LumberJocks

Lathe restoration

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by shinju posted 06-13-2017 02:21 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View shinju's profile

shinju

218 posts in 4105 days


06-13-2017 02:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

Here is a 1930’s Herberts wood wizard lathe. Just finished this up.

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you


10 replies so far

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

14358 posts in 4869 days


#1 posted 06-13-2017 02:22 PM

Very nice. I like the color.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View Planeman40's profile

Planeman40

1499 posts in 3533 days


#2 posted 06-13-2017 03:03 PM

Maybe its because I’m an old timer, but I love the old iron! Especially the really good stuff. That looks great!

I was recently given an old tilting table Delta table saw from the 1930’s or early 1940’s. Its in great condition with no rust and all the parts. I am looking forward to cleaning it up, re-painting it, and setting it up. It is very well built. I am curious as to how troublesome the tilting table will be to use. I have a hunch It will not be as bad as it appears. My every day table saw is a large Hammer sliding table saw so this Delta saw will just be for fun and to save it from destruction.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

26427 posts in 4623 days


#3 posted 06-13-2017 08:33 PM

Good job Shinju.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View DMiller's profile

DMiller

537 posts in 1245 days


#4 posted 06-13-2017 10:42 PM

Great Job!!! I like the color!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

13389 posts in 3152 days


#5 posted 06-14-2017 01:59 AM

Looks like a good restoration. I would like more details about the lathe and steps you took in the restoration.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Madrona's profile

Madrona

123 posts in 1667 days


#6 posted 06-14-2017 10:14 PM

Very nice, great job! Hard to beat the old iron.

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

View shinju's profile

shinju

218 posts in 4105 days


#7 posted 06-16-2017 04:49 PM

Here’s the motor,waiting for gravity motor mount.will post completed photo when done.

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

13389 posts in 3152 days


#8 posted 06-16-2017 05:41 PM

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

5913 posts in 4015 days


#9 posted 06-17-2017 07:21 PM

I would take that lathe before any new Grizzly, HF or Delta lathe on the market.

View ArtMann's profile

ArtMann

1480 posts in 1588 days


#10 posted 06-18-2017 02:05 AM

Old tool restoration is a worthy hobby in itself.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com