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Offline John Stevenson

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #125 on: March 20, 2011, 06:31:27 PM »
Well she is up and running  :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:  job done  :)  well all bar some paint and a bit fine tuning

Rob


About bloody time you have been pissing about with this for ages, don't bother with the paint just get on with something.

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #126 on: March 20, 2011, 08:29:43 PM »
Dave,

Turquoise!?!?  I suppose that's meant to be one of them feminine shades I hear about?   I'm thinking about using bold solid colours... you know, ones men can see!  ::)



John,

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About bloody time you have been pissing about with this for ages, don't bother with the paint just get on with something.

Such eloquent use of the language  :lol:   









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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #127 on: March 20, 2011, 09:53:30 PM »
How about one of the FLIP colours that change with the angle you look at it,  then you will think you have a shop full off different machines. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Peter

very nice build by the way ,taught me a lot

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #128 on: March 27, 2011, 01:31:11 PM »
Cheers lads ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,It will be GRAY  :D :lol:


Well i have had a very slow couple of weeks ,,,,,,,,,naff all done really  ::) ,,but i did make the splash back

Not very interesting ,i no , just a bit of metal bending ,,,but the method of welding the parts together may be of interest to  someone .

Plug welded ........with the MIG welder ,,,,,just like a spot weld ,,, also good for fixing thin sheet to say heavy box section
Here is how on a couple of scrap bit of sheet ,,, punch /drill hole in one part

position and clamp parts together,,,,,,,,, position MIG touch over hole with wire in the centre of hole

pull trigger " one elephant " release trigger

you just want to fill the hole flush

and a view of the back
 


Cheers Rob


Now to take Johns advice and do some thing  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Edit :  any of you chaps have an 8" three jaw chuck going spare,not using  as the 6" one on the lathe is a tad small  :dremel:
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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2011, 02:18:13 PM »
Rob.

Nice job on the splash guard.  I made one similar out of stainless steel and I was pleased with it but there was an unexpected factor with it, I found it captures light and bathes the back of my lathe making my sight a lot easier. Hope it has the same effect for you.



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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #130 on: March 28, 2011, 12:37:25 PM »
Hi Anthony

with the lights in my shop i may have to dull it down a bit  :doh:


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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #131 on: March 30, 2011, 06:17:16 PM »
Nice bit of fabrication there Rob  :thumbup:



Used to weld the bottom edge of new sills on old rustbuckets like that. Works a treat  :zap:     (Rustbucket = old rusty car for you guys over there....  :wave: )





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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #132 on: March 30, 2011, 06:41:43 PM »

pull trigger " one elephant " release trigger

Cheers Rob


Now to take Johns advice and do some thing  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Rob,
Looked all over this fancy new welder, buttons and knobs everywhere but none marked in elephants ?   :scratch:  :scratch:

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #133 on: March 30, 2011, 07:16:08 PM »
pull trigger " one elephant " release trigger

Rob,
Looked all over this fancy new welder, buttons and knobs everywhere but none marked in elephants ?   :scratch:  :scratch:

John S.

John, I reckon the elephants are Geordie units of time. If roasting beef, weigh it and then sit by the oven and count out aloud.

Count up to 1,200 elephants per pound weight, plus an extra 1,200, then take it out of the oven.

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #134 on: March 31, 2011, 11:14:52 AM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:  :)


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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #135 on: April 01, 2011, 06:06:55 AM »
Hi Rob

Great thread.

I'm inspired   :headbang:

after reading that, I've just got to find some metal and make some.... swarf? swoorf ? sworf ? chips? ...thing,  what ever it's called,

any way the new guy says thanks

HR




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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #136 on: April 01, 2011, 06:49:20 AM »
Welcome aboard the Cube  :borg: We'll soon have you making tools to make jigs to make tools....


