Harrison M250 Restoration

  1. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Don't show me nice Milling machines I am getting a serious itch!


    Took a lunch hour and got it broken down into pieces, I love very well made stuff like this every part is properly engineered with a quality feel to it. It came apart easy, those people stripping these, rewiring and selling for £300 as fancy lounge lamps are on easy money!

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  2. armalites Member

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    You should get a job in advertising/media with the pictures you take :laughing:

    It's amazing the amount of compenents that go into this old quality kit.
     
  3. Carl Wilson Member

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    Regarding the mill, I'm loathe to describe it as nice just yet! Maybe in another 6 months time...A lot of it is quite nasty at the moment!

    Really nice seeing the lamp dismantled. Sacrilege making them into a table lamp!
     
  4. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Pictures are vital for my own health I have a habit of diving in then not being able to get things back together :-/

    I was surprised by this light, when the delivery guy handed it over this morning I felt the weight and thought this is not like the new ones! all the threaded inserts and spring washes to hold the friction, it was built to last.
     
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  5. armalites Member

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    I was looking at the lamp and thinking what it would be like if you put all those bits in a plastic tub and came back to it next year there would be some head scratching if you didn't have the picture.
     
  6. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Used the wire wheel to strip paint off, then primed.

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  7. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Between primer coats i used my new M6 tap and started making v2.0 of the part I had trouble with, used the tailstock to keep the Tap true and it looks nice and centric now - much better :laughing: This is a Presto Tap I like these, they seem to cut well and the shank allows deeper threading. I had a set of BETA taps, don't know who they sub them off but they are crud compared to their spanners and sockets.

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  8. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    £115 for a bendy lamp? :o

    IKEA do em for a tenner. That's what's on my machines.
     
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  9. Brad93

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    £1400 lathe, £10 light.

    I think I’d rather something more in keeping and designed for a workshop
     
  10. Milkybars

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    Brad to be honest, I have Ikea as well mounted on the back of the saddle, these are safe 12v and easily replaceable.
    You can look straight down the bore of a job in the chuck and and move them to any angle.
    One added bonus is you don't bang your head on it !!

    Each to there own

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  11. addjunkie

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    Yes I use Ikea lights too, you can never have enough light turning and milling!
     
  12. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    I fitted a £6 gooseneck LED lamp to my FOBCO Star - works a treat. I wanted something overhead for turning, this lamp will reach up tall and hopefully with a decent LED bulb should improve things. When I was boring the sleeve for the Tacho sensor I ended up positioning a torch to see down the bore. Would be great to have a Lamp on the tailstock like modern drills have to see where your drilling.
     
  13. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    took lunch today and started putting it back together, pretty pleased with how its looking for a 24hr restoration

    Parts all went back nicely although I've lost one screw! sure it will turn up as I'm packing away. I do love the design of the mechanism the way the tension is held and clutched is really nice.
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    Cut up a 2 core power cord for the flex which was just about long enough. This was the most fiddly task, if doing it again thread it as your building it up!

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    The casting on the base is really nice, Ive found 3 M4 holes on the back of the headstock which I will make a bracket for this to attach too.
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  14. dobbslc

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    Does it not need a 3 core cable to earth it?
    Lovely paint job btw.
    I saved this from a school days before it was demolished!
    I'll tart it up one day if I ever get the big workshop built!
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  15. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    It needs 3 core to the base but not the bulb holder. The base has an earth point, I did ponder taking it all the way up but it would be tight. Going to make sure I have conductivity all the way up through the components.
     
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  16. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Test run with bulb nicked from a standard lamp.

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  17. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Finished off the part under the light was much better even with the test bulb.

    This is the gooseneck I grafted onto the fobco

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    Because I don’t have a mill I added holes for the pin spanner instead

    Finished part all nice and centric this time.

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  18. slim_boy_fat

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    Good job :thumbup:
     
  19. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    If I can get my scabby old one looking like that I’ll be well pleased!!
     
  20. zx9

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    The holes for the pin spanner are a good solution but I expect you could have got the finished part in a four jaw and taken the flats off on the lathe, very interrupted cut so very noisy and lots of vibration and hard on the tooling but doable.
     
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