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  1. Normally yes and yes. However most small lathes...

    Normally yes and yes. However most small lathes don't have a front cover plate. They're a wrap around casting, they can be interesting to dismantle.

    Regards Tyrone.
  2. It's a brand I've never come across before but it...

    It's a brand I've never come across before but it looks a good quality machine. I've never worked on a German machine tool that wasn't top notch, always really nice machines to work on. Removing the...
  3. If for some reason the pins are tighter in the...

    If for some reason the pins are tighter in the cover plate than the apron, maybe steel cover plate - cast iron apron, when you drive in your pallet knife followed by your fox wedge to separate the...
  4. That's a very interesting article. I'd never come...

    That's a very interesting article. I'd never come across a " Martin " on my travels. I guessed it was of German manufacture before I read the article, German machine tools have certain styling cues....
  5. Sometimes you can get lucky and the pins will...

    Sometimes you can get lucky and the pins will come out still attached to the front cover plate.

    Regards Tyrone.
  6. Those pins are dowels and they're for aligning...

    Those pins are dowels and they're for aligning the front cover plate onto the apron casting. Some machines have tapered pins, some are parallel. The conventional way to remove them is to drill and...
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