentioned before I don't get any return from the bank on my money so I am investing in my future i.e. buying castings and the machines for my retirement and the great thing is I can get an immediate return from the investment: I can enjoy indulging in using them today  :embarassed:


My supplier is still trying to tempt me as he has found a nice microscope bench to mount my one on 8)

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #102 on: September 15, 2017, 04:26:52 PM »
Its always nice to know the history behind such a nice addition to the shop. Glad they were able to help out.

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Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Reply #103 on: September 23, 2017, 11:42:52 PM »
Did a little.work today on this lathe    .   The horological face plate was for  Marshall lathe.   So the key way needed to be extended and a spacer made for the draw bar.   That was easy.  Then it needed a pump center which I made today.   All done...pictures coming
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« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2017, 11:45:20 PM »
Did a little.work today on this lathe    .   The geological face plate was for  Marshall lathe.   So the key way needed to be extended and a spacer made for the draw bar.   That was easy.  Then it needed a pump center which I made today.   All done...pictures coming
Terminology question - what is a 'geological' face plate?