My new lathe

  1. KimB

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    So today I picked up my little Colchester student. I’m super happy to get it home. Got some other projects on so can’t touch it for a while but it’s so nice to finally have one.
    Thank you to @Patrick Gill, he put me in contact with a lovely guy called Robbie, he was so helpful. It’s been nice for me. He offered so much up to me, he didn’t want anything for the smaller bits like a lovely 6” vise and heater, he said he’s happy to give it to me knowing I’ll make good use of it. I do love meeting people that have a lot of info to give. They leave a nice impression on me. He started calling me the night owl because I don’t stop thinking, he said I always seem to think two steps ahead. Shame there aren’t more people like him and his family about.

    Would you guess that the lathe goes in a transit custom? Me either haha. It’s made to measure :D I have been stressing because I wasn’t sure how it would sit or even fit and it was perfect so that was nice.
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  2. spencer 427

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    Nice one. Happy days
     
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  3. 123hotchef Member

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    nice engine crane too
     
  4. Bullet2012

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    Very nice. Lucky you. Look forward to seeing your posts about what you make with it.
    Has it got a name yet ?
     
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  5. Pete.

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    Nice one Kim. Welcome to the rest of your life :D
     
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  6. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    You made light work of that Kim.
     
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  7. arther dailey Member

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    nice to see properly strapped , wouldnt expect anything less, enjoy :thumbup:
     
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  8. KimB

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    I’m tempted to buy it haha. Mines already bent just moving the bloody bag of sand the other day :doh:
    So do I, I have lots in mind. No name but it would be nice.
    It would paint a bad picture of myself :doh::laughing:
     
  9. 123hotchef Member

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    i would they dont make them like than anymore
     
  10. KimB

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    I don’t think the legs is removable from the upper arm. I’ll ask. If it can be I’ll buy it. If not I don’t really have the room for it
     
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  11. Matchless

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    so all you have to do is get it out!

    he said he would only drop it outside the door and whoever bought it would have to load, hmmm what do you have that I don't?
     
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  12. KimB

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    A sense of humour. He loves a laugh.
     
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  13. Matchless

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    you cannot go wrong with that lathe for the price! a gearbox would have been nice but that lathe is in very good condition, did you work out the date of manufacture from the serial number?
     
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  14. KimB

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    You’re right. I think it was 1962. 20 years before I was born haha. To think people that trained on that wouldn’t be far from retirement. Quite surreal.
     
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  15. KimB

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    Give me a call tomorrow if you can.
     
  16. gaz1

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    your not a female that is going to put that old lathe into good use

    of coarse we are going to be gentlemen and help a damsel

    even one that can give stick back if you catch her in that wicked mood

    would that be right kim
     
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  17. KimB

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    I cannot confirm or deny. We all loaded it together. I just asked to use his engine crane. Mine I think needs repairing before I can lift it out. Team effort :)
     
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  18. minimutly Member

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    Would have been me, well for a few weeks anyway, being as all "electronics" apprentices in the mod had to undergo a month of pain filing and scraping a block of steel into holes, bends, and other shapes, before beong let loose on the Colchesters and the dreaded horizontal millers. The highlight was a week on the vertical with the quill feed...
    And don't take too much notice of people who say the are rubbish, even a worn one is better than a good myford.....
     
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    I was born in 1962, and am now retired, a bit early.
     
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  20. arther dailey Member

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    I am after some kit Kim, any chance you could ask for it for me :whistle:think you would get more success , anyways you got it next will be a mill and your nearly sorted eh, good work
     
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