|129 forum posts|
A super adept lathe just went for £134 and it didn't look in too good a shape.
I bought one to renovate at some point with full range of accessories, motor and base for half that.
Has anyone completed an adept renovation? What kind of work can it achieve.
|Mike Poole||24/03/2019 21:07:26|
1806 forum posts
The late John Stevenson was of the opinion that they made good boat anchors or door stops, but there is a small fan club on the forum who are sure to join the discussion.
|Neil Wyatt||24/03/2019 22:09:20|
15700 forum posts
Someone recently posted who was making things with an Adept.
JS was firmly of the view that using an Adept when you could have a much more capable small modern lathe for not much was like wearing a hair shirt.
What he didn't tell many people was that his first lathe was an Adept, and he had owned two in the depths of time
They are crude, imprecise and liable to rapid wear if not lubricated, but quite capable of being used.
The four-jaw chucks, ironically, are little jewels
|John Olsen||25/03/2019 00:51:33|
|947 forum posts|
So how is your silk purse version coming along Neil?
Haven't done anything with my Aussie clone version yet...
|Neil Wyatt||25/03/2019 20:41:21|
15700 forum posts
It's on the list...
|John Haine||25/03/2019 21:04:19|
|2416 forum posts|
Bit on the light side for a boat anchor...
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