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Posted on Help confirming my vintage lathe & accessories

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#1 posted 07-20-2018 01:56 PM

I had one like that. It was a delta Homecraft 12” with Aluminum tail and headstock made early mid 20th century.

Yours looks like it is 11” if the last 2 numbers is the swing. It also looks like it’s cast iron. That’s good, but you must not use tailstock pressure between centers without clamping the quill. I forgot a couple times when first starting, and pushed the big nut that the quill handle goes through right off the tailstock housing, causing it to strip the threads.

I also got a pretty good catch turning a bowl, and broke the banjo. I discovered dimension between the ways is the same as a Delta 14-60, so I used the banjo from it until I could get the 14-60 working…. ......... You are doing a good job on that restoration. ............... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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