We can consider the lathe delivered and accepted as soon as chuck is delivered. The rest we will simply accept and deal with.

Delivery Snagging Problem Accept as ware and tare Raise with Supplier Status
Suspect cross slide thrust bearing NO YES Solved
Crack in tailstock adjustment NO YES Repaired
Missing 22 tooth gear N/A N/A All expected gears present
Outstanding independent 4 Jaw chuck + key NO YES Solved


These need to be completed before the lathe can be put into use.
Critical = Needed for members to use
Not Critical = Nice to have

ie we need to complete critical tasks before members can be inducted to use.

Task (not ordered) Critical Notes Problems Status
Chuck Key Lockout YES Part of the larger card access Card system incomplete
Access Control YES Maybe just padlock? Card system incomplete
Locating Rotary Converter NO Mount on wall? Heavy, Use rubber isolation mounts
E Stop switch ?? Knee or foot control
Oil leak from Carriage Apron YES Large leak - Weekend Job
Oil on drive belts ?? Find leak + Clean belts
Shaft seals on exposed Headstock ?? Oil on drive belts
Dust Cover ?? Dust on machine
Clean + Degrease Lathe NO
Count Gear Cutting Gears NO All listed as standard are present Suspecting one is missing DONE
Gear Speed Decal YES Gear position not obvious Currently illegible
Cutting tools wish list NO We only have a selection of donated HSS bits
Accessories wish list NO
Tacho Display NO Will help novice + experienced
Level lathe NO Needs to be level to take twist out of bed Need accurate level
Realign / setup encoders YES Need configuring
Crosslide Lead screw Nuts NO These are worn PN 905008


To expand on table topics
Crosslide Lead screw Nuts https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202552963597
Harrison M300 dismantling advice

Kept as ongoing reference during the full commissioning process.

Tailstock damaged

Mended by supplier
Cracks in Tailstock. Returned to supplier

Cross Slide

Fixed by bearing replacement
This should be the replacement of a simple and cheap thrust bearing. It would be nice for the suppliers to fulfill their promise to supply a fully serviced lathe but not the end of the world.
According to the manual the thrust bearing is a AXK1226 + thrust washers is commonly available and cost about £4 a set. There are two in the cross slide and two in the compound slide.
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=556256

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