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Old 01-18-2020, 01:59 PM
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That is the mystery of something like this, if it was neglected to rust, but has barely any actual wear, it may not be too bad of a lathe when it’s cleaned up. Heck we know guys that take on vices that have lots of rust....

Sometimes one just needs a way to spin metal, and precision doesn’t play a part.

Good luck with it, and I for one would like to follow along and see how you make out with this.


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Old 01-18-2020, 02:59 PM
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Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, in this case just like an errant chip of metal!

Power to you if you can get it up and running, but 4 beans is about 3 beans too many, IMO.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:32 PM
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I am surprised at some of the comments. I expect that you fellows would know that you can’t fully assess the condition from one picture. The lathe looks worse than it actually is.

I was able to loosen everything. Each seized part was loosened in less than five minutes except one change gear lever, I spent about one hour on that. The slides move very smoothly through their entire travel and the slide surfaces and ways show almost no wear.

No missing teeth on any of the gears however two of them have a few teeth that are rust pitted. I don’t think they will affect performance but I can hear the intermittent sound when the machine is running. The spindle bearings are smooth and tight as are all the other shafts and bearings. As I suspected from the beginning, I don’t think this machine was used much. The previous owner never used it in the twenty years that he owned it.

I’m not sure what the manufacturing tolerance is for the tail stock quill but it seems a bit loose to me. It is fitted with a production style advancing lever. I suspect it may have been used often.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:39 PM
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Well, the second picture looks much better than the first. I like the lever on the tail stock. Thinking about it, it looks like the little lathe I have in my home shop. Dirty, and rust covered. Needs some loving attention one of these days. I really should look into the motor problem, so I can stop having to hand start it. I think a capacitor is out, but am too lazy to get down on hands and knees to tear into it. One of these days though.

Good luck on finishing cleaning it up, and start making chips!


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Old 01-19-2020, 09:34 AM
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The most important part, the ways, look ok. But it's one picture.
I think you can make it work. You may have to put a bushing or sleeve into the tailstock to get it to be tighter, but it's doable.
As for gear noise, they are straight cut gears and are noisy by nature. A bit of grease may help, but they are always noisy.
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Looking much better already. Will you do a complete tear down, cleaning and repaint?
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:17 AM
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There it is, a fully functioning thread cutting lathe that doubles as a storage unit. It has two cabinets made from 1/8” steel, one with three ball bearing drawers. It has two shelves (not yet rated), numerous places to hang things and a coat hook. There is even a cubbyhole for heavy items in the middle. Now tell me that’s not worth $400.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:21 AM
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Heck, you could pay that much for a steel shelving unit
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:29 AM
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As for gear noise, they are straight cut gears and are noisy by nature. A bit of grease may help, but they are always noisy.
The noise occurs at a certain frequency, I suspect when the rusty area meshes. I could possibly dress the surface of those rusty teeth or simply wait for them to clear up with use.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:43 AM
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Looking much better already. Will you do a complete tear down, cleaning and repaint?
I may redo it some day when I am less able. I also have a small Sheldon horizontal mill and small Delta Milwaukee surface grinder that I am considering as well. For now it will go into my new shop building when it is ready. I want to equip my new shop with some useful tools for when I visit. My primary tools stay here until I retire.
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