(I don't have a photo of what it look like) ANY ONE KNOW OF ONE.?
As soon as I can get it into the workshop I'll post some better photos. In the mean time. please keep checking in I'm really looking forwards to doing this total refurbishment.
Its still not in the workshop but not to worry with the help of my son we managed to lift and secured it back on its stand.
Phew far to heavy to carry to theworkshop as it is, I have decided to stripe off as much as possible first, it has to come apart to be refurbished anyway . Once I have taken off every thing We can then carry the main body down to the workshop which will be much lighter.
Today, I have made some progress in identifying it, I think the long red handle is a smoke screen, home made, why, ??? I have no idea. I noticed some machine drilled threaded holes once I could see it better at a working height, now I've realized there was a longitudinal feed bar missing from it. see in photos this is indicating more of a possibility its an early Drummond or My-ford, hopefully I can find some serial number when it stripped . Stay tuned keep you posted.
Today 05/10/2016 great afternoon in the sun, time well spent stripping, all the upper parts removed, surprised me the time this lathe spent out in all weathers none of it ceased up. Nearly all stripped what left on the main base unit will be stripped in the workshop.
Just waiting for Number 1 son to come home from work then we will lift the base unit off the stand and down to the workshop, that is some chunk of metal. At the turn of the century they certainly knew how to build machines.
All parts waiting for stripping everything back to bare metal first.
Hi all here we are now back from a weeks holiday spent in Mamaris Turkey it was lovely.
As you can see, its all in pieces now, I've tried paint stripper it does work but, it doesn't get it completely clean and right back to bare metal, sort of 99 %, I've just won on eBay a second hand battery charger 10a heavy duty unit, I can now set up an electrolysis tank to remove everything right back to clean bare metal ready for painting, make life a little easier.
Battery Charger arrived earlier today, now I need to source a suitable tank or large tub.
This is where it will sit when not in use, Now I,m off t to sort a suitable tank and a donor chunk of metal.
Here it is unpacked and in the workshop.
OK electrolysis tank now set up and working its very slow but very thorough. In the tank are some of the smaller bolts and some of the smaller parts, Rather than placing one item in one at a time I bought a flour sifter, snipped of the handle and wired is as a tripod connected the other ends of the wire to the cross bar and connected the neutral clip from the battery charger to them. bubbling away nicely. Its needs to be in there much long to get that heavy rust off removed just for the photos.
I sourced both of the head stock cog guards, there hung up with a coat of paint remover left on them over night, I'll give them a wire brushing later to day and a second coat of paint remover clean them up then into the tank for a final clean off t.
Yesterday I applied the first primer coat to the tail stock (seen below), once all the bolts and locking levers are done I'm going to rebuild the tail stock without the top coat of paint, primarily for two reasons.
1. I intend to send the base bed off to get the bed reground so don,t want top coat paint ruined in this process.
2. When the bed is reground they will regrind the base of the tail stock, and head stock at the same time so they all seat down at the correct levels, once this has been down then I'll strip it all apart again and apply top coat.
Started to rebuild the tail stock but only with grey primer on it for now, im off on holiday to see my daughter again today so spent the morning in the workshop getting what pieces had just come out of the electrolysis bucket ready and primed.
I also now have to get another brand new bucket as this one has sprung a leek.
As i was killing time just before my holiday i decided to chuck a plug on the motor to this lath the wiring is very bad and grumbling away with splits every where, but what i thought was a knackered motor due to the time the lathe was outside in all wind and weather, its a runner nice surprise, that will save me a lot of money, as soon as, I'll strip it oil grease and maybe some new bearing lick of paint completely rewire the whole system, more on that later.
Tail stock placed back on the lathe bed, as yet not finished due to leaking electrolysis bucket sprung a leek ,next into the bucket was to be the tail stock wheel and a few other bits ,but ha ho it will have to wait till i get back and buy a new bucket.
Earlier in the week I tested the bed for flatness with a very accurate straight edge and a set of feeler gauges all flat right down to the end in front of the head-stock where I could only just slip it under with a thickness of 0.002 gauge.
Its progressed very slowness over the last few weeks, I did managed to source the end covers (complete with back panel and brkt) to cover all the gear cogs, I've also purchased a better 1/2"chuck and key the old one two badly pitted to use safely, sourced a new arbor and key for an older chuck albeit 3/8 plus two new centers one with a floating head, so all in all a lot of down time on the laptop.
In the workshop pieces were soaking in the electrolysis tank which has now aloud me to reassemble the tail stock. While assembling the tail stock I discovered a major problem.
As can be seen my problem is, two missing adjustment screws. As far as I'm aware these are for minute adjustment to line up the tail stock with the head stock.(dead center) My problem here is where do i source these from without having to buy a complete second hand tail stock? any ideas?.