The MK1 was 1940's, this is the MK3 so it is Circa 1960. They were from the UK and used by the Royal Navy apparently. Ahead of their time. Funny enough, I got the manual from that link though.
I used to, but I haven't had it out in years Big wave jumping was my specialtyNice! :thumbup::thumbup:
I see a standup in the shop...you ride?
nice old lathe...did you also get the tail stock?
my first lathe was an 1800's vintage that originally ran from leather belts and steam or water power. It had been converted to electric. cool. we have an arbor press that is late 1800's we use it mostly on superchargers. fun
I spent the time off for the holidays working on some paying projects as well as working on my garage (which is slowing becoming a small shop) The Lathe is just now about done and already in use. I also got my small 6x24 benchtop mill back together, mounted and operational which will be very convenient for small mill projects (Bridgeport at my brother's shop for the bigger stuff). Also ordered a bunch of tooling for both machines
Good stuff to come. :beer: