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    Seeking information on early wooden lathe

    I agree. Certainly true of old tool boxes. Let me ask about the Manuel du Tourneur. I'm a little confused. Originally I thought there was a first version and then a later version (1812). The way the write-up reads on the SOT site they translated volume II and published the plates. Would...
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    Seeking information on early wooden lathe

    Good idea, but there is no room on the coffee table; too many hand planes! I think there have been enough folks looking at this lathe to confirm its authenticity, at least the authenticity of the working parts. I think a generally accepted date range is 1800 to 1850. The base is not authentic...
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    Seeking information on early wooden lathe

    Hi Frank, I agree, sadly :( . I looked the beads over carefully. They are different than the beads on the head stock. I don't see any evidence they were machine made, I mean nothin obvious. Neither here nor there, they are still not original to the machine. It gets worse. The nuts that...
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    Seeking information on early wooden lathe

    Hi Asquith, Interesting observations. Index plates have been around since at least 1775. There was a numbered index plate on a gear cutting machine in the Dominy clock shop. With proper accessories, the index plate could be used to cut gears. FWIW, you can tell the numerals were stamped...
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    Seeking information on early wooden lathe

    Gentlemen or gentle ladies, I’m Bill Webber. I picked up a lathe at a recent auction. I’m looking for information that might help establish who manufactured it or perhaps when. Not many of these old lathes have survived and I find little detailed knowledge about the period. A friend suggested...
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