13 years ago
and renovating used machinery with interest.
I'm somewhat worried that there is an attitude that regards the renovation of
machine tools as mostly involving a clean and a good paint job. OK, I've spent
the last two years working on the HLV and fully expect to take 18 months on
rebuilding the Beaver mill without even thinking of the paintwork. but surely
you can't count a machine as being renovated if you haven't restored its
original accuracy, can you?
I've seen machines with a nice paint job and unrepaired wear and damage, even
bought one once (knowing what I was buying), but such work tends to make me
lose respect for the person that did the job.
I am thinking of writing up the Beaver job for MEW, but it might turn into a
series rather than a single article...
Am I being overly critical/obsessive?