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Old 27-08-17, 04:14 PM   #1
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Whilst having a look around the trade area at Hellingly FOT yesterday, I spotted this little lathe - it was so cheap I couldn't just walk away and leave it..

IMGA0708 by Phillip Sheppard, on Flickr

Every part has been stripped and de-greased. Great care was needed to make sure the fixings went back in the same places - every set screw and bolt is individually fitted and there are quite a range of threads!

IMGA0718 by Phillip Sheppard, on Flickr

It has cleaned up well and will make a nice display piece on a window sill in the house..

IMGA0741 by Phillip Sheppard, on Flickr

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Can anyone shed any more light on it? There are no marks to say who made it anywhere - was it a watch or clock makers machine or just a model project? I would guess it's early 1900's at latest.

There are a few bits missing, like a counter shaft for the back gears but the gears will be the same as on the spindle, so I should be able to copy those with a basic indexing set up on the Myford.

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Old 27-08-17, 07:10 PM   #2
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You've done a nice job on that , I wonder how many hours originally went into making it with all the hand finishing needed?.

It will look nice as a display piece, apart from dusting it

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Old 27-08-17, 07:11 PM   #3
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How big is it Phill?

Looks a nicely made unit - unfortunately without any markings, It'll take a month of Sundays browsing lathes.co.uk to get a possible ID.

EDIT; Nice little friend for it http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metal-Shap...53.m1438.l2649

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Not sure about the shaper, but I'd like a horizontal mill. Spent a while on lathes.co.uk earlier, I did find a few machines which resembled mine but nothing conclusive.

Many, many hours must have gone into it - some of it is very well finished, like the bearings, whilst other parts are really quite crude. It's just under 2' long.

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Old 27-08-17, 08:33 PM   #5
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Great thing about shapers is that you don't need specialist cutters - if you can grind up a lathe tool, you can do the same for the shaper.

My little Perfecto doesn't get used that often but is still a handy thing to have, TBH though I would only consider the one on ebay as a 'collectible' due to the lack of an adjustable height table.

No 'ANDISHAPO' in Lathes.co.uk but looks very much like the French 'Rapide Lime'

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Old 27-08-17, 09:02 PM   #6
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Nice work Phil , it does have a very old look to it!
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