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Old 01-05-2020, 05:23 PM
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Good to know... thanks. Although I didn't think he had a mill, so not sure why he had those.


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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Old 01-05-2020, 05:26 PM
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I would think that you loosen the nut/ bolt on the lathe and move up or down to engage/ disengage the chuck for back gear. Be sure to tighten the bolt back up so it does not rattle with chuck turning. It might feel clumsy to use, but generally it is not something you do a lot. Find a speed you are comfortable with and work with that.




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A relative (Greg) passed away recently and he had a metal lathe that they didn't know what to do with. They knew I was into metalworking and asked me if I wanted it. I hadn't touched a metal lathe in like 30 years since high school but have always wanted one so I gladly said yes without even seeing it.

They dropped it off yesterday and I thought I'd share some pics. I do have some questions though as even back in high school I didn't use one much. I do still have the one project I made back then, which was a center punch, but that's about my only experience with them, so please correct me if any of my nomenclature is wrong.

Greg made a nice heavy duty table for it, and it looks like he made the motor mount too. It looks like it's a 24" lathe, with a 4 jaw chuck, which I think is more desirable than a 3 jaw...? It has the tailstock but no live center or Jacobs chuck. They should be easy to find shouldn't they?
I think it might be one of these. Converted to electric power.

http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/advert/ay25.htm

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Old 01-05-2020, 09:10 PM
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For the live center and the jacobs chuck all you need to know is the size of the tailstock morris taper. A 4 jaw and a 3 jaw would take care of most all the things you want to turn. You will need some micrometers, dial indicators and calipers.
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I think it might be one of these. Converted to electric power.

http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/advert/ay25.htm

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Holy crap, that is exactly the one! Thanks! It almost makes me want to convert it back to foot pedal power!
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if you will only have one chuck a four jaw is preferred.
Three jaws are like drill bits they are close but not perfect. If thr part is within the surface of the stock a three jaw is ok but if there is no room for error a four jaw is really the only option.
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I think I have your lathe's big brother. https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...e+Barnes+lathe

Originally, your lathe should have had cast legs. The cast legs have obviously been replaced by the I beam your lathe sits on. I can find no identifying marking on mine except for the inside of the legs which have the company name embossed on the bracing.

The feed gears on the headstock do not appear to be set up for auto feed, but some kind of threading operation. It also appears that the pin to free up the bull gear behind the chuck is different from mine. Mine had a spring loaded pin.
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Here's a Barnes No. 5 lathe:

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoind....aspx?id=35908

There are a couple more types here: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex...px?id=73&tab=4

More Barnes info: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex...px?id=73&tab=0

Lathe catalog 1922: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/73/16726.pdf
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