Warco ER25 Lathe Collet Chuck

March 19, 2017 Nigel 0

When you buy the collet chuck you have to buy a backplate for your particular lathe. In this case for a Warco WM240B. The backplate is made from cast iron and was pre-machined to fit [more…]

Anatomy of a Lathe

November 8, 2016 Nigel 0

Just bought a lathe and feeling a touch in awe of it? The first thing then is to familiarise yourself with what is what around the lathe? This particular lathe is a Warco WM240B (review [more…]

Warco WM240B

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

It has taken me months of looking and comparing lathes to get to the point where I ordered this lathe. I looked at the Quantum lathes and on paper they look great, but when I [more…]

Hobbymat MD65

June 11, 2016 Nigel 0

I′ve owned this lathe from new, bought around 1982. Review Specification: Centre Height: 65 mm (2.6″) Between Centres: 300 mm (12″) Turning diameter over carriage: 62mm Cross slide travel: 80mm Headstock: MT2 Headstock bore: 12mm [more…]

Emco Unimat 3

March 31, 2016 Nigel 0

I’ve been using this lathe for the past 32 years. This is what I learnt to turn on and all those years on it is still in use on a very regular basis to machine [more…]

Boley Watch Makers Lathe

March 31, 2016 Nigel 0

The tiny etched brass plaque on the box. This is a 6.5mm lathe made by G. Boley, established in Germany in 1870. To give you an idea of just how small this lathe is the [more…]