Cleaning up a 7×12 Goodell Pratt bench lathe.
Some before/after pics.
The previous owner (owners?) made a replacement tool rest from scrap 2×4’s and angle iron. It looks janky but is perfectly servicable. In the short term I’ll make something that looks nicer but in the long term I hope to find an original replacement.
Oddly, they chose to paint over the original black with green but painted the tool rest a nearly matching red. The vibe I get is that the previous owner was a boy although there is no direct evidence. Restoring the original colors is on my “down the road” to-do list.
I’m guessing this chuck was designed to hold accessories but the dowel bolt can be unscrewed and replaced by a hanger bolt (dowel screw) for turning wood.