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Forum topic by DonBoston posted 07-26-2014 08:36 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DonBoston

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07-26-2014 08:36 PM

I had purchased a lot of tools from my neighbor, who is now in the final stages of life and can no longer use his tools. One of the tools I picked up was a large old lathe. Well, he came over today and said that he has something which he thinks went with the lathe.

So I went over there, and this is what he handed me.

I’m pretty darn sure it doesn’t go with the lathe, and that platform looks like some sort of router base.

So… what is it?

-- Just beginning, but it's in my blood...


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MrRon

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 08:39 PM

It is a router attachment for routing flutes on legs in the lathe. The lathe doesn’t run when fluting. It only indexes the work.

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 08:40 PM

You are correct but in the Oklahoma heat this afternoon I cannot remember what they are called. You need a lathe to go with it but this holds a router and I believe you copy with it. I can’t remember right now. We will both be enlightened. You so want this though. There you go. Mr. Ron had the answer. See you do want it.

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DonBoston

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 08:54 PM

hrmm… I guess I should keep it then. Now, where to store this thing and the huge lathe it came with….

Thanks

-- Just beginning, but it's in my blood...

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MrRon

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 09:08 PM

Don, You can store it with me.

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DonBoston

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 10:06 PM

I also discovered, that when you move the sled for the router that the leg it’s holding would spin. For spiral flutes I assume? I can’t find a way to stop it from spinning either.

Oh, and it seems I’m missing part of the lathe, the leg for the non-business end. Whatever that’s called. haha

Any idea where to find the leg for a 113.228160 Craftsman 12” lathe?

-- Just beginning, but it's in my blood...

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Iwud4u

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#6 posted 07-26-2014 11:01 PM



You are correct but in the Oklahoma heat this afternoon I cannot remember what they are called. You need a lathe to go with it but this holds a router and I believe you copy with it. I can t remember right now. We will both be enlightened. You so want this though. There you go. Mr. Ron had the answer. See you do want it.

- Grandpa

you might be thinking a Legacy Ornamental Mill??

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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Beatnik

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#7 posted 07-27-2014 12:29 AM

I think Sears called those a router crafter, I sorta remember from catalogs. Never seen or used one myself. Heres a video of how they work and I think you use different bits for different results ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLmcxIws1R8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdKL2AEHvr8

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#8 posted 07-27-2014 02:14 AM

I believe router crafter is correct. My brother in law passed one on to me awhile back. I have not messed with it much. He used it for customizing spindles on a project he had. As I recall, he did all of his work with just a router. I believe that mine has a crank handle on one end that advances the wood and router at the same time. It took him some setup and practice, but he got some reasonable results with it.

-- Brent

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DonBoston

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#9 posted 07-27-2014 03:26 AM



I think Sears called those a router crafter, I sorta remember from catalogs. Never seen or used one myself. Heres a video of how they work and I think you use different bits for different results ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLmcxIws1R8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdKL2AEHvr8

- Beatnik

That is exactly what I was given… minus the crank. Sigh….

Thanks for the vids, that’s what I thought it did after looking at it more.

-- Just beginning, but it's in my blood...

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Larry

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#10 posted 07-27-2014 03:39 AM

Bundoman is correct, there is no lathe involved. I had one I bought at a garage sale without a crank also and made my own crank out of scrap iron or a piece of allthread bent, I don’t remember but it wasn’t too difficult. I ended up selling mine on ebay a few years ago, was quite a demand for them if I remember correctly. They are still marketed in the UK under another name.

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Crank50

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#11 posted 07-27-2014 01:37 PM

Yep, I was thinking that was a Router Crafter as well.
It is not a lathe attachment, it is a kind of a lathe itself.

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#12 posted 07-27-2014 01:53 PM

Yeah, it is a router crafter. Search on LJ and find my blog on it.

-- Garry, Kentucky

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REO

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#13 posted 07-27-2014 03:00 PM

it is a router crafter by sears. it is used stand alone no lathe involved. much like a scaled down legacy wood milling system.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 07-27-2014 03:05 PM

That will be very nice for your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 07-27-2014 03:19 PM

REO is correct. I had one but it was never very effective at what it was supposed to do. It also was designed to cut spirals and flutes.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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