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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #5: Banjo tune-up

06-09-2014 04:23 AM by Woodknack | 4 comments »

King Seeley never bothered to clean up the parts after casting, that was left to future owners and most of them didn’t. My lathe was around for 54 years and most surfaces were rough as a cob when I brought it home. Here I’m cleaning up the banjo.

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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 | 23 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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Old BandSaw upgraded, Pulley questions to fellow Lumberjockers

01-25-2013 05:24 AM by James Lango | 14 comments »

This is my 1952 Craftsman 12” Band Saw. She has been soo unrealiable over the years and i was on the verge of tossing her out. BUT- i figured to give it a go and see what she can do when everything is tuned up and running smooth. Did some research and reading, found out that although this saw is old and relatively small (12”) she was able to hold her own back in the day. New paint.New guidesNew thrust bearings (stainless steel pulleys work in place)New solid ...

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