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  • #16
    I have quite the watchmaker’s tool collection I inherited from my father. Someone on the forum was interested & I sent photos & never heard back. One of the items is a lathe and it has a motor but no belt. The pulley has a couple chips out of the edge but I don’t think it would be a problem. I’d like to see the tooling go to a good home of a dedicated watchmaker. This tooling dates back 75 years but is in very nice condition. I would like to realize a fair price for the items so if someone is interested, message me privately. Thanks.

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    • #17
      Boley is still in business and still makes these lathes and accessories but hold on to your wallet. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$ and then some.
      The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

      Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

      Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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      • #18
        I also have a set of fractional imperial collets (8mm body) for my Boley-Leinen so non metric are available, just not common on this side of the pond.

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        • #19
          Stuff that small looks insanely frustrating to me.
          If it is under a quarter inch, I am generally not interested,
          But hey, whatever strokes your boat,

          ---D
          DZER

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Doozer View Post
            Stuff that small looks insanely frustrating to me.
            If it is under a quarter inch, I am generally not interested,
            But hey, whatever strokes your boat,

            ---D
            The best accessory for a watch lathe is a binocular microscope. All of a sudden everything looks normal-sized, and is easy to deal with!

            I have three ranges with mine, up to 40x. I don't use the 40x range much, but sometimes it is just what is needed.
            2730

            Keep eye on ball.
            Hashim Khan

            Everything not impossible is compulsory

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            • #21
              A friend stopped by and looked at the lathe. He says the name on the end is Marshall. Is that a possible builder?

              I am still waiting for the friend to say yes or no on the lathe.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Stepside View Post
                A friend stopped by and looked at the lathe. He says the name on the end is Marshall. Is that a possible builder?

                I am still waiting for the friend to say yes or no on the lathe.
                Yes, Marshall is what brand mine is too. Sturdy robust lathe.
                Johnny

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

                  The best accessory for a watch lathe is a binocular microscope. All of a sudden everything looks normal-sized, and is easy to deal with!

                  I have three ranges with mine, up to 40x. I don't use the 40x range much, but sometimes it is just what is needed.
                  I dig it, but usually when you are finished making such a small azz part
                  you end up having to assemble it into something with other small azz parts......
                  No thanks.

                  -D
                  DZER

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                  • #24
                    Not much you can do to avoid that fact......
                    2730

                    Keep eye on ball.
                    Hashim Khan

                    Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Doozer View Post

                      I dig it, but usually when you are finished making such a small azz part
                      you end up having to assemble it into something with other small azz parts......
                      No thanks.

                      -D
                      whole new skill Doozer, the challenge of it, and the new stuff to learn is the appeal. Photo of putting a watch together with a 1/4 20 SHCS for comparison. Its all done with tweezers, even if you could pick up small parts like say the screws, the parts are not to be touch by hand after cleaning. get the pressure wrong in your grip, and its ping!. The ping is so small you don't hear it, and then its the main activity of a beginning watchmaker...its called "find the part". Mostly past that myself, but it is a skill that takes some practice.

                      Last edited by Mcgyver; 09-21-2021, 09:14 AM.
                      in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post

                        whole new skill Doozer, the challenge of it, and the new stuff to learn is the appeal. ...
                        The challenge of it my azz.
                        There is a reason I don't use chop sticks,
                        also a pain in the azz.
                        Why suffer yourself through it? ? ?
                        Saying the challenge of it is some motivational
                        jazz that gets used on chumps. Keep it and
                        your needle dlck screws.

                        -Doozer

                        DZER

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                        • #27
                          That's impressive Mcgyver. I'm always impressed at the level of craftsmanship that goes into those tiny parts. Well beyond my capabilities. I don't have the hands and patience for that work.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Doozer View Post

                            The challenge of it my azz.
                            There is a reason I don't use chop sticks,
                            also a pain in the azz.
                            Why suffer yourself through it? ? ?
                            Saying the challenge of it is some motivational
                            jazz that gets used on chumps. Keep it and
                            your needle dlck screws.

                            -Doozer
                            self limiting attitude Doozer, but I'm glad you found what is good for you.


                            Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                            That's impressive Mcgyver. I'm always impressed at the level of craftsmanship
                            thanks, but its really just a photo to show the relative sizes.....its whether you can get it back together and have it work that counts
                            Last edited by Mcgyver; 09-21-2021, 11:01 AM.
                            in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                            • #29
                              Yeah I know, but my bear paws struggle when I get down to #2 screw sizes. Anything beyond that I tip my hat to you guys. 👍

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post

                                self limiting attitude Doozer, but I'm glad you found what is good for you.



                                I do MORE than most of the half whit hamster baits out there!
                                Way MORE ! I am a self sufficient man. I run circles around
                                these lazy lumps of garbage in modern society.
                                Guess what? I don't do home dentistry. I don't do taxes and
                                investing. I don't cut my own hair. And I don't kill my own cows
                                and chickens. Gee, I must have a self limiting attitude then
                                because I don't make my own watch parts too. Nail my balls
                                to a power pole.

                                -D
                                DZER

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