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06-01-2015 09:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sheldon machine co on the side turns 5ft piece of wood i want to know more about it

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#1 posted 06-01-2015 12:50 PM

Free for the asking?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#2 posted 06-01-2015 01:43 PM

It’s a pretty bad picture, so in your search engine, type in “Sheldon Machine Co”. You’ll get the company history, a showing of the machines they made, and a few pictures of the assembly line. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 04:38 PM

From what I read Sheldon Machine Co dealt mainly with metal working lathes. Handbooks, Manuals & Parts Lists are available for most Sheldon Lathes
If you have a fine-condition Sheldon lathe of any type The above insert is directly from the Sheldon site, so
if you want to know more about your machine, get the model number or whatever info you can off it and
contact them.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 10:22 PM

Yates – American made direct drive lathes that looked a lot like that:

Though the speed adjustment looks different, and I have not idea why there is a pully on the back. Perhaps it’s 3 phase and they have another small motor behind it to get it up and running on single phase.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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