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Old Jun 08, 2011, 05:15 AM
Dudley Simons
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Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

Hi All


I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.

I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a feed gear
fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and an
assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem worktop with
a motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.

I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a look at it
and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but getting
nowhere fast!

I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due course) to
make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.

Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the supply
of cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand value
of this sort of lathe? :o(



regards


Dudley
Old Jun 08, 2011, 06:01 AM
anon and off
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

"Dudley Simons" <drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
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> I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
> workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a feed gear
> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and an
> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem worktop with a
> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
> I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a look at it
> and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but getting
> nowhere fast!
> I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due course) to
> make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
> Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the supply of
> cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand value of
> this sort of lathe? :o(
>


Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just for
the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John Stevenson
who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
Old Jun 08, 2011, 08:22 AM
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

"anon and off" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> "Dudley Simons" <drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

> > I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
> > workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
> > I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a feed

gear

> > fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and an
> > assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem

worktop with a

> > motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
> > I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a look

at it

> > and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but

getting

> > nowhere fast!
> > I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due

course) to

> > make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
> > Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the

supply of

> > cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand

value of

> > this sort of lathe? :o(
> >

>
> Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just for
> the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John

Stevenson

> who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
>
>


.. or rather run by his son now!

AWEM
Old Jun 08, 2011, 08:35 AM
Dudley Simons
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

On 08/06/2011 12:01, anon and off wrote:

> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

>> I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
>> workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
>> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a feed gear
>> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and an
>> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem worktop with a
>> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
>> I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a look at it
>> and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but getting
>> nowhere fast!
>> I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due course) to
>> make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
>> Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the supply of
>> cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand value of
>> this sort of lathe? :o(
>>

>
> Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just for
> the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John Stevenson
> who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
>
>


Thats where I was going to put an advert for the Meteor (and here), I
did search the site to see if anyojne else had sold a Flexispeed in
recent months - no is the answer. Hence my posting here.
Old Jun 08, 2011, 12:15 PM
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

"Dudley Simons" <drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:nGs*Z69Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

> On 08/06/2011 12:01, anon and off wrote:

> > "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> > news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

> >> I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
> >> workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
> >> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a

feed gear

> >> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and

an

> >> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem

worktop with a

> >> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
> >> I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a

look at it

> >> and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but

getting

> >> nowhere fast!
> >> I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due

course) to

> >> make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
> >> Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the

supply of

> >> cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand

value of

> >> this sort of lathe? :o(
> >>

> >
> > Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just

for

> > the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John

Stevenson

> > who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
> >
> >

>
> Thats where I was going to put an advert for the Meteor (and here),

I

> did search the site to see if anyojne else had sold a Flexispeed in
> recent months - no is the answer. Hence my posting here.


Dudley,

I think that there is always a steady market for smallish working
lathes if the price is right - even if not a name many would know.
Homeworkshop is the place to put it.

(BTW the steel stock I had from you has already proved very useful !!)

AWEM
Old Jun 09, 2011, 04:28 AM
anon and off
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

"Andrew Mawson" <andrew@no_spam_please_mawson.org.uk> wrote in message
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> "anon and off" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:isnkpg$uic$1@news.albasani.net...

>> "Dudley Simons" <drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
>> news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

>> > I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
>> > workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
>> > I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a feed

> gear

>> > fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and an
>> > assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem

> worktop with a

>> > motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
>> > I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a look

> at it

>> > and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but

> getting

>> > nowhere fast!
>> > I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due

> course) to

>> > make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
>> > Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the

> supply of

>> > cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand

> value of

>> > this sort of lathe? :o(

>> Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just for
>> the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John

> Stevenson

>> who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup

> .. or rather run by his son now!


A sprightly young lad as is our John is old enough to have had children?
Old Jun 09, 2011, 11:44 AM
Dudley Simons
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

On 08/06/2011 18:15, Andrew Mawson wrote:

>
> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:nGs*Z69Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

>> On 08/06/2011 12:01, anon and off wrote:

>>> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
>>> news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...
>>>> I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
>>>> workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
>>>> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a

> feed gear

>>>> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and

> an

>>>> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem

> worktop with a

>>>> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
>>>> I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a

> look at it

>>>> and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but

> getting

>>>> nowhere fast!
>>>> I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due

> course) to

>>>> make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
>>>> Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the

> supply of

>>>> cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand

> value of

>>>> this sort of lathe? :o(
>>>>
>>>
>>> Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just

> for

>>> the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John

> Stevenson

>>> who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Thats where I was going to put an advert for the Meteor (and here),

> I

>> did search the site to see if anyojne else had sold a Flexispeed in
>> recent months - no is the answer. Hence my posting here.

>
> Dudley,
>
> I think that there is always a steady market for smallish working
> lathes if the price is right - even if not a name many would know.
> Homeworkshop is the place to put it.
>
> (BTW the steel stock I had from you has already proved very useful !!)
>
> AWEM
>



Glad to hear that the steel found a good home!

"if the price is right" thats the dilemma! I have no idea what the
right price is for such a thing - I haven't (yet) found another one for
sale or that has been sold to get some idea of a price :o(

I don't know if I should be looking for 10, 50 or 100 for it -
although I suspect its not 10 ;o)

Any clues as to a fair price gentlemen?



regards




Dudley
Old Jun 09, 2011, 11:54 AM
Peter Fairbrother
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

Dudley Simons wrote:

> On 08/06/2011 18:15, Andrew Mawson wrote:

>>
>> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
>> news:nGs*Z69Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...

>>> On 08/06/2011 12:01, anon and off wrote:
>>>> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
>>>> news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...
>>>>> I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
>>>>> workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
>>>>> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a

>> feed gear

>>>>> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and

>> an

>>>>> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem

>> worktop with a

>>>>> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
>>>>> I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a

>> look at it

>>>>> and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but

>> getting

>>>>> nowhere fast!
>>>>> I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due

>> course) to

>>>>> make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
>>>>> Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the

>> supply of

>>>>> cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand

>> value of

>>>>> this sort of lathe? :o(
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just

>> for

>>>> the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John

>> Stevenson

>>>> who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thats where I was going to put an advert for the Meteor (and here),

>> I

>>> did search the site to see if anyojne else had sold a Flexispeed in
>>> recent months - no is the answer. Hence my posting here.

>>
>> Dudley,
>>
>> I think that there is always a steady market for smallish working
>> lathes if the price is right - even if not a name many would know.
>> Homeworkshop is the place to put it.
>>
>> (BTW the steel stock I had from you has already proved very useful !!)
>>
>> AWEM
>>

>
>
> Glad to hear that the steel found a good home!
>
> "if the price is right" thats the dilemma! I have no idea what the
> right price is for such a thing - I haven't (yet) found another one for
> sale or that has been sold to get some idea of a price :o(
>
> I don't know if I should be looking for 10, 50 or 100 for it -
> although I suspect its not 10 ;o)
>
> Any clues as to a fair price gentlemen?



sorry, no idea - but if you send me some photos I can post them

-- Peter Fairbrother

>
>
>
> regards
>
>
>
>
> Dudley
Old Jun 09, 2011, 03:30 PM
Bob Minchin
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

Peter Fairbrother wrote:

> Dudley Simons wrote:

>> On 08/06/2011 18:15, Andrew Mawson wrote:

>>>
>>> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
>>> news:nGs*Z69Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...
>>>> On 08/06/2011 12:01, anon and off wrote:
>>>>> "Dudley Simons"<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
>>>>> news:VhC*+l9Et@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...
>>>>>> I am still trying to rationalise the contents of my late fathers
>>>>>> workshop/double garage and could do with some advice.
>>>>>> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a
>>> feed gear
>>>>>> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and
>>> an
>>>>>> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem
>>> worktop with a
>>>>>> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.
>>>>>> I have some photos of it I could email if anyone would like a
>>> look at it
>>>>>> and the bits to go with it - trying to organise a web site but
>>> getting
>>>>>> nowhere fast!
>>>>>> I need to sell this (and stacks loads of other stuff in due
>>> course) to
>>>>>> make a bit more space and to raise a few quid.
>>>>>> Question is what is one of these worth? I am guessing that the
>>> supply of
>>>>>> cheap and cheerful chinese imports has kyboshed the secondhand
>>> value of
>>>>>> this sort of lathe? :o(
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Take a look at the website www.homeworkshop.org.uk which is just
>>> for
>>>>> the purpose you seek, and is run by the well-respected John
>>> Stevenson
>>>>> who is a regular contributor to this newsgroup
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thats where I was going to put an advert for the Meteor (and here),
>>> I
>>>> did search the site to see if anyojne else had sold a Flexispeed in
>>>> recent months - no is the answer. Hence my posting here.
>>>
>>> Dudley,
>>>
>>> I think that there is always a steady market for smallish working
>>> lathes if the price is right - even if not a name many would know.
>>> Homeworkshop is the place to put it.
>>>
>>> (BTW the steel stock I had from you has already proved very useful !!)
>>>
>>> AWEM
>>>

>>
>>
>> Glad to hear that the steel found a good home!
>>
>> "if the price is right" thats the dilemma! I have no idea what the
>> right price is for such a thing - I haven't (yet) found another one
>> for sale or that has been sold to get some idea of a price :o(
>>
>> I don't know if I should be looking for 10, 50 or 100 for it -
>> although I suspect its not 10 ;o)
>>
>> Any clues as to a fair price gentlemen?

