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    Hi Stuart,

    Yes please, your offer is gratefully accepted with thanks. No hurry, just when those roloc disks arrive will be fine.

    Regards
    Ray

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    No problem Ray. Don't forget to remind me though, I don't have the best memory in the world.
    Stuart

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    Hi Stuart,



    Thanks for the oil cap, fits perfectly and looks like it belongs!

    Much appreciated.

    Regards
    Ray

    PS Thanks for the brass tubing and organizing the roloc disks as well.

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    No problem Ray, did it fit as was or did you need to make a new sleeve?
    It looks older in the picture lol
    Hope you find a use for the tubing, its the sort of thing that might be hard to track down if you ever need it.

    Stuart

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    Looks like it came that way.

    Dave

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    Hi Stuart, Dave,

    I wonder if the later models like the AL960, AL335 or AL336, come with an oil cap?

    The sleeve that was already on there was a perfect fit, just a light tap and it's good.

    Looking at the picture, the reflection from the plywood lining the wall behind the lathe gives it, and the back of the casting, a reddish look. Makes it look old

    Thanks again.

    Regards
    Ray

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    Oh yes Ray, they have made huge steps forward since your lathe. Mine has an "oil nippie", conveniently located behind the fill plug for the gear box. lol

    Stuart

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    I don't think they would bother adding one Ray, why would they waist extra money on something that is already selling good.
    They still supply those crappy Chinese timber handled screw drivers with the tool kit that everyone throws away.

    Dave

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    Stuart,
    I just looked at mine and it has the ball oiler in the same spot as yours but my fill plug is on the right (chuck side). The drain plug is on the left side though.
    Ray,
    It looks like yours missed out on the ball oiler on the way through maybe, but it's fixed better than new now. I want to install 90 deg toilet seat type on the lead screw, feed rod on the tail stock end of the lathe. The ball oilers there are just a pain and don't allow for a reserve of oil to sit there.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave J View Post
    I want to install 90 deg toilet seat type on the lead screw, feed rod on the tail stock end of the lathe.
    I haven't been able to find a supply of those at a reasonable cost. I've been thinking about making some.
    Stuart

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    RDG have a variety for around 2 pound each
    RDG Tools - Online Engineering Tools Oil Cups (Bent)

    Dave

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    I was after push fit ones. lazy I guess hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayG View Post
    I wonder if the later models like the AL960, AL335 or AL336, come with an oil cap?
    The AL960 has sealed bearings there so no oiling points at that end of the headstock.

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    On my mill I ran a piece of 1/4" copper pipe from the quill to the outside of the mill head. I just have a small plastic cap to cover the end of the pipe where I squirt a few drops of oil occasionally. Where the pipe meets the quill, I have a piece of felt to direct the oil onto the quill surface. On the lathe a piece of copper pipe to act as a reservoir with a piece of felt stuffed inside to act as a filter would do the job.
    Russell

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