Followup to my earlier question to the newsgroup about lathe rust etc
Stopped by the seller today.
That Clausing Colchester lathe that I was asking about, I think looks worse on photos:than it is actually is. The thin layer of rust looks especially bad due to presence of dried gunk and woodworking dust. There is a lot of dust and gunk on the ways and they are not actually rusted. But the sides are.
The father of the owner is a woodworker, who uses his Bridgeport mill to machine wood. Hence the wood dust. No shit.
I have not been able to ascertain how worn the lathe is. It may be worn or it may not be worn. Haven't a clue.
The gears and stuff, look OK.
It is either 13x36, or 13x40.
There is a shitload of tooling, extra chuck, dogs, and so on included with it. All with some rust, though, but after 2 hours of wirebrushing most rust on the tooling will be gone. The machine itself will be harder.
It is a geared lathe, not varidrive. It seemed to turn when the belt was pulled and engaged the clutch.
It looks exactly like pictures here:The best matching picture from is this: the picture is this one I believe that it pictures a lathe that is identical to mine. Could not find any difference.
There is enough electrics in the back to make me suspect that the motor may be 2 speed.
The price was $425.
The motor looks very big, maybe 3 or 5 HP. I hope that it is 3 HP as I have a 3.7 kW VFD that could run it.
Anyway, I paid with check and I will pick up in perhaps 2-3 weeks. The sellers looked nice enough that I trusted them with the money, and I took some parts of the lathe with me.
Meanwhile I will clear out my garage and make a platform on casters to move it around. (those heavy duty casters from the Bridgeport bed). Their garage is also godawfully messy and casters are a must to maneuver it.
I have a question for now.
What is the weight of it?