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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 04:36:08 PM »
Very Cool!
I wonder what the build hours are?
Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 04:44:36 PM »
Amazing,

My Dad built one about 25 yrs ago and still has it in his garage.
The lathe is a design available from a book which details the construction and I remember making a 0-1 morse taper adaptor for it when I was an apprentice.

If my brain cell can remember, I'll take a pickie and post it here.

At last it is not ome of a kind but has a familiy member ;D

ATB
Derek
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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 05:16:02 PM »
DEREK,
If you can provide any info on it would be appreciated. Especially the book.
They say everyone has a twin somewhere in the world.
RICH
Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2008, 12:27:30 PM »
Hi Rich,

I think it is this book, I'll ask my Dad to see if he can find the book and I'll photo the front cover.
Most sites show no photo of the front cover.
Amazon have reference to it......

Building a Small Lathe (Paperback)
by L.C. Mason (Author)

One site says it was published in 1980 which sounds about right.

I'm going round to see him later, I'll program the brain cell now but being volatile memory it might be blank by the time I go round ;D
(In fact I'll ring him now and ask.... but his memory is more volatile than mine so no guarantees :D :D )

Derek

Edit.... here are the photos


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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2008, 04:25:22 PM »
A photo of a photo just after completion & one after ~20yrs
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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2008, 05:00:14 PM »
DEREK,
Thanks so much. That's cool, as now i know where the design came from.
Need to see if i can get the book. Maybe you want to clean Pop's lathe up?
RICH

The book is on the way. That completes the story.  :)
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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2008, 06:47:38 PM »
Rich,

  How cool is that ?
Ain't this forum the Greatest?   ;D

Ed
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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2008, 06:59:16 PM »
Small world....aint it ?
Would be interesting to know how many of these were started, how many finished to some extent and how many were completed to the level of these two.
I'll bet there are a surprising few.
Thanks Derek and RICH,
RC

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Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2008, 08:17:33 PM »
Yes, this is cool!
It took me 60 hours or so to do the 1/12 scale lathe model as i wanted it to be made accurately.
So the guy had to spend at least that do this lathe. Who would think that after all these years
you would even be able find out where it came from and then get the book.
It will be interesting to see how much was deviated from the basic design in the book.
Sure is a small world.
Hey maybe we can start a new TV series called "IF THIS OLD LATHE COULD TALK".  ;D
RICH

Re: LATHE CUSTOM & HOMEMADE
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2008, 12:24:06 PM »
Hi Rich,

Glad to be of help.
I guess one day I will become the owner of the little lathe >:D and I'll give it a good polish then.

Derek
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