May 15, 2014

Valex Lathe is now ready 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. 


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

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

    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.