Recently i was given an old Myford ML8 lathe which was working but very rusty, i have never really tried dismantling and rebuild this type of machine before so this will be a learning experience.
Figure 1: lathe original state 01
Figure 2: lathe original state 02
Figure 3: lathe original state 03
Been cleaning the parts removing the rust and paint with a wire brush drill attachement, and smaller versions on a dremel for the awkward bit.
The smaller metal parts i have soaked in vinegar then rubed down with wire wool and sprayed with oil to top them re rusting.
Figure 4: lathe cleaning 01
Figure 5: lathe cleaning 02
Figure 6: lathe cleaning 03
After cleaning up the parts, i have primed them in some metal paint to help protect from rust, currently jut primed but i like the colour so will likely keep it bright red.
Figure 7: lathe cleaning 01
Figure 8: lathe cleaning 02
Figure 9: lathe cleaning 03
Sill lots of cleaning an painting todo, got a stuck pulley which will not come free from the shaft, and need to strip back the main housing and clean.