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Lathe Tool Clamping

May 19, 2020 Nigel 0

The are a number of things to consider when clamping the lathe tool into the toolpost, lathe tool clamping: clean surfaces correct height clamping base overhang One of the first things to do when changing [more…]

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Soba 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck

April 19, 2020 Nigel 0

After living with the runout on my Warco WM240B 3-Jaw for some time I decided to replace the chuck with a 125mm Soba 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck. The replacement of the chuck was a fairly easy [more…]

3 Jaw Chuck Runout

April 12, 2020 Nigel 0

I’m getting significant 3 jaw chuck runout on my Warco 240B lathe. Although ok at first I’m now finding the chuck as delivered with the lathe is rubbish. As delivered the Warco 240B lathe and [more…]

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Emco Unimat Motor Failure

November 10, 2019 Nigel 0

The Emco Unimat motor failure for the second time, this one was slightly different in that I switched the motor on and the house earth leak detector tripped. The first time the motor failed it [more…]

Warco WM240b Carriage

February 17, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve had a Warco WM240b for a number of years, but in the last few days the main carriage has been developing noticeable play. The obvious sign was that I would make a cut and [more…]

Wood Turning on Unimat 3

January 12, 2019 Nigel 0

My wood turning technique will horrify the professional and amateur wood turners alike. However, having never had a lesson and starting with an Emco Unimat 3 when I was 11 years old I’ve developed a [more…]

Switch Failure on Warco WM240B

November 30, 2018 Nigel 0

There was no bang or sparks or smoke, I switched the Warco WM240B lathe off and it just would not restart, a complete switch failure on Warco WM240B. I did all of the usual things [more…]

Warco Lathe Stop

July 1, 2018 Nigel 1

I’ve been using my Warco WM240B lathe for a number of years and although I’m not a great admirer or saddle stops I thought it was about time I made one.   The starting point [more…]

Warco Lathe Face Plate

June 10, 2017 Nigel 0

I have had this Warco WM240B lathe quite a lot of time and this was the first time I needed to use the face plate. I have to say that the faceplate that was sent [more…]