Hello, firs I want to apologies to every one reading this post, for eventual mistakes in my english, as it is not my native language.
I am about to start Hardinge HLV-H restoring. I decided to post my progress for few reasons. First Hardinge is probably the best lathe to bay as second hand machine, second these lathes are becoming more and more available to model engineers. Unfortunately machines that apear on second hand market are 20-30 year old. Some of them are in great tolerance holding condition but cosmetically look very bad. My harding is produced around 1980 and holds near factory cutting tolerances. Here is the machine in all it`s glory.