After a wait of some weeks, I have just taken delivery of a new toy: a Colchester 2500 lathe.
Following nearly a year out due to ill health and undergoing heavy bowel surgery,
which knocked the hell out of me, I have decided that life is too short.
So I have bought myself a birthday present. Am looking forward to getting to know my new toy….
It comes complete with DRO, quick change tool post, cooling system, 3-jaw, 4-jaw and collet chucks.
This photo shows a trolley I knocked up to keep my bits and pieces close to hand.
As my mill is situated opposite this trolley, I am also using it for keeping my collection of small vises within arm’s reach.
Taking a lead from John Mills (Doubleboost), I have made my first accessory for the machine:
a “Ways-saver” to protect the ways in the event of dropping a chuck when changing from one to another.
Who’s a happy puppy?…….