Lathe riser blocks

Just a quick update, Installed the riser blocks and tray under the ML7 and reassembled the lead screw assembly the other night with the help of Josh.

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Started off by lifting the lathe with one person at each end and then slid the tray under it with a cloth to prevent huge scratches.

After that it was a cast of lifting the lathe one end at a time and sliding in the sandwich of aluminium and rubber (to make sure that fluid doesn’t drain out the bolt holes) before bumping everything around to get it aligned.

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After that just a simple case of bolting everything down.

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This results in a lot more clearance under the lathe for cleaning, should stop the bench from absorbing as much oil and most importantly gives clearance for the change gear cover to be removed.

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