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Hollowpoint21/01/2021 14:47:20
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Does anyone have the green book/manual for the cowells 90 lathe in pdf format? I've looked everywhere without any success. I tried to order the book from chronos to but ive been told it is out of print.

br21/01/2021 14:53:00
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Stupid question, no doubt, but have you tried the manufactureres ?


Hollowpoint21/01/2021 15:13:40
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I've had a good look around the website, they have brochures but no books or manuals. I haven't emailed them, yet.

Michael Gilligan21/01/2021 15:38:27
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[assuming it’s the same book] ... it is mentioned on this page: **LINK**

but doesn’t appear to be listed separately



Edit: __ Yes, it appears to be the Andrew Smith text, but in a spiral-bound A4 format:

pictured here:

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 21/01/2021 15:50:19

Kiwi Bloke22/01/2021 08:38:29
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Yes, I have the book. Frankly, unless you want the book 'to complete the set', I wouldn't bother to seek it out. It contains very little that is specific to the Cowells machine, except a screw-cutting chart and parts diagrams. If you're new to lathes, you won't learn enough from this book: if you're not a newbie, you don't need it.

The owner of Cowells is/was very approachable and helpful. If you need any specific info., I'd expect you would get a good response from him. You might also get a copy of the book from him. And, of course, there's a mine of info. available right here, on this forum - just ask.

Kiwi Bloke22/01/2021 09:22:45
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Uh, sorry - I have the book, but not as a .pdf. [note to self: read the question carefully...]

Hollowpoint22/01/2021 10:49:20
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What I was looking for was some exploded diagrams of the lathe, some info on the screwcutting gears and how to use the back gear.

If anyone wants to scan that for me I'd be very greatful. 😁

Thanks for the help guys.

JA22/01/2021 11:44:04
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I have sent you a PM.


duncan webster23/01/2021 21:14:54
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I've sent you an email but it's all gone quiet, check your spam folder, your machine might not like me

Hollowpoint23/01/2021 22:30:57
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Sorry for the slow reply guys.

JA and Duncan have both offered help so thank you very much for that! Much appreciated!

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