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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Maybe you can get the spindle bearings better than 1-2 thousandths, but then you still have an old lathe with a (somewhat)worn bed, and crossslide and...
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Hi, do you really need the high precicion bearings? couldn't you just use these: SKF Dont think what they put in the lathe in the sixties was that extraordinary. Or am I missing something?
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Hello, I saw this thread was picked up again. Leeko, the bearings in the lathe are indeed tapered roller bearings. shouldn't be overly expensive, could depend heavily on the brand you buy them from. SKF vs SNR NTN or something. RAL colour is 6011. If anyone has time, I would like to know the...
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    Hydrovane 6PU compressor problems.

    So, Any chance I can get the manual here after reviving this thread. Thanks!
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    So, lee. I thried the spindle taper with another cone (tailstock center from the big lathe at work) But this also bumpes into the small portion of the spindle before it gets completely in. It came very close, and it looks like it would fit if it was i bit shorter. So I can't guarantee it is a...
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Things I also noticed: I have the slow version, not the fast. So with my small drive pulley I now have the extra slow ;-) When I was fitting the chuck onto the back plate I noticed they modified it to take a DIN chuck. But THEY CUT OFF TOO MUCH... So now the chuck touches the spindle nose...
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    So, I tried a MK5 taper on the lathe. But I'll have to try one without the flat piece at the end, the little edge at the end of the piece hit before it got completely in. Otherwise it looks like it would fit. I also tried a MK3 in the tailstock, that did fit.
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Hello Lee, On mine the ways aren't hardened I think, doesn't look like it. I only gave it a quick paintjob, cleaned up the essential parts. I measured the headstock hole, and it should be a MK5. I'll try to borrow a drill or somewhat from work to fit. But it says so in the manual and also on...
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    The new motor an the "old" one, maybe the old one is for a the slow type? The bolt pattern didn't match up. I also removed the emegency stop and the circuit they made for it, was very badly made. They put in very thin wire in between all the components, only cut off 2 of the 3 phases. No...
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    as acquired: Some elbow grease: Shoving in the new motor:
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Hi Everybody, I thougth I'd hyjack this thread as the celtic 14 thread :-) Post some photo's here of the celtic 14 I bought, am cleaning up at the moment. I bougth the lathe without motor (well they gave me the broken one, but it turned out to not be what was in it) and in rusty state. With the...
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Hi Lee, What a fast response. The french manual should suffice for me, I am from the flemish speaking part of belgium but I speak some french too.
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    Celtic (Mondiale) 14 lathe controls

    Hello Leeko, I recently bought a celtic 14 too. When looking for a manual I stumbled onto this forum/thread. Do you perhaps have the manual in digital format? Thanks in advance.
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