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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    What sort of improvements, like I did ?
    Lol, give him a chance, thats part 2 :)

    It looks like the usual mods, tailstock lock, QC toolpost, larger handwheels for better control. No compound slide but thats an easy add-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irving2008 View Post
    Lol, give him a chance, thats part 2 :)

    It looks like the usual mods, tailstock lock, QC toolpost, larger handwheels for better control. No compound slide but thats an easy add-on.
    LOL !! do you Know the seller irving ? coz thats exactly what he did oh and saw off part of the feed handle off so you can get the back .. thing off without removing the handle.. and a bigger gerbal-atomizing-gooseflapper.. which stops it falling of the bench if you put a bigger motor on it and get the speed wrong.. I think :P He did go into alot of detail and has a workshop full of old metal things hes attempting to fix.. but I didnt understand half of what he said, i took my dad because he was a tool maker at lucas arospace once many moons ago and he nodded and agreed with Phil the seller, and looked at me and said stuff like.. "he wont be using one of those for a long while", and "perhaps in the future" type of statments.. he also has a stand for sale and some other bits that I dont understand what they are..or where the hell they would fit.. so i didnt buy them..however.. a "Compound Slide" sounds like it would be useful ?

    Oh and by the way Johnathan.. no because that looks like a bloody hard / insane mod.. if I could - can... I should - would!
    and I rekon I've saved some money the clarke one is £450
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Fivetide View Post
    LOL !! do you Know the seller irving ? coz thats exactly what he did ...
    No lol, but that what just about everybody does when they get one that's stock... so much so that some companies actually sell modded ones as an 'upgrade'.

    Compound slide is definitiely useful but not essential...

    CNCing mine is on the projects to do list... about #8 or 9... I think!

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    You certainly should get a compound slide since it severely limits what you can do with a manual lathe if you can only move the tool in two axes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetide View Post
    Oh and by the way Johnathan.. no because that looks like a bloody hard / insane mod.. if I could - can... I should - would!
    How long until you start the build log then? It's not too hard really, if you've got a milling machine...

    and I rekon I've saved some money the clarke one is £450
    Extortionate isn't it...only reason I got them (yes there's another one lurking under the router...) is I acquired them for an exceptionally low price marked as faulty, so thought it would be a good project and useful to practice before converting my big lathe.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    How long until you start the build log then? It's not too hard really, if you've got a milling machine...
    Well I have the milling machine running now, finally on NC studio .. Iíll post in my other thread .. I need a something to cut metal plate and bars so thatís next thing to research .. then yeah Iíll dam well mod it like yours , it looks really good, knobs and gears.. thatís my aim for it but I think nylon gears looks easier on the miller tbh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter. View Post
    My God Pete are you on commission lol J ? is £25 a good price ?

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetide View Post
    My God Pete are you on commission lol J ? is £25 a good price ?
    If you consider retail price an indicator of value, then compared to £90 or £102 new it is a good price. However if you did convert it to CNC you wouldn't need one.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    If you consider retail price an indicator of value, then compared to £90 or £102 new it is a good price. However if you did convert it to CNC you wouldn't need one.
    What was the toal build cost for the converstion Jonathan ?

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

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