|Forum topic by michael crawford||posted 06-02-2011 03:23 AM||8334 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-02-2011 03:23 AM
im looking at picking this one up. seller says that it has a 12 inch capacity, 36 between centers, and works well.
the serial number is 56-5819
after a google search, and looking on the oldtools website, i cannot find anything.
what im looking to do is replace my shopsmith mk V with a dedicated lathe for turning. i want something powerful, easy to setup/adjust, stable, and able to turn large vases and bowls. will also be turning some canes for some elderly folks that i know (most of them are car guys, so ill probably do something ccool like turn pistons for the heads, or shift knobs, or something like that)
this tool appears to be pretty solid, and fairly somplete. if i knew a little more about it before driving 3 hours each way to check it out, that would be great.
One of the reasons im looking at this is that i know its old. my guess is from the mid 40’s. after inheriting a lot of my great grandfathers tools, i have came to the conclusion that i like the quality and feel of the old stuff. i also like restoring them, as they take up much less space than cars. (my other hobby).
anyway, enough rambling.