I use enamel paint. It's easy to hand paint. It's tough. And available in most basic colours.
are you sure it is not a model A?
I used tractol and techaloid. Can't fault it.
Take pictures of everything. Plastic takeaway pots are great. All small parts for a particular component grouped together in one tub helps come reassembly, check the manuals and watch out for sprung parts. Open em in a bag.
Thats what I was thinking I like tough, does it need to be completely rust free before painting
take away pots! i am a chef I dont do takeaways! lol my suppliers sell them though!
It's a mechanical reverse not electrical (lever just above the Norton gearbox and to the left)
If it's imperial (ours was) then for metric threads you need to switch the gear train.
You would need the 56t gear, the 127/100t compound gear and then whatever stud gear for the thread
1mm = 32t
1.25mm = 20t
1.5mm = 24t
1.75mm = 28t
Lol. Even chefs have cba days.
thats great to know thanks so I just purchase these gears and swap them out do I.
the red lever next to the boxford lable is it for reverse?
we only ever have takeaway at friends houses the mrs may sneak a pizza in when i am out
Yes. Rust free. Nice and clean. Primer. Paint. Leave for six days.
is there a table or list ect for this info?
what is the prefered primer? I have some nice 2K acid etch here waiting to be used
Model A is bench mounted, model AUD is a model A on a cabinet (under drive - UD)
It should be shown on page 3 of the know your lathe as from the download link above
Should be ok.
thanks yes i will print that off tomorrow at work too much for the wee printer here!
Know your lathe page 75 in the above download
wicked it even tells you the gear posistion to select on the box! does the lathe have these gears already or do they need to be purchased seperatly
great i am getting to know it already thanks sorry for all the newbie questions
I had most of the main ones for the common thread pitches, but it depends on what is included with your purchase
But they are all available usually on ebay and other places
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