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scrappy

3505 posts in 1928 days


1721 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe

Hi everyone. I am looking for a tool rest for a Sears Craftsman 12” lathe Model # 149-23860

The Rest is 9” long x 5 1/2 tall overall. The post is 5/8×2 1/2 long.

This is no longer available at sears.

Was turning and the tool grabbed. Instead of busting up the wood, it snapped off the tool rest. This is cast iron and I don’t think it can be welded.

I appretiate your help.

Thank You

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!


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Don K.

1075 posts in 1824 days


#1 posted 1720 days ago

Scrappy,
I have to disagree…it can be welded….or if it is bent beyond repair a whole new one can be attached. When I bought my old Rockwell lathe…it to was broken in the same way when I bought it. I looked on cragslist and on a few forums an had no luck finding one. I took the pieces to a local metal/welding shop…and for $60 they made me one that was probably better than the factory original.

-- Don S.E. OK

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scrappy

3505 posts in 1928 days


#2 posted 1720 days ago

Thanks Don. I didn’t think cast metal could be welded. ( maybe thats why I work with wood) haha

If I can’t find one I’ll check into it.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Don K.

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#3 posted 1720 days ago

It is a pain to weld…and it takes someone who “Knows” how to do it. But mine was not only broken…but bent like crazy…so I knew that it could not be welded back up….but I took in all the pieces…they took all the measurements…$60 and a couple of days later I was turning.

-- Don S.E. OK

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1720 days ago

Cast iron needs to be preheated and special rod used. About all I remember, it’s been a long time since I learned to weld and haven’t done it since :-)) Good luck Scrappy.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Broda

313 posts in 2017 days


#5 posted 1720 days ago

what about just gettinga freind to make you up a new one. If you supllied the stuff I’m sure someone would do it for you.
they dont have to be very fancy they can be a simple as the one in this tutorial

http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_content/Pentagon%20bowl%20instructions.pdf

(I would have posted the pic but its a PDF and i’m not sure how)

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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scrappy

3505 posts in 1928 days


#6 posted 1709 days ago

Hi all! Still looking for a replacement tool rest. Have someone welding me up a couple of new ones but, would really like to replace the broken one. If anyone sees something in their local area ( craigs list, on line paper, etc ) where I can got ahold of one, I would apreciate a note.

Thanks all.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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papadan

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#7 posted 1709 days ago

Scrappy, do a search for Ridgid lathe parts and you will find the rest you need. Ridgid made the lathe for Sears and then put them out for a few yaers after Sears quit using thier tools. I have the Ridgid and My best friend has the Craftsman and they are Identical. This one on Ebay may be the one you need. http://cgi.ebay.com/Sears-Craftsman-Wood-Lathe-12-Tool-Rest-Part-167700_W0QQitemZ280383722214QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item41482c12e6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Chris Wright

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#8 posted 1708 days ago

Penn State Industries sells some tool rests that have a 5/8” post. Oh, and cast iorn can’t be welded, to weld you need carbon, and carbon and iron make steel, it can be brazed though.

EDIT: I stand corrected, aparently it is possible to weld cast iron. It’s just very difficult. I apologize.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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