[Lathe] Refurbed Pools Special lathe

Wookie101

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Been busy for a while refurbing my girlfriends fathers old lathe. It's a Pools Special made in Nottingham, England in the 1930's. It belonged to his father originally and was in a pretty sorry state sat out his garage unloved so he asked if I would take a look at it for him. Surprisingly very little wrong with it other than copious amounts of rust and a generous helping of paint all over the half nut mechanism so was locked solid. Just needs a new motor now, then ready to go. Enjoy!!
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FOMOGO

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Excellent job on the lathe. I'm sure he will be astounded at the transformation. Cheers, Mike
 

markba633csi

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Nice, looks similar to a Zyto. Like the embedded threading dial and the t-slots
 

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Very nice job on the lathe. Was the v-belt pulley a replacement at some time: I thought 1930's machines usually used
flat belts? The cross slide with slots is a nice touch. Oh, and is the large green object wrapped in plastic in the background
something we might like to see?
 

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Yup, lovely job, no doubt about it. :encourage:

-frank
 

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That's the first lathe I've ever seen that the carriage rides on a dovetail. Good job!
 

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Thanks for the comments all. I'm not sure about the belt arrangement tbh, but looking at what little info I could find online they were pedal driven early on so very likely a flat belt somewhere. I have a wall mounted pulley assembly that's also V belt but that looks a bit home made, so most likely started life different. I know the bearings have been altered.

The covered gadget is my lathe, a Myford Super7. I restored that too a while back so is in similar condition.
https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/my-workshop.73661/
 

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Very nice job. Interesting lathe too.
 
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