I’m a novice with machine tools so have come to learn.
This seemed like the most appropriate thread for this question as I could not find a category for Emco lathes.
I recently purchased an Emco Compact 8 lathe that needs what appears to be a minor repair.
Excuse me if I get some terminology incorrect. The Emco 8, that I purchased has a broken (missing) lever that engages the horizontal feed (see image below). However a complete new replacement part (Apron?) was included so I just need to replace the old with new.
It looks like I will have to remove the compound rest to get access to some of the bolts that retain the apron.
Can I simply unbolt the compound rest / cross slide from the apron or should I take any measurements or be aware of anything before I start disassembly?
Any and all advice is welcome.