|Forum topic by emiliof||posted 08-01-2013 08:39 PM||1197 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-01-2013 08:39 PM
I bought the sort of vintage lathe whose photos I attach. It was really cheap and it feels really sturdy.
I don´t know what kind of lathe it is, I think it wasn´t made for wood turning. The person who sold it to me didn’t know either, it belonged to a grandfather of his wife. It comes with a pole or shaft or whatever it is called, as well as a cutting disc. It looks like an overkilling pipe cutter.
I intend to use it as a wood lathe… unless, of course, there is a good reason for not doing it.
Apart from the pictures I can give you some other clues to know what kind of lathe it is. The only references to a brand are: (1) the sign “General” on the tool rest and (2) the motor brand, which is General Electric, made in USA. However, the motor could have been attached later.
This motor is 3/4 HP, 1750 RPM. Based on the relation between the ratios of the pulley wheels, the spindle turns at about 600 RPM.
Does anybody know what kind of lathe I bought? :-)
Thanks a lot,