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Forum topic by Beyrleman posted 162 days ago 669 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beyrleman

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162 days ago

I am looking into selling this lathe, but I do not necessarily know what I have. I have included pictures below. Can anyone tell me what I am looking at and what would be a fair price range to ask?


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Loren

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#1 posted 161 days ago

A couple hundred bucks maybe. The long bed is a custom
thing and the headstock, tailstock and other parts look like
they came off a sort of lower end metalworking lathe.

To the right person, that long bed will be an asset but that
buyer may take awhile to show up.

You may find it easier to scrap the bed and sell the other
parts on ebay.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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mrjinx007

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#2 posted 161 days ago

Old, old, old. thing. I would buy it for $100 If I knew anything was missing; as finding parts for that beast may be a journey I don’t wish to travel upon.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Jimbo4

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#3 posted 161 days ago

Those pulleys are spun by a leather belt off a master flywheel, which operates other machinery as well. I saw one of these in the railroad museum in Savannah.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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grittyroots

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#4 posted 161 days ago

check out vintage wood working machines www.owwm.org they have tons of info and a pretty good bring out your dead section (stuff for sale). people are always looking for vintage pieces parts

-- Gritty Roots i can build anything as long as i have 2 things the internet and my father-in-law

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 161 days ago

I tend to agree with jinx. I love old junk but that looks like a franken-lathe. The headstock, tailstock, steady rest and cross slide are probably all salable but the I-beam bed is probably just scrap metal. If you can get it cheap and want to resell the parts it might be worth it but I don’t know that I’d buy it to use.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Loren

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#6 posted 161 days ago

I had a lathe with an i-beam bed like that. I’m sorry I sold
the machine but I didn’t have the room to keep it at
the time. It had a real long bed and was a solid machine.

It may be a better lathe than it looks like in pictures. Paint
it up and you may find it a lot easier to sell.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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bigblockyeti

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#7 posted 161 days ago

The unusual thing is the carriage is clearly from a metal lathe, but the lowest speed you could achieve with just a belt drive wouldn’t be all that low (unusual for a metal lathe) without sacrificing too much torque to turn or face metal. It looks like either something designed for high precision wood working, very light metal working or two different lathes all together.

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fumehappy

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#8 posted 161 days ago

Sent you a pm. It looks like lineshaft equipment. I’d be interested saddling that albatross if you’re local.

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