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My Hercus 9 Restoration.

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Finally got a nice cool day for a change, only 41°C.

So I thought I would start cleaning up my Hercus 9 and try and keep the missus happy.
I saw this lathe advertise in Alice Springs ( Alice is the closest town 500 Km away) in March last year, I only wanted the stand for my Hercus 260, but when I picked it up I found out it was an Hercus ARL.
When I bought her home, I had to dismantle her to get her off the trailer and stacked the parts on an obsolete hospital bed, 6 month later I transferred to a different department at work so bought home my bench that I originally took there because it was too big for my shed.
For some reason the missus is keeps whinging about 2 lathes, a hospital bed and a bench on the back veranda, strange woman.

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Inside the cabinet amongst the swarf, rust, cobwebs and dirt., I found these goodies.
As well as the spare parts manual with the inspection certificate inside it.

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Just a couple of photo showing the crap in her.DSC_2604.JPG

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Bit of a difference.

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After I strip it back to bare metal, primed it with a kill rust primer, what further steps do I take before painting?

What is the best way to straighten this door?
Approx 3mm thick.

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Put a plywood top on the bed and it will make a great variable height work bench, most are rated at 200kg. Disconnect the head and knee bend actuators and just use height.

The Hercus 9" is a great little lathe, I had a Sheraton 9" almost identical, I had it for years before I bought the Colchester.
 

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These two holes presumably oilers, are not threaded as I would have thought, doesnt appear that any thing has been knocked out/off.
There would have had to be something to stop swarf, dirt and crud getting tin there?
Any ideas?
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Usually press in ball oilers are used:

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You could also use something like this:

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