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  1. amibright

    Any idea what this lathe is worth?

    I bought a house and a lathe was left in the garage. Any idea what I can realistically get for it? No clue about it’s condition. SSB-BA 16 1982 model Machine # 2661160 Manufactured in Taiwan
  2. Nikhil Bhale

    Sieg lathe motor conversion

    Hello, I have a Sieg C4B lathe. It is similar in size to Sieg SC4 lathe but it has a AC reversible motor and belt and pulley system for speed control. For slow speeds/ back gear the lathe uses a toothed belt of 1.5mm pitch. This belt is "delicate" and gets damaged easily and is very difficult...
  3. M

    Sold Rivett 608 front carriage and top part

    This is the front part of the carriage with the top slide holder on it. All gears on the front apron are in good shape. The threading half nut works as it should and is in fair shape. Plenty of life left in it. There is some surface rusting on the top of the top piece. I got some of it off...
  4. M

    For Sale Rivett 608 front part of carriage

    This is the front carriage from a Rivett 608 lathe. The serial number is 361 which dates it to 1935. This is from the same machine I have a headstock for sale from. The carriage is in overall good shape. All the gears on the backside are in great shape, so for those of you who have worn out...
  5. M

    Sold Rivett 608 headstock

    This is a headstock from a Rivett 608 serial number 361 which puts it as a 1935 machine. It is great shape. The bearings are smooth, the oilers both are there and work well, it has the reversing gear on it for the feed and it works perfectly. The back gear has both covers over the gears. The...
  6. william_b_noble

    For Sale FS: 1934 South Bend Lathes Catalog #94, Feb 1934, Lindsay Reprint, super nice

    see photos, this is a Lindsay reprint, and Lindsay closed a few years ago so there will be no more of these -very high quality, not a xerox. this reproduction was printed in 1994, there is a little yellowing of the edges of the pages. $35 plus actual shipping (in the USA that will be under...
  7. glue-itcom

    Free Hand and Ball Turning Tool

    My free hand and ball turning attachment for the Warco lathe, video below gives an overview of the build and my reasoning. OK, it's not that short, but hope this gives a good overview of the tool. Thanks, Nige
  8. A

    Boxford ME10 Lathe

    I have just acquired a Boxford ME10 lathe and had great fun stripping it down to move it home, in doing so I came across a couple of minor issues, if anyone has any pointers I would feel much appreciated for any guidance. 1. The previous owner fitted a variable speed three phase motor with an...
  9. delalio

    YouTube of my projects - in 4K / UHD - Feedback welcome

    Hello all, So I've made a YouTube Channel for all my engineering works. It's called BestLathePlans, by recommendation from a friend. Only started the hobby about 18 months ago. Built a Stuart 10V already and about to start a Stuart S50 when some new reamers arrive. I created my channel about a...
  10. G

    Choosing Lathes??

    Hi all, I'm looking at buying a new small lathe. I see a used Hobbymat MD65 which looks in great shape locally or I'm gonna go for the Warco Super mini Lathe. I cant seem to make my mind up as to which is the better lathe. has anyone had any experience with the hobbymat? Gary.
  11. hermetic

    Colchester Student lathe refurb

    Hi guysa few weeks ago I finished the rebuild and repaint on my lathe, and also did a few repairs to it, including removing several loose spare parts from the bottom of both gearboxes, and putting them back where they should have been!I have also got a nearly new set of spindle bearings for this...
  12. H

    Lathe for sale

    Wanted to post this item from another forum on this forum because I believe buyers here might be way more interested than anyone on the other forum....please don't ask me any questions about it, as it's not mine Just trying to help if someone here has a need for a small lathe...
  13. N

    lathe chuck back plate

    Hi there, long time since I last posted here, I am about to purchase a new chuck for my grizzly metal lathe, I will be making a new back plate for it and was wondering if aluminium would be a good material to use rather than cast or steel? the reason for this is I have a good supply of aluminium...
  14. M

    HSS Lathe form tool shaping

    I need to make some 1/2 inch HHS form tools for my lathe I was thinking of buying some blanks then shaping them using a carbide tool on my mill. But from what I can tell that's a bad idea. Does anyone have any other methods short of surface grinder (I don't have one :() or buying tool steal...