My new Harrison lathe

  1. spencer 427

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    That's that relief cut. 20191209_123551.jpg 20191209_123606.jpg
     
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    How did you make the cut ? Horizontal mill ?
     
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    Did you see this ?

     
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    I cut them by hand with a Manchester rapidor blade. Takes a while as you can imagine but you get a nice cut and about the right width. I then lightly stone the cut edges.
     
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    No. I do these by hand with a man rapidor blade.
     
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    Onwards...... 20191209_140342.jpg 20191209_140625.jpg
     
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    Plodding on with the tail. Coming along nicely. 20191210_090523.jpg
     
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    Tail is done.
    Gib strip next. 20191210_161844.jpg 20191210_162034.jpg
     
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    I was looking at the fixed steady that came with the Harrison. Unfortunately not the original. This one being a dsg steady. I did mount it to the Harrison but doesn't fit to well. To narrow and looks out of place. So I have acquired a steady with some real metal and a bit more hardcore...it will be here this week. 20191125_103740.jpg Screenshot_20191125-120901_eBay.jpg
     
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    Much more in keeping and it reminds me I need to make the roller conversion for mine :thumbup:
     
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  12. Spark plug

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    The detachable base should make it easy to fit but still look right, also looks like it would have originally had a counterweight fitted to the hinged top section?
     
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    Yes there is plenty of meat in the detachable block to get it st correct height. The bed is 350mm wide of the Harrison. That steady will look really good on there. I noticed there are four bolt holes on the side of the new steady. Not sure what they are or where originally intended for
     
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    I found a picture of a large diameter steady for my DSG that I would like to track down and it has a counterweight to make opening to top section easier:

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    Not sure if that was the intended purpose of the 4 holes, but it seems to fit the bill or possibly for a stop to prevent the top section hinging back too far?
     
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    Ah yes. I see now. Think you are correct. I will do some more research now I know what I am looking at. Thanks for the picture.
     
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  16. slim_boy_fat

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    That'll save you giving the 'wrong' one your meticulous attention by way of refur'b. ;)
     
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    Yer. The new steady is my xmas gift to myself. I will give it the treatment over xmas
     
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    Today I plucked up some enthusiasm to finish the gib strip. Have been feeling a bit crud this last couple of days so I am a little of beat. Not overly happy with the finished piece but its flat. 20191212_140159.jpg 20191212_152118.jpg 20191212_152546.jpg
     
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    There was a video a few years ago of someone making one with a hedge trimmer.
     
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  20. ronan

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    What scraper are you using Spencer ? Tungsten carbide ?
     
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