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Postby jaco » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:17 am

It is a 1934 Walker Turner lathe, built somewhere in the USA.

It is mounted on a steel tube frame.

The weight of the lathe and frame - need help to move it!

It is driven by 1.5hp motor which has little oil baths at each end to lubricate the bearings.
The motor must weigh in at about 55kgs's. Also needs 2 of us to move it.

It is all painted with a metallic light blue.

The chap i bought it from did not believe in a cover over the motor and pulley belts, first thing i added and then a shelf for the odds & ends.

Will find some pics to post.

I downloaded a manual from a web site for maintenance on the lathe.

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Postby dom » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:25 am

Good idea Jaco.
Post here to tell us what kind of kit you use and why you like or dislike it.

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Postby jfc » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:21 am

Well if you insist on it then i will get my Legacy out ;D

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Legacy 1000 with an upgrade kit making it a 1200 i think ???

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Postby misterfish » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:40 am

I bought an old Axminster M950 off the 'bay a while ago from a bloke that was upgrading. It's sort of blue/grey rather than the current white paint job but looks identical to the current offerings. It came with a decent Axminster chuck, second set of jaws as well as the usual 2 and 4 prong drive. Also it has a thread protector.

The stand needs a bit of stiffening to make it feel rock solid, but I'm quite happy with it - I only use it now and again. I might bolt it to the floor one if these days.

The only slight annoyance was that the lock on the banjo assembly would not tighten when in the centre of its cross travel and when dismantled the eccentric cam bar was bent. Axminster couldn't supply just a replacement cam bar and I had to buy a complete new banjo assembly.

As for turning tools I have a mish-mash of different makes from family, friends and car boot sales; everything from Sorby and Marples to unnamed and old.

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Postby scrit » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:57 am

Well if you insist on it then i will get my Legacy out ;D

We didn't! And is that really a lathe? Looks more like a router accessory to me ;D

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Postby jfc » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:44 pm

And just where does it say Lathe forum ? ;D 8-)

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Postby colincott » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:01 pm

I have an old Elu DB 180 ( I think ) :P , I pay

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Postby scrit » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:30 pm

And just where does it say Lathe forum ? ;D 8-)

So I'm right. It is a router accessory! ;D

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Postby jaco » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:31 am

To add to mine, i dont have a "chuck" what ever that is.

Have a round thing with holes that i screw the blank onto, and then also make up some "jam" things for wedging into the turned pieces.

The tools are some old chisels and ground-down screwdrivers.
:-[ :-[ :-[ :-[


Just kidding! ;D ;D
I dont have a chuck, but i do have 2 turning chisels.
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Postby engineerone » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:10 pm

as an engineer, i have always wondered why they are called chucks.

i would hope it has nothing to do with chucking things at you if you do not tighten the object properly :-[

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Postby dom » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:43 pm

as an engineer, i have always wondered why they are called chucks.

i would hope it has nothing to do with chucking things at you if you do not tighten the object properly :-[

paul ;)


It originates from the word 'chock' a piece of metal or wood to stop something turning or moving so I guess that chuck is the plural of chocks

It's hard to believe that a set of bruised knuckles was the impetus for one of the most significant industrial advancements in the 20th Century.


Arthur Irving Jacobs was never one for leaving things alone. He was always improving them - continually coming up with new ways of working and new gadgets to do the work. Before he was 30, "A.I.", as he was known, had perfected a new method for making bicycle spokes, and chains, plus many other manufacturing advancements.



On one particular occasion, he was working with an old style drill press, trying to hold the belt control with one hand, and applying the spanner wrench to the other. The wrench slipped and he badly battered his knuckles. A.I. knew there had to be a better way. In a matter of days, he had developed the first drill chuck with a toothed sleeve and key. A few months later, he founded what would become The Jacobs Chuck Manufacturing Company. The rest, as they say, is history.



The keyed chuck helped to transform the production process just at the time when industrial manufacturing was about to experience its most significant growth in modern times. Today, the concept of the original keyed chuck is an integral part of all drill chuck technology.

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Postby colincott » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:06 am

So Dom I guess you two where good friends then

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Postby dom » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:30 am

Yes, in fact he presented me with a solid gold chuck for my services to drilling ;D

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Postby engineerone » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:31 am

please no more about your sex life ;D ???

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Postby jimw » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:22 pm

Dom,

What aload of old b*ll*cks!

You are like my wheely bin - take in any old rubbish.

I was looking round a industrial museum ( in suffolk) the other week, the was a drill screw chuck in there from 1790 summat.

I assume this Jacobs bloke was some jonny come lately Yank! copying the Brits as usual.

- I nearly got into a fight in Boston (USA) museum the other month ;D ;D ;D
The curator there said Eddison invented the lightbulb ::) ::)

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Postby dom » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:22 am

Very posssible Jimw, but like many things he probably put in the first patent.
As you say about Edison, many people believe Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he didn't, another chap, whose name escapes me, did.
Bell and his backers kept the case in litigation until the other bloke, who was already not a well man, died.

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Postby jfc » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:22 am

His name wasnt Terry Fone was it Image

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Postby bloonose » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:44 am

Frank Carson would be proud of that one JFC, made me LOL!

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Postby tusses » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:51 pm

jfc wrote:Well if you insist on it then i will get my Legacy out ;D

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Legacy 1000 with an upgrade kit making it a 1200 i think ???

Dislikes - you need a million router cutters .

Likes- everything 8-)


I am liking that a lot !

I was thinking of making a sliding router bed for my lathe - I didn't know it had already been invented LOL ;D


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