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Gwilym Box27/02/2019 08:57:04
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I'm currently restoring an Elliott Jig Borer MK1 which is missing the automatic feed lever and stop mechanism. Would anyone know of one being broken down or a source of spares?

JohnF27/02/2019 19:54:28
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Hi Gwilym, Looking at the machine on www.lathes.co.uk and this photo of the Downham **LINK** it does not look too difficult to fabricate the lever from solid or welded parts. The Elliot looks slightly different but very similar and the photo is not as good.

Anyway good luck with your search for one from a breaker but I don't think its a high chance.

John

JohnF27/02/2019 20:36:04
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A bit more possibly unless info ??

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Gwilym Box27/02/2019 21:08:47
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Thanks, fabrication was going to be my fallback position. I was aiming for all original parts but having been through a lot of photos, a small block of cast iron and some rod should allow me to produce something very close to the original.

I've stripped the rest of the machine for painting and have dismantled and cleaned head and gear box. Time to put it back together again.

Steve Kingsley 116/06/2019 12:06:19
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Hi, I've recently bought a Downham Mini Borer which I believe is the same as the Elliott. It has the feed lever so if I can provide you with any photos and measurements let me know. It looks to be made of brass or bronze.

Cheers

Steve

Gwilym Box17/06/2019 00:33:10
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Hi Steve, thanks for the offer. A picture would be very helpful especially to compare to the Lathes.com photos.

My assumption was that the main feed assembly was cast iron and the actual handle was satin chrome steel with a black plastic ball.

I've used the photos to determine approximate sizes and shapes and will make a wooden template. Once I'm happy with the shape and functionality I have a chuck of cast iron to machine.

Cheers

Gwilym

Steve Kingsley 117/06/2019 17:28:39
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Hi Gwilym,

Hope this helps. Happy to take some measurements.

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Gwilym Box18/06/2019 00:57:20
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Hi Steve,

That's the handle assembly. I have some measurements taken from photos but it you can take them from the actual casting it would be great.

If you could provide some dimensions for the adjuster rod as well as mine is missing as well.

Thanks

Gwilym

Steve Kingsley 120/06/2019 00:59:27
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Hi Gwilym,

Here's a link to some more pictures. I'm on my phone at the mo so not sure how to upload to my album.

**LINK**

Cheers

Steve

Gwilym Box20/06/2019 13:26:55
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Steve,

Thanks for all the effort in documenting the handle. I'll study in detail this weekend.

My machine is in pieces and slowly coming back. Just bought a 10 ton press so I can change a bearing, so that will be a task for the weekend.

I'll mock up a part in wood to get a feel on how I'll be able to machine this.

Cheers

Gwilym

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