View Full Version : Now this is what you call a 3 in 1!

Ragarsed Raglan
12-11-2003, 12:56 PM
Thought you machine starved colonials might like to look at a current e-bay item thats up for grabs over in the UK:-


Wouldn't want to drop this little babe into a basement!


Spin Doctor
12-11-2003, 01:02 PM
Now I know where they got the idea for those combination wood working machines they sell in Europe!

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12-11-2003, 06:04 PM
I saw a machine similar to that in Honduras; it belonged to the U.S. MilGrp (Military Group)and was being used for training Honduran military machinists. The old Army warrant officer I spoke with told me that certain branches of the U.S. Army still have a few of these machines for "forward maintenance" in the field, transported on the back of an 8-ton truck, complete with power supply, welding equipment and grinders. I wish I owned one.

Alistair Hosie
12-11-2003, 08:15 PM
I see you did not bid yet Martin http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Biding your time eh http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

12-11-2003, 08:51 PM
In the 70's and 80's a number of container ships I was on (built in Japan)had similar multipurpose machines on board...but just a lathe and miller with the miller on the opposite side of the headstock...very rigid. Ironically, on those ships with much shoreside labour being employed due to quick port turnarounds, the machine wasn't used to its full potential. We could have done with them on the older general cargo ships where we did all the work ourselves and only had a lathe and drill press.


Ragarsed Raglan
12-12-2003, 07:55 AM

Still looking for Chipping Sodbury on the map before I bid!!

I must admit it would be a fine machine to own, especially if it has all the attachments (which it sounds as if it has) that they came with. The problem as I see it with a machine like this is that it would have to take centre stage (literally!) in the workshop. Having to wander around the machine from station to station could almost constitute regular exercise!!

This machine is going to take some shifting, it must weigh 30cwt at least. I note that they were used by the Royal Navy on submarines, would that be worth a trip 'roon to Dunoon?? for yourself!!

I think I'll pass on this one and stick to the Aciera and keep dreaming of the Schaublin 135 I missed last year (sob, sob)


Alistair Hosie
12-13-2003, 04:04 PM
Martin you could make a motorized kind of roller conveyer to take you all the way from one part of the machine to the other (lazy wee bugger). http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Also thirty hudredweight would never work in the submarine I built in Dunoon.Made by my own fair hand from a reliant robin and a couple of MFI kitchen cabinets someone was foolish enough to throw away.It would certainly sort of half work though when you think about it http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif a kind of one way trip.

12-13-2003, 07:34 PM
All you have to do is tell your son that he will have to sleep out in the yard from now on as you need space for your new machine, which needs a nice warm cozy place to keep from rusting - if he complains, give him a sweater. It is the least you can do for him graciously giving up his room and all... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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Alistair Hosie
12-14-2003, 07:36 PM
Dave I wish I had my new lathe inside seriously.
Its getting a little furr rust on it, "very light" but I slapped plenty of thick oil all over the vulneravle spots after my phone call to you, so I am going to start on the carport after xmas etc Alistair

12-15-2003, 01:12 AM

You have fairly mild winters anyway, don't you? I don't envy you having to build another shop, But I am jealous of the lathe!

I would keep checking up on it and reoil or regrease as often as you must - check once per week at least because of the salt air...