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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by Philou View Post
    Hello.

    Congratulations on the job done.

    A friend restores the same metal lathe.

    The gears 54T and 63T of the apron are dead (material : English pudding)

    Do you know the DP ? Or the center distance of the gears for calculate ?

    For possibility machining the gears.

    Best regards

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    Thanks @Philou. I would recommend you ask on the Colchester on groups.io as these guys have helped me with gears a lot in the past.

    How on earth did these gears wear like that? Is the thread on the bar still OK? The gears are made from cast iron (not cast steel) so the best option is to get weight lifting weights and machine new gears from a weight.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I cannot show a lot for the work I have done on the lathe.

    Brain and myself have been working on the electrical design. Not a lot to show for it at the moment as everything is still done in Brain's world.

    I got replacement machine screws for the missing sample.





    I installed the missing one and promptly broke the bakelite side of the hole.

    Turns out there was a edge ride on the hole and the screw put some lateral pressure on the sidewall.








    I applied some superglue to all the surfaces and allowed it to be sucked into the bakelite for a few hours. Then I applied a new coating of superglue and fitted the broken piece into place. Fitted washers to all eight screws and mounted the contactors for the final time.








    Brain is still tinkering away at building a wiring model ...

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I contacted BMG yesterday to obtain a quotation for Nu-T link belting to replace the V-belts of this lathe.

    The existing two V-belts are of size 13x8x1940 as stated almost right at the beginning of this thread.






    The quotation states I will require 4m of "NU T LINK A - A/13 - FENNER DRIVES" belting and the cost is as expected about half an arm. But, as explained, the other option is to buy a matched set of V-belts which will also cost a bit.

    Me thinks me will safe up and get the Nu-T link belting.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Another tidbit of information is that @SinWolf received his package!






    The replacement cross-slide screw keep I sent him is a perfect fit!

    I am really glad that he is now sorted! Now just get the VFD connected @SinWolf and start making chips!!

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    If there is one job I do not like then it is joining strips of material with 45░ corners.

    Anyway ... need to get the larger spacer made today. I had my cut-off and my table saw out so I cut all the things I needed. Strips for the water purificaction project, some small plates for the Pajero project and then lastly the strips for the electrical box spacer required in this project. All done with a di-am˘nd blade as fibreglass just loves to eat saw blades for breakfast.

    The strips all cut out with corners cut to 45░.






    I could not find any chloroform or ether in town so I have to make another plan. Me thinks it is time for a mechanical joint. I cut small dove tail slots in each corner so that my Sika expoxy can lock into these slots and bond the strips together as a mechanical joint. No, nothing except ether or chloroform glues Perspex.






    Corners and slots cleaned and epoxy applied.






    All strips laid out ready for clamping. Yes, I did a dry clamping run before this!






    Clamps in position holding the strips in place until the epoxy is cured.







    Now onto working on the white metal casting project. I need to make a water cooling circuit.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    These guys will probably be able to assist with V-belts.
    https://g.co/kgs/XkjgDx
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    Thumbs down Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Restoring a lathe is a 22min job
    https://youtu.be/kSEQcrJgIwg
    Last edited by Tiaan Pot; 2021/01/24 at 10:43 PM.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    Restoring a lathe is a 22min job
    https://youtu.be/kSEQcrJgIwg
    Yes, @Tiaan Pot, the Colchester Student Mk1.5 is a different animal and can be restored in 22 minutes.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    That's not what I would call a restoration - a rather superficial tart-up maybe? Didn't strip and clean large portions, didn't even take the bed off the base, didn't paint any of the hidden bits or the coolant pump. The paint behind the change gear quadrant tells it all - resprayed over flaking paint and left some large runs in the paint. Urghhhh.
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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I have seen way too many lathes compromised by guys wanting to do a restoration.

    It is a massive job and requires tools and proper know how. Watching youtube videos doesn't cut it - the videos are edited and trimmed down so people don't realise the impact of what is needed. I will not buy a clean repainted lathe, I am more scared of the hidden damage done to it when the uninitiated just climb in.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    Restoring a lathe is a 22min job
    https://youtu.be/kSEQcrJgIwg
    What are you trying to do Herman . Drive Mygoggie up the wall..Personally it drove me up the wall and I would use a paintroller.

    It gives a nice overview of the lathe and I think he is lucky to have a lathe that is in good nick relatively speaking. I just cringed when he polished his quill to a bright shine.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    I just cringed when he polished his quill to a bright shine.
    @plunger, the more bling the better the lathe will turn! ;-)

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    It only took this dude 22 minute because he didn't have a faulty microswitch!
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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    It only took this dude 22 minute because he didn't have a faulty microswitch!
    Whahaha yeah ...

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    This thread and a certain white metal casting thread are far too quiet!

    What gives? Are we going to have to wait long?
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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    This thread and a certain white metal casting thread are far too quiet!

    What gives? Are we going to have to wait long?
    Read the Pajero thread ... That where da ackshi˘n is.

    I need to finish a major design so I have only early mornings to work.
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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I contacted BMG yesterday to obtain a quotation for Nu-T link belting to replace the V-belts of this lath

    Me thinks me will safe up and get the Nu-T link belting.

    I received an e-mail yesterday from BMG and this one line caught my little spying eye ...

    "I have spoken to my manager and he is keen to sponsor the NU T Link."


    Amazing news! Thanks BMG your name will go on the backplate as a kind sponsor of this project!



    oooooops ....

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Well, times are passing us by. I am battling with the Pajero restoration project. At least the white metal casting project went well, so I can now start assembling the Pajero transmission drive.

    While I was spray painting the Pajero parts, I wanted to paint the new spacer I made.

    Alas ... Perspex had the last say!






    Nothing glues Perspex except ether or chloroform ... Why did I waste my time ?


    Yesterday I popped into a plastics supplier and bought the correct glue. Now I can get the spacer cleaned, sanded and glued correctly.




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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I am taking a wild chance here. Does anyone have a 16DP gear cutter to sell or maybe lend to me? I want to get the change gears repaired areas cut into teeth.

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    Default Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by mygoggie View Post
    I am taking a wild chance here. Does anyone have a 16DP gear cutter to sell or maybe lend to me? I want to get the change gears repaired areas cut into teeth.
    You can try Loftie!
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