Hercus 9″ Lathe Restoration
I’m chipping in on the Greg’s Garage 30-day #WELDA challenge to post something cool related to metalworking during August 2016. I’ve been meaning to give my 9″ Hercus lathe a birthday/restoration and this challenge might force me to git ‘er done. “But we don’t care about restoring a lathe”, you say. Well, I’ll be pulling this machine to pieces. Cleaning it. Painting. Assembling. All the sort of tasks you might do on your project bike. So follow along. You might find something you can use.
Day 1: Commencing the teardown
Day 2: Discussing preparation of painted surfaces
Day 3: Teardown completion
Day 4: Cleaning solvents
Day 5: No lathe work, see here instead.
Day 6: Prepping the lathe bed for paint
Day 7: Painting the lathe bed
Day 8: Spindle bearings
Day 9: Wash Scrub Clean
Day 10: Bits & pieces
Day 11: Stripping the apron
Day 12: Stripping the gearbox
Day 13: Paint stripping
Day 14: Bits & Pieces #2
Day 15: Prepping for more paint
Day 16: Body filler
Day 17: Fill Sand Paint
Day 18: The paint prep never ends!
Had a break here. Posted some videos about building a tube bender. See this playlist.