|Project by DavidBethune||posted 1188 days ago||6520 views||3 times favorited||33 comments|
A few weeks ago I bought this lathe for $250.00. It was in rough shape (unfortunatley I forgot to take before pictures). Since then I’ve spent countless hours stripping it down, removing all the rust and totally re-painting every part. I built riser blocks and added an of-off switch into the blocks.
It says in their 1949 Sears Catalog that it was for wood and metal. I have never worked a metal lathe before so I really have no clue how to use that function. I guess I’ll have to learn..:)
Anyhow I’ve purchased a 3 Jaw chuck for it (another $125.00) that is at my brother in laws right now becuase he is making me a backplate for it on his metal lathe so that I can mount it. It’s a 1/2” shaft x 20 tpi (very small shaft) with a ZERO morse taper insert (you talk about small).
It’s a Craftsman 80 Model 109.21270 lathe, highly collectable so if nothing else I have some new eye candy for my shop..LOL
I UPLOADED THE 1949 CATALOG PAGE ABOUT IT. It was cheap to buy back then, but wages were very low also.
Just thought I would share this anyhow.
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