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Forum topic by 2010jwest posted 08-26-2014 09:50 PM 930 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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2010jwest

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08-26-2014 09:50 PM

I WAS GIVEN THIS WOOD LATHE AND I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YEAR OR WHAT COMPANY MADE IT THERE IS NO NUMBERS ON IT AT ALLPLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN


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#1 posted 08-27-2014 12:03 AM

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#2 posted 08-27-2014 10:07 PM

Don’t know what it is but it is a nice looking old machine.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 01:32 PM

I have quite a bit of metal lathe experience but no wood lathe time. Without trying to hijack this thread, what would an acceptable amount of runout be for a lathe using a wooden bed? Seems like a few thousandths would be achievable through shims, but the organic nature of wood would result in shifting dimensions over time.

Regardless, it IS a sweet looking bit of history.

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 02:34 PM

... what would an acceptable amount of runout be for a lathe using a wooden bed? Seems like a few thousandths would be achievable through shims, but the organic nature of wood would result in shifting dimensions over time.

Don’t know how much runout would acceptable … wood moves and you cannot stop it. People have been making lathes with wooden beds for thousands of years. The Conovers (Ernie Sr. and Jr.) built and sold lathes with wooden beds and are even making a market for used Conover Lathes: http://conoverworkshops.com/wwusedeq.shtml

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 03:25 PM

At least three areas need to be looked at, namely the type of the shop, the size of the workshop and the woodturner concerned.

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#6 posted 08-29-2014 06:28 PM

This link may or may not point you in right direction!

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/bytype.aspx

Might try this site also.

http://owwm.org/

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