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The Artful Bodger

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About The Artful Bodger

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    Metal working
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    software engineer
  1. Spoon, I have a very same lathe and I am very happy with it!:)
  2. Hi guy! This is my first post here! I have a modern Chinese lathe and after much grief trying to find the 'right' oils I went to an engineering shop which runs a lot of machinery and they gave me a few litres of ISO46 hydraulic oil. Right on the can it says it is suitable for lightly loaded spur gear boxes which is a perfect description of a lathe gear box! You can buy hydraulic oils really cheap from farm supplies etc. Older lathes have that do not have ball or roller bearings will need something different for their spindles depending on the bush or bearing types.
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