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Old 12 February 2010, 11:21   #1
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Lathe

Before I put it up on ebay Iím wondering if anyone would be interested in my old Colchester lathe.

Iím in the process of getting something smaller and more modern so it has to go.

Itís served me well over the years but itís huge and takes up loads of room.
Itís very old and was originally driven from the roof of a factory by belts, but Iíve added a 1/2HP single Phase motor on a frame bolted to the rear.

Itís 3 speed by changing the belt on the pulleys, and has a toolpost I made myself @15yrs ago with the intention of finding a proper one, but never did.
Screw cutting is by adding sets of gears on the end, and I have a selection of them.

Iíve made all sorts of things on it over the years and will be sorry to see it go.

I donít have a clue what itís worth, so perhaps somebody would like to suggest something.
The Bench grinder isn't included by the way.

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Old 12 February 2010, 11:27   #2
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yes I'd like that, I don't have many tools so it would be a good start for my shed, I can make a round one. Does it come with a treadle or is it water mill powered
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Old 12 February 2010, 11:51   #3
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Does it come with a treadle or is it water mill powered
And you think you're being funny.

It's that old it would have originally been powered by a steam engine and belts from a factory roof, just like you see in the old pictures.

When I put it together @15yrs ago I'm sure I saw a date of 1913 stamped on it, but haven't looked lately.

The 1/2HP motor has loads of torque and it takes 3/8 tool stock that I grind myself for various jobs. Can let you have some blanks to get you started.

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Old 12 February 2010, 12:37   #4
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When I put it together @15yrs ago I'm sure I saw a date of 1913 stamped on it, but haven't looked lately.
A manufacture date of 1913 would make it the same age as Stu.
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:50   #5
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Old 12 February 2010, 14:27   #6
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Oh Jesus, more crap floating around in my boat shed
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Old 13 February 2010, 16:17   #7
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Yeah your right I've got no room for it so I've deregistered my interest
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Nasher has just bought another Lathe and needs to get rid of t..his piece of history. I'm sure that who ever bought it would end up with something that would only appreciate in value
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Nasher has just bought another Lathe and needs to get rid of t..his piece of history. I'm sure that who ever bought it would end up with something that would only appreciate in value
sound's like you're talking yourself into it
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Old 14 February 2010, 07:01   #10
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That's like bringing work home with me
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