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    My Hercus 9 Restoration.

    My Hercus 9 Restoration has finally started.

    Finally got a nice cool day for a change, only 41C.

    So I thought I would start cleaning up my Hercus 9 and try and keep the missus happy.
    You might remember my thread about this lathe I saw advertised in Alice Springs at a recycling yard ( Alice is the closest town 500 Km away) in March last year, I only wanted the stand for my Hercus 260, but when I picked it up I found out it was an Hercus ARL.
    When I bought her home, I had to dismantle her to get her off the trailer and stacked the parts on an obsolete hospital bed, 6 month later I transferred to a different department at work so bought home my bench that I originally took there because it was too big for my shed.
    For some reason the missus is keeps whinging about 2 lathes, a hospital bed and a bench on the back veranda, strange woman.

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    Just a couple of photo showing the crap in her.

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    Bit of a difference.

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    After I strip it back to bare metal, primed it with a kill rust primer, what further steps do I take before painting?

    What is the best way to straighten this door?
    Approx 3mm thick.


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    Flat bars and your hydraulic press. My guess.
    Youll do your usual expert restoration Mark. Keep the pictures coming.

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    Good luck with that Mark, if anybody can restore that, it's you sir.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    What a great project Mark, looking forward to seeing how you progress with it. Keep the pictures coming! You should have no problem with paint drying when you get around to painting it with the weather you have down there

     
     
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    Yep, keep the piccies coming Mark. It would be great to see the work in progress as it happens.

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    You should have no problem with paint drying when you get around to painting it with the weather you have down there
    The trick is to get the paint off the brush and onto the machine before it dries i guess
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    Mark happy you are getting to this project,enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Perrin View Post
    What a great project Mark, looking forward to seeing how you progress with it. Keep the pictures coming! You should have no problem with paint drying when you get around to painting it with the weather you have down there
    It is too hot to paint.
    My beer seems to evaporate before I can drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    Yep, keep the piccies coming Mark. It would be great to see the work in progress as it happens.
    Will do, but it will be a long job I reckon.

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    The trick is to get the paint off the brush and onto the machine before it dries i guess
    That is a problem some times, I have had a paint brush sticking to tube as I tried to paint it.

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