|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 08-15-2010 12:47 AM||6777 views||11 times favorited||22 comments|
This is an Old Craftsman Lathe I bought with the set of chisels for $20 quite a few years ago.
I originally built this bench so the lathe folded under the table just like a sewing machine.
I hardly ever folded it down, but when it was folded, the table would be cluttered when I
I wanted to use it, so a few years ago, I did a complete renovation of the bench.
I changed it to storage drawers, instead of enclosed shelves.
I recently put casters under it, so I can move it around much easier.
You’ll notice the Combination Face Shield, Dust collector I made. It works real good.
I recently installed new bearings, & a new motor, & a link belt. It sure runs smooth now.
You may have read in my blog that I was buying a old larger lathe, but it didn’t pan out.
The lathe had some problems that I didn’t care to mess around with.
So I’m back to my old faithful lathe. I can’t make larger items on its 9” swing, but it works great.
Plus a new coat of paint makes it almost new
More images of Shield.
You can slide the shield along, were you’re working.
It has a piano hinge for the lid.
I paid 50 cents each for these card file drawers.
This is the new tool rest I recently bought. Click here.
My old tool rest was always getting full of nicks, this new one doesn’t do that. It stays nice, & smooth.
Here’s an ad for this lathe in a 1950 Popular Mechanics. I wonder what tools will cost in another 50 years?_
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