New (to me) Harrison Lathe

  1. cr500dom Member

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    Well I was over seeing a mate about some work and he turns out some fantastic work on manual machines.
    We got chatting about his little Harrison lathe and he was talking about selling it, so long story short, he offered me a deal I couldn’t really turn down
    Now I just need to clear some space in the garage and sort out a new motor or a VFD !!
    Ignore the milling clamp set

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    needs a full clean and just a bit of TLC and should make a lovely lathe.
    It’s got some kit with it too
    3jaw and 4jaw chucks, faceplates, steadies etc
    I’ll keep this updated once I get it home
     
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  2. Mr Fixer

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    Nice old tool. Sure she’ll scrub up well
     
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  3. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Well, I was going to say it's missing a chuck, but I see that's included.

    Nice........
     
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  4. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Must be Harrison day, i just picked up a l5a 11" from @pressbrake1
     
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  5. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Piccies please, lathes, so easy to move, so light and easy to manoeuvre....
     
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  6. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    give about 400 for mine including the 4 jaw chuck its in good nick as well :)no grarbox for thread cutting on em but got all the change wheels and the 127 tooth one for metric least I think it is :laughing:
     
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  7. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Nicer than the beaver mill
     
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  8. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Well, maybe one day, I'll let you know.

    You must enjoy playing with your Beaver, sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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  9. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    I loaded it with my ten ton forklift,the little Harrison wasn’t heavy enough to take backlash out of the chains!
     
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  10. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    We're all just big kids playing with toys really.

    Just grown up toys....

    Toys*
     
  11. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    What's wrong with a balding beaver ?
     
  12. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    It's not what you've got, it's what you do with it.

    Snigger.
     
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  13. cr500dom Member

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    So, ive been looking at how to move this and i have a telehandler at its current location so loading on to the trailer wont be an issue, and hopefully i can talk nicely to the guys on the site here and get a lift off at this end too.

    I understand that the lifting holes are to be used, which is great.
    My question is:
    I have some lengths of 1.5" thick wall CDS tube (T45 equivalent) rollcage tubing, will this be ok to pass through and lift on ?

    Im thinking tail stock and carriage all the way rearwards ?

    One strop over bar at the headstock end, one strop over bar at tailstock end, fork from the side, one strop over each fork ?
    does that sound about right ?
     
  14. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Even with the tailstock and carriage wound all the way down they’re still headstock heavy.

    you need a set of chains that can be clutched to shorten up the headstock end.

    I tried with all different lengths of strop and couldn’t get it quite right. needed my chains with me.
     
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  15. Agroshield Member

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    If you do not have access to shortenable lifting apparatus, maybe you can hang a couple of 25 litre drums of water from the tailstock to balance it.
     
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  16. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    I kept a box of turning tools, morse tapers, chucks, carbide tips etc from when i left my machine shop days, as I always knew I’d have a full size lathe some day.....

    ....that was 30 years ago, still haven’t had/got anything bigger than a toy lathe.:(
     
  17. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    It isnt that heavy i would expect a 1 ton engine will lift it
     
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  18. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    They’re 750kg bars not including chuck, or coolant tank etc.
     
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  19. cr500dom Member

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    Its more that I dont want 750kg moving about under a 1ton garage engine crane, fair enough with a gantry, and theres a loader at each end so I`d rather use that option.
    I also have a mate who has offered the use of his lifting kit, skates and jacks for the other end which is great.
    I can get it most of the way into the garage with the telehandler, then just lower it on to skates for the final positioning i guess
     
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  20. Bill Edwards Member

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    Just remember that they pretty much want to fall over and that there’s a lot of weight at the headstock end.

    3/4 ton isn’t massive but it’s quite enough to go very wrong and you don’t want to wreck your lathe.

    Take time to think, assess and double check everything and move slowly. Don’t let anyone rush you.
     
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