Back At Our Retirement House In Pakchong (Pak Chong), Thailand, The Lathe Is Unloaded From The Pickup Truck

Date: 3rd January, 2012

With the heavy lathe on the back of the Toyota Hilux Vigo pickup we bought in Bangkok Kanyah drove us back to our retirement house in Pakchong (Pak Chong). The pickup just shrugged off the weight – we hardly knew it was there except that I asked Kanyah to drive slowly on corners so that the lathe packing case didn’t fall over.

The photo shows the lathe still on the pickup back home in Pakchong (Pak Chong).

It’s far too heavy for me to remove from the pickup and there’s no one around to help.

Kanyah has gone to sleep and our Thai neighbour, Noi, is too drunk to report for duty!

All I can do is to dismantle the lathe as much as I can to make it lighter. It’s still bolted to the packing case base and I have put the plastic sheet over it because it’s starting to rain!

It’s starting to get dark as the rain clouds gather and I just want to go to Pah Pai’s for some late lunch and a couple of beers! It wasn’t looking good.

Image of The Lathe On The Pickup Back At The Pakchong (Pak Chong) Retirement House

The Lathe On The Pickup Back Home In (Pak Chong)

But never fear, half an hour later Kanyah rounds up Noi and half a dozen other labourers who were putting corn through the threshing machine at the other neighbour’s house and they all came to lift off the lathe.

That was done in a minute and the lathe, still on the wooden packing case was dragged into my model engineering workhsop.

Below you can see the lathe that I bought in Bangkok offloaded from the Toyota Hilux Vigo pickup we also bought in Bangkok.

Image of The Lathe Purchased In Bangkok On The Floor In The Model Engineering Workshop At The Thai Retirement House

The Lathe On The Floor In The Model Engineering Workshop

Above, the lathe as offloaded from the pickup. I had removed as many pieces as I can from the lathe as I could to make it lighter to lift.

The removed pieces include the milling/drilling attachment motor, the fixed and travelling steadies and the tailstock.

Image of Another View Of The Lathe Purchased In Bangkok On The Floor In The Model Engineering Workshop At The Thai Retirement House

Another View Of The Lathe On The Floor In The Model Engineering Workshop

In the photo above maybe you can get an idea of the massive and heavy construction of the combination lathe/milling-drilling machine that I bought in Bangkok, Thailand.

one of the pieces I removed to make the lathe lighter (or should I say not so heavy) was the motor seving ther milling head. I took a photo of the terminal block so that I would know how to reconnect it later. (Photo below)

Image of The Milling Machine Motor Removal Terminals Of The Combination Lathe/Milling -Drilling Machine Bought In Thailand

The Milling Machine Motor Removal Terminals

 Above, a close up photo of the teminal block for the milling/drilling haead motor and below the motor removed together with other accessories removed from the combination lathe/milling-drilling machine.

Image of The Milling Machine Motor Removed From The Lathe, The Light And Some Lathe Accessories
The Milling Machine Motor, The Light And Some Lathe Accessories

Above some parts and accessories on the floor of my model engineering workshop in Pakchong (Pak Chong). Left-to-right along the back wall you can see the milling cachine V belt guard, the lathe tailstock, the lathe topslide and then the lathe fixed steady. in the row in front is the travelling steady and then at the front of the photos is the light and the milling machine motor.

The photo below shows more acessories that came with the lathe.
Image of Lathe 4 Jaw Chuck, Cutting Tools, Change Gears And Other Lathe Accessories
4 Jaw Chuck, Cutting Tools Change Gears Flycutter etc

Above a photo of more accessories that were included with the combination lathe/milling-drilling machine that I bought from the AllArm company in Bangkok, Thailand. These accessories include a very lathe four-jaw chuck for the lathe, some carbide tipped turning tools in a wooden box, lathe change wheels and a flycutter for the milling machine.

 
Below, still in it’s packing is a tool box that Sam at the AllArm Company gave me as a free gift when I bought the lathe in Bangkok. I still have to assemble it.
Image of The Tool Box Sam At AllArm Co Gave Me Free Waiting To Be Assembled
Free Tool Box Waiting To Be Assembled

The next photo, below, shows the lathe top-slide which I have dismantled to clean it. The top-slide has a four-way indexible tool post and also dounbles up as a machine vice for the milling and drilling attachment.

Image of The Lathe Topslide Dismantled
The Lathe Topslide Dismantled

Blow is the benzine in the plastic bowl I used to clean the top slide. You can see how filthy black the benzine is. All of the lathe machined surfaces of the lathe were covered with a thick protective grease which I had to clean off before using it.

Look How Much Dirt Came Of The Dismantled Lathe Topslide
Lathe Topslide Dismantled Dirt

That’s it for this page, the next page is about assembling the lathe stand and installing the combination lathe/milling-drilling machine.

 


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4 Responses to “Setting Up A Model Engineers Lathe You Can Buy In Bangkok, Thailand”

  • RON CASPER:

    GOOD AFTERNOON,

    LOOKS LIKE IT WILL SOON BE TIME TO START HAVING FUN WITH OUT AN ALARM CLOCK. THE TRUCK SEEMED TO DO A GOOD JOB GETTING I TO THE HOUSE IN ONE PIECE.
    WE WILL NOT BE TOO FAR BEHIND YOU IN GETTING SET UP IN SUHKOTHAI.
    I HEAD FOR THE STATES NEXT TUESDAY TO GET SOME THINGS DONE THERE AND SEE FAMILY.
    BE SAFE AND ENJOY.
    RON AND MAR.

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    admin Reply:

    Thanks Ron.

    I’ll be taking the Stuart Turner Steam Model “Victoria Mill Engine kit with when I go out to Thailand at Easter and will start work on it straight away.

    Alan

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  • phil:

    Everything looks good but you forgot the mention 1 thing about Allarm and our finding the place and meeting day.
    When we searched for the Allarm website which has the address and map
    the website had been hacked by extremist or terrorists demanding all invaders out of islamic countries.

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    admin Reply:

    Hi Phil, thaks for the comment which is perfectly true – the AllArm website had been hacked and showed shocking photos. It was fixed by AlllArm pretty quickly.

    Another thing I didn’t mention is that I saved the Geopositional Coordinates of the AllArm showroom in the Sat Nav for future use. I can pass them on to anyone who wants to visit but they will have to wait until I’m out in Thailand again next Easter.

    Regards

    Alan

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