My new Harrison lathe

  1. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Five six years ago I liked it but the clever old boys are dying off
     
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  2. Bill Edwards Member

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    Nice steady :thumbup:

    I'm coming to think that with these proper sized machines you just about need an overhead hoist in the workshop. My big lathe chucks are the limit as to what I can manage, and I'd like a bit bigger yet but that would certainly require help.

    Having a monster mill the gear to go on that is ridiculous - lifting the vice alone is risking personal injury! I have a rotary table that probably weighs double what I do, that'll be a forklift or engine crane when I come to use it.

    There is a downside to full size equipment!
     
  3. spencer 427 Member

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    Yes there is a limit as you say...some stuff is seriously heavy. I can just about lift the Harrison four jaw but wouldn't be able to screw it on. So an over head device I will install in the new build. The indexing head for the milling machine is ridiculous in weight.
     
  4. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I must be the forum weakling - I had trouble lifting my pal's Colchester Student's four jaw chuck but struggled to screw it on. :(
     
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  5. spencer 427 Member

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    I did say I can lift it but that's only about an inch off the floor...
     
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  6. minimutly Member

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    Hmm, my Triumphs 4 jaw is on the limit for me - deep breath and go for it. Ditto the rotary table on my miller - doable, just.
     
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  7. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Are you elderly or just feeble?
     
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  8. minimutly Member

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    Lol, bit of both....
     
  9. spencer 427 Member

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    I was hoping to separate the top half of the steady to make it easier to put on the bench. But the shaft and it's two fittings are being s bit stubborn. A press job I thinks. 20191214_124052.jpg
     
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  10. MBB Forum Supporter

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    @spencer 427
    @eLuSiVeMiTe

    I know you have a few lathes between you.
    What is your favorite lathe that you own, what one do you use the most?
     
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  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Loaded question. My second is still in bits.

    The M is a screwcutting lathe. The L is plain turning and has a capstan tailstock so each have different uses

    Want a smart and brown 1024 when space allows
     
  12. spencer 427 Member

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    Hmmmm. I like em all. But the Harrison is my favourite.
     
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    You need more Honey on your porridge !
     
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    Eventually got the pin out. What a faffn nightmare 20191217_115305.jpg 20191217_115332.jpg
     
  17. spencer 427 Member

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    And started stripping this lot out for the lead screws removal 20191218_133303.jpg 20191218_133310.jpg
     
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  18. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    That is moosive. Are you going to build a swing crane to pick chucks, material etc up.

    I was thinking of doing this for my m300, 10" 4jaw is not light, can’t imagine what that the stuff for your lathe feels like.
     
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  19. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Pins are a complete pain to remove. Not heat nor smacking got some of mine out on the Denbigh. Eventually I soaked the whole thing in oil and waited a day, then we got some very minor movements... such a nuisance.
     
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  20. spencer 427 Member

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    I will make a over head crane just for the lifting. Some stuff is seriously heavy
     
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