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Fortis64
26-07-2017, 12:56 PM
Hi,my name's Sean and I live In Auldearn in the Scottish Highlands . Not been at this machining lark very long . Machines I have are a Fortis (clausing derived ) 12" x 26 lathe and just recently acquired Centec 2 horizontal mill ,both are in amazing condition for their age ,the Fortis is from the early 50's and the Centec2 from late 40's . Haven't done anything to the Fortis apart from strip down and clean . The Centec has been stripped of all the paint down to the bare casting and repainted in old English white ,I've also fitted both spindle bearings everything else was like new ,the ways still have the milling marks from when it was made .

Photos of refurb to date
https://www.flickr.com/photos/99483750@N08/albums/72157686184873186

Sean

RobC
29-07-2017, 03:55 AM
Welcome Sean! I'd like to see the images but currently it prompts with an authorisation not allowed message.

Desertboy
29-07-2017, 09:59 AM
Hi,my name's Sean and I live In Auldearn in the Scottish Highlands . Not been at this machining lark very long . Machines I have are a Fortis (clausing derived ) 12" x 26 lathe and just recently acquired Centec 2 horizontal mill ,both are in amazing condition for their age ,the Fortis is from the early 50's and the Centec2 from late 40's . Haven't done anything to the Fortis apart from strip down and clean . The Centec has been stripped of all the paint down to the bare casting and repainted in old English white ,I've also fitted both spindle bearings everything else was like new ,the ways still have the milling marks from when it was made .

Photos of refurb to date
https://www.flickr.com/photos/99483750@N08/albums/72157686184873186

Sean

Welcome, good to see old machines getting new lives, my mate has a cast iron table saw from 1954 and it's a work of art it cuts far far superior to his 2008 table saw he bought at auction and this is a 3.6m*2.4m saw with specialist blades and a melamine chipping saw!!!

I had a set of pollard's as well, should never have sold them.

Lee Roberts
29-07-2017, 12:37 PM
Hi Sean welcome to the forum, I too look forward to seeing your progress unfold.