inherited an old lathe, and i know little about them. looks pretty simple,
but no plate or label anywhere. the lathe pully does say "Craftsman", but
googling around i found nothing similar. the base stand is home made, and
it is a very sturdy workbench and vise set up so its worth keeping, and if i
can learn and do some turning i think it will be a nice addition to the
1) the motor is 1725 rpm; is there a guide to know what my rpm will be for
the lathe using the various combinations of the step pullies? the motor has
a 4-step, lathe a 3 step. i guess i can do the math - equal sizes would
yeild 1725, and then i guess its a matter of factoring in the ratio
difference of the circumferences .......
2) it is apparently missing a tool rest and the spindle to hold the stock on
the power end. (my uncle had it set up with a grinding wheel) will the
spindle look like the one on the idle end? can i buy one that will fit?
any pics of what is missing would help, i can send them to my cousin who has
access to the shop where this was stored and she can look and see if they
3) the motor is mounted on a pipe to swivel, making it very easy to change
pullies, but it this typical? i assume the weight of the motor provides
enough tension? the picture is in the "up" position
anyway, it is now dissassembled, cleaned and repainted, and ready for
thanks in advance...