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New little project

Post by Abes on Sun Oct 07 2012, 15:41

Picked a new little project up yesterday well pleased with it, made a start on the clean up on it today by stripping and cleaning the tail stock and cross slide, should'ent take to long to sort the rest, and as there is no makers plate or marks would like to find out who made it and possible age any help much appriciated






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Re: New little project

Post by blackvanman on Sun Oct 07 2012, 16:10

I want one Sad it looks like it will come up great, are you going to paint the castings or is that silver hammerite I see there?

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Sun Oct 07 2012, 16:19

No mate just clean metal at the moment not sure on what the finish will be it appears by what paint was left on it that the orignal colour was a sort of blue grey colour so could go that route or use the good old blackner on it, will wait and see

blackvanman wrote:I want one Sad it looks like it will come up great, are you going to paint the castings or is that silver hammerite I see there?

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Sun Oct 07 2012, 17:54

Quick update after searching the internet and asking some questions have now found out its a "Portass Model S backgeared and screwcutting lathe" dated circa 1926

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Re: New little project

Post by JONESEY on Sun Oct 07 2012, 22:20

Looks great Abes I will now were to come fora bit of lathe work now
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Re: New little project

Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Oct 08 2012, 00:17

abes
a good strip back to bare metal as always with you
keep it up
P.S bet it ends up black to go with the black engine and pump collection you have Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy lol Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: New little project

Post by stationary stu on Mon Oct 08 2012, 09:23

Abes wrote:Quick update after searching the internet and asking some questions have now found out its a "Portass Model S backgeared and screwcutting lathe" dated circa 1926

I was just about to say that Twisted Evil Laughing Laughing Laughing

Nice handy bit of kit there Abes, sure it will look good when up and running. Are you planning on putting an electric motor on it so it can be used as I don't think an engine will keep it turning at a set speed. Then if you want to rally it just belt it to an engine on the day so to speak.

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Mon Oct 08 2012, 17:14

Thats the plan Stu but then again plans can change lol, still not sure of the finish it will get but there's no rush

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Re: New little project

Post by stationary stu on Tue Oct 09 2012, 09:06

Keep us updated on it's progress Abes.

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Re: New little project

Post by matt86 on Tue Oct 09 2012, 10:31

nice little lathe there abes .... is that one richards old one ?

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Thu Oct 11 2012, 19:30

As promised here's a quick update, lathe now fully stripped down removed parts all stripped and cleaned back to bare metal, have now made a start on the main body









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Re: New little project

Post by JONESEY on Fri Oct 12 2012, 07:32

Looking good when can I book my first job in Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Re: New little project

Post by stationary stu on Fri Oct 12 2012, 09:02

No booking needed just "turn" up Laughing Laughing Laughing

Great job your doing.

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Fri Oct 12 2012, 20:40

Cheers gents, good news today a nice set of cast iron Singer sewing table legs came in the yard which when i come to make the new table for the lathe ill use these to support it the top is going to be Mahogany, quick update on the lathe all parts including the main body are now stripped and cleaned back to bare metal tomorrow the rebuild is going to start

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Re: New little project

Post by matt86 on Sat Oct 13 2012, 09:55

Abes wrote:Cheers gents, good news today a nice set of cast iron Singer sewing table legs came in the yard which when i come to make the new table for the lathe ill use these to support it the top is going to be Mahogany, quick update on the lathe all parts including the main body are now stripped and cleaned back to bare metal tomorrow the rebuild is going to start

sounds like will suit the job well ...

we all like a nice peace of hardwood timber makes the job look so much better and professional than a peice of pine from b & q etc

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Re: New little project

Post by stationary stu on Sat Oct 13 2012, 10:12

Abes you can Turn your hand to anything.

Sounds like your going to make a first class job of it but more for show then use.

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Sat Oct 13 2012, 15:24

Well lathe now almost completed just the rear gears to strip and clean rest of lathe completed pics below







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Re: New little project

Post by stationary stu on Sat Oct 13 2012, 15:54

That looks spot on now, I'd be wanting to find something to do on it. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Sun Oct 14 2012, 15:18

Thread gears now fitted lathe now finished, just the stand to do and the jobs a goodun



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Re: New little project

Post by ian webb on Sun Oct 14 2012, 17:37

Very Nice Abes, another quality item well done, ill have a dig around in my stores and see what else i can come up with for you Wink Wink
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Re: New little project

Post by stationary stu on Mon Oct 15 2012, 10:18

Abes is it very heavy?

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Re: New little project

Post by Abes on Mon Oct 15 2012, 17:00

No not at all mate can lift it in to the van with no probs but saying that iam making a cast iron base unit for it but will be made so that the lathe can be taken off for loading

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Re: New little project

Post by matt86 on Mon Oct 15 2012, 17:18

i just remembered reading through this i have a old singer sewing machine table at mums and still has the pedal and belt too .... or it did Laughing Laughing Laughing

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