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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
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icon17 Nov 2018 11:43
Anyone know of a cheapish lathe for sale?
Been looking at Myford 7 and Clarke lathes but all a bit too expensive.
Anyone got anything stashed away in the back of the shed not being used?
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lord homertrix stand up
derbyshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 24,598
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon17 Nov 2018 12:01
Seen them on Facebook for cheap
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,473
Bonneville (01-08)


icon17 Nov 2018 16:14
jaguartvr:
Anyone know of a cheapish lathe for sale?
Been looking at Myford 7 and Clarke lathes but all a bit too expensive.
Anyone got anything stashed away in the back of the shed not being used?


Myford 7 probably the best according to my next door neighbour . I think you can get an auto feed for them as well
I thought they were reasonably price , they were around £1k second hand when last I looked
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,204
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icon17 Nov 2018 19:57
Boxford. Price depends on what you know about them. Some go for daft prices.
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,204
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icon17 Nov 2018 21:27
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/ite...
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 425
Daytona 675


icon17 Nov 2018 23:45
Myfords are well over priced these days. People have gotten on the band wagon and Clarke stuff is too light for any serious work. Nice if you can find one which has had the ways scraped and with minimal backlash in the cross feed and lead screws. Also if you can find one with a single phase conversion you'll save a fortune trying to convert a 3 phase one with an inverter.

If you need advice you can find some HERE, beware there's a lot of reading here.
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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon18 Nov 2018 08:43
Lathes.xo.uk


Buy a Gosford, as good as a My fire without the 'name tax

Alt buy a Harrison M300 and get a 3 phase converter
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 425
Daytona 675


icon18 Nov 2018 09:07
Here’s a myford for £450. May have to be quick, only put up 12hours ago and super cheap but without the stand. Parts for these are expensive though.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/lathes/myford-...
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---KK---
Essex,
United Kingdom

Posts: 807
Enthusiast


icon18 Nov 2018 10:25
lord homertrix stand up:
Seen them on Facebook for cheap
Were the lathes super spinney though? :tongueout:
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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon18 Nov 2018 11:23
Exup:
Here’s a myford for £450. May have to be quick, only put up 12hours ago and super cheap but without the stand. Parts for these are expensive though.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/lathes/myford-...


Buy that, its the cheapest you'll see.........

Andy Holmes:
Lathes.co.uk


Buy a Boxford, as good as a Myford without the 'name' tax

Alt buy a Harrison M300 and get a 3 phase converter



Now edited:blush::blush::blush::blush::blush:
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,204
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icon18 Nov 2018 14:31
Plenty of 3 phase inverters available at cheap prices on ebay/amazon and the standard boxford motor will do star or delta. So you can run it. Less than a hundred quid and will be smoother than a 240 volt motor which will probably cost you more.
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
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icon18 Nov 2018 18:23
Myford would have been ideal but too far away, don't mind a couple of hours drive.
Please keep your eyes peeled for anything else.
It is just for turning odd pieces and with my skill set doesn't have to be that accurate:blush:
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Riggsy
Maidenhead/Cov,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,321
Street Triple R


icon23 Nov 2018 20:12
Dont buy anything which has a label on it with the following characters: "C-L-A-R-K-E"
If they are made in the same pace as their Pillar drills, It will disintegrate the first time you use it.

Utter rubbish.
The main bearings will be made from "low melting point" chocolate, and not replaceable
:thumbdown:
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon23 Nov 2018 20:19
I'm just after one to do probably 3 jobs a year. After that I will realise I don't know how to use it and am too lazy to learn. At the moment though i "neeeed" one:smile:
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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon23 Nov 2018 23:18
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 425
Daytona 675


icon24 Nov 2018 00:30
jaguartvr:
I'm just after one to do probably 3 jobs a year. After that I will realise I don't know how to use it and am too lazy to learn. At the moment though i "neeeed" one:smile:


Don’t work like that , you’ll find more and more uses for it!:thumbup:
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Nick S
Coffs Harbour,
Australia

