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Forum topic by therookie posted 05-21-2011 11:10 PM 4085 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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05-21-2011 11:10 PM

I just traded a craftsman 10” radial arm saw for a 14” lathe some old hinges and a stanley model 78 shoulder plane. I am putting a question out there to find out if anyone has any info about the lathe. I got it and the motor mount is cracked and I need a new mount or a new motor, I have checked OWWM and nothing, so does anyone have one they are willing to part with?

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lew

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 06:27 PM

What model number?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 08:10 PM

Lew it has come to the point that I am just going to part it out and see what someones willing to give me for it. the tool post is in excellant condition and the tail and head stock the same there is no motor or circut board both were shot. so if any one is looking for a lathe all you need to do is put a motor in it the lathe is a 14” by 36”

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 02:54 AM

If you don’t mind me asking, why did you throw in the towel so quickly? Do you have any photos?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 01:43 PM

Brian, I threw in the towel so quickley because a new motor is $150, a new circut board is $125 turning tools $100 face plate $60 and on the list goes. I would have been at $435 just to get it running and for that I can get a lathe that works like an old craftsman. I am just looking for somthing that will be able to give a taste of turning bowls and other items. I am not looking at investing $500 into a part of woodworking that I might not be interested in. I will take some pics of all of the parts when I get home and put them up with some reasonable prices (what I consider reasonable)

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 02:40 AM

You may be able to get the motor mount welded. You said the circuit board is shot. I take from that there must be an electronic speed control. That, too, may be repairable. Just a thought.

Lew

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 04:25 AM

well the mount for the motor is plastic and the board is broken. the lathe was supposed to go 800rpm to 2800rpm

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 05:22 AM

Most of the more up-to-date auto body shops now have “plastic welders”. You might check there to see if they can repair the mount.

As far as a broken circuit board, if it is a one or two sided board, it can probably be repaired. Depending if any of the components are damaged, it is typically just an easy soldering job. Damaged components can easily be replaced if they can be identified.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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