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Offline fatoftheland

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Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:58:21 AM »
Hello Everybody, what a great site!
My name is Jon and in my mid life crisis I have bought an unused Warco 918 lathe for 625.00 with a Warco metal stand, 3 and 4 jaw chucks, steadies, face plate, live centre and a ton of tools. Now I need to work out how to degrease and get it running sweetly. I have a feeling I may be hanging around this site bugging the life out of the knowledgeable  ones. (see my first question below) Be gentle now  :lol:

Offline John Rudd

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 05:23:58 AM »
Hi Jon, welcome to the forum.
We like to think we are a helpful bunch......
Ask away....
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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 11:48:44 AM »
Hi Jon, welcome!  :beer:

If you don't have any, a couple of lathe books might be helpful.

I liked the reprinted 1942 South Bend "How To Run A Lathe" manual from Lindsay Books when I first started out, and the Sparey book "The Amateur's Lathe" has come highly recommended here as well (though my reprint copy has really poor photos in it).

I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 05:40:22 PM »
Welcome Jon. Can I be the first to say...























Never leave the key in the chuck!

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 06:54:00 AM »
Thanks you lot..
Jon

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 02:38:28 PM »
hi and wellcom

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 08:25:32 AM »
Hi Jon

                          Welcome to the forum, and good luck with the lathe. An exciting time for you.

                                                                 Cheers David

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 02:30:58 PM »
Hello and welcome.

Being a bit of a beginner myself I can vouch for the unstinting help that is on offer. (Is that OK guys, in a plain envelope addressed to ....).  :Doh:

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 03:53:51 PM »
My kids don't believe we used to pay for stuff with pound notes. "don't you mean pound coin dad?"

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 05:12:30 PM »
My kids don't believe we used to pay for stuff with pound notes. "don't you mean pound coin dad?"

Some of us could only manage a 10 bob note. Anything more had to wait for the next pay day ... :(

Dave

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2015, 05:30:36 PM »
Just try to explain to the younger generation "As bent as a nine bob note!"
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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2015, 04:11:57 AM »
Excellent Wil  very funny

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Re: Just bought a lathe... hurrah!
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2015, 11:20:05 AM »
My kids don't believe we used to pay for stuff with pound notes. "don't you mean pound coin dad?"


Ahh a weeks pay one large white five pond note as big as a napkin ,anything more and they used to keep it back till next week mind you you had to put in 80 hours to get that , a bit before my time although first pay packet was 4 12shillings and 6 pence

Anyway welcome can I repeat never leave the chuck key in the lathe unless you have your hand on it same goes for drill chuck keys ( when the chuck guss rand ) tail stick chuck are ok

 Have fun and expect to have empty pockets as you need this and that

Stuart