Bonneville T100 (09->)


icon24 Nov 2018 02:39
Exup:
jaguartvr:
I'm just after one to do probably 3 jobs a year. After that I will realise I don't know how to use it and am too lazy to learn. At the moment though i "neeeed" one:smile:


Don’t work like that , you’ll find more and more uses for it!:thumbup:


And then regret buying a cheapo chinese pile of ****!
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Tasha
Dundee,
United Kingdom

Posts: 383
Daytona 955i (04-06)


icon24 Nov 2018 09:47
Whatever you do don't buy a Chinky one, they are so rubbish you'll have wasted your money as soon as you click 'pay'

They really are atrocious :thumbdown:
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onlineThat bloke Nick
Birley edge,
United Kingdom

Posts: 351
Daytona 675 SE


icon24 Nov 2018 10:21
My Dad rescued my lathe from a skip at de Havilland in 1944....I reckon we've had our moneys worth out of it!:lol:
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,204
Enthusiast


icon24 Nov 2018 10:26



The Viceroy would be a nice machine except it has no power feeds seperate from the lead screw. Still at that money.....depends on what it goes for in the end.
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onlineThat bloke Nick
Birley edge,
United Kingdom

Posts: 351
Daytona 675 SE


icon24 Nov 2018 10:41
That's very similar to mine.:thumbup:
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon24 Nov 2018 13:24
Exup:
jaguartvr:
I'm just after one to do probably 3 jobs a year. After that I will realise I don't know how to use it and am too lazy to learn. At the moment though i "neeeed" one:smile:


Don’t work like that , you’ll find more and more uses for it!:thumbup:



Not with my skill level.
The ex school lathe looked good but a bit big and again a bit far away.

I don't need power thingy, just need to make things round, or roundish with my skill set:cry:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183537226331?...

This looks perfect for me but once again at the opposite side of the country. Just the right size.
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 425
Daytona 675


icon24 Nov 2018 14:38
My dad found an old green lathe for sale a few years back for £150 in bits
I sourced all new imperial (whitworth?) bolts, run a tap through the chip tray, the base and legs and put it all together and then from the details and numbers on it, it turned out to be a 1920’s Colchester Bantam. Does everything he needs..
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,204
Enthusiast


icon24 Nov 2018 16:01
That Myford will go up in price.....the viceroy maybe not so much.
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Baldbloke
Moray,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,469
Daytona T595


icon29 Nov 2018 17:51
Exup:
jaguartvr:
I'm just after one to do probably 3 jobs a year. After that I will realise I don't know how to use it and am too lazy to learn. At the moment though i "neeeed" one:smile:


Don’t work like that , you’ll find more and more uses for it!:thumbup:



Like skimming discs or even facing up your corroded Aga hotspots. Trouble is once you get the hang of it you'll become super obsessive about tolerances.:lol:
Try and get one with a removable bed to allow the chuck to hold larger pieces of work:thumbup:
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon30 Nov 2018 07:56
Still looking
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,473
Bonneville (01-08)


icon30 Nov 2018 09:53
I'll try and catch the guy next door and ask where is a good place to buy them. He's always out working on his traction engine so it may take a couple of days :thumbup:
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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon30 Nov 2018 23:14
jaguartvr:
Still looking



You can take the horse to water.............................
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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon01 Dec 2018 16:56
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 425
Daytona 675


icon01 Dec 2018 17:05
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon01 Dec 2018 19:48
Bit far but will give him a call:thumbup:

Gone:thumbdown:
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,204
Enthusiast


icon02 Dec 2018 14:10
At that price you will have to bid for it in hours rather than days. Odds are it will re-appear within a few weeks at twice the price with a new coat of paint.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,473
Bonneville (01-08)


icon12 Dec 2018 08:34
Spoke to guy next door and basically he says try the normal routes like ebay , gumtree etc. You could also try the steam engine rallies .
He is actually thinking of selling his Myford 7 , but he wants to keep a few parts ( gearbox for threads ? ) . Wants £1k for it but I can give you his name and you can have a bit crack with him if you like . Downside is it's located at Durham so a fair distance to travel
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon12 Dec 2018 12:49
Too much and too far but thanks for asking.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,473
Bonneville (01-08)


icon13 Dec 2018 08:42
No problem , I pretty much knew it was a bit far to go anyway . He basically wants what he paid for it . You can actually buy a refurbished one for £2250
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onlineThat bloke Nick
Birley edge,
United Kingdom

