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Schaublin 102VM
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:24:13 PM »
Had this new toy for a few months now, spent the first few weeks fitting a VFD, sorting the odd mechanical issue and learning her ways.  Didn't want to go the whole complete dismantle and paint strip that Florian did with his 102VM so have opted for just taking the saddle apart for a tidy up and brush re-paint. 

Florian provided some helpful instructions on how to dismantle the saddle and apron and it all came apart relatively easily.  The bridge piece that engages with the lead screw was full of gloopy weird stuff but a good blast in the parts washer at work fetched it all out and the delicate plastic roller that lubricates the leadscrew was intact. 

Gave all the parts a good clean up and inspection and then the main castings were given a couple of coats of paint and then it was all re-assembled.  Next job is the top part of the saddle that holds the cross-slide.

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 07:25:18 PM »
Few more pictures:
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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:26:43 PM »
Um, very nice, but what the heck is it? Whats it do?

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 07:32:04 PM »
Um, very nice, but what the heck is it? Whats it do?

It's just an old lathe Chris.
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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »
Lovely machine Simon, that should last several lifetimes!!

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 07:49:24 PM »
Hi Simon

Welcome to the club of Schaublin Lahte owners! ;)
Looks pretty good, i wonder how your lathe is gonna look when you're done.

Florian

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 08:01:41 PM »
Excellent new toy  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 08:39:51 PM »
Um, very nice, but what the heck is it? Whats it do?

It's just an old lathe Chris.

 :lolb: Riiiiiight.

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 08:51:18 PM »
Um, very nice, but what the heck is it? Whats it do?

It's just an old lathe Chris.

 :lolb: Riiiiiight.

Enjoy!
JUST a very NICE looking old lathe!


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http://www.lathes.co.uk/schaublin/page2.html



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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 09:33:11 PM »
:thinking:

Eric keeps trying to convince me I need a 102 to go with Mr Silky :headscratch: but I remain to be convinced (he has three spare 102's he is trying to sell me  :ShakeHead:). The advantage of a house lathe (Cowells ME like Little C) is they are small/cute and easy to store in a house and on a cold winter's night can help make lots of the small things needed on an engine without taking up lots of house space.

The 102 is HUGE (relatively  ;) ) I am still considering a Schaublin 70 to replace Little C but am in no rush.... And am yet to be convinced that there is any benefit that might out weigh the additional cost  :thinking:

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 10:16:28 PM »
Eric keeps trying to convince me I need a 102

There's the 102......then there's the 102VM.  Very different machines, the VM being a screw cutting lathe with carriage.  I've a couple of 70's and I don't think there is a nicer lathe of that size, I don't think you regret getting one.  The 102 (not VM) is sort of a larger version of the 70.   Of 102's (plain) and 70's, the 70's seem more sought after and sell for a lot more (a better size for horology/scarcity perhaps?), but the VM is a different level up, I'd love to have one....I'll just have to made do with the holbrook b8 in that size range for the time being :)
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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 09:32:58 PM »
More work done on the refurb - the top of the saddle has been re-painted, and the rack and way covers cleaned up.  Not sure if the covers were painted as received from the factory but probably going to leave them unpainted.  The rack was tedious to clean up tooth by tooth but has come up nicely.

Simon.
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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 09:41:31 PM »
That is cleaning up nicely Simon. Should make a beautiful addition to your she'd.

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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 09:59:54 PM »
Thanks Bill - desperate to get it all back to together and start using it but trying to take my time and make a half presentable job of the painting!

Simon.
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Re: Schaublin 102VM
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2018, 10:53:01 PM »
Not an easy thing to do but you will be happy with the investment of time I think. A lathe like that deserves it!!

Bill