Powermatic 45 Lathe #3: Stand painted, started Putting it all back together.

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Blog entry by stevengaletodd posted 03-17-2011 06:48 PM 2654 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The stand is now painted, it did take a little work to get it cleaned up. I used SoyGel on the old finish that was caked on. I put it on and let it sit for 30 minutes and the old finish scraped right off. I was also able to find a could missing pieces that I needed for the tool rest. I’m getting ready to put the lathe back on the stand.

Here is a picture of the tool rest before I put it together.

I also got the head stock assembly put back together. It cost me about $70 for the two new bearing.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 08:09 PM

It sure is coming along very nicely, but somehow I was picturing a big mustard yellow machine with black stripes…

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 08:45 PM

Lookin Good :)

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 09:08 PM

Ya, I’m not for sure what year they went to the yellow/gold. One thing that I didn’t mention, the indexing wheel has a little wobble in it. I’m not for sure if this is from welding it to the spacer or if it’s from when we took it off the shaft. I’m hoping that it doesn’t have much impact on the balance when the lathe is running. If so, I will be taking it back apart to fix.

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 05:09 AM

Very nice. It’s almost John Deere green. Any yellow going on it? jk;)
Great job!

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#5 posted 07-01-2015 01:33 AM

I just picked up a 45 last week! Looking forward to refinishing it. It is the exact same version as yours with the step pulley.. When I saw it online it looked like the variable speed but when I got there it was the pulley. Oh well.

Has anyone tried upgrading to the reeves variable speed from pulley?

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