My new tool can be T related but not a T, lathe

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:38 pm:

Picked this up late last week. 9 inch Altas made sometime in the mid 30's, Pat. date 1933. Gave $250 for it. Sucker is almost 5 foot long and has 36 inches between centers. I will have to add some bracing to the bench, it has metal legs. Glad I had made the long enough but I never dreamed of one this long! 6 inch 3 jaw chuck, 6 inch face plate and I hope all the gears. Put new belts on it. All I need to do is find a motor, a dead center is on it's way, I will get a live center later after I play with it a while. I need to find an original type tool post, the one that came with it is ok but only fits 3/8 inch bits and no adjustment for height. I checked for bed sag, there might be a little but with the straight edge I was using, that's subjective to it's condition! :-) I have had the Jacobs armature chucks for a while.








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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:40 pm:

Nice lathe! I love old machine tools. PK


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles Weisgerber on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm:

Nice!!! I was lucky enough to inherit my Grandfather's early 40's Montgomery Wards Power-Kraft Lathe. It came to me with a 5" 3-jaw, 6" 4-jaw, face plate and most of the other tool holders, centers and miscellaneous items that were available for that model of lathe. Wards had some really good stuff back then.

I can tell you're really going to have fun setting it up and working with it. They sure come in handy, especially when you'er part of the T world.

Charles


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Garrison - Rice Minnesota on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:48 pm:

Great score for $250.00. I'm envious now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:54 pm:

When Dad sold the property that he spent his youth at down at Mt Angle Or I brought my great Uncle's South Bend up to Mom and Dad's. It's shorter and an 8 inch swing same babbitt bearings but a lot stouter. I may get it someday but for now I have some fun with this one.
The first thing I want to do is redo some Model A front hub bolts to work with Model T rear wire wheel hubs, I will need to cut the shoulder back just a bit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:13 am:

You got a great deal on that one. My project this week is cleaning out space in the east room of my shop so I can unload the Craftsman that's been sitting in the Suburban since I bought it in April.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier Savannah Tn. on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:51 pm:

Mark, you have been up to the same thing as me, just got through bringing in a new haven drill press that weighs about a ton. Also drug in a 1906 patent monarch 16x12 lathe and a steinel horizontal mill and buckets of bits cutters and reamers. Wife wanted to know why and I told her because it was there and I couldn't stand to see it go for scrap. Already ran the monarch and steinel some. Haven't got the drill press in the shop yet as I haven't figured out how to stand it up (Over 8and a half feet tall). Also got a couple of fordson major tractors in the deal. If my buddy Rick Moore over at Pickwick hadn't helped I don't know how I would have done it! KGB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard E Moore Jr. Pickwick lake Tenn. on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:56 pm:

It was wild to say the least. They don't make tools like that any more. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.


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