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    anyone in the city that has a old lorch jewlers lathe--i just got one and need advice on the milling attachment--i do not klnow model number but motor is seperated--i have a catelog--i know very little about lathes other than self taught

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    I think that you have a very nice piece of machinery. Probably, using something like WD40 will clean it up- without damaging its high precision.
    We are talking about capital Q quality!

    I have a 10mm Pultra made by Smart and Brown with most of the trimmings.

    Might I suggest that you regard all these clock watch and instruments as fundamentally the same. Have a look at any information for one- and use it for your lathe. Accessories for a Pultra will fit any number of small lathes- and vice versa.
    Motors are no different- they can be adapted to serve any lathe.

    Going on a bit, you are now in a position to arm yourself with the many classic books on clocks, watches and instrument making and repairs which continue to be available.

    I hope that you will enjoy having such a machine



    • #3
      Norman has said what you need to know,but you have a real decision to make. you must decide if you and your eyes are up to watch work or whether you will have more fun on clockwork.
      I do clock work and find that most of the time I am making bits for the lathe or mill to help me make the clock. john Shadle has a really good clock page and most of the links are there. The TAIG chaps also have a good Yahoo page. I dont know about watches
      as fingers and eyes are not up to the job.
      good luck and keep us posted.