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Old 01-06-2020, 11:01 AM
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What are some other things I might want for this besides a live center and Jacobs chuck?

I was thinking I could get a milling attachment for it, since I think I might use a mill more than a lathe anyways.
Should I get a 3 jaw chuck or not?
What about a compound rest?
Or is this thing just a piece of junk and I shouldn't put any more money into it?
First!
Clean it up
Oil it up

Try it out

You really don't need feed gears but for threading.

looks like the 4 jaw chuck is mounted to an aluminum plate that may be a problem in it self.

don't spend any more money on it than you have to
head stock bearings may also be a problem
try everything first.

NO on a lathe milling attachment they are only good for small clock parts too much flex for an end mill over 1/8".

If the lathe chucks have a flat back most can be remounted on other lathes with the use of mounting plates but "NOT" made out of aluminum.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:56 PM
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Those hold downs can be used for other things besides a mill, but that is where they are used the most. If you had a face plate for your lathe, technically you could used them on the lathe, if needed to hold a wierd shaped item. Don’t get rid of them anyways.


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I also use mine to hold work on any of my fabricating tables, as spreaders for odd jobs like tightening the belts on my air compressor and for counter support on my swivel band saw vise when cutting short pieces. “Don’t get rid of them” they are indeed very handy.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:12 PM
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Change gears are critical for speed changes when turning...not just threading...
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:46 AM
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Looks like Hand Tool Rescue just released a video restoring a couple of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u71kzF1XfQM&t=1738s

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