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Neil Wyatt15/09/2015 21:34:11
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I have a personal soft spot for Adept and Super Adept lathes.

For some time I have been planning to set up a very simple register of these machines. Basically a facility for people to send me details of their machine, and I put them on the web and let them have a serial number.

It's largely meant as a bit of fun, but they are a really cheap way for anyone who wants to try their hand at restoration or customisation of an old machine to have a go. Perhaps one day we could have a grand meet up of thousands of Adepts!

The register's home will be HERE any comments or suggestions welcome by comment or email. I will be opening the register with my machine later in the week, which will give people a format to follow,

The most obvious long-term development would be adding a list of Adept shapers, but that can wait a while!

Neil

John Stevenson15/09/2015 23:06:48
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/09/2015 21:34:11:

I have a personal soft spot for Adept and Super Adept lathes.

Neil

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I have as well, Romney Marsh..........................

JasonB16/09/2015 07:22:38
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Do you get a lapel badge to pin on your anorak if you join? smile p

Neil Wyatt16/09/2015 08:11:52
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Posted by JasonB on 16/09/2015 07:22:38:

Do you get a lapel badge to pin on your anorak if you join? smile p

Unfortunately they were made of Mazak and died of tin-worm

Neil

JasonB16/09/2015 08:26:55
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Oh well just have to stick the whole lathe on your tweed jacket thensmiley

Ian S C16/09/2015 11:13:15
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The lathe might make a good tie pin!

Ian S C

Chris Jones 316/09/2015 11:52:57
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If anyone out there would like to donate an Adept that I might refurbish then please PM me.

I know, I know, some people will think I need my bumps feeling but the my tablets haven't started working yet.

I will now hide under the duvet until the flak dies down.

Have some sympathy for this poor deluded soul.

Chris.

RICHARD GREEN 228/09/2015 15:46:09
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Only 2 on the register so far....................

Nick_G28/09/2015 15:50:56
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/09/2015 21:34:11:

I have a personal soft spot for Adept and Super Adept lathes.

Neil

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John Stevenson28/09/2015 16:13:55
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Posted by RICHARD GREEN 2 on 28/09/2015 15:46:09:

Only 2 on the register so far....................

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So one more owner needed to complete the 1848 to 1956 production run.

JasonB28/09/2015 17:13:45
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Posted by RICHARD GREEN 2 on 28/09/2015 15:46:09:

Only 2 on the register so far....................

One is named Neil and the other Stub something or othersmile p

Ed Duffner28/09/2015 21:51:40
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Posted by Nick_G on 28/09/2015 15:50:56:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/09/2015 21:34:11:

I have a personal soft spot for Adept and Super Adept lathes.

Neil

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Ah, but how do you know he's a witch?

IanT28/09/2015 23:36:02
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Unfortunately Ed - it turned out that he wasn't one.

We know this (now) because when they slung him in the village pond (still clutching his lathe) he didn't come back up again. Whereas (if he had been a Witch) then it's a well known fact that he would have floated....which he didn't

But as the old saying goes - Hindsight is a wonderful thing....

IanT

Ian S C29/09/2015 09:47:16
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There's another on in New Zealand, it's mine, sorry no photos for now.

Ian S C

RICHARD GREEN 229/09/2015 11:46:53
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Posted by IanT on 28/09/2015 23:36:02:

Unfortunately Ed - it turned out that he wasn't one.

We know this (now) because when they slung him in the village pond (still clutching his lathe) he didn't come back up again. Whereas (if he had been a Witch) then it's a well known fact that he would have floated....which he didn't

But as the old saying goes - Hindsight is a wonderful thing....

IanT

 

Which village pond did they throw him in ?  might be worth going fishing to try and hook the lathe..............

Edited By RICHARD GREEN 2 on 29/09/2015 11:50:38

Michael Gilligan29/09/2015 12:04:29
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I have a topslide in my "black museum" ...

[it was in use as a rudimentary vertical slide on a Pultra]

Does that qualify me for associate membership?

MichaelG.

Roderick Jenkins29/09/2015 12:15:41
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Can I join with my Mk I Flexispeed - it''s very similar...

flexispeed.jpg

It needs a bit of workwink

Rod

Nick_G29/09/2015 12:38:38
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Posted by IanT on 28/09/2015 23:36:02:

Unfortunately Ed - it turned out that he wasn't one.

We know this (now) because when they slung him in the village pond (still clutching his lathe) he didn't come back up again. Whereas (if he had been a Witch) then it's a well known fact that he would have floated....which he didn't

But as the old saying goes - Hindsight is a wonderful thing....

IanT

Ian, There are far more scientific and logical ways of finding out these days. We used the same 'duck method' as in this clip. We are fair in judgement. We are not Barbarians.!

Hopper29/09/2015 13:03:39
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So you assume that people will own up to possessing these machines?dont know

Edited By Hopper on 29/09/2015 13:05:07

Steven Greenhough29/09/2015 13:12:08
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If they weigh the same as an adept lathe...

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