ok, so the identity of the lathe i inherited is now established.
unfortunately, most all the parts are no longer available, specifically the
bearings that seem to be the most likely to be needing replacement. oh
well, i plan to get it running and run it a while and see how well the old
ones hold up with grease and oil to help them along.
here is the lathe:
what i am going to need is an adaptor for the spindle, part 12. this is
5/8" diameter with flattend side as seen. so from what i gather is i need
an adaptor from thius 5/8" spindle to the standard threaded spindle for a
chuck plate.. does any animal exist???
On Jan 10, 11:18 am, email@example.com wrote:
Bearings are not proprietary parts and may be procured from bearing
suppliers. You should discern the bore, the outside diameter, and the
width of the races. These dimensions are sometimes indicated on the
cover plates (the discs which retain the preloaded grease in the
raceways). As to part 12, if after an exhaustive search of the web you
might need to have a machine shop duplicate the part. Like the old
barracks ballad, old lathes don't die they can be rebuilt.
(Paraphrasing Gen. Mc Carther's farewell address to congress).
David, I too have a tube lathe and had to replace the bearings. When you
get the bearings out, hopefully you can read the part number on the side
and like I did, just call your local bearing house for a replacement.
They may also have the pulley key that you are looking for, if not,
check out Ace hardware, etc.
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