Garage workshop/lumber storage #2: New addition to the Garage/Shop.... PICS ADDED

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Blog entry by AngelofDeath posted 01-26-2010 04:58 PM 2209 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found a pretty decent deal on CL for me at least. I picked up an old Delta Rockwell lathe from a gentleman on there. Model # 62-610 and it came with all the original tool rests and I mean all of them….Even got a book “getting the most from your lathe” No. 4703 by Delta copyright 1954. Also came with the original tools Delta Rockwell Catalog No. 130: 1” skew, 1/2” skew, 3/4” gouge, 1/2” gouge, 1/4” gouge, 1/4” parting tool, 1/2” round nose scraper, and 1/2” spear point all in the original box. With only half the tools actually being used…but all but 1 still have the rubber tips. The gentleman I picked them up from said he got it all when he was around 11-12 years old in NC, and has had them since. He used them very little then, and just didn’t fall into the hobby. I am so excited about how old these are and everything I am almost tempted not to use them. I know I got a great deal for this… and I think I am more excited just by the history of the tool, although never used….been around a long time, and run smooth as butter. very little rust on the bed, but I will take care of that with some steel wool and WD-40.

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 05:11 PM

Got pics?

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 01:21 PM

I would love to see that lathe if you could post some photos. It seems like a pretty extravagant gift for a 12 year old, but I guess they have great woodworking traditions in North Carolina.

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 02:47 AM

Holy Crap! I cant find any Lathes around here I want one desperately just to play with.. sigh…
Down here I imagine they all rusted away… Glad your find is working out so well. .OLD is good..

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#4 posted 01-29-2010 11:48 AM

Thanks much for posting the pictures. The lathe looks really good and well made. You will be able to do some serious turning on that baby. You were very lucky to get those tool rests too, they cost a fortune nowadays. An excellent buy and a link to the not to distant past (at least for me) I was 14 years old when that lathe was made. I hope you enjoy this lathe and turning in general. You did a great clean-up on it and it looks new.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

#5 posted 02-13-2010 02:29 PM

i have to say for a hundre dollars you didnt get a good buy you got a awsome deal there good job.i tell you the older tools can be better than a lot of the newer ones i have some antique planes from my grand father and i use them all the time i bought a couple new ones and dont even look at them the old ones are true and so much nicer to use

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