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Wessexman30/03/2019 19:45:53
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Hi I have just got around to start the restoration of my Lorch AB of c1908. Could anyone suggest please where I could get the bed ground without costing the proverbial arm and a leg.

Appreciate any ideas please.

best regards Keith

Chris Evans 630/03/2019 21:32:10
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Never used them myself but Slideway Services in Nuneaton West Midlands get a regular mention.

Pete Rimmer31/03/2019 14:02:18
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Slideways packed up at Christmas. Some guy down in Kent has the machines now.

Lee Kennedy02/04/2019 10:10:05
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I tried to contact Brian yesterday regarding a regrind on a Boxford. Brian informed me that he had retired but would pass my information on to someone else. Last night I got a call from Matt who I believe may also be in Nuneaton. I have sent him pics today so as I get more info on location etc I will happily pass information on.


David George 107/04/2019 22:12:59
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Hi Lee any news on a bedway regrinder. Just wondered if you had heard from your contact.


Lee Kennedy08/04/2019 17:54:36
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I have been dealing with Matt @ Unislide in Nuneaton. I have his mobile number which he has said I can give to anyone interested, although I don’t want to put it in a post on forum for obvious reasons. I’ll PM the number if you like? Other than that a quick google would give a landline number.

I have found Matt very helpful, I am dropping my Model A Boxford off at the end of this month for regrind.


Steve King 516/04/2019 08:25:38
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For no other reason than curiosity what does a lathe bed re grind cost?

Chris Evans 616/04/2019 09:35:16
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Posted by Steve King 5 on 16/04/2019 08:25:38:

For no other reason than curiosity what does a lathe bed re grind cost?

To many variations on bed design for a close answer to that question.

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