I've just got to find some metal and make some.... swarf? swoorf ? sworf ? chips? ...thing,  what ever it's called,


Elephant shavings, apparently  :scratch:  :scratch:
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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #137 on: April 01, 2011, 07:16:52 AM »
Thanks Adev

I'm hoping I can count on a few members to pass on some tips from time to time

Rob you makes it look so easy like "I'll just slip out the back and knock up a lead screw with a spur gear on it, just before elevensies"

I''ll have to come back and read this thread again when my project is all going Murphy's way

Cheers
 

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #138 on: April 01, 2011, 11:09:51 AM »
cheers bezalel2000  :beer:    and welcome to Madmodders  :thumbup:


I hope we  will be seeing  some of your projects  :poke: :)


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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #139 on: April 04, 2011, 02:35:17 PM »
the splash back had way way to much bling about it so it got a good coat of GRAY paint  :coffee:



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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #140 on: April 04, 2011, 05:40:43 PM »
Still looks damn smart though.... What about that tail stock?  :poke:    :lol: 







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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #141 on: April 04, 2011, 05:50:40 PM »
Cheers Ralph  :beer:


I am saving that job for a rainy day  :med:  :D


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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2011, 08:41:15 PM »
It's raining somewhere.  :lol:  :poke:

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #143 on: April 05, 2011, 05:09:17 PM »
It's raining somewhere.  :lol:  :poke:
:lol: :lol: :lol: i should have said sunny day ,,,,,,as i live in the North of Uk  :doh:


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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #144 on: July 12, 2012, 05:17:54 PM »
I know this thread is a bit old, but I came across it as I recently acquired a MK 3 CUB.  Looks pretty much the same as yours.

I had to register here to say I was blown away at your work!  I started stripping mine down and luckily, everything looks to be in fairly amazing shape.

The only 3 things that I want to replace:

  1.) The Apron's Pinion Drive gear (still in functioning shape, but since it is apart...) - the Mating gear strip on the Bed is fine
  2.) The lockout pin setup is missing that prevent you from engaging the Apron's Feeds at the same time
  3.) a few bushings

Again, amazing work here.

Also, didn't get some of the attachments like teh rests and the taper attachment, but oh well.



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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #145 on: July 12, 2012, 05:33:50 PM »
Hi and welcome sdezego  :wave:



Wow that lathe is along way from from the banks of the Tyne were it was made  :clap: :clap:

Looks in good shape too , i would not worry about not  having the CUB steadies  , i had a set in my hands and they are abysmal , better off making your own .



Thanks Rob

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #146 on: July 12, 2012, 09:57:11 PM »

Wow that lathe is along way from from the banks of the Tyne were it was made  :clap: :clap:

Looks in good shape too , i would not worry about not  having the CUB steadies  , i had a set in my hands and they are abysmal , better off making your own .

Thanks Rob

Haha, indeed it is a bit away.  Sunny Florida is a bit of a journey and I feel a bit guilty at the $450 it commanded :laugh:  Been searching for the right rig for years and Right time at the right place I guess.  Just know it is quite at home as I fancy good pint of Bodingtons, Guinness the occasional taste of Meade :D

In all seriousness though. it is a steller machine.  All gears are tip top (sans the one apron pinion gear/shaft mentioned) and the worst part is merely the fascia and the 12 coats of paint thru the years.


I realize this is 360* from what this forum is about , but here is my current project (since my Harley(s) have been done for years)  http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2805002

I am more of a mechanic/fabricator than a machinist, so I have no facility to cut gears and what not, but your thread is a true inspiration.  Not sure what I will do about the Apron Pinion yet, but if you are interested in fabbing up that piece, I very well may be interested.  I looked at getting a Gear and cutting down the shaft/gear to fit, but I am not sure that is the best route.

Cheers,
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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #147 on: January 07, 2014, 09:15:25 AM »
All the pics are now gone.  I used to visit this thread from time to time to oogle at it for inspiration.

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #148 on: October 16, 2020, 11:54:15 PM »
Churchill Cub  lathe need contact with past post authors please.

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Re: Repairing a Cub Lathe
« Reply #149 on: October 17, 2020, 01:52:45 AM »
Hi Duane,

Sadly, two of the authors in the thread are no longer with us. Sad to lose such talented people but time and tide wait for no man :(