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Forum topic by jackthelab posted 09-10-2012 11:40 AM 2477 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2012 11:40 AM

I was able to get ahold of a very nice used Craftsman lathe – model 113.23801. Anyway, it is missing the base for the tool rest. I have checked on line with the Sears Parts site and they list this particular part as no longer being available. Now, if anyone can help me with ideas about the search for a replacement piece, I would appreciate it. This particular model looks like it was from the 70s. Does anyone know who manufactured this lathe? Or does anyone know a good source of parts for these lathes? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a million for any help that is out there.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 11:58 AM

this should help,

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 12:57 PM

Made by Emerson. That was my first lathe.
They pop up on Craig’s every so often.


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#3 posted 10-07-2012 03:15 AM

I just got a similar Craftsman Lathe at a garage sale and I’m in the process of cleaning it up and getting it running. Last week on Craigslist I saw a Rigid brand lathe that looked EXACTLY like mine (and yours). I did some digging and found out that it IS the same as ours and Rigid still offers most of the parts (unlike Sears…which is most likely on their last legs). Here is the part you’re looking for it’s a bit pricey but perhaps if you look around on the web you can find a better price.

Good Luck!

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 05:17 PM

Lots of lathe parts on ebay.

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 09:24 PM

i am picking up the lathe saturday. couple of questions….if i buy 3/4×16tpi faceplates and a chuck from Grizzly should they fit fine? Also, should i get a check for the stock tail? that is mt1, correct? please let me know

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 08:35 PM

I just got the same lathe this weekend. Came with both tool rests, and hardly any rust. It doesnt come with a live center. I was on, and found a 6” 4 claw chuck, 4” faceplate, and a live center, which should be here any day. Quick Question, when i tried to change the speed, i was able to move the cover over far enough to do to i take it off completely? i just don’t want to pull so hard. i was able to play today, and made 2 miniature milk bottles out of 2×4 scrap.

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