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  1. K

    What is this

    You may be on to something with the Massy Harris thing, I’ll see if I can find out anything about number on it. Also, the windmill idea might just be a good use for it. I always wanted one. Thanks guys
  2. K

    What is this

    This was some stuff I picked up. I don’t know what its purpose is. It has a grease fitting on it as shown in pick. It has an input shaft (or output). I just can’t figure out what it would have bolted up to.
  3. K

    Bearings

    That’s pretty technical to me. I was looking to put in sealed bearing to not have to oil and have the oil seep out. Maybe I didn’t give a good explanation. What I meant about the bearings being tight I was meaning that they were in good shape and not worn out.
  4. K

    Bearings

    I’m working on a wood lathe from 1940. It has open bearings in the headstock. They seem tight. They get oiled thru a flip top oiler. I was thinking about changing out to sealed bearing to do away with the mess and need to oil. What’s the pros and cons?
  5. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    Thanks for the info
  6. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    Thanks for the info
  7. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    I enjoyed your post. Not sure where you’re located, but I don’t know what “Bubinga” is. Maybe a misspelling or spellcheck butchered the word? Yes, I think that old lathe was homemade, it’s still around, last I knew my cousin had it, I’ll have to check with him. I have considered building...
  8. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    Thanks for the info, I just dug those out, I have a pointed, a round, a flat with bevel he made. Also an old,old, dished one that believe was with the lathe when I took it out of my grandmothers basement way back then. All the flat pulleys were made out of wood. The whole thing may have been...
  9. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    yes, I see the bolt, thats a good idea. I've got a couple of people interested in buying it, if they fall thru I'll get into the conversion a little deeper. If it sells, I'll look for a regular wood lathe. Thanks for your help
  10. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    I have some gouges that my dad had made out of files for me in the tool room where he worked at 50 yrs or so ago. will probably machine some type of tool rest.
  11. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    I was looking for a max that may be needed so I can size motor and pulley.
  12. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    Thanks, what rpm should I be looking to achieve?
  13. K

    Metal lathe to wood lathe?

    I have this small lathe that we discussed on another on this site. It was determined that it may be an armature lathe or some other specialty type lathe. It doesn’t have any graduation marks on the cross feed or tailstock. So I’m wondering about making a hobby wood lathe out of it. i know some...
  14. K

    Help with unknown lathe

    That sure looks like it.
  15. K

    Help with unknown lathe

    I should add that if you look at the tail stock it slides side to side and has a bolt for tightening when it’s in position. Also the bed is beveled on the bottom edge for the carriage to ride on.
  16. K

    Help with unknown lathe

    I paid 75$ for this. Does it have any value for any other uses. When I saw it it was covered with a tarp sitting outside so I brought it home not knowing what it’s use was.
  17. K

    Help with unknown lathe

    You are correct, that’s exactly what is does.
  18. K

    Help with unknown lathe

    You could be correct. As I said there is no real way to tell how much your cut would be without graduations to tell. I’m not familiar with armature lathes but understand cleaning up armatures ect.
  19. K

    Help with unknown lathe

    Thanks for the info. There aren’t any graduations on the hand wheels or tail stock. I’ll put a motor on it and see what happens.
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