the last photo is of a quick change tool post and tool holders that
look as though they are setup with borers for model engine making.
the tool holder to the lower right with the odd tool in it is a
spherical ball turning attachment.
the big thing that looks like a drill head looks to me to be a saddle
mount drill for faceplate work. set the job on the face plate with the
p.c.d. centred and then rotate each hole into position for an
accurately placed hole.
the big thing with the numbered tag on it is a face/end mill.
not a bad buy for $20.
That last photo is indeed a quick change tool holder for an Emco
Compact lathe, possible the model 5 range. The tool holder part is
identical to the one I removed from my Compact 5PC because I could not
find tool holders under 150-bucks each. I bought Phase II with 5
holders for 80-bucks.
Hi Don, yup that's the real Emco deal just as you described it and
that's what I removed from my lathe. The Emco tool holders to fit are
$150 each. I think I got the Phase II for around 90-bucks including 5
Looks like a collection of tooling separated from it's maker. :-)
The cross slide looks to be set up for mounting the same tool holders
as the toolpost. Looking at the way that all the tooling would be
situated on the holders (as per the carbide insert shown installed) the
slide may well be meant to mount on edge from the position shown. It
would serve as a pretty handy, adjustable tool post for repetetive work,
or second operatios type work.
What are the dimensions of the toopost block? Does it look like a
commercial product? Is it solid on the other end? I see 21 tool holders.
Wow! If you can use them, in any case.
Does the fixed steady rest match the height of the "lathe headstock"?
It looks smaller.It looks similar to the ones used on a Webster
Whitcombe pattern watchmakers lathe. They were typically about 50mm
center height. This one appears to be able to be fixes by the holes at
either end of the base, as well as by the pin down through the bed of a
The stuff looks like it was made by someone that had a surface
grinder, and was pretty fond of using it. I wonder whether the stuff was
hardened when it was made?
The "headstock" looks like it was made to serve as a clockmakers lathe,
or for instrument work. Does it have a taper inside? Do the spindles
shown in the second picture fit in the headstock?
All in all a pretty good snag for a $20 crapshoot, I must say. If you
cannot use the small tool post and holders, it should be worth a fair
bit more than that!
Know anything about where it all came from?