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    After 12 hours of soaking in penetrant, and some...

    After 12 hours of soaking in penetrant, and some GENTLE tapping, both pinions are now free and sliding up and down smoothly :)
    I will continue to strip and refurbish the feed box.
    My next mission...
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    Just need to work out how to free up the seized...

    Just need to work out how to free up the seized pinions.
    I have tried gently tapping them, but they haven't moved. They are soaking in penetrating oil now, so will try again tomorrow.
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    OK, so I drained the oil - nothing came out!...

    OK, so I drained the oil - nothing came out!
    Removed the cover to find this...

    Sludge - part rust, part congealed oil...
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    Rusty selectors etc...
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    This pinion is what the ABC...
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    I'm getting some good replies here :) Much...

    I'm getting some good replies here :) Much appreciation.
    I'd still like photos of the insides of the cover etc, if anyone has ever had this off.

    Also: can anyone clarify the type of oil used in...
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    Thanks, the shafts all rotate as they should. The...

    Thanks, the shafts all rotate as they should. The feed is just jammed in that particular combination. I wonder if one of the forks has come adrift/ jumped etc etc Just guess work at the moment.
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    Colchester Student 1800 -- problem

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    Hi, I'm new here. I will add pics of my workshop at a later date!

    I currently have:
    Beaver mill - which I've added power feed, and 3 axis DRO.
    Colchester Student 1800 - which I am...
  7. Thread: Old lathe ID

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    Thanks for the replies, that was quick. I should...

    Thanks for the replies, that was quick.
    I should have said, the legs don't necessarily belong with the lathe.
    I should have also mentioned that there is power feed on the X and the Y - I think it...
  8. Thread: Old lathe ID

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    Old lathe ID

    Can anyone identify this old lathe I have?
    Is it worth me restoring, most of the bits seem to be there, or should I just put it on E-Bay? (what's it worth?)

    It has 2, 3 jaw chucks, 1 face plate,...
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