Edgewick Arbour press.

  1. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Rather than cluttering up the today I aquired thread I'll post up here.
    Gonna need some work to get this back to work.

    It's marked as a no.2 but what weight that relates to I couldn't say.

    Doing a bit of digging on them it's a compound leverage ratcheting arbour press.
    Slide a pin across and double the force.

    Here's how I found it.
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    Apparently been sitting outside for the last 2 years...
    Why it was outside will become apparent later.
     
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  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Wife's away with No.3 and the other 2 of the motley Crew are snoozing upstairs.
    Perfect excuse to sneak out for a look see.

    Cover came off easily. Great thinks I.
    Rest of the fixings should too.
    Haha... No chance.

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    Well and truly wedged in there.
    Not so much as a wiggle.
    Everything got a good dousing at this point and drank my cold tea while it worked it way in.
    Does anyone ever get to drink tea hot in the workshop...

    Out with the hammer and she started moving.

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    Bit grim.
    But there's shiny metal there somewhere.
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  3. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Handle is solid as was the lever.

    Application of weight got it moving and worked the lube in.
    Ratchet pawl doesn't engage.
    I'll need to free it off and see if I can move the gears.

    The reason for it's home outside now becomes apparent. With the lever down I can see a broken casting. Not easy to see in the pics though.
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    Can see it best in the last pic.
    It should lock around the pin visible both sides.
    Once it's apart I'll decide how best to fix.
     
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  4. MattH

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    Nice. Take a look at Abom79’s Dake press on YouTube. Uses the same sliding pin double ratchet arrangement.
     
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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Watched him machine a new handle for it last week actually.


    Looking forward to getting this back in action.

    Nearly bought a crappy ebay 1/2 t press a few weeks ago too. This cost a lot less
     
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  6. stuvy Member

    Will you make it out of solid steel? If so I have a bit with your name on it

    Just swap that new bmx for it....!!

    And you need to drink tea right away or it gets swarf and other bits in
     
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  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Lol.
    Really want a trials so it might be up for grabs.

    Re repair
    It's the marked part.
    Creates a horseshoe around the pins.
    Lh pin for full power. Rh pin for low.

    Something jammed in the past and snapped it.

    Will explore options. Thinking initially tapping a couple of studs in and welding up.
    Better options welcome

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  8. frank horton

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    nice ol thing,
    whats hot "T" ?
    that hammer is a mallet......try and find a copper mallet always good for this kinda work.....
    to me I can understand why people used a fly press....
    am I missing something ??
    u, like me seem to rescue obscure relic's....
     
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    Not trying to hijack thread, but it jogged my memory. The first lathe I ever used when an apprentice was a small Edgwick, must be the same company or am I mixing them up?
     
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  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Yup.
    http://www.lathes.co.uk/edgwick/
     
  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Managed to undo the dog point locking the handwheel and it practically fell off.
    Knocked the pawl down and managed to get the pinnion moving too.
    The dog point locking the lever body to the shaft won't give up. It's taken a few casualties already.

    Will have to wait till the weekend now and I'll start banging pins through.

    Once the lever arm is off I can start looking at repair options.
     
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  12. Screwdriver

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    At the very least I'd be hitting the thing with a blow torch but ideally an electrolysis bath or citric dip before trying to bang pins out when they're rusted in. :dontknow:
     
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  13. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Will be hit with a torch and wire wheels but there's no way it's gonna go in a bath as is.
    It's heavy and unbalanced and need to get bits off before I can demount it really.
    Been flushing penetrants in it over the last 24 hours and will keep doing so in the meantime.

    Worst of the rust is on the exposed parts.
    Now it been moved it's now moving fairly easily and doesn't feel grimy.
    The ram brake was locked on. Once I losened it up it started moving.
    Need to get the dog point locking the red collar off ,should be able to walk the arm off
    Then and get a better idea what I'm dealing with.
     
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  14. Screwdriver

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    I had a similar problem with a very old rusty edge trimmer. I laid it down on some sheets of plastic and built a pond around it with breeze blocks and wood. Worked a charm. Bolts and fixings that were totally solid became virtually finger tight.
     
  15. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    No room for that option. Can't do it outside with the kids roaming either unfortunately.
    Will suck it and see over the weekend
    Looks promising though. Freed up nicely.
     
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  16. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    I like pulling them apart and making them work again.
    Still need to strip my flypress at some point now you mention it.
     
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  18. stuvy Member

    Could you not lock it in your garage or shed to keep the little ones away from it?
     
  19. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Not enough room to build a big tub for it.
    Don't think it's critical though.
    Should shift without too much trouble.
    Once I'd released the brake everything started moving easily.
    Handwheel came off with no effort required.
    Nearly dropped it. Caught me off guard.
    All but one dog point released reasonably easy.
    May have to drill the last one out though.
     
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  20. Seadog

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    If you haven't done it already, try tightening it first.
     
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