Early 60's Delta 1460 lathe for sale.....SOLD

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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 02-28-2012 01:35 PM 11919 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2012 01:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta lathe vintage

Due to the economy being what it is I am forced to sell a few items. Being that I do not really have any experience with turning and do not have the time to learn right now I thought I would sell that lathe and possibly upgrade at a later time.

Up for your consideration is a fully restored Delta 1460 12” x 36” lathe. The machine was completely stripped of all paint and rust, using electrolysis, and then primed and painted. The spindle and motor bearings were replaced. It is powered with the original Delta 1/2hp single phase motor and has the pull rod and switch. Included are 4, 6 and 12” rests and 3 and 6” face plates. There are also a couple of NIB drive centers with #2 MT.

If you are interested send e a PM and we can discuss the possibilities. I am asking $500 for the lathe with accessories, which I think is a fair price. Unfortunately I am NOT able to ship, so this would need to be a local pick up. Some one is going to get a very nice vintage lathe.

Motor tag prior to restoration

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 04:32 PM

wow, that’s a beaut, wish I lived nearby

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 06:09 PM

Hi Ken,

I hope you are well. As usual you have done a great job on this machine. I wish I could take it off your hands but alas I cannot.

Who ever does get is going to be very happy.

Good luck.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 09:40 PM

I have the very same lathe, but not as pretty as this one. Every part on this one is beautifully restored and would look great in anyones shop! Heck it would look good in the living room! I paid $450 for mine and had to restore it, but the motor had been changed out so it is not original. Too bad you are so far away or I would grab this in a heart beat.


For anyone that is interested, the cast iron leg assembly sells for over $100.00 and would be rusty at that price. The motor on/off switch is next to impossible to find, the tail stock and tool holder are also great items. Bottom line is $500 is a steal.

-- Wayne, New Hampshire

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