Grandpa's Lathe

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Project by DaddyZ posted 1638 days ago 2208 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Cleaned off at least 3-4 Coats of paint & Polished & Repainted, Tried to better allign, It does have a small Wobble,Approx 1/16”, Feels like 5 foot. The Cabinet was Free, Used to be a 2 Hole Sink.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#1 posted 1638 days ago

Sweet but you will have to adjust a bit better….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1638 days ago

I bet grandpa would be proud of that. Well done & happy turning.

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#3 posted 1638 days ago

Nice lathe plus it belonged to gramps.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1638 days ago

Nice job

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#5 posted 1638 days ago

Nice job; it is very satisfying to revive an older machine rather than to toss it and buy a new one. IMHO a twist belt (one of those multi-links) would help the vibration considerably (especially since you likely use different pulleys that would be somewhat out of perfect alignment). I broke down and paid the high price for one to replace the conventional v-belt on my Jet table saw…......unbeliveable improvement.

-- Jerry

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#6 posted 1638 days ago

that a great machine that will and has lasted the test of time good on you for keeping a great piece of equipment running

Happy turning

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#7 posted 1638 days ago

Beautifull little lathe. Love that you rebuilt grampa’s. Hope to see lots of fun turnings comeing from it.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 1637 days ago

Definitely worth the price of new bearings. I love old tools.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 1637 days ago

Nice little lathe. If you have some wobble my guess would be the bearings in the headstock need replacing. Should be a fairly easy and inexpensive fix.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#10 posted 1637 days ago

No bearings in the headstock, Only a brass sleeve which has a slight rub(dent?) to it. My grandpa had the motor under the lathe for 30+ years, with weights on it to keep it tight. Hence the rub.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 1637 days ago

Same lathe that I’m restoring now. Looks good.

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#12 posted 1637 days ago

Great job on the lathe.

I enjoy seeing woodworking machines with a little age on them refurbished, and used again…

Thank you for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#13 posted 1636 days ago

Nice old lathe!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#14 posted 1633 days ago

Nice work keeping history into the future


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#15 posted 1632 days ago

Beautifull little lathe I love old tools too
I´l bett you will have
a lot more fun with it


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