so today I was given an old lathe.
it's not much, in fact it's a lot less lathe than the one I already
had, so it's pretty unlikely I'll use it. it's a dunlap from probably
the 50's, plain bearing headstock (a bit sloppy), 3 groove pulley,
folded sheet metal ways, outboard disk sander with a table with a
miter slot. maybe 30" between centers, maybe 8" swing. cool futuristic
I'll clean it up. maybe put it on a stand, think about upgrading the
bearings and probably not do it, and try to find a kid with a burning
desire to turn wood to give it to.
anybody here ever get anything useful out of one of these?
No. First lathe I bought for 100 at a garage sale, the thing didn't
even have a MT in the headstock, and some weird spindle size/thread.
It was also missing a part that advanced the tailstock. I guess I got
the money's worth, tho, as it came with a good new motor. I'll
probably set up a grinding/buffing/sanding station with it, if I can
ever connect the spindle threads to an arbor of some kind.
Be nice to the "kid", if the bearings are really shot, or the
headstock won't take modern drives, etc, find some use for it for
On 3 Aug 2004 00:12:30 -0700, email@example.com (Gary) wrote:
no tapers anywhere on this lathe...
the head spindle isn't even threaded. the spur is on the shaft with
tailstock advances fine and locks down, but it has a built in dead
center. not much option to use different tooling on this lathe.
this came with a newish looking motor. haven't tested it yet though.
the bearings are a little sloppy, but I suspect that they aren't too
different from when it was new. basically, it's a light spindle lathe
with no real way to do much else on it. I suspect that it will be OK
for that. it'll benefit from being bolted to a solid bench. whoever
ends up with it is likely to outgrow it quickly, but it's a way to get
the feets wet....
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