Posts: 351
Daytona 675 SE


icon09 Jan 2019 12:18
Don't know if you're sorted yet, but a guy in the Classic racing club is selling a Chester lathe/mill, nearly new for £600.

Search CRMC parts + bikes for sale on Facebook. His name is Alan Burman. He's based in Canterbury.

Sounds like a good deal to me.
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The real X-man
North Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 216
Enthusiast


icon09 Jan 2019 15:35
That's a closed group Nick, so have to ask for permission to join. Do you know which model it is?
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onlineThat bloke Nick
Birley edge,
United Kingdom

Posts: 351
Daytona 675 SE


icon09 Jan 2019 16:01
Doesn't say in the ad mate, sorry.
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon09 Jan 2019 17:50
Still looking, missed a Clarke (I know !) this week by minutes, Was £300 with quite a few extras and within travelling distance as well.
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon15 Jan 2019 17:37
Got one!


It's a Clarke, I know I was warned but lathe, mill attachment, stand and loads of bits for £450 and in travelling distance.
Now, who can tell me how it works?
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The real X-man
North Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 216
Enthusiast


icon15 Jan 2019 18:49
Badly. I had one and replaced it as soon as I could.

Choose a speed in relation to what you are cutting. Choose a tool ditto. Turn it on. Take up the huge backlash it will probably have; either on the compound or the carriage depending whether you are surfacing or facing. and take a shallow cut (not too big mind or all sorts of nasty things will happen). There you go you are now a trained lathe operator.

Part 2 on the mill will follow....after you get out of hospital.....:lol::lol::lol::lol::tongueout::kiss:
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j p
ma,,
USA

Adventurer (99-01)


icon16 Jan 2019 12:51
Search the site . You may find one on your side of the pond seen some Range Rovers and Humvees for sale in the UK :thumbup:


https://www.govplanet.com/jsp/s/search.i...
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Andy
Newbury,
United Kingdom

Posts: 18,490
Sprint RS (00-01)


icon16 Jan 2019 13:20
Before you start anything make sure you know where the first aid box is (preferably close by) and that its fully stocked, sounds like you might need it if X-Mans predictions are anything to go by. :smirk::lol:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,019
Enthusiast


icon16 Jan 2019 14:30
" 69There may be trouble ahead....69"
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---KK---
Essex,
United Kingdom

Posts: 807
Enthusiast


icon16 Jan 2019 16:20
Andy:
Before you start anything make sure you know where the first aid box is (preferably close by) and that its fully stocked, sounds like you might need it if X-Mans predictions are anything to go by. :smirk::lol:
:thumbup:
When I was a yoot at college I was being shown how to use a lathe along with about 10 others. After a few minutes, we were busy talking about something or other and paying little attention to the instructor. I was leaning on this lathe whilst it was cutting a thread when the sleeve of my jumper got picked up by the spinning material, it very quickly made a tournique and tore a lump of skin out of my arm before the material ripped. I legged it out of the room before the instructor could see what had happened in order to avoid yet another dull lecture about E & S.:lol:
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,733
Enthusiast


icon16 Jan 2019 21:12
Andy:
Before you start anything make sure you know where the first aid box is (preferably close by) and that its fully stocked, sounds like you might need it if X-Mans predictions are anything to go by. :smirk::lol:


I have a roll of heavy duty duct tape which saves multiple visits to A&E.
Haven't burnt anything or set anything alight with my oxy set for ages. Very few cuts from my angle grinder but do seem to be suffering from cuts from sharp knives.
Have acquired a 2 poster ramp, wonder how soon it will be before a car falls off?:thumbup::thumbup:
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