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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #2: Shop made disc sander lathe attachment

04-14-2013 02:16 AM by Woodknack | 4 comments »

I picked up some 6” psa sandpaper at the Borg, cut a couple MDF circles and attached them to faceplates. The stand is made from 1/2”x 3” black pipe and a floor flange. I found some 9” psa discs online so I can go a bit bigger.

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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #1: Stand finished and first turning

03-30-2013 03:33 AM by Woodknack | 24 comments »

I happened across this Craftsman lathe, the previous owner hated it and wanted $50 for it so I took it home. It came with a 2×4 stand, 1/3HP motor, 2 faceplates, a spur drive and cup center. First thing I did was disassemble, clean, and reassemble everything. Some things had been put together wrong; the drive pulley was in the wrong place so the indexing pin wouldn’t engage and the tailstock handwheel would move in and out instead of the ram. The bearings seemed fine out of the...

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Goodell Pratt 125 Bench Lathe #7: DC Motor upgrade

02-11-2013 08:51 AM by Woodknack | 6 comments »

Last update I had given up on the lathe stand and moved everything to the workbench but I still didn’t have a good system for variable speed. Well, no more cone pulleys, countershafts, or underpowered AC motors… I bought an old treadmill with a 1 HP DC motor and hooked it up. The block of ipe you see on the lathe was the breaking point. The 1/3 HP motor would just turn it and once I laid tool to wood, everything would slow to a crawl. That prompted me to go find a proper moto...

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