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Project by Bytesabit posted 07-22-2013 06:04 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got myself a new lathe on a trade. It works great, but it was ugly as sin!!

So I took it apart, cleaned all the rust off (Covered pretty much all the metal), polished the exposed cast iron, and painted the parts with rust proof paint.

TURNED out real nice :)

This all was prompted from the looks, but also because the part in my headstock won’t come out!
Apparently I should be able to knock it out, but I’ve hammered from the inside and it won’t budge.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 03:03 AM

Good refinish job. You have that lathe torn down to it’s elements. Be careful pounding on the head stock, you could damage a bearing. There must be a keeper or snap ring in there. Can you get an exploded view of it?

I have a Craftsman lathe and could not get the front cover off and found it was retained by an o- ring in a groove. I slipped the o-ring out with knife and it came right off.

Now we need to see some neat turned projects coming off the lathe!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rad457

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 05:33 AM

Nice job, I have an old 47” craftsman and a 36” Ryobi that could use the same treatment!

-- Andre of Alberta. Are you Kidding me?

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Bytesabit

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 12:22 PM

YES! I do have those collars! I just didn’t want to take them off and not be able to put them on. They didn’t look to be holding anything but the bearings in place, so thought it best to leave them where they are!

I will try that soon and let you know! I really hope it is because I’d love to buy a chuck sometime… seems all the fun things to make need a chuck hehe.

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Bytesabit

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 12:23 PM

rad: it’s a lot of work, and VERY dirty, but well worth it!

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 06:32 AM

Is it the drive spur that’s stuck? The dead center (tailstock) in my Craftsman was stuck so hard I had a shop press it out. They said it was the 2nd highest pressure they’d ever used to push something apart.

Nice work on the lathe.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Bytesabit

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 11:15 AM

Rick, no it’s the part in the headstock :)
Though, I did have trouble getting the spur out, it’s out and the thing is cleaned :)

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 08:01 AM

Oh, you mean the spindle. Make sure you are tapping it the right direction. Mine is a different model but hadn’t been apart in 50 years, took a few good whacks with a wood mallet to free it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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