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    Hello all, new to PM. Just wanted to share I have a Holbrook lathe I came across in October 2018 and having fun restoring it. Still in teardown and evaluation but many parts derusted and painted if applicable.holbrook-003.jpg

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    Hi Armach, welcome to pm. Nice lathe to work with, what size/ model do you have? I see one pic, do you have more complete pictures to share? Bear in mind if not put back to as new condition/ operation some members may gently remind it's a refresh or refurbishment vs a restore.
    Good luck, Hodge

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    Yes Hodge, I fully intend to restore. My main concern is bedway grinding, the cost of. I am giving myself two years for the task. Now is teardown time and I have several parts to remanufacture and parts to weld back together. I aquired an Everlast tig welder for the delicate task of broken parts esp cast iron. Or brazing if high strength is not an issue. I am derusting everything with Evaporust inspecting and preserving or painting. Process is much slower than I imagined. Much patience required. I am also preparing to cast new handles, but that is down the line still. Bought a crucible and made a wood casting box and bought a fifty pound bag of Bentonite clay from a well driller near me for the casting sand. Many new skills I have to learn.

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    OK I have many pics but I don't know my way around the forum yet. Made an album but don't see how to reference it or attach it. Old fart, new tech. Oh and I do not know which Holbrook lathe it is. Late 1930's early 1940's. Model T maybe. Not much info on Holbrook lathes but this thing is extremely heavy and built like an artillery piece. The "construction number is 7710.

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    There's a fairly active Holbrook group on Yahoogroups, if you haven't yet found it - a good source of info and encouragement!

    It has been useful for me and my Holbrook C13 Brother in law's reaction: "It looks like a locomotive!"

    Dave H. (the other one)

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    Put a picture of the lathe on the site and I am sure it will be identified.
    Are you going to paint it white?
    Enjoy.


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