Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Toy! (If not somewhat pre-loved)

I picked up a lathe last week. I've been wanting one for ages and was fortunate enough to acquire one through a friend.
It's an "Advance" brand, built in Australia around 1960. I haven't played with it much yet but I certainly am looking forward to doing so. A friend is making me a cover for the motor, guard for the gears and a tray to catch swarf (chips).
I'm planning on making a coolant reservoir and pump assembly (thingy) a little later.

A full write up of this brand of lathe can be found here.

1 comment:

Hubert Hubert said...

I've just found your blog and have been having a good read. I've taken as my blog pseudonym the aame Hubert, after the Patron Saint of hunters and metalworkers. I've have the good fortune to read quite a few hunting blogs but yours is the first I've seen that concentrates on the other side of St.Hubert's interests. It's nice to have found you. All the best,