Old lathe restoration

Sounds like a reasonable and economically sound way to get it back up and running. BTW, have you checked out Old Woodworking Machines web pages for other lathes from Blount? You could also have a bit of discussion with other owners or old tool fanatics for how to proceed. <http://www.owwm.com/PhotoIndex/ByMfg.asp?MfgID 9>
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