May 15, 2014

Valex Lathe is now ready ...to make some chips!

I have finished the rebuild on a used lathe that I bought about a month back. It is a well used and in bad shape Valex BV20 model. Quite a few issues were repaired and it now has a new paint theme. It was a very fruitful rebuild that taught me a lot of useful stuff and somewhat expanded my knowledge on several aspects.

Here are a few random pics from the rebuild.

Bolting parts together again
...while taking some measurements in the process. 

And the first chips!
The end result now looks like this. 

3 comments:

  1. Nice work. I wish I had space for a lathe. :(
    Let's see what you do with it.

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  2. where did you find a replacement spindle speed and gear selection decal?

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    1. Hi.
      I found the manual and pics from other peoples lathes and a friend of mine reproduced the photos and printed it in sticker.

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