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Forum topic by hairy posted 10-06-2018 03:59 PM 326 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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hairy

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10-06-2018 03:59 PM

Yard sale find. The owner was a jeweler. This sat for unused for many years. Lots of cast iron, very heavy.

Complete with motor,4 jaw chuck, small faceplate,some kind of dog, and a tapered spindle that mounts between centers.
1 speed only drive. Drive pulleys and rubber flat belt. Motor has wires hanging out, untested.

I remember watching Roy Underhill on TV using his foot powered lathe. I think it was a metal lathe and he was cutting threads on a bolt.His lathe had a similar dog.

Dead centers on headstock and tailstock, oil cups on centers and drive. Everything is free, no binding, no slop, should operate well.

36” bed length overall. 21” between centers. 8 and 1/2” swing over bed. 1 and 1/8” x 12 TPI spindle.

Badge painted over.Any and all advice appreciated. Thanks!!!

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#1 posted 10-07-2018 12:29 PM

Have Fun with it. Who made it doesn’t matter, who uses it does. Nice find. PS. if you are of a mind to be able to change speeds, I have a v-belt syst. with 3,4,&5 step pulleys gathering dust. Also, a 3/4 hp 4 pole motor turning at the shaft @ 1050 rpm (very heavy but functioning) Also a craftsman antique set up for grinder/polisher also gathering dust… I saw a lathe like this (somewhat) at a friends place…it’s only markings were stamped into the underside of the bed “Cincinnati Ohio” he painted it up and used it as his “beale type” system set up. (considerable welding was required to change the system to a standard 1 1/4” 12 TPI shaft if memory serves me.)

Don S. Havana Fl.

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