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Forum topic by derosa posted 01-06-2013 01:46 AM 3522 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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derosa

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01-06-2013 01:46 AM

Late last night I had my parting tool catch on the spur and my only tool rest base cracked and lost a piece, so now it is useless. I’ve now checked all the major sites; Penn state, woodcraft, rockler, woodturnerscatalogue, grizzly and amazon with no luck; only place that had one was oneway but I’ll get a new lathe off craigslist before dropping 200+ on such as simple item. So does anyone have any clue on where to find a replacement, generic or otherwise for an old lathe?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse


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#1 posted 01-06-2013 01:50 AM

Best bet is to post a WTB on the owwm.com classifieds (called BYOD, for “Bring Out Your Dead”). People there are pretty helpful.

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 02:05 AM

Russ, what type of lathe bed is it? I believe have an extra banjo.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 02:46 AM

Brandon- its an old delta 930 I believe from the 30s. Think the design of the bed is the same as what Delta used through the 50s at least.

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#4 posted 01-06-2013 02:24 PM

Find a good welding shop that can properly furnace braze the parts back together. When done correctly the part will be as good as new and will be less expensive.
MIKE

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#5 posted 01-06-2013 02:38 PM

Ebay always has some

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 04:42 PM

Look on ebay.

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#7 posted 01-06-2013 04:59 PM

Might try these places:

http://www.mikestools.com/Delta-Wood-Lathe-Parts-Lists_2295.aspx

if need part number might try this site although probable do not have the part.

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-lathe-parts-c-3275_9659.html

-- Bill

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derosa

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#8 posted 01-06-2013 06:29 PM

Checked both those sites, don’t have a modern equivalent part number, mine is ddl-171 which they list as out of stock.
Ebay is also out; I had to lose that account due to far to much compulsive spending.

I will try the local machine shop in town, didn’t think cast iron could be welded.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#9 posted 01-06-2013 08:55 PM

Had Grizzly cast iron tool rest welded once twice.

http://www.owwm.org/viewforum.php?f=1
http://vintagemachinery.org/
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=1141&tab=3

Have no idea where you live in NY, but went Craig’s list and started in Albany tools thread and worked my way down the list to Catskills doing a SEARCH for wood lathe.

Check cities near you might have a tool rest base can use or new old lathe for not much money.

http://catskills.craigslist.org/search/tla?query=wood+lathe&srchType=A&zoomToPosting=&minAsk=&maxAsk=

-- Bill

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 12:45 AM

Bill, I’ll keep checking the local craigslist, I’m actually 4 hours from the Catskills to the NW. I’ve seen old lathes for sale, just not parts yet but I’ll keep looking.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#11 posted 01-07-2013 01:32 AM

Do you have a picture of the damage? What size post is it? The banjo I have is from an older craftsman lathe.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 01-07-2013 03:45 AM

There’s a guy on OWWM with an old Delta banjo for sale right now. $35 shipped.
http://owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=126486&sid=037d20c7fc6f1a2163315f8992b80bcc

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