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Posted on Help confirming my vintage lathe & accessories

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 07-18-2018 04:14 PM

The Delta “Homecraft” line was not introduced until the very late 40’s as their homeowner line of tools. Here is what I believe your lathe is from the 1950 Delta Homecraft catalog:

The headstock on that lathe is designed to be filled with oil… there is a fill cap on top, and an overflow on the side. Keep it filled up to the overflow with a good non-detergent 20W oil (I actually like to use AW32 hydraulic oil). Both the headstock and tailstock should have MT2 tapers, and the spindle a 1”x8tpi thread, so normal stuff will fit it fine – and with a thread tap, you can expand your possibilities even more (See here).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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