It is essentially complete needing only a lay shaft and a belt to get it
back into service. Sam LR and I have already cleaned up the cross slide
and the compound slide which now work smoothly. Close inspection of the
other critical parts shows no major problems, a general clean and
adjustment is all that is needed there. The shaft and belt are standard
parts so should not prove difficult to obtain(and could be made. There are
some missing teeth on some of the interchangeable gears, this will only
create a problem if the machine is used for screw cutting and even then
only when cutting certain pitches.
As is, there are a lot of exposed moving parts at the headstock. A
suitable guard will have to be fitted, what I have in mind is a simple box
that just drops over the relevant area. The motor will also need a similar
While the lathe is being prepared please leave it covered up, this will 1/
protect the loose bits lying on the table and 2/ (hopefully) discourage
the dumping of random scrap on it.
More information as the restoration progresses.... Meanwhile if there is
another raid on the CP site could our intrepid scavengers look out for any
Pulleys/belts/ shafting similar to the existing pulley and belt on the
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> So about 2m long ? I almost certainly have something for that. Do you
Do we have a dividing head anywhere? If so we could make replacement
gears on the multimill?
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No, but there is a rotary table so if you don't mind working out the numbers it can be done. A suitable
gear hob will probably be required, but that might be amongst the tooling that we received.