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by tomjaksa
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie from South Africa (Who posted in the wrong Section first)
Replies: 35
Views: 6692

Re: Newbie from South Africa (Who posted in the wrong Section first)

Hi Marcel Welcome to the forum...... Nice to hear from another South African newbie. That looks like a great little machine and the condition does not look too shabby either. Hope you have a lot of fun with it. I am also busy cleaning up my lathe (look under New old weiler) I am in Cullinan where ar...
by tomjaksa
Sun May 21, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

:D Oh yes
My Father in law painted the wheel barrow with the left over paint in the gun.
by tomjaksa
Sun May 21, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

Did a bit of work on the girl today..
Painted the bed and the tailstock and some other parts.
Assembled the tailstock....i think it looks good.
Tailstock.jpg
And here are some pics of the bed

lathe bed1.jpg
Lathe bed2.jpg
by tomjaksa
Sat May 20, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

Had a look thank you........It seems it was a well built machine cannot wait to get it up and running.
Will post update on the progress later this weekend.
by tomjaksa
Tue May 02, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tailstock pressure
Replies: 44
Views: 6478

Re: Tailstock pressure

According to Rohm this centre is designed to do Centre Plating as well as rich said above in his post great post.
Way too Fancy for my needs. Now for that money i would prefer one that makes coffee.
by tomjaksa
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

Did a bit more cleaning up today....
Repaired the butchered panel and clean clean.
Body Panel.jpg
From this...
Panel redone.jpg
To this
by tomjaksa
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tailstock pressure
Replies: 44
Views: 6478

Re: Tailstock pressure

just googled the serial number its 503AC MK3
It only costs $843 my apologies........
by tomjaksa
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tailstock pressure
Replies: 44
Views: 6478

Re: Tailstock pressure

Yup its a Rohm
by tomjaksa
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tailstock pressure
Replies: 44
Views: 6478

Re: Tailstock pressure

I also wonder about centre pressure. I am just starting in machining and would like to learn the right way first time and turn it into a habit, My centre looks like this. Live centre.jpg Just looked at the Rohm website.....over $1000 thats 15k in my money. I think i will put it on the shelf and get ...
by tomjaksa
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

Hi mike I have the manual for the Matador as well. Lots of similarities in the 2 machines. I have the Variable drive unit which is missing. It most probably went south and too much hassle to repair or source spares down here in the bottom part of the world. It was replaced with a step pully arrangem...
by tomjaksa
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

Hi guys. Been very busy at the moment so not much time for the "old girl" Thank you so much for the great comments and advice....... Busy stripping paint repairing body panels etc. The gears in all the gear boxes look great. All the shafts on apron box and QCGB will get new o`rings. Had a nice supri...
by tomjaksa
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New old Weiler
Replies: 33
Views: 6898

Re: New old Weiler

A little a bit about the work for the lathe.... I work from home building commercial grade salt chlorinators. The lathe is used to make titanium anodes and spacers. The anode is 28mm i machine two flats and drill a 12mm hole in the end. So i do not really need super precision. The PVC is cut to size...