AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > The Lounge > Ye' Old Workshop

Ye' Old Workshop Build it or Break it, Never Fear!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Clarifixer's Avatar
Clarifixer Clarifixer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 118
Default eBay lathe all cleaned up

I've been starting to get a second bench together for either a potential apprentice or perhaps some on-on-one lessons for interested folks. I'd like to duplicate my own bench space as much as possible to make an easier transition from "watching" to "doing" for students.

The first thing I picked was up a Boley watchmaker's lathe on eBay that was pretty rough, but with excellent bearings:
After a couple of hours of disassembly and standing at the bead blast cabinet and wire wheel, it looks pretty good, and is awaiting an upgraded toothed belt drive system and a few other details:


Amazing what a little elbow grease and time will unveil. Next up is a Boley-style watchmaker's vise I just won today--might do an electroless nickel plate job on it after the bead blast/wire wheel routine. Pics when I get it.
__________________
As my dear old dad used to say, "The pain of purchase soon dissipates!"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-17-2013, 09:23 PM
Masterlu's Avatar
Masterlu Masterlu is online now
AA Founder, Legend AV Owner



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South FL & Cape Cod MA
Posts: 70,430
Default

Well, that's just crazy good!
__________________
Ivan
FLORIDA
MX136, MC1.2KW(10) MC2KW(2), MCD1100, MS750(2) MVP881, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT-2 SUBS(2) HT3F(2) WS350(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) XCS350(2) JL GOTHAM v2 SUBS(2) LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART 120" MOTORIZED SCREEN, CINEMA-TECH SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: ACCUPHASE A250 AMPS, C3850 PRE-AMP, DP950 CD/SACD TRANSPORT, DC950 DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-58 DIGITAL EQUALIZER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS1230 POWER SUPPLY, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
CAPE COD

MX150, MC501(2) MC1.2KW(10) MC2301(2) MR88, MVP881, MCD1100, MDA1000, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, ESOTERIC K-01X 30th ANNIVERSARY (BLACK) SACD/CD PLAYER, G02-X CLOCK, HT3F(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(4) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) KALEIDESCAPE STRATO & TERRA SERVERS, LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART 120" SCREEN, SONUS FABER STRADIVARI, SILENZIO, FORTRESS SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, HRS-MXR REFERENCE RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS, JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(2) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES

Library System: GRANDIOSO M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2, AERIAL SW12 SUBS(2), CANTON REF K1’s, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B3 CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E650 INTEGRATED, DP560 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3’s, CANTON REF K5’s, SILENZIO, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD CABLES
Bryston Active System: BP26 PRE-AMP, MPS2 POWER SUPPLY, BAX-1 CROSSOVER, BDA-3 DAC, BDP-3 PLAYER, BCD-3 CD PLAYER, BIT15(2), MODEL T ACTIVE SPEAKERS, 21B3 CUBED AMPS, SILENZIO, TARGET RACK, WIREWORLD SILVER CABLES

Accuphase E-800 inbound...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Audio 1's Avatar
Audio 1 Audio 1 is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 1,438
Default

Very impressive finish restoration
__________________
Buddy


Audio Research Ref. 160 Amps
Ref. 6 Pre, Ref. 3 Phono-Pre
Wilson Audio Alexia 2 speakers
DCS Rossini DAC
DCS Rossini Clock
DCS Paganini Transport
Transparent Reference Power Isolator
Shunyata Denali 200T Power Conditioner
VPI HW-40 Turntable w/ Lyra Etna cartridge
AMG Giro Turntable w/AMG Teatro cartridge
Silenzio V.3
Schiit Mjolnir 2 HPA + Audeze LCD X headphones
Adona Equipment Rack and Amp Stands
Furutech Outlets and Plates + NCF Booster
Transparent cable
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Ohighway's Avatar
Ohighway Ohighway is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In the woods..... in Howard County Maryland
Posts: 51
Default

Nice! What type of finish are you planning on applying to the metal? Paint or ??
__________________
Rick
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Clarifixer's Avatar
Clarifixer Clarifixer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohighway View Post
Nice! What type of finish are you planning on applying to the metal? Paint or ??
I'm not really sure. Originally they were nickel plated, but I've never seen one that has the plating completely intact. A bit gaudy anyway. Newer Boleys appear to have hammertone silver paint, and it does look nice, but tends to wear off at heavily handled areas. Powder coating with a matt finish would probably be longer lasting, but precision surfaces would have to be really carefully protected when it is applied. That might be a problem.

