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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #300 on: November 18, 2020, 10:39:50 PM »
The final layout design.






I now need to make a negative of this and convert it all to paths. That is tomorrow's problem.

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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #301 on: November 25, 2020, 09:28:47 PM »
Good news. I managed to get the restoration plaque all done into a decent vector design file and sent it off to @ViperR

I also managed to find the brass version of the "World turns on Colchester Lathes" plaque on Practical Machinist. Mark Presling was so kind to donate his vector design to me so that I can have @ViperR make this as well.





Here is a link to Mark Presling's video on how he made his brass plaques - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsPlP4bNzXo

Thanks Mark and @ViperR! This is so cool.
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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #302 on: November 25, 2020, 10:30:05 PM »
I was gifted these two V-slides by Gustav Jimny









The idea is to make myself a milling attachment for the lathe and I think these two slides will work perfectly!

Thanks Gustav  :dop:
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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #303 on: November 26, 2020, 02:31:25 PM »
Anyone here knows his stuff regarding installing DRO on these slides?
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Offline Agaton Sax

Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #304 on: November 26, 2020, 05:59:52 PM »
I was gifted these two V-slides by Gustav Jimny







The idea is to make myself a milling attachment for the lathe and I think these two slides will work perfectly!

Thanks Gustav  :dop:

I honestly think I am going to burst into tears any minute now. That comes from this:



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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #305 on: November 26, 2020, 07:26:47 PM »
I honestly think I am going to burst into tears any minute now. That comes from this:




Wow, now I am the one with tears in my eyes. This is a shame! I will have to make an effort then to give these a good honourable place in my workshop.  :groovy:
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Offline Agaton Sax

Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #306 on: November 26, 2020, 08:39:59 PM »
Not reflecting on you mygoggie. Thing is just that record cutting lathes we never made in huge numbers. There only ever were 3 manufacturers worth mentioning. Of these Lyrec produced minuscule numbers and of the remaining 2, Scully ceased production in the early 1970s and Neumann in 1985. That is it, no more. For those of us to whom listening to vinyl is as an essential part of life as eating or breathing the thought of the loss of even one of these irreplaceable pleasure-producers is heartbreaking.

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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #307 on: November 26, 2020, 08:41:01 PM »
A bit of good news after the tearful news ...

This arrived today from Canada after almost three months of traveling over the waters, skies and some deep inter planet space.






Thanks Mat!! Many muchness of appreciation as this concave circlips are unobtainium in South Africa.

Brain chirped some wise words for you: "Acta non verba."
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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #309 on: November 26, 2020, 09:17:15 PM »
A fellow forumite from the 4x4Community who also stays in Port Elizabeth has actually done this and he offered to show me the way.

https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/330200-1953-Colchester-Student-Mk1-6-quot-gap-bed-A-restoration-project?p=4527791#post4527791

Yeah, I had a look at those items and then also what TOT is doing.
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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #310 on: November 26, 2020, 09:22:58 PM »
Not reflecting on you mygoggie. Thing is just that record cutting lathes we never made in huge numbers. There only ever were 3 manufacturers worth mentioning. Of these Lyrec produced minuscule numbers and of the remaining 2, Scully ceased production in the early 1970s and Neumann in 1985. That is it, no more. For those of us to whom listening to vinyl is as an essential part of life as eating or breathing the thought of the loss of even one of these irreplaceable pleasure-producers is heartbreaking.

Yeah, this is a very very sad story. I love old things and when something really special is broken up, it breaks my heart.

Thanks for the very interesting information. Everyday we learn something new.  :coffee:
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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #311 on: December 01, 2020, 09:06:15 PM »
My apologies for being so quiet. I have been working hard on the Pajero making a bearing puller. More on that later.

I received another donation!

Thanks Guy for the DRO. 我确定我可以阅读普通话并进行配置。



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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #312 on: December 20, 2020, 06:05:28 PM »
I finally had some time to work on the lathe again!  :dop:

The electrical enclosure and switch panel had to be sprayed and since I was spraying some Pajero parts, I added these to the parts to be coated.

The front panel as I left it a while ago. Cleaned with some lacquer thinners and ready for the lettering to be etched primed.





Etch primer and a later layer of 2K black sprayed on. I am not happy as the areas I cleaned before is now glossy whilst the greater area has the rough finish I sprayed on earlier.






I will have to sort this out somehow.

The little box thingamajig with the new final 2K black coating looking quite swanky. It just needs a tie and a companion in a red dress!







The back cover of the electrical panel also ready to go to the formal party in its new coat.







Next step was to spray some matt 2K clear coat on the electrical switch panel.





Before I did this, I tried my luck to get rid of the smooth areas by roughing the smooth glossy areas with some tacky 2K black paint and an earbud.








I left this to dry overnight and this morning sprayed the matt clear coat.  A lot better but still some glossy spots ...







Whilst spraying some Pajero parts I over sprayed the glossy areas with the etching primer again to get the same rough finish. Lots of air and minimal paint settings on the gun is the way to do it.

It looks much better now and I think I can put the final layer of black on tomorrow. I will simply roughen the glossy parts now with a foam sanding pad to break the gloss before applying the final black layer.

The photo actually gives a false image as the glossy sections are in fact the matt areas and vice versa. Wonder why it came out like this? Anyway ...






Have a good week!  :dop:


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Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #313 on: December 21, 2020, 12:50:49 PM »
Brain is super excited!  :Whoohoo: :Whoohoo:

He says he can do angular and radian mathematics again!  :roll:

I think he is referring to the horisontal and vertical rotary table and also the diving head that landed in my lap this morning.





I will tackle these when the Pajero is running and lathe is painted. So, stop stressing please!  :coffee:
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Offline Family_Dog

Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project
« Reply #314 on: December 21, 2020, 04:20:33 PM »
I have no idea what that is. Pajero starter motor (it has a crank handle)...  :envy:


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