I am living in Switzerland and have a few passions which complete themselves extremely well.
Wood turning has been the start of building myself a wood lathe meeting my experience in the field and gave the start into metal lathe and milling machines.
The office man who loves mechanic
Norms and Standards
My dream was to get a Myford 7. One friend was going to sell an ATLAS 10 at an interesting price. The machine having an outlook close to my "Myford dream" I could not resist and bought it.
After dismantling a few parts on the lathe I discovered quite a number of gears worn out. That has been the "bang" to recondition the machine.
A lot of people in various Newsgroups which you will find under LINKS have been very helpful and a number encouragements have enlarged my enthusiasm. Thanks to all of those who helped me with their hints.
In the meantime I found a Myford Super 7 I could afford and sold the Atlas. Later I wanted to add a 3 axis DRO to it. Due to its small upper carriage I have not been able to add the so wanted DRO.
I found on Ebay Germany an Italian 10" lathe with Z and X power feeds. The pictures gave the impression of a good state and I took the risk to buy and let it transport to Switzerland without having seen it.