View Full Version : Clarkson t&c owners ....

08-27-2007, 01:06 PM
Hello everybody .

I've picked up a clarkson MK2 t&c grinder last week .
Price was a little steep , but as it came with a box ful of
different wheels , many brand new and even a diamond cup wheel , I
decided to take it .

The machine is in pretty good shape , only the belt and the spindle
bearings are toasted . No big deal .

So I was wondering : are there any more clarkson owners out there ?

I'de like to build me a few of the more advanced attatchements as
seen on this page http://www.lathes.co.uk/clarkson/page3.html
and it would be real helpful if someone who owns it could get me a
few pictures and some general dimensions .


Norman Atkinson
09-06-2007, 04:43 AM
Greetings Patrick,

I got your E-Mail from Practical Machinist but Alistair actually raised the same sort of question to which I have replied.

Again, I have an E-Mail about tool holders which were constructed out of square tubular steel section. The answers were in Model Engineers Workshop a few issues back. Mine were wood! Further, in another issue, details were given of how a worker graduated the feed in thousands of an inch.
One of my friends has a Stent which is fitted with saddle stops. Of course, the Stent is a sort of mini Clarkson. This all suggests that tools are interchangeable and he has a Quorn tool holder on his Stent but one worker describes it as coming from a Brooks which appeared in MEW.
In a more recent issue there is a set of additions to the Worden- which is a copy of the George Thomas design which is a copy of another etc etc.

Is this complicated? Perhaps the answer is that breaking parts into simpler form, I could make a rather exotic radius attachment using a ungeared rotary table from GH Thomas's Model Engineers Workshop Manual and a small top slide.

Again, I have tried to address more readers and I hope that you will be able to follow my thinking- and reasons