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Forum topic by TomTheWoodTorturer posted 08-09-2016 04:50 AM 622 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TomTheWoodTorturer

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08-09-2016 04:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta lathe lathe

I inherited my grandfather’s Delta lathe, ca. 1955. Yesterday I moved a box that came with it, that contains the steadyrest and casters for it. It also contained this device. I have no idea what it is. I assue it’s for the lathe, because it’s in the box and it’s the same color as the rest of the parts.
Anybody know what it is? And how to use it?

-- Tom, Cincinnati OH


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bandit571

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 04:58 AM

Unless the lathe could be set up as a disc sander? You can set the table to sand whatever angle you need. Might look around in that box a bit, and find what looks like a mitre gauge, like on a tablesaw. There should be a disc that would mount on the headstock, sized to run in that curved area, so the sanding disc could be close to the table.

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mike02130

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 12:30 PM

Yup, Bandit’s right. It’s a disc sander. I have an old Delta 930 that came with one. Mine has a 9” disc attached to a 3” faceplate. I haven’t used mine yet. When I do I’ll try sharpening a gouge or two to see how it does. I recently saw one being pimped on ePay for $250. Of course that was a buy it now price. Of course that may be a crazy price and it may only be worth chump change.

-- If the tool was invented after the Depression, I don't need it.

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TomTheWoodTorturer

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 01:04 PM

Well…. That’s interesting. If I can figure out how to set it up, I might be able to use it. I’ve got a couple of regular faceplates, but not the one you describe. I can’t imagine it would be real hard to put one together, though.

Thanks for your help. I never would have figured that out on my own.

-- Tom, Cincinnati OH

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Rick M

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 04:37 PM

Can you post a picture of the lathe? I’m wondering how it attaches.

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 04:39 PM

Walker Turner table

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Rick M

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#6 posted 08-09-2016 04:52 PM

That makes more sense.

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#7 posted 08-10-2016 01:37 AM

where’s the lathe ?

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mike02130

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#8 posted 08-11-2016 12:42 PM

Here’s a picture. Mine works with a 9” disc.

-- If the tool was invented after the Depression, I don't need it.

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