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post #1 of 3 Old 09-27-2019, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Question Elu Lathe

I have an Elu Lathe which I recently bought Second Hand.It is probably 30 years old.It was working well until I had a bad catch and
the result was that the cast aluminium plate which supports the tool rest could not stand the pressure and fell apart.There was a second
plate with the machine when I bought it and I attempted to attach it but it also had been previously broken and a weld of sorts
attempted but it is out of shape.As these are die cast aluminium welding is virtually impossible so I have been informed by two
engineering acquaintances of mine so I am seeking advice as to whether someone may know where I may be able to acquire a
replacement part either of Elu origin or another make which will do the job.
Help Please.

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I have 2 diecast frames which hold the tool rest when turning wood.Both have cracked and one has disintegrated as a result of a "catch".
Does anyone know where I may be able to have these replaced or repaired.Enquiries have indicated welding of die cast aluminium is
a very tricky procedure and I have been unable to locate anyone prepared to attempt repairs.Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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photos are also a huge help."

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-27-2019, 03:09 PM
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You have a couple choices, browse Ebay for a replacement, any bracket that will fit the stub on the rest should work or have a machines shop fabricate a steel one.

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