Show us your lathe

  1. -Matt- Member

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    I'll join in :) I've only a small workshop and it has to contend with both wood and metal so only small stuff here.
    Small Perris lathe, my first, I don't use this any more because it doesn't run very well
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    I then got this little Chester Cobra, same as a Sieg C1 Micro. Runs quite nicely but not very featuresome. Currently shelved.
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    The above was replaced with this, Sieg C2A which is my current model and should do everything I need at the moment. I wish I had space for a larger floor standing model, but not yet.
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    And for fun, first ever spinning device, which is my Record wood lathe. Ancient photo of when I'd just finished the stand.
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    Thanks :)
     
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  2. pondy

    pondy Member

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    picked up this, its a drummond type b, its in fair nick, everything moves just sticky, the change over gears are missing which i think is fairly normal for these, it came witj a box of stuff which to be honest most of its no good to me so will go on ebay, a few bits i have no idea what they are so may have a thread asking about those.
    motor needs work, wiring is all crispy and not surprisingly pops the breaker when i plug it in, didn't even get to turn the switch on? there is some play in the headstock bearings which i hope are adjustable. plan is to clean paint etc and sort out a drive setup with a counter shaft and a way of tension both belts, also what speed should i spin this at?
    is a quick change tool post an option for this old girl, lots of cheap ones on ebay?

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  3. Beeezer Member

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    On this Drummond on the tailstock there's a little pip on the top that stops it spinning, any idea where I could get one from?
     
  4. brokenbiker

    brokenbiker Member

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    Make one...when i was an apprentice we had a few old lathes with similar tail stocks, the 'pips' would break occasionally so the aplrentices were tasked with making batches of spares.
     
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  5. Beeezer Member

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    I expected that reply, it's on my list of jobs, just need to get the 3 jaw chuck that's on her centred up proving very tricky for a novice lathe user!!
     
  6. Stueeee

    Stueeee Old git

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    @ Pondy, has the makings of a useful small lathe once it's sorted. At my first house, my next door neighbour had one of these in his shed -he did some really good work on it.

    Looks like you would need the banjo casting which rotates on the leadscrew axis as well as some changewheels to get the longitudinal/screwcutting feed to work.
     
  7. phm87 Member

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    I have 2 other lathes as well as the Holbrook, both Weilers, the small one is a Matador, the other a LZ330, both fantastic lathes, I am the second owner and have the original paperwork from the first owner ( a university).
    As you can see, the garage is a tad full at the moment, somewhere there is also a Harrison vertical mill and a Meddings pillar drill.:thumbup: Holbrook 011.JPG Holbrook 011.JPG Holbrook 011.JPG
     
  8. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    That's just greedy! :laughing:
     
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  9. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    If you need to make some room just let me know.:thumbup:
     
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  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    How do you get any work done in there? ;)
     
  11. phm87 Member

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    The work is the restoration of the Holbrook at the moment, a 2 year job if I`m lucky?
    The Matodor and possibly the LZ330 will be out the door soon, I need the room, anyway I would rather have a Holbrook Minor.
    I have thought of moving to a small house with a huge workshop!
     
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  12. pondy

    pondy Member

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    thanks, i brought it on a whim, it popped up on ebay about 10 miles from me, i dont know what to do with it yet, i stripped it down and cleaned it in parts washer it's on good nick but has two issues o don't know how to tackle, the lead screw nut is worn, it has sections of the thread missing, the headstock bearings are worn and out of adjustment but still have play, i stripped the motor and its shot.

    i could probably get a motor cheap on ebay if i keep looking, probably got enough metal to make a stand And h frame for counter shaft, get some belts and basic tooling but after all that im left with a lathe that's worn out, then again what did i expect for something 100 years old, it will however be used once in a blue moon sort of thing, handy to have. i dont know weather to cut my losses now snd stick it back on ebay or keep at it
     
  13. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Oggled this thread for too long, now I can join in the fun. My pocket is $500 lighter and 343kg heavier - I've bought a 1975 Colchester Bantam Mk1

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    This is one of the few images I have of it complete as a unit, it's currently in bits all over my garage floor. There's a restoration thread on here if you want to follow progress. The aim is to get it mechanically sound, and by then I anticipate I will have enough saved for three phase conversion electrics.
     
  14. arceyered Member

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    My lathe needs a bit of sorting out but will suit my needs .
    It is a Murad Bormilathe the head stock and tail stock are movable to allow for boring milling etc
     
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  15. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Wow, it's like a little baby horizontal boring machine, that's awesome:clapping:.
     
  16. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Very interesting machine. Obviously not going to be the most rigid machine out there but it would be very versatile and you could do a lot of nice stuff just by taking things easy.
     
  17. Windy Miller Semi-Professional Potterer!

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    That's a very interesting little machine there. Loving the flexible drive to the electric powerfeed! I'd like to see more pics of it.
     
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  18. arceyered Member

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    That as all been stripped off as it was a botch up. Two hand made banjo's and a set of change gears later I actually cut two 48 tooth gears one at 16 DP and on at 14 DP using the ability of the head stock to move up an down vertically .
    They are the two on the left in picture the three holes are there to allow me to use the three jaw chuck , the chuck was stuck on fast so I wanted to set up the lead screw to 8TPI so I could cut another back plate if I had to cut It off , made a spindle locking mandrel and have now removed the chuck and refitted with a paper washer
    It is quite rigid in operation as the head stock can be locked in position with two locking pins, was it a good find for me you bet.
     
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  19. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    I think most people would like it especially if they were short of room as it would definitely be a lot more sturdy than the normal vertical slide you often see on a small lathe for light milling.
     
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  20. Matthew76 Member

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    Would anyone know anything about this lathe at all please? Only photos I have at the moment as didn't want to seem to keen incase price went up. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I know nothing about lathes but want to learn. Thanks
     
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