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  • Ariston Lathe question

    My horse shoer asked me if I wanted his Grandfathers old lathe. It is a Ariston.

    I Googled it and found a couple of ads for it. The lathe is quite small as lathes go and in order to change speeds it looks like you have to change some gears.

    It uses a electric motor to a transmission to the late head stock. He said his grandfather used it to make bolts and screws.

    I checked lathes.uk.co and they don't have this lathe listed. Just curious if I should take it for the fun of cleaning it up and making small parts.


    Location: The Black Forest in Germany

    How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

  • #2
    It looks like a nice lathe. Why not take it? Its next stop is at the breakers otherwise.

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    • #3
      It looks in fundamentally good order and complete. The motor conversion is quite neatly done too. I would say take it and even if you do no more than clean it up it will be a joy to have and to pass on eventually.

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