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Workshop Lathe
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:15:25 PM »
These are for MasterChief  ;D

Cleaned up the photo for you.

Looks identical setup to the B&W photo Diana posted up except for the drill press which is mounted on the opposite side.



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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 10:54:50 AM »
Excellent work, Thanks Tommy! ;D

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 08:52:45 PM »
These are for MasterChief  ;D

Cleaned up the photo for you.

Looks identical setup to the B&W photo Diana posted up except for the drill press which is mounted on the opposite side.






Is there any opportunity to puchase original workshop setups like this? ?? Or is it a case oftrying to replicatean original fit out?

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 09:03:33 PM »
Is there any opportunity to puchase original workshop setups like this? ?? Or is it a case oftrying to replicatean original fit out?

Cheers
Scott


Sure can Scott. What an exciting exhibit a 6048A - Machine Shop, Truck Mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS, General setup like that would be :D. A little bit of detective work and you should have all the gear within no time.

Heres an identical 1951 Hercus 9in lathe that sold in Nowra a few years back. $750 smackers  ;D

http://www.woodworkforums.com/f223/hercus-9-inch-140029/

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 09:07:22 PM »
Thanks Tommy, I am just about to start thefull restoration of my workshop andI dont want to leaveit bare. So will start to think about what is required.

I will start a thread on the restoration...

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 09:14:28 PM »
Thanks Tommy, I am just about to start thefull restoration of my workshop andI dont want to leaveit bare. So will start to think about what is required.

I will start a thread on the restoration...

Regards

Scott

You can see a fold up bench just behind the lathe. Someone on this forum may have one as they are a practical item. Most of the other gear would probably be 'off the shelf' stuff. See if you can locate a list of machines and tools carried on the Machine Shop workshops.

Good luck  ;D

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 09:35:13 PM »
Thanks Tommy, I am just about to start thefull restoration of my workshop andI dont want to leaveit bare. So will start to think about what is required.

I will start a thread on the restoration...

Regards

Scott

You can see a fold up bench just behind the lathe. Someone on this forum may have one as they are a practical item. Most of the other gear would probably be 'off the shelf' stuff. See if you can locate a list of machines and tools carried on the Machine Shop workshops.


Good luck  ;D


Thanks Tommy,

This is my 100th post.

Cheers & thanks
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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 10:34:22 PM »
Hi do you want a copy of the wksp l/r ces equipment book? Talk to me not joking or talk to master chief he got a copy of my son.
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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 10:46:14 PM »
Hi do you want a copy of the wksp l/r ces equipment book? Talk to me not joking or talk to master chief he got a copy of my son.
Cheers Greg

Hi Greg,

PM sent

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 03:09:47 PM »
I have an original drill and drill press somewhere!.

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 08:37:40 AM »
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Heres an identical 1951 Hercus 9in lathe that sold in Nowra a few years back. $750 smackers  ;D

http://www.woodworkforums.com/f223/hercus-9-inch-140029/



The Hercus is known as the Model A and is a superb machine to use - I used them most days of the week for 24 years. Unfortunately the Model A was discontinued decades ago and replaced with the Hercus Model C, which has the significant difference of having the drive belts lower down behind the headstock; however; quite a few of the parts are interchangeable.

If purchasing any lathe but particularly the Hercus, bear in mind that some parts are unavailable for the Model A; check for slop in the cross-slide and compound slide; check for casting damage on the chuck side of the carriage and slides (bad damage probably indicates an ex-school machine); if the machine is a goer, take a parallel cut and measure for taper and wear in the bed; make sure that the gear sets, the tool accessories; face-plates; chucks and driving dogs come with the machine, or else bid very little. For $750 I would expect to get everything and a worn machine. Some machines may have had single phase motors - I expect the Army ones did - but check to see if it is 3 phase. If you want a machine for accurate machining, steer clear of a worn one, it is far cheaper to buy a new HAFCO. If you want one for display, it should "look" to be in excellent condition unlike the one in the photo, which is dirty and scruffy.

If anyone is interested, I have a parts book and a photocopy of the handbook chapter on cutting threads for a Hercus Model A. I could probably scan them and send them to Phoenix for the REMLR archives. Alternatively try a search on bookfinder.com or similar search engine,

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 11:15:56 PM »
I have a Lathe and tooling, single phase. Rather use that than the Hafco. All i need now is a 2A workshop.
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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 09:28:28 PM »
Here's a Sheraton that some of you workshop enthusiasts may be interested in.  Be quick.

www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHERATON-9-METAL-LATHE-/190730709581?pt=AU_Hardware&hash=item2c686faa4d


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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2012, 12:08:00 AM »
Looks like a Hercus lathe to suit a Workshop (6048A - Machine Shop, Truck Mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS, General) at this farm clearance. Might be able to pick it up for a song.

http://www.landmarkharcourts.com.au/ClearingSales/View/265

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Re: Workshop Lathe
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 12:10:44 PM »
The army ones were usually Hercus A or an AR in single phase, to go with the 2.5kva Briggs and Stratten gen set.