I've been keeping a light coating of RIG Universal on the bare metal and might leave it at that. The machine is quite small and will be in use often--I'll just have to be sure to keep after it. Reapplication of RIG is a cinch and it's cheap.
__________________
As my dear old dad used to say, "The pain of purchase soon dissipates!"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Ohighway's Avatar
Ohighway Ohighway is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In the woods..... in Howard County Maryland
Posts: 51
Default

What's RIG Universal?

A buddy of mine loaned me an Austrian made Unimat 3 lathe.....semi-permanent loan I think.... and I've been doing a light clean and lube. (sorry for the fuzzy pix) It appears to be a nice quality piece, but I'm not used to a lathe that's this small!



Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_6988.jpg (92.6 KB, 208 views)
File Type: jpg 100_6982.jpg (91.2 KB, 206 views)
__________________
Rick

Last edited by Ohighway; 06-18-2013 at 12:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Rilands's Avatar
Rilands Rilands is offline
Music Lover
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,235
Default

Clarifixer,
Nice clean-up. It looks new again. I had no idea what a lathe was though, so I looked it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathe
__________________
Mike
~~~
Home Theater
Mcintosh MC205,MX150,MS300,MVP871,Pioneer BDP-51FD,Roku,Pioneer Signature Elite 141,Furman It-Reference15,Sonus Faber Cremonas
Two Channel Room
Mcintosh MC501's,C2300,MCD500, ClearAudio Emotion TT,Furman It-Reference15,Sonus Faber Elipsas,Sonos Connect
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Clarifixer's Avatar
Clarifixer Clarifixer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohighway View Post
What's RIG Universal?

A buddy of mine loaned me an Austrian made Unimat 3 lathe.....semi-permanent loan I think.... and I've been doing a light clean and lube. (sorry for the fuzzy pix) It appears to be a nice quality piece, but I'm not used to a lathe that's this small!
RIG Universal is a grease used to prevent corrosion on sporting goods like guns, fishing reels, etc.

Birchwood Casey: RIG Product Details

The Unimat 3 is a fun little screw cutting lathe with a cross feed and compound tool rest as opposed to the watchmaker lathe which has a flip-up tool rest kind of like a wood lathe so that you can utilize hand gravers and other tools for tiny work. My "real" lathe is an Emco Super 11, the big brother of the Unimat.
__________________
As my dear old dad used to say, "The pain of purchase soon dissipates!"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-25-2013, 12:10 PM
Clarifixer's Avatar
Clarifixer Clarifixer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 118
Default

Well, I got the vise I won on eBay, but I should have read the ad more closely--this thing is TINY! It is, indeed a Boley-style tool, but less than half the size of the one I have.



Cute, but I'm not sure if I can really use it. Just the same, I did the same clean-up as with the lathe, and couldn't resist making a little knurled "speed knob" on the end of the lead screw.


Still looking for a real Boley.
__________________
As my dear old dad used to say, "The pain of purchase soon dissipates!"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-25-2013, 05:02 PM
chessman's Avatar
chessman chessman is offline
From the BAT cave ...


 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 11,650
Default

Wow, that looks so much better!
__________________
Randy (1158) - Wilson Sophia 2; BAT VK-600SE, BAT VK-52SE, Esoteric K-01; JL Audio F113 x3; Sound Anchor Stands; Exact Power EP-15 and SP-15; Oppo BDP-83 SE; Bryston SP3; Emotiva MPS-1; Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K front projector; 92" Stewart Firehawk; Rocket 200, 300, 750; ASC Tube Traps; WireWorld Silver Electra 5^2 PC's, Silver Eclipse 6 IC's and Silver Eclipse 6 SC's; Shunyata Sigma HC (x2) amp to wall; Shunyata Hydra 6/Black Mamba CX-HC and Shunyata MPC-12/Venom HC power distribution and conditioning; Stillpoints Ultra 5, Ultra SS and Mini isolation; Clearaudio Concept (MC) turntable; PS Audio GCPH phono stage; Bryston 10B-SUB active cross-over; Sonos streaming; W4S Remedy upsample and clock; Silenzio media server; WireWorld Platinum Starlight USB.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:12 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase