New doesn’t always mean better

We bought an old lathe for the workshop this week. We looked at new lathes, but couldn’t find what we were looking for. New means shiny, but shiny doesn’t always matter that much.

After lots of looking we found an old Colchester Chipmaster lathe in a workshop next door. It’s certainly isn’t new and is in need of a little love. But it’s well made, and that’s what counts.

We’ll be reviving our new old lathe over the next few weeks…