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    Tim from Telford, UK

    Like you I have a large double garage and like you also one half is completely full on the floor with all the various tools I have accumulated over the past 40 yrs and that is despite the fact that the whole wall on that side has racking all the way along it to a height of 8ft and that is...
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    Tim from Telford, UK

    I do have a brick built garage that has always been a every dry place to store anything and nothing has ever shown any signs of rust over the 40 years we have lived here, but my new wood built shed type workshop even being double skinned and insulated might be a very different story I fear, I...
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    Tim from Telford, UK

    Now the rust thing is a problem I've been thinking about too but the connecting to the house heating would be a big problem due to the position of the workshop I've had the lathe in the shop for about three months and so far it's not showing any signs but I suppose you just go in one morning and...
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    Tim from Telford, UK

    Hello from Manchester I'm pretty much in the same boat as you in the middle of building a home workshop, my first thought was that wood and metal in the same room is not a good mix having done a lot of wood working in my garage the amount of wood dust produced on even a small job is astronomical...
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    Have you ever felt lazy or no longer interested to build engines ?

    Unfortunately in the uk our external doors don't seem to be made to the same standard or even are flat all over as yours seem to be they would be a great choice if available in the uk. part of the reason for the stall was the escalating price of boarding OSB 8X4 was £17.00 now £34.00 3/4...
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    Have you ever felt lazy or no longer interested to build engines ?

    WOW Looks like you've found NIRVANA For myself I haven't got far enough with my workshop build to even start a project but I seem to have lost a bit of get up and go about that,I have the electrics installed now to power the various tools I hope to install but seem to have stalled on the work...
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    QCTP

    Have just acquired a Chester DB10 Super LB lathe which I was hoping to fit a quick change tool post to (seems to be the first mod to do for ease of use). I started by buying a cheap eBay item but don't think this will fit without a lot of modification, I have looked on the Chester web site to...
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    Hello every one

    My apologies for not replying to your post but I missed it completely and thank you for your offer I am now sorted as you may have seen in my last post. After moving that lathe about I think the Myford might have been a bridge too far regarding the weight, but thank you very much again for your...
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    Hello every one

    HI there no I decided against it due to the poor reviews they tend to get about the overall condition of them and the amount of fettling they need to get them anything like.
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    Hello every one

    Hello everyone I have now managed to source and buy a lovely lathe from the electronic buying site? It's a Chester DB10 Super LB.I upped my budget a bit because it was virtually brand new and only used once I was surprised by the total lack of interest that was shown in it by buyers but I think...
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    My Dad's Shop

    Some people are just exceptional at everything they do and your dad was obviously one of those people I am in awe of his achievements. I have just built a similar shop in my back yard and installed my first lathe still a lot of work to do but i will be using your pics as a type of template to...
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    Quick changing tool for the lathe

    I think you will find that the actual tool slot is differently sized to hold special tools
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    Hello every one

    Hello everyone again I can't begin to tell you how amazed I have been by the response and helpfulness of everyone that has answered my first post I was hoping to reply to all of your replies individually but at the speed I type I would be here for a year, I have to thank all of you for your...
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    Hello every one

    Thanks everyone for your replies I have found it very informative so far though I didn't understand some of the abbreviations if anybody else has advice I'm all ears I will reply individually to everyone shortly but have to nip out to Machine Mart to get some compressed air gear for another...
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    Hello every one

    Hi again John I couldn't agree more with your comments about Chinese machines but I don't mind a bit of fettling to achieve something usable at a good price.I have been looking at a couple of English suppliers of similar machines and I would imagine they have been built to their specs by...
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    Hello every one

    Hello Grumpy Yes I have been searching every which way and apart from one person that has given it a real hammering regarding it's functionality but I'm afraid he seemed to expect it to work like a charm straight out of the box when most people tend to say that with a bit of fettling these...
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    Hello every one

    Hello Brian nice to meet you,I have noticed that one or two are already using chinese mini lathes so they will probably know a lot about them.
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    Hello every one

    Hi I'm John and live in Manchester England I am retired now and have been longing to own a small lathe to do small projects I have in mind,I have been looking on ebay at a Crenex 8.7 x 23.6 I have picked this mainly for the DBC 1100 W motor and quite large bore through spindle and it's compact...
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