Show us your lathe!

All discussion about lathes including but not limited to: South Bend, Hardinge, Logan, Monarch, Clausing and other HSM lathes, including imports

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sk1nner
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by sk1nner » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:08 pm

imperial is American (inches) metric is everyone else (mm)

Mini bike
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Mini bike » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:49 pm

Here is what I have right now. A new Micro Lux 7x16 (2 weeks old) and a Unimat SL (just OLD) !!

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spro
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by spro » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:22 pm

Welcome. neat pics. You'll have no problem losing that old unimat.

sk1nner
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by sk1nner » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:38 pm

now that i know what i have i can post it on here for you all

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Littleleroy
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Littleleroy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:16 pm

Here's my sweet little fraulein. This is the final version of the EMCO Maier Maximat 11s.


Found her in Erie, Pa.
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TGriffin
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Location: Detroit, Michigan

Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by TGriffin » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:02 pm

An OUTSTANDING collection of lathes!

Mine is a Hardinge HLV-H that I acquired in 1984. With the exception of a few cosmetic issues from spending a year in storage, it is in pretty much as new condition. It has a taper attachment, an Aloris tool post, a dial indicator carriage stop, a full set of 5C collets and closer and a six jaw Buck chuck. It is an incredibly rigid machine and is capable of making very precise parts with excellent surface finishes. Threading is also a joy with its retractable tool slide and lead screw reversing lever. I normally use it about a day a week either paying the bills or building projects of my own. It's a very enjoyable machine to operate.

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Mini bike
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Mini bike » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:44 pm

spro wrote:Welcome. neat pics. You'll have no problem losing that old unimat.
It sold in a few hours at the Cabin Fever Expo this past weekend. My 1st time to the event. Very cool !! I will go again next yr.

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truckin23
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Location: Silicon Valley , California

Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by truckin23 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:32 pm

Hi Newbie here Haven't run a lathe in 40 years since the Navy .I just picked this up last week from a guy who brought it up from Southern California belonged to his father in laws dad who use to make parts for SoCal hot rodders got it for $400.00 with a lot of tooling plan on tearing it apart and restoring it I just now ordered a manual on cd from Tony in the UK
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nipperdog
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Location: 50 mi N/O Tampa Florida

Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by nipperdog » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:56 pm

This is how my 11" Logan looked when I brought it home. It had about 50yrs of machine shop grunge on it.
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The machine seems to be in good mechanical condition so all I did was repaint it and clean the cabinet.
Paint is a blend of gray and black Rustoleum.
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woodcutter
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by woodcutter » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:48 am

Here's my addition to the thread. Got it from a local gunsmith. It had a few issues that I found after I started trying to use it. First was the Reeves variable speed drive not working very well (hardly at all). Will post a separate thread on dealing with that. The obligatory before and after shots.
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Ike
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Location: Sequim, Wa. USA

Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Ike » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:00 pm

That's a nice looking bench model Rockwell Woodcutter.
you did a great job! :D

OldSkull
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by OldSkull » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi! This is my first personnal lathe I ever own. I buy this 12" swing lathe from Transport Canada air investigation section in Ontario Canada in Mai 2011 for $875 + taxes (a bit under $1000) No tools included except a Jacob and all those expensive gears you see in the picture .She's in pretty good shape,the lathe have never been repaint I replace the original GE 1HP motor (5K182AG209/550V/3 phases/182 frame) with a Teco 1.5HP (PDH1-504TE2N/230V/3 phases/145Tframe) and buy a Teco FM50 to control it. I expect to complete all the modification I have in mind before next summer, in the mid time I have to complete my 21 cfm compressor project, my welding table project and I put on ice my hunting for Lagun FTV-1 milling.....

Cheers

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