Last year we lost a woodworker in our area and his wife invited the Chesapeake Woodworkers to buy some of his tools. I was very fortunate to acquire the Sears 12” lathe model 113-228160 plus all his turning tools and cabinets of chucks and sharoening supplies. It has a tubular rail. There was a duplicator with the lathe that the lady said her son was interested in and it was not for sale.
I recently embarked on a project to make rolling pins for christmas presents and learned how difficult it is to repeat the dimentions on each one. I searched the Craftsman website and found only the newer type that fits on a flat rail. I have not seen any available on eBay or Craigs list.
When I looked in the drawers of the lathe cabinet I found some parts that appear to go with the duplicator. I called the lady and told her that if her son was going to use the unit he would need the parts i have and that if he wasn’t going to use it I would like to buy the rest of it.
She says her son does not have a lathe and that she would talk to him. She does not know what the duplicator is and has invited me to come by to see if it is there.
Is anyone familiar with this lathe and duplicator and might have a picture or parts list so I can make sure I have it all? Also, is there anyone with a duplicator available for this lathe in case the parts have been lost?
-- I leave behind little bits of beauty to compensate for for my impact on this world.