Greetings from , what is, at the moment the cold south of France." My name is Alan and I am a lathe owner."
In actuality I am a new owner of a lathe that is even older than I am! I am very much an apprentice and can remember the basics from years ago (have you removed the chuck key) but have in reality got to re-learn how to use the monster.
My life is very much revolving around the 'shed' and Matchless and AJS motos, which I restore and also ride when I can.
Of course having a lathe will be of great use for restoration and the six million other things I will no doubt find to do as well.
I have looked in on various forums of an engineering flavour and this one appeals to me, the feel is similar to the motor bike forum I am a member of, full of good ideas,knowledge and a sense of humor
I hope that I shall gain some good ideas and advance in my learning curve with the machining with the help of the forum members.
The beast I have is a counter shaft belt driven Neilson & Wintner gap bed 10", I think is a South bend copy, hopefully a picture is with this post!
It is very difficult to find any info on this lathe, incidently previously owned by a gunsmith for many years. So if anybody has a clue please say.
I look forward to posting a little and getting to know you guys n gals .