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OnlyJustME

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656 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

Finally got a tool gloat!!!

Just got a steal of a deal on craigslist. picked up an old ToolKraft lathe for only $25. It came with chisels and quite a few accessories. Drive centers, live centers, and plates. It has just over 6” from center to bottom of the gullet and at least 36” between. Came on stand with motor too. I just tested it out on a piece of oak from my firewood stack. I guess you would call it quarter split? lol It works nice but the motor was getting pretty hot. It’s only a 1/3 hp ge motor.

turned a handle for something just freehand messing around.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 656 days ago

Sure beats the heck outa my first “tube” lathe.
Watch the motor. Shouldn’t be gettin’ too hot with continuous duty.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 656 days ago

Wow! Only $25 bucks for that! Your a lucky guy!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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toolie

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#3 posted 656 days ago

see now that’s the kind of deal i’m looking for. nothing fancy but a lathe is the last significant piece of hardware i could use. for $25, i’d even be willing to try to rearrange the shop (again) to accommodate it. that deal definitely rates a very hearty “YOU SUCK!!!”.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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WoodGoddess

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#4 posted 656 days ago

When Craigslist gives you a deal…it’s always one worth sharing! :D I did a quick search for you. This lathe by ToolKraft was likely made in the 1980s or so. There is a website that sells parts for it.

http://toolkraft.com/ToolKraft-lathe-accessories-page-1.jpg

They also just found some “old lathe accessories catalogue” pages that you may find useful. Anyway, they might be able to stop that engine from getting so hot for few bucks. It’s worth a shot.

Nice deal! Nice work!

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#5 posted 656 days ago

A working tool for the price of the scrap iron… congratulations

-- Who is John Galt?

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Jerry

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#6 posted 656 days ago

Congrats for sure. If the motor becomes a problem it can be replaced or even maybe rebuilt reasonably inexpensive.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 656 days ago

Me

Very nice lathe and for a great price also. Also you did some nice coves and beads on the Oak. If you want to it would be easy to upgrade to another motor up to 1hp if you want to buy one.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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dhazelton

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#8 posted 656 days ago

Much earlier than 80’s. Easy peasy to put a bigger motor on that – here’s your manual:

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=1116

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 655 days ago

Those old motors will run hot, doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 655 days ago

awesome price … enjoy it ! make some thing really cool !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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danjo

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#11 posted 655 days ago

WOW…............WOW!!!!
Very nice, I have been trolling CL for 2 months EVERY DAY. These deals are RARE. NICE!

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OnlyJustME

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#12 posted 655 days ago

Thanks for all the info guys. I have a few motors around if this one goes bad. It’s a weird erector set of a stand and i’ll probably build a new one for it soon.

Arlin i was surprised the turning came out as good as it did since i haven’t done any turning in about 16 years. Kinda like riding a bike i guess. Still could use some professional instruction of course. I was only a rookie 16 years ago and that was only on pens.

Now i just need to find some nicer wood in the wood pile.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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WoodNDust

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#13 posted 655 days ago

Great find! Congratulations.

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 655 days ago

cool deal ,congrats.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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