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    Anyone out there have an old fixed steady for a Colchester Triumph lathe? You may want to put it on ebay. This guy's doing well with his:

    Seems like an awful lot of dosh for something that needs refurbishing before it's usable. Odd - he's also selling a travelling steady, that's not doing anywhere near as well.

    All of the gear, no idea...

  • #2
    I got one just like it a couple months ago, it was $150. Plus shipping. Fortunately, the seller failed to put the magic words anywhere in the description, "Colchester Triumph"
    I wonder if people know that new ones can be had for about $300. from Lagun. Their Turnmaster lathes are clones of the Triumph, and at least the bedways measure close enough for the steady to fit fine.

    I cut it off twice; it's still too short
    Oregon, USA


    • #3
      Bloody hell,
      I cut one of those up yesterday to fit my small TOS.

      [EDIT] Just realised the one I altered was the roller bearing model.

      John S.

      [This message has been edited by John Stevenson (edited 04-27-2005).]

      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.


      • #4
        Even the junker steadies are high if they fit a popular model. South Bend steadies regularly go for $250 - $350, and followers are over $200.

        I bought a no-name follower, cut 3" out of the middle to get it to center height, welded it back together & made a base adapter. Cost $50 plus some HRS scrap. Other than the welding, it only involved drilling 4 holes & tapping two of those. Should be a pretty easy job for almost any HSM.

        Barry Milton
        Barry Milton


        • #5
          What? I have a steady that came with my SB9 but doesn't fit it. I'll post a picture tonight. I'm curious if anyone can identify it.
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          • #6
            I have a Clausing Colchester student that i got used, and the steady rest is still in its original packaging unopend from 1969 when it was made.


            • #7
              Holy heck! That is crazy.

              I had better go give mine a polish.

              It won't be going up on ebay though.

              Live long and prosper.