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 Post subject: Lathe Cross-Slide repair
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:31 am 
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Dear Forum,

I have a Centre Lathe, which I have restored over time. now
I need to repair my cross slide which has been damaged by the previous
owner.

Do you happen to know anybody to who can help me ?

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Knowing what is actually wrong, what you have so far managed to achieve, pictures and where you are in the country might help.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:57 am 
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As above, what kind of damage are we talking?


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Thank you for your kind reply.

The guide way of the cross-slide has been run into the chuck and caused damage over a length of app 2.5 "
I can still used it, but I like to have it repaired (if it was possible).

I am right now not at the workshop, but I will post some images later.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:32 am 
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do you mean the guide way on the carriage.

Where are you from ? so we able to help you with parts if needed

What make and model is the lathe ?



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Will have to wait until we see the images. If the function is not damaged I would not bother, you could do more damage by repairing.



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Desr All,

Thanks for your kind replies.

I was born in the Fatherland, but now married in the UK and have the UK citizenship.
The lathe is a "Robling" build in 1957, your comments are mostly welcome.

But one thing I will never do, is to rest till I find a solution to get this nasty accident
removed before I purchased the lathe in Germany about 10 years ago.

Thanks again.

Pictures to follow in my next mail.


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is this the one http://www.lathes.co.uk/robling/page2.html



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I am sorry, I have to study your download feature. Will take a little while thanks.


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Dear Flash22,

Yes, the lathe is probably a year younger than my own.

Thank you.


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ah ok its just the cross slide, never seen damage like this before



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That part is called the compound slide and damage is quite commonly seen. Machine the end of it flat, that's all you can do really. It won't make much difference to the usability of the lathe, it is cosmetic more than anything.



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Dear All,

A few years ago I had a Deckel FP2, this machine would have allowed me to make a compound slide
from a new cast.

But without it, my heart just bleeds.

Thank you all the same.


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Hi Guys,

I contacted metalock.co.uk yesterday afternoon and they came back to me
overnight with the message, that they might be able to repair the compound
slide for me.

As long as it does not break the bank, I will have it done.

Thanks again.


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Knowing the cost of machining versus the value of old lathes, I suspect you may find the repair to cost more than the machine is worth.



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