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    WEBO Varia V5. 1959.

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    Ever thought 'aliens could learn lots about us from studying artifacts like that'?

    Andy, or is it just me?

    Love the green, btw.
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    WEBO B20. Five of them.

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    Not to be picky, but isn't that six of them? Nice looking drill heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Bartlett View Post
    Not to be picky, but isn't that six of them? Nice looking drill heads.
    Indeed, to both.

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    I'm never touching Scotch whisky again..

    A visit to a maschinehandler today..this caught my eye.

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    Nice! A friend had a Harrison very similar to that one - same handles & everything. He picked it up as scrap, for a few hundred US, saw what it was, cleaned it up & sold it later. He's one of those people who always finds interesting stuff for pennies on the dollar.
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    lurvely.

    few manmade objects more meaningful than a handwheel with the paint worn off.

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    A spindle repair. The engineer gives some perspective.

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    I bought this.. Frommia BS 398, 1959, 3 phase. Bottom bearing needs replacing, and it needs some love, otherwise a solid saw.

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    I really like this too.

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    ...and this.

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    That Harrison lathe would be a great thing in any workshop,the jig borer needs it's own temperature controlled zone for the best results.The bandsaw looks like a useful size-400mm throat?

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    This was wild though. 1930's elegant engineering coupled up with modern CNC controller. Aussegewernlich, or should I say Que Bellissima..

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    I think it might be a DRO as I can't see any servos or stepper motors on the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    That Harrison lathe would be a great thing in any workshop,the jig borer needs it's own temperature controlled zone for the best results.The bandsaw looks like a useful size-400mm throat?
    Close enough, good eye. 394mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    I think it might be a DRO as I can't see any servos or stepper motors on the machine.
    Yes I think you are right. My mistake, I've just got in from 700km drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Ever thought 'aliens could learn lots about us from studying artifacts like that'?

    Andy, or is it just me?

    Love the green, btw.
    Have you met the idea of Reverse Ergonomics - where you look carefully at the machine and then design the operator.

    The lathe operator has a strong but simple left arm - three or four belly-button-high short arms with 360 degree rotation facility - and a five foot long right arm with three elbows.

    Car drivers are particularly weird.

    The pillar drill operator is left as an exercise for the student
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    ok are you touristing or on a hunt for a tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Have you met the idea of Reverse Ergonomics..

    The lathe operator has a strong but simple left arm - three or four belly-button-high short arms with 360 degree rotation facility - and a five foot long right arm with three elbows.
    Keeper..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    ok are you touristing or on a hunt for a tool?
    Naechste ist eine saulenbohrmaschine mit lange bohrhup (200mm) und eine dickenhobelmaschine.

    Sorry fur keine umlaut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Naechste ist eine saulenbohrmaschine mit lange bohrhup (200mm) und eine dickenhobelmaschine.

    Sorry fur keine umlaut.
    For work ?

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    For me. I am setting up a workshop. Not touristing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    This was wild though. 1930's elegant engineering coupled up with modern CNC controller. Aussegewernlich, or should I say Que Bellissima..

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    Used to play on an identical beast complete with DRO. The DRO was only had a resolution of 0.01mm, so for accurate work it was back to the hand wheel dials. The beast was so rigid you could mill with it.

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    Edit to add: Something to think about before you acquire that beautiful old milling machine.
    A lot of inexpensive and beautiful machinery was built before carbide or even high speed tools were invented and will not run fast enough to utilize newer tooling. Carbide tooling will shatter if run at the slow speeds those machines operate at.

    This looks a lot like a planer with a vertical mill head. A very useful combination for work too large or heavy to put on a mill table.
    (We had one set up with a Bridgeport head and just used old fashioned Trav-a-dial indicators. It was a great old machine, at least 100 years old, you could fit 24" under the quill (spindle) and stroke 5 feet)



    A model from about 1870

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