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Forum topic by Seer posted 2198 days ago 924 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Seer

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2198 days ago

I have an older lathe made by Craftsman in the 70’s model 113-23800 and am trying to figure how to mount it on a bench becasue the motor is a seperate unit. I have seen where it is hung upside down under the lathe on a bench or on a hinged board behind it letting the motor keep tension on it. Does anyone have any good ideas or a drawing to help me?
Thanks
Jerry

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#1 posted 2122 days ago

Are you mounting this on a pre-existing bench or building one for the lathe?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 2121 days ago

I was going to build one as soon as I get the time but still unsure of how to mount the motor

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#3 posted 2121 days ago

You just described it – i have the same lathe – sits on a surface 8” or wider with the motor hanging beneath the headstock upside down from the underside of the surface with a rectangular slot under the pulley for the v-belt to pass through

-- Regards, Steve2

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#4 posted 2121 days ago

I also have this lathe. Mounted 2×4’s to the bottom of the lathe, then built a set of legs to mount it to. Needed to add a shelf to the bottom to add weight. An extremely early project, still haven’t changed it. Looks like crap, works just fine.

-- Berta in NC

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