I have been working with this lathe for many days and I hope you like how you are staying to work with him.
In the photos you can see the state in which it was and now how it is, basically dismantled the cross carriage, the paint was removed and the polisher was passed to remove the hammering of the metal that I'm told comes from the factory and of course It looks very professional someone painted it and although it looks medium well I do not think that its finish is the best, for this reason I preferred to remove the paint from some parts and leave it in the metal exposed which gave a touch of personality.
In some places of the lathe was sanded and painted again with the painting that was more assimilated to the one he brings as I am told.
The truth is a lot of work for a single person and more than my work in the company where I work does not leave me much time to dedicate and I am not mechanical engineer but if I understand something to disarm and assemble again and more pieces so heavy and without great complexity.
I have to do some other things but I will be commenting.
Even does not appear who is the manufacturer of this, nor user manuals, nor cutting sheets and although it seems that is not the best lathe is bulky and massive and I think we can make magnificent pieces in it.
I'm waiting for your comments and suggestions.
I hope you like my humble work.
With appreciation from Colombia and I apologize for my bad English.
A brotherly embrace