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Thread: Drummond type m
13/05/2019 20:55:04

Hi all, I got I touch with Keith who sold me the back gear spindle and handle for a fair price. All I need now is pulleys, bull gear, small gear and top slide. I've also sourced some extra thrust bearings after so hopefully I'm nearly in business.

Thanks for all your advice

10/05/2019 20:36:57

Eek I'm scared about grinding my own tools as I don't have a clue. So far I've gone down the carbide inserts route.

10/05/2019 07:21:32

Many thanks I'll probably leave that ball race as is and put an additional thrust at the gear end of the spindle as there's room I'm sure. Sorry last irritating question - would the dimensions of the bearing David suggested be ok for that purpose? If not I'll measure it tonight

09/05/2019 18:57:33

Ps is that roller bearing a replacement for the ball race that is currently in there? I currently have a caged ball thrust bearing running behind the Chuck but it looks fairly light idea if these were standard?

09/05/2019 18:55:55

This is good info. I think I'll definitely do the bearing mod.

Point taken though Dave- all I really want from it is to be able to turn stainless spacers etc but I'll go easy at first. I'll have to anyway as I don't have a clue what I'm doingsmiley

09/05/2019 17:38:57

According to this there is a design flaw with the bearings on my model although I can't really see how the lead key would affect anything regardless of fit as the bronze bearing is pulled into the head stock as you tighten and would surely stay in place as a result. Has anyone else had any experience of chatter with this model?

09/05/2019 17:00:34

I had a look tonight - serial number 632 (see pic in my album). Which according to makes it a 1920 to 1922! It's older than I thought

09/05/2019 12:25:22

Ah that's good to hear hopper. My main aim is to turn stainless spacers/pins etc as I can't bear looking at rusty crusty parts. However it's one step forward and two back - last night whilst balancing carbs on my cbr I dropped the fuel tank on the concrete floor. It didn't end well

09/05/2019 11:19:09

Thanks for all the replies that's really helpful. I'd been looking for the serial on a plate at the front which mine doesn't have so I'll try and check the bed as in genuinely interested as to the year.

If I'm struggling on ebay I'll contact Keith Robinson as you suggest David. I'll post an update soon


09/05/2019 07:49:34


Firstly let me confess I'm no model engineer - more a home motorcycle mechanic/engineer - but your forum was the only decent source of lathe related chat I could find so here I am!

I have recently picked up a Drummond type M in reasonable condition which I intend to restore to working condition however I'm currently missing a top slide and tool post, and the back gear assembly (although I think I possibly have the bull and small gears). This thing is old - to give you some idea its still got the mount for a treadle on the stand although the actual treadle is lost in the mists of time. The previous owner had replaced the flat belt cone pulleys with v belt pulleys but in doing so seems to have removed the back gear. I'm unlikely to be turning large diameter parts to warrant the back gear but I'd really like the thing to be complete.

My question is does anyone know where, if anywhere, I could purchase such parts or if I could take something off another lathe such as a myford? Or indeed does anyone have any parts knocking about in a spider invested corner of a garage somewhere they'd be willing to sell?

Thanks for your help



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