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Old 07-16-2018, 12:16 PM
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I suspect I will use this often without any boom so I provided three lifting points on the receiver alone.

The grab hooks are special made from 1/2" hot rolled plate. They also serve to stiffen the quick attach mounting flange and upper beam. The D ring is large enough to pass any hook or strap through it and it swivels so it won't hurt so much if I hit my head on it while working in tight areas.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:02 PM
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What lathe do I see in the pictures?
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:08 PM
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Grab hooks are really good. You can never have enough points to attach a chain.

Lot of the D ring assemblies I'm seeing lately don't come with a beveled thingy that holds the ring. You have to bevel it yourself. Another victim of offshore production.
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What lathe do I see in the pictures?


Colchester, and if memory serves, and a bit of a guess, I think it’s a Mascot 1600. I’ve ran a half dozen of them, nice machine.

I think the Triumph is the next size up, and I’ve also ran two of them.

They’re a nice lathe, solid and heavy enough that they rarely vibrate even with an out of balance workpiece.


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I have a Jet 1550 Asian that is a clone of the colchester . As you say it is a very solid lathe reliable and easy to use.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:02 AM
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I have a Colchester Triumph. It takes up more floor space than I would like but takes 5 ft between centres. The gearbox lets you cut just about any metric or imperial pitch thread without having to manually change greasy gear wheels.

I like it.

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Old 07-17-2018, 12:41 PM
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What lathe do I see in the pictures?
Which lathe are you looking at? The obvious one is indeed a 15" Colchester.

In the picture in post #20 you can also see the end of the bed of an Oliver paternmakers wood lathe on the floor. I bought that machine from the scrap yard. Another man was in the process of buying it at the time. I talked him out of the deal when I discovered he planned to make some contraption out of the bed. It is in fairly good condition but the motor doesn't work. The motor is integral with the variable speed. It has a unique system that has what I believe to be a carbon pile that gets compressed by a hand crank and trunnion which I believe controls current flow to the motor.
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Grab hooks are really good. You can never have enough points to attach a chain.

Lot of the D ring assemblies I'm seeing lately don't come with a beveled thingy that holds the ring. You have to bevel it yourself. Another victim of offshore production.
Yes grab hooks are handy especially when you have no shortage of chain around. This week I bought two lengths of 3/8" graded chain from the scrap yard. One length is 100' and the other is 92'. It all weighed 290lbs. I paid $45 and I don't think it was ever used!

The D rings I bought came with straps but you can see in the picture that I shortened them a bit. I thought they were too loose and didn't want to hear them bouncing around it their hold.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:12 PM
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I have made numerous D rings and straps in the past. One easy way is to place two steel blocks evenly in a machine vise and drill one hole on center of the parting line. You end up with two straps that you can weld on or drill holes in and attach with screws.

Below is a simple press tool and two sample straps that I made years ago.
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That is a nice press block system. Slick
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