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Alfred de Goeij
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Spatzier

Post by Alfred de Goeij » Sun May 07, 2017 9:58 am

Look what I found!!!

I am not ready to start with this machine, but I buyed the thing! I started to shape it up.
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I am going to primer it and make it green again. I have contact with Merker in Germany to get the right spindle.

Greatings,

Alfred
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pat mackle
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Re: Spatzier

Post by pat mackle » Wed May 10, 2017 1:23 am

Nice find. There are a few people on Facebook that really know a lot about these engraving lathes. You should search for "Jim Riser" on Facebook. He lives in Arizona and is a talented glass engraver and machinist. He is very knowledgeable and he has followers who are also finding these lathes to restore and learn their proper use.

Alfred de Goeij
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Re: Spatzier

Post by Alfred de Goeij » Sun May 14, 2017 8:53 am

I cleaned the Spatzier in and out. All the boults are replaced for new ones. There was a lot of slurry in the reservoirs to remove. I think it is years ago the machine was open, to look at the oil!
The spindle I polished by hand. I only don't know if the oil must be special? Or can I use synthetic motor oil? I think I send a E-mail to the man, Pat saying in his replay. Thank you for that Pat, I already found his site and looked very good at the pictures.
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Now I am going to think about the table where i am going to put the machine on.
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pat mackle
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Re: Spatzier oil

Post by pat mackle » Tue May 16, 2017 2:45 pm

Hi,
Use a "non detergent oil" in your Spatzier. According to Jim Riser, detergent oils allow debris and dirt to be suspended in the oil, while non detergent oils allow dirts to sink. This is probably why you discovered so much sediment and sludge in the bottom of the bearing cups.

pat mackle
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Re: Spatzier

Post by pat mackle » Tue May 16, 2017 2:55 pm

Also, this is a nice lathe, but it is mostly for doing light weight engraving work on glass art and glassware. It is not intended to turn the larger stone wheels used for Brilliant Cutting as that seen done on large glass panels by DAVE SMITH in Torquey UK. But it can still do some nice cutting on a smaller scale that will teach you the skills of glass cutting. Anything you learn on this smaller lathe, will benefit you when you proceed to a larger cutting lathe.

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