My new Harrison lathe

  1. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Bugger mate sorry to hear that. Had a spell of sickness myself earlier this week, came out of nowhere, best to get some rest and let your body heal properly.
     
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  2. galooph

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    Hope your back recovers quickly. I've got a couple of compressed discs which flare up every now and then, definitely not fun!
     
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  3. spencer 427 Member

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    So do I galooph.
    I slipped my discs years ago and always been careful in what I am doing. But I slipped on a wet scaffolding board and landed right on my ass. I am hopeful in the fact that a good couple of weeks not lifting will help.
     
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  4. slim_boy_fat

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    Sorry to read this, take it easy and resist the temptation to straining it too soon. The upside (if there is one) is that you've done it at this time of the year - it'd be more frustrating if the weather had been great and you were itching to get on with jobs.

    What you really is a glamorous assistant.....;)
     
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  5. RichardM Member

    Hope you're on the move soon.
     
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  6. spencer 427 Member

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    Thanks Richard. Hope so. Have so much to do and it's very annoying not being able
     
  7. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Ive got enough of my own stuff to do without taking on crazy horses stuff:D
     
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  8. zx9

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    :( It will be difficult but don't try rushing back to the work on the big machines too soon. I expect you will have plenty of research, planning and shopping for new machines or parts to keep you occupied. Take care.
     
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  9. slim_boy_fat

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    I've lost the place here, which part of post #364 are we alluding to now....:dontknow: :scared: :D
     
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  10. Bill Edwards Member

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    @spencer 427

    That's not fun, best wishes for a good recovery and try not to rush it.
     
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  11. spencer 427 Member

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    A few positive updates.
    While I cant do a lot physically i can however do some more research. I am in contact with the place i brought the Harrison from. There history goes back a long way. They still have the original documents for the Harrison. They are trying to find them for me. Also been talking a lot to tony at lathes uk. I sent some pictures of the lathe. He said it's the best original preserved large Harrison he has ever seen and is now doing a spread for his website.
     
  12. MBB Forum Supporter

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    The lathes website is excellent info for people who like older machines. The Drummond hand shaper I put on may have been the porotype for the later models. I also put a Deckel FP milling machine which up to now is earliest on record.
     
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  13. spencer 427 Member

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    Nice one. I take it you still have those in your possession. Its good having machinery and tracking down information. And to have a machine that's the earliest is very special.
     
  14. MBB Forum Supporter

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    I no longer have the Drummond it went to Glasgow I still have the Deckel Which I bought from Edinburgh a few years ago.
     
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  15. spencer 427 Member

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    Any chance of a picture.
     
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  17. spencer 427 Member

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  18. spencer 427 Member

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    Evening everyone.
    Still cant lift f all.
    But I have managed to clean parts and paint. 20200126_114711.jpg 20200128_103212.jpg 20200128_150334.jpg 20200129_152744.jpg 20200129_152755.jpg 20200129_153759.jpg 20200129_162150.jpg
     
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  19. spencer 427 Member

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    Cracking on with more parts. 20200131_144915.jpg 20200131_144915.jpg
     
  20. spencer 427 Member

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    Assembly time.
    This evening I put the tumbler mechanism back together. Fresh oil and everything is bang on perfect..nice and smooth. All the time stoning the case and gears has worked an absolute threat.. 20200131_173539.jpg 20200131_175707.jpg 20200131_183512.jpg 20200131_183727.jpg
     
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