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small.planes
08-15-2009, 03:58 PM
Ive been Idly looking for a new lathe, one which will screwcut (Ive only got a part set of changewheels for the Harrison, enough for feeds, but not most threads, and no metric.)
I nearly bought a DSG, but the size of it, and the projectness of it was to much.
Then this came up:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/SSC_5586.jpg

CVA Mk1A series III (sort of a 30" between centers Monarch 10EE)

Got it in position and wired up today, runs fine. Came with a bucket load of gear: Chucks (3x 3jaw, 2x 4 jaw, 4 jaw SC), A load of 5C Collets and Collet draw tube, DRO, Dickson TP, Steady, Some change wheels for Metric threads and other incidental stuff.

It makes my L5 (Now for sale ;) ) look like a toy lathe....

I have to clean the Suds tank out now....

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/SSC_5589.jpg

I checked the suds pump by running a bit onto an old saucepan.


Dave

Fasttrack
08-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Nice find. That looks like a very nice machine - there is an interesting write up on CVA on Tony's page, if you haven't read it already.

Peter.
08-15-2009, 05:44 PM
That's a little beauty. Nice one mate!

John Stevenson
08-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Nice machine Dave, good find :rolleyes:

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flutedchamber
08-15-2009, 08:17 PM
A very good find. Best of luck with it. One question. What does that handwheel control that is on a 45 degree angle even with but to the left of the on and off switches?

John Stevenson
08-15-2009, 08:53 PM
Gearbox speed selection. The box on these is like a truck box in the bottom of the machine, the idea is no gears in the headstock to cause marks in the work thru gear transmitted noise.

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small.planes
08-16-2009, 04:37 AM
Yeap, 12 speeds, this one is the 29 to 2220 rpm range, which is another bonus, the Harrison was 22 to 480 on the original motor.
6 positions on the handwheel, and the high/low range selector is the lever far left, just past the circular threading pitches dial.

Dave

Timleech
08-16-2009, 06:19 AM
Ive been Idly looking for a new lathe, one which will screwcut (Ive only got a part set of changewheels for the Harrison, enough for feeds, but not most threads, and no metric.)
I nearly bought a DSG, but the size of it, and the projectness of it was to much.
Then this came up:



Who's a lucky boy, then? ;)

Had a visit from a dealer last w/e, about something else, he said he would buy the DSG & we shook hands on it. Not heard a dickie bird from him since, though, I'm not holding my breath on it!



CVA Mk1A series III (sort of a 30" between centers Monarch 10EE)

Got it in position and wired up today, runs fine. Came with a bucket load of gear: Chucks (3x 3jaw, 2x 4 jaw, 4 jaw SC), A load of 5C Collets and Collet draw tube, DRO, Dickson TP, Steady, Some change wheels for Metric threads and other incidental stuff.

Taken me years to get that sort of kit together :rolleyes:



It makes my L5 (Now for sale ;) ) look like a toy lathe....

I have to clean the Suds tank out now....

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/SSC_5589.jpg

I checked the suds pump by running a bit onto an old saucepan.


Dave

That'll be fine for frying your chips in, surely?

Tim

John Stevenson
08-16-2009, 06:37 AM
Actually it looks fine to me, what's wrong with that? It only wants a wipe across the surface with a pair of Gerts drawers.

small.planes
08-16-2009, 08:33 AM
Yeap it came well equipped. The Bloke I bought i from said he got it from Coles, (CVA Maker) where it was used by an old boy to make CVA bits...

Thats the clean stuff... the slime is still on the surface of the tank (although it tried to get out, I beat it back ;) )

Dave

Rustybolt
08-16-2009, 09:15 AM
Ive been Idly looking for a new lathe, one which will screwcut (Ive only got a part set of changewheels for the Harrison, enough for feeds, but not most threads, and no metric.)
I nearly bought a DSG, but the size of it, and the projectness of it was to much.
Then this came up:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/SSC_5586.jpg

CVA Mk1A series III (sort of a 30" between centers Monarch 10EE)

Got it in position and wired up today, runs fine. Came with a bucket load of gear: Chucks (3x 3jaw, 2x 4 jaw, 4 jaw SC), A load of 5C Collets and Collet draw tube, DRO, Dickson TP, Steady, Some change wheels for Metric threads and other incidental stuff.

It makes my L5 (Now for sale ;) ) look like a toy lathe....

I have to clean the Suds tank out now....

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/SSC_5589.jpg

I checked the suds pump by running a bit onto an old saucepan.


Dave



I see you found my wifes clam chowder.