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    Scotland is part of the united kingdom, not part of england

    A bit black shiny enamel











    Time to drag the bed in, I've been dreading this but it went really smoothly





    Apple trees make really good anchor points








    My roof timbers are reclaimed old growth ones, I cant imagine modern ones taking the weights I put on them.








    As the chief once said, 'gonna need a bigger shed'








    I smeared the bed in waxoyle when I got it a couple of years ago and it has done a great job of protecting it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinround View Post
    Beyond all doubts Scotland is part of England, just as is Wales.
    I don't know how you can say that in a thread started by wallace, eh Bill.

    Bill.. as in William...
    William... as in William Wallace...
    Oh, never mind.



    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club .

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    I like those conveyor belts, if that's what I'm seeing - very tasteful use of carpeting.

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    A bit more done, it was fun trying to rotate the bed. I really didn't want it to slip and put a big shock load on the joist.








    Lots of filler later





    And a good coat of cellulose primer





    You can see a casting fault has been filled, you can also see a bit of hand scraping on the ways





    These are the racks for the carriage, smeared in waxoyle to protect





    A bit belt sander action





    Then scotchbrite





    The electrics door was missing, but luckily the hinges were still their. I just so happened to have a spare in my stash.





    I also had one of these beauties.











    When you put the locking pin in the spindle to remove a faceplate it pushes against a plunger which stops the lathe being started. That wouldn't be good with a geared head, I've done it on the RS but that is flat belt so no damage. This part of the lockout bit, I quite like the rough casting finish but this has been dinged afew times.








    It was a monumental day recently, this machine has been in the way for a long time. It was fun getting it out. It weighs about 1.4 tonne.





    It took 3hrs to get it ready for collection.








    On a different note, I took me lady for a day out, I think I've found my next lathe. I think its maybe a lathe for loco wheels, I'm not sure.





    The tail stock is taller than me



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    John did the repair on the casting on this weeks nightcap


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    Been a bit out of fettle for a week so progress has been slow,








    Its quite the task moving this stuff around in a limited space











    I got the repaired casting and oil sight glass back from john





    Heres a link to john


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    The brass was a bit dinged up so I gave it a skim





    I've been removing masking tape and assembling bits all week. On some bits the tape had left its adhesive on the metal, was a right pain to remove even with thinners. I've not had this problem with frog tape before.


    I went over the surfaces with oil stone to remove any dings on the ways. every machined surface has been hand scraped when it was built.





    This was what had been used to lock the tool rest. I have a proper lever but it needs drilling and tapping for 3/4".





    I found this in my stash








    The cover for the outboard spindle, sanded to 240





    Then buffed











    The spindle interlock








    New flip top oilers






















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    An amazing restoration.... Looks great!!

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    DAMN!!!! That is seriously good!


    Thanks for the pics.

    Alli

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    Very nicely done. Do you have any accessories for it? Chucks, tail dead centre for the quill, etc?

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    Great Job done,

    In the full pic of the machine the lighting makes the grey look like it might have a tint of blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    Very nicely done. Do you have any accessories for it? Chucks, tail dead centre for the quill, etc?
    I have an original 3 jaw chuck that was supplied with an RS, a drive centre and a live center. It came with a big jacaobs chuck also.

    There is definately a slight hue of blue in the RAL7011, I think its because its very close to slate grey.

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    Mate, you are doing an awesome job on this restoration project. Are you going to be game enough to actually use it?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.

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    I'm guessing he has a lot of pens he wants to turn!!

    Have fun

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