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Sieg C6, Grizzly G0516, Hare & Forbes AL-60 Metal Lathe Modifications

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Blue Heeler14/06/2019 07:13:17
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Sieg C6, Grizzly G0516, Hare & Forbes AL-60 Metal Lathe Modifications

Known as the Sieg C6 or the Grizzly G0516 or the Hare & Forbes AL-60 metal lathe. A look at some of the mods that I have done on this 10x22 lathe.

 

Edited By Blue Heeler on 14/06/2019 07:13:27

Perko714/06/2019 09:27:51
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Hi Blue Heeler, I also have a Sieg C6, about 3 years old now, very happy with it so far. Could you tell me how you made your carriage lock please as that is something I would like to add to mine.

Thanks.

ega14/06/2019 11:07:32
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Ingenious use of cheap ratchet spanner to lock and unlock tailstock!

Ron Laden14/06/2019 12:46:05
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Excellent Blue,

Simple, uncomplicated, low cost mods which have made the lathe much more user friendly, great stuff.

Ron

Blue Heeler15/06/2019 02:09:05
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Posted by Perko7 on 14/06/2019 09:27:51:

Hi Blue Heeler, I also have a Sieg C6, about 3 years old now, very happy with it so far. Could you tell me how you made your carriage lock please as that is something I would like to add to mine.

Thanks.

I turned up the steel part that you can see and used a button die to thread it (sorry off the top of my head I can't remember what size metric thread it was) then screwed it in where the factory hex head bolt is. Tightened it up with some vice grip pliers protecting the steel with some offcut copper sheet.
When it locked down the carriage I marked the place with a small punch where it was the place to drill for the handle.
Then unscrewed the piece and drilled it for the handle, wound the steel part back in and THEN put the handle in. This way you'll have it set just right so when you lock the carriage it will be in correct place.
You'll never look back at using the old hex method again!

Blue Heeler15/06/2019 02:16:47
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Posted by ega on 14/06/2019 11:07:32:

Ingenious use of cheap ratchet spanner to lock and unlock tailstock!

That was so simple and its been so effective!

Blue Heeler15/06/2019 02:17:43
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Posted by Ron Laden on 14/06/2019 12:46:05:

Excellent Blue,

Simple, uncomplicated, low cost mods which have made the lathe much more user friendly, great stuff.

Ron

Cheers Ron, and the best part, if I can do these.....anyone can!
Thanks

Jim

Perko715/06/2019 11:19:39
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Excellent, thanks for that.yes

Blue Heeler16/06/2019 05:40:52
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You're welcome.

Cheers

Jim

Vic22/06/2019 13:23:40
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Posted by ega on 14/06/2019 11:07:32:

Ingenious use of cheap ratchet spanner to lock and unlock tailstock!

Yes, I’ve been using one of those on my lathe for years. I’ve seen many mods to convert these tailstocks to lever lock but I can’t be bothered! smiley

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