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Old 03-18-2006, 11:08 AM
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I had a very week moment and I bought a 11" X 36" Sheldon lathe from this used machine tool sales store I usually stop at. The wife is usually with me and waits in the car but this time I was all by myself. So I had all day to look. I circled this lathe about three times before I stopped and turned a few cranks and pulled a lever or two and in a few hours it was over. It is a 1945 model and was full of crud. But instead of cleaning it up and using it I decided to clean and PAINT it. I have lathe parts scattered all over in different stages of cleaning ect. It's hard to move around the shop. But I have a question it came with a 8" three jaw chuck and I would like a 4 jaw. What would be the size to look for a 8" or 6"?
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:56 PM
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Depends on the swing over the cross slide.
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Old 03-18-2006, 03:51 PM
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Lathes are fun I've been turning bushings and replacing Pins since i got mine I have 6" 4 jaw on 12" lathe and 4" 3jaw . At first i wish the 4" would have been a 6" but havn't had need for larger yet and have a 8" face plate with clamping system i guess you can turn large pieces on . still learning

turned a 18" long shaft and taper is .003 not too shaby for its age maybe able to fine tune it some more
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Digr -

An 8" chuck is about the right size for an 11" swing machine. A 6" would work just as well, but will limit you to mounting smaller parts.
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digr,

Congratulations on the lathe! There are so many things you can use them for. I also have a Sheldon. I have not been able to put a date on it using the serial number but I believe it is about 5-years older than yours. I had nearly two months (part time) in mine, cleaning, painting and getting it set up the way I wanted it.

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Congratulations on the lathe! There are so many things you can use them for. I also have a Sheldon. I have not been able to put a date on it using the serial number but I believe it is about 5-years older than yours. I had nearly two months (part time) in mine, cleaning, painting and getting it set up the way I wanted it.

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Nice job Dave, I hope mine looks as good. There is a Sheldon lathe forum out there if you don't already belong. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sheldonlathe/
There is a man named John Knox on the site that can tell what year it is. Very nice guy and I can give you his number if you like. What size is the chuck on your lathe?
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digr,

Thanks! Also thanks for the link to the Sheldon site. It didn't exist yet the last time I was looking for info. I just got my "approval" to join a little earlier.
I forgot to measure chuck size. I'll do that tomorrow.

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Both the 4-jaw and the 3-jaw chucks are 6-inch (the 3-jaw measures about 6-1/2")

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I had a very week moment and I bought a 11" X 36" Sheldon lathe from this used machine tool sales store I usually stop at. The wife is usually with me and waits in the car but this time I was all by myself. So I had all day to look. I circled this lathe about three times before I stopped and turned a few cranks and pulled a lever or two and in a few hours it was over. It is a 1945 model and was full of crud. But instead of cleaning it up and using it I decided to clean and PAINT it. I have lathe parts scattered all over in different stages of cleaning ect. It's hard to move around the shop. But I have a question it came with a 8" three jaw chuck and I would like a 4 jaw. What would be the size to look for a 8" or 6"?
see there ya go next time take the wife and ya wont get in trouble,nice lathe good luck on the refurb and dont forget lots of pictures,john
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