My new Harrison lathe

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    Thought I would make use of the earlier caustic mix and bung the top half of the steady in. Sorted . A bench full of stuff to sort. 20191220_133523.jpg
     
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    Looking at the photo's the repair doesn't look too bad at all, considering how many pieces it's been broken into!

    It looks strong enough, from what I can see. Do you think it's up to the job? If it's just cosmetics and 'being right' that's bothering you would filler and paint be an option? I don't think it'd be hard to make it look as good as new?
     
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    Its better than I first thought. My plan is to tidy up inside. A bit of filler will be used as much as I hate the stuff. I can make it look nice .
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Sometimes repairs cause dismay to me, but then I think it’s nice that the thing meant enough to whoever that they chose to repair it.
     
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  5. spencer 427 Member

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    I did manage to get this bit cleaned and ready for paint this morning.... 20191225_112615.jpg 20191225_112633.jpg
     
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  6. spencer 427 Member

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    Today's task.
    Remove feed screws.
    Gearbox.
    Apron.
    Not to difficult except from the weight. Done what I needed to and I am going in for a nice cup tea. 20200106_100005.jpg 20200106_100808.jpg 20200106_113847.jpg 20200106_132653.jpg 20200106_135237.jpg
     
  7. spencer 427 Member

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    And the tumbler case/mechanism. 20200106_142330.jpg 20200106_142341.jpg
     
  8. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Nice shot of the headstock alignment jacking screws :thumbup:
     
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  9. spencer 427 Member

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    Yes. There is another one the other end.
     
  10. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Look at how coarse the threads are, must of been a mere to aline
     
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  11. spencer 427 Member

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    It will be again as the headstock will be coming off soon.
     
  12. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Heathen.

    The 11th commandment: thou shalt not disturb the relationship between a Harrison lathe bed and headstock.
     
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  13. spencer 427 Member

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    It will be fine. Old design. Big. Heavy. Basic l9l
     
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  14. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    I dunno. I'm big, heavy and basic and I'm far from fine. :laughing:
     
  15. spencer 427 Member

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    I got the screws on the bench and the gearbox...
    Ready for strip down. 20200107_140016.jpg 20200107_140053.jpg
     
  16. spencer 427 Member

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    Today I thought I would show how the gearbox comes apart. Simple tools. Big rubber mallet. Aluminium drifts. Duck oil. And a few hours.. all parts now played out on the bench. 20200107_145416.jpg 20200107_150203.jpg 20200107_150612.jpg 20200107_150618.jpg 20200107_150729.jpg 20200107_150734.jpg 20200107_150947.jpg 20200107_151124.jpg 20200107_152524.jpg 20200107_152819.jpg
     
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    Today.
    Clean the gearbox housing and get it in the caustic.
    I also took the tumbler mechanism apart for cleaning. The housing will need a little work also on one of the gears. Over time one of the oil ways has been blocked resulting in no oil and the gear and housing running dry.. my plan is to remove the gear and face off the nastiness and machine the back of the housing. I appreciate wear and tear but I can not let that pass. 20200109_092621.jpg 20200109_102326.jpg 20200109_103015.jpg 20200109_103615.jpg
     
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  19. spencer 427 Member

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    Gearbox housing and tumblr housing are now perfectly clean in there raw state 20200109_142559.jpg 20200109_142603.jpg 20200109_142621.jpg 20200109_142627.jpg
     
  20. spencer 427 Member

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    One thing I missed was removing the dowel pins. Sorted that. Now on to prep work. 20200109_150002.jpg 20200109_154447.jpg
     
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