Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1. #21
    Chaz's Avatar
    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 969. Received thanks 69 times, giving thanks to others 42 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boyan Silyavski View Post
    Thats what i was saying, Mini lathe + servo motor and brake and fit inside the machine.

    Cause once you restore it , it will be beautiful and difficult to salvage it for parts
    So I went to go look at this machine. Lovely little machine - almost too good to break, the pics make it look bad. Turns out the guy is a professional photographer who happens to fix diesel generators and other stuff like that, nice guy.

    I may try and CNC the machine as it is, the headstock looks substantial, large bearings, meaty thing. Some play in the crossslide etc but not really a problem I think.

    Considering a headstock alone (ignore the cheap chinese one) will be around 250, getting this for around 450 with some options is probably reasonable enough. It will work as it is now. I can fit a ballscrew in the centre of it or the front, there is space to mount rails if needed, so options exist.

  2. #22
    Chaz's Avatar
    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 969. Received thanks 69 times, giving thanks to others 42 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boyan Silyavski View Post
    Thats what i was saying, Mini lathe + servo motor and brake and fit inside the machine.

    Cause once you restore it , it will be beautiful and difficult to salvage it for parts
    The other question I had was around max spindle speed. The machine is rated to run 1200 max. Whilst not bad, for alu, higher is better. I cant find any details around the bearings used, any idea if this will be an issue to use this headstock to mainly machine alu?

  3. #23
    Did you see this? Ended a few days ago but didn't sell - worth making an offer maybe?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/hardinge-c...AAAOSwXXxZSa2l

  4. #24
    Chaz's Avatar
    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 969. Received thanks 69 times, giving thanks to others 42 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by bikepete View Post
    Did you see this? Ended a few days ago but didn't sell - worth making an offer maybe?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/hardinge-c...AAAOSwXXxZSa2l
    Ye, I did, thanks. Issue was its collection only and not close for me. But it certainly was suitable for what I was looking for.

  5. #25
    Chaz's Avatar
    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 8 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 969. Received thanks 69 times, giving thanks to others 42 times.
    So I have bought this Smart & Brown machine - a number of options exist. Will take a look once it arrives to see if I should just CNC it as it stands or do something else with it.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. CNC style lathe home brew Lathe for drilling and cutting.
    By Bodge in forum Lathes, Lathe Rebuilding & Conversions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-04-2012, 10:45 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •