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Offline dawesy

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hello all
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:36:11 PM »
Hi, im lee from Nottingham.
joined after watching vids on YouTube by John (doubleboost), really like the vids and the way he shows how to do things in simple terms.
just got my first lathe, its a bit on the large side and unfortunately i cant find any info on it.
its a Churchill Redman CM lathe (7-CM). brought from ebay for the princely sum of 225. so far ive stripped it down and removed the 5 layers of paint (the last i swear was just household gloss  :bang: )
heres a pic from the advert

cant wait to get it up and running and making chips.
need to sort out the motor first though as its an old unit and 415v 3 phase and being as its installed in my home workshop i only have 240v single phase. this shouldnt be an issue other than the motor plate is missing so i dont know what size etc the motor is. :doh:
the other thing i could do with help on is the cross slide and compound dials, the numbers and markings are missing so need to get these redone but unsure of the best method for this :scratch: any help appreciated.
looking forward to learning tips and tricks from you guys
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: hello all
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 04:46:42 PM »
Hi
dawesy
Pleased you decided to join in
Take plenty of pictures as you sort out your lathe
John

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Re: hello all
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 05:29:57 PM »
Hi Lee!  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

You've come to the right place. Lots of people here, with lots of answers. Probably, all different!  :thumbup:

Looking forward to sharing your adventure. Enjoy!  :D

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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: hello all
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 05:44:30 PM »
Hello Lee glad to see you here. Lots of useful information flits past if hyou are quick at catching  :ddb:

In it's day that was a very nice lathe. Go to lathes.co.uk for more info

Andrew
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Re: hello all
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 03:26:36 PM »
had a chat with tony form lathes.co.uk and hes not come across one before :(
just started a thread in the new for old section
thanks for the warm welcome guys, ill be posting more as i still have lots of questions :)
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: hello all
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 04:50:28 PM »
hi and welcume

Offline dsquire

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Re: hello all
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 05:45:30 PM »
Hi Lee

Welcome to MadModder. I am looking forward to following along with your Churchill Redman rebuild/cleanup. If you need any help I am sure that the membership will be glad to help out where possible. We look forward to your participation in the various forums.  :D :D

Cheeers  :beer:

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Re: hello all
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 06:19:53 PM »
Welcome Lee, this is a good place to hang out.

Jim

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 01:07:04 AM »
Hi Lee,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

John has some great videos doesn't he? Can't wait to see the lathe rebuild!

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Re: hello all
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 07:47:13 AM »
heres a link to the refurb thread
http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,9330.0.html
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: hello all
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 07:55:13 AM »
Dawesy,

Seeing your Belle Minimix behind your lathe reminds me I have some motor mounts to re-weld on one of mine  :hammer:

And there was I relaxing thinking my list was getting shorter  :lol:

Andrew
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2013, 09:19:17 AM »
Haha my list gets shorter and then I add more to it :(
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: hello all
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 04:34:40 AM »
Hi             

 Not much you cannot machine on that lathe, looking forward to seeing it restored, up and running.

                                                        Cheers David

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Re: hello all
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 02:48:21 PM »
Hi Lee and welcome, that should keep you busy for a while, looking forward to the build, best of luck.

John

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Re: hello all
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2013, 01:00:18 PM »
Hi. Yeah it's getting there. Almost ready now. Just waiting to get an inverter and it should be ready to make some chips :)
Will update the project thread when I get 5 mins.
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(