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Neil Wyatt24/11/2015 13:00:56
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I'm afraid an Adept is only worth what someone will pay for it. Suggesting a fixed sale price is impossible, especially as they vary so much in condition.

A worn out one with few accessories is really only a starting point for a restoration project, one in good condition with motor etc. may well be worth more to someone who enjoys using old-fashioned and rather limited equipment for the challenge.

A completist collector who just wants something to paint and sit on a shelf, might pay silly money.

I would suggest you put it on ebay with an honest description and photos of all the parts and let the free market decide a fair price. Choose a starting price that won't disappoint you if it sells for it.

Neil

John Stevenson24/11/2015 13:27:35
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Posted by Rainbows on 24/11/2015 12:12:50:
Posted by JACKIE BENNETT on 24/11/2015 00:32:56:

I just picked up an adept lathe this summer, thinking maybe my son might like one. Turns out he has no use for it. So I was wondering what it might be worth if I was to put it up on craigslist. Looks like it is in good condition. British made, black, looks like it could be original paint.

Ty Jackie

Sold mine with motor, chuck and all the bits for about £140. Went to some dude in ireland I think. Neill managed to increase demand and prices with his restoartion I think

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You are joking ???????????????

So Dick Turpin is alive and well.

David Clark 124/11/2015 14:09:28
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2/6d what it probably cost in the first place.

JACKIE BENNETT25/11/2015 02:07:44
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Ty for the info. I am really not an Ebay fan and only have seen a few sold on it, and they were in England. I am in Canada, so i think I will sell it privately. It came with a chuck and motor(needs a new plug) , looks in good condition so I might even keep it.

Ian S C25/11/2015 09:48:34
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I think my one cost 30s/ one pound ten shillings, about 1963.

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Ian S C26/11/2015 09:11:55
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Here's mine ,hard at work on a bit of 303 stainless(I think, other wise it's either 304, or 316). I'm trying a 4 way tool post, it seems to work well.

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Neil Wyatt26/11/2015 13:14:20
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Ian,

What oil do you use for the headstock, and how often do you top up?

Neil

Ian S C27/11/2015 09:46:23
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Neil, I just use 30 grade oil, sold for 4 stroke lawn mowers etc. I just put a drop in each hole when I start up, and if I'm still going after an hour I do it again. There is also a jack shaft with pulleys to match the headstock, and a 6" pulley for the drive from the motor, this has a steel shaft running in a cast iron bearing bored directly in the stand, it also needs oiling at the same time.

Ian S C

Michael Gilligan13/01/2016 16:51:12
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I mentioned this 'Vertical Slide' on p1, but have only just summoned-up the courage to photograph it.

The idea is excellent, but the execution is gruesome crying

It came to me as a stowaway, hiding amongst the accessories for a Pultra lathe. ... In the fullness of time, I will probably re-work it to fit the little [Brian Perris designed] Jason.

As it stands: The Adept top-slide is certainly the nicest part yes

MichaelG.

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Neil Wyatt13/01/2016 18:36:53
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Very much a standard Adeptation (sic), no doubt partly because of the influence of George Sheard:

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His previously described 'tool-box' was a four-way toolpost.

Neil

Michael Gilligan13/01/2016 22:02:16
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 13/01/2016 18:36:53:

Very much a standard Adeptation (sic), no doubt partly because of the influence of George Sheard:

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O.K. ... I won't bother applying for Associate Membership.

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Robert Dodds13/01/2016 22:46:21
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Neil,

With your interest in headstock lubrication do you see yourself fitting the George Sheard oiler system to Meggie?
Do you think it could double as a carry handle for the lathe? teeth 2

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Neil Wyatt14/01/2016 11:56:30
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Too easy to knock off. The individual oilers I have fitted are vulnerable enough!

Neil

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Robbo28/04/2017 09:31:15
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Neil

Here's a chance to get another one......

For Sale: Super adept lathe

Thu 27th Apr '17

Advert ID: 29636

Tools
Details:
In very good condition no dings or marks on the bed .comes with the original adept 4 jaw chuck
Sorry no motor.i have had this for over 30 years and never used it ,
Price to include postage within the U.K. .
Pictures on request .
Terms:
Price: £65.00
Postage: Free
Collection or Post
Contact:
Peter watt
Sunderland
Sr5
UK
07711331062
email
Neil Wyatt28/04/2017 13:00:41
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I thought there was a bar on advertising them on taht site!

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Robbo28/04/2017 18:46:52
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 28/04/2017 13:00:41:

I thought there was a bar on advertising them on taht site!

Neil

I expect Adam did it when JS wasn't looking.wink 2

John Stevenson28/04/2017 20:00:40
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Damn, missed that give me a minute to get it removed...................................

Ian S C11/08/2018 15:30:42
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Bump, there are more of these little blighters popping up.

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Howard Lewis11/08/2018 22:00:44
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Mine has been passed on to a friend, and a couple of years ago, there were two at the Spalding Model Engineering Show.

One was owned by an ex working colleague, living in Spalding, and the other was working on the Wolverhampton Club stand. They were described , briefly in M E W under the heading of Assorted Adepts.

Howard

RevStew11/08/2018 22:39:05
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Nice little basic machines the Adepts, and useful for proper hobbies as they used to be, before everyone was told they needed a 5 grand Nottingham dust collector.

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