>
>
> sorry, no idea - but if you send me some photos I can post them
>
> -- Peter Fairbrother

>>
>>
>>
>> regards
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Dudley

Look at the competition.
Typically this is going to be the Seig or similar machines.
If your machine is in tip top condition and will turn steel accurately
then maybe you can look at 30% of a Sieg max
If it is at all slack and really needs work on it to do accurate work
then it only worth say 50. If it has a good selection of accessories
with it then maybe up to 100 as the purchaser will need to spend out on
those to do much useful work with it.

hth

Bob
Old Jun 10, 2011, 02:59 AM
Jim Guthrie
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:44:59 +0100, Dudley Simons
<drs1005@esc.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

Dudley,


>I don't know if I should be looking for 10, 50 or 100 for it -
>although I suspect its not 10 ;o)
>
>Any clues as to a fair price gentlemen?


This may be of some use. Recently the model railway society I am a
member of got the contents of a workshop (from a member who had passed
away) to auction. It was a Perris PL100 lathe of 1960s vintage. The
Perris PL90 is one of the later versions of the Flexispeed and the
PL100 is the big sister of it. To all intents and purposes, the
Perris PL 90 is today's Cowells ME90 without the base and covers.

PL90 http://www.lathes.co.uk/perris/
PL100 http://www.lathes.co.uk/perris/page2.html
Cowells http://www.lathes.co.uk/cowells/index.html

This lathe had back gearing and screw cutting and had a large amount
of accessories - like 3 jaw, 4 jaw, large set of collets, vertical
slide, divider fitting, etc. The owner had been a keen model
engineer and clockmaker and this lathe was used mainly for his clock
making activities. It was in good running condition and on a base
with motor and countershaft.

We valued the lathe and all its accessories at 200. Without the
range of accessories, we would probably have valued it around the
100 mark.

An earlier Flexispeed model could possibly get similar money but if it
had few accessories and no BGSC facilities, then probably a bit less
- possibly in the 30 - 50 range.

Jim.
Old Jun 10, 2011, 09:20 AM
Peter Fairbrother
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

Peter Fairbrother wrote:

> Dudley Simons wrote:


>>>>>> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a
>>> feed gear
>>>>>> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and
>>> an
>>>>>> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem
>>> worktop with a
>>>>>> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.


>>
>> Any clues as to a fair price gentlemen?

>
>
> sorry, no idea - but if you send me some photos I can post them


http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/drive.jpg
http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/fle.../faceplate.jpg
http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/lathe.jpg
http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/milling.jpg
http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/tooling.jpg
http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/tools.jpg

roughly 200 kB each

-- Peter Fairbrother
Old Jun 10, 2011, 10:50 AM
Bob Minchin
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Re: Clearing out Dads workshop - still ongoing!!

Dudley Simons wrote:

> On 10/06/2011 15:20, Peter Fairbrother wrote:

>> Peter Fairbrother wrote:

>>> Dudley Simons wrote:

>>

>>>>>>>> I have uncovered an old lathe - a Flexispeed Meteor 11 with a
>>>>> feed gear
>>>>>>>> fitted. 3 and 4 jaw chucks, face plate, milling attachment and
>>>>> an
>>>>>>>> assortment of tool bits. Its mounted on a piece of kitchem
>>>>> worktop with a
>>>>>>>> motor and a mains switch giving you fwd off rev.

>>

>>>>
>>>> Any clues as to a fair price gentlemen?
>>>
>>>
>>> sorry, no idea - but if you send me some photos I can post them

>>
>> http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/drive.jpg
>> http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/fle.../faceplate.jpg
>> http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/lathe.jpg
>> http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/milling.jpg
>> http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/tooling.jpg
>> http://www.zenadsl6186.zen.co.uk/flexispeed/tools.jpg
>>
>> roughly 200 kB each
>>
>> -- Peter Fairbrother

>
>
>
> Thanks for hosting those images Peter - I'll have another go at
> NTL/Virgin over the weekend!
>
> So there we have it gentlemen, one Flexispeed Meteor 11 with assorted
> goodies, suggestions of value (or offers) welcome.
>
>
>
> regards
>
>
> Dudley

If your aim is to maximise the price then consider selling the parting
tools and holder and the Glanze tipped tool as two separate items on ebay.
The number of tools, two chucks and a milling slide should add to the
attraction of the package but the selling price will still depend on the
quality of the basic machine as I said earlier.

Bob
 


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