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Shopsmith 10er Dedicated Lathe

by Hockey
posted 08-14-2017 02:54 PM

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#1 posted 08-14-2017 03:51 PM

I love mine. .... and a former owner built a custom copying attachment that works very well.
I have a bigger Delta lathe as well but often use the old 10ER out of choice.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 08-14-2017 03:55 PM

I have a 10er, a 500 in drillpressmode, a510, you might need new spindle bearings, Number of groups supporting the 10er, they’re not big money but do work good, sharp tools help.

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 03:52 AM

I guess there aren’t too many of us 10er lathe users here on LJ.
I appreciate your replies shipswright and Fresch.

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 06:45 PM

I’ve got a 10er that I’ve dabbled with as a lathe, drill press, shaper and disc sander. I like mine a lot as a lathe. One thing that really helps with the belts is to get raw edge cog style belts. They flex better around the small pulleys and keep more area of the belt in contact which helps keep them from slipping. MKCTools has the Goodyear set to fit the speed changer for $20. They also have lever style tool rest lockdowns that make adjusting the tool rest super easy. That sight also has some very cool DC motor mods with RPM controllers that make for a really nice machine! I’ve even seen mods to extend the way tubes to make turning really long pieces possible.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 08:56 PM

Thanks for the reference to the items at MKC, smitdog.

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