Picked up the free lathe

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
Thanks to Kent for making this available and the friendly visit.

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Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
WOW!
I think that is a REALLY cool lathe - will one of you students likely end-up with it?
I hope not, at least for many years. I have a couple other small ones I hope to set them all up so I can have multiple projects going all the time.
 

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
The oil cup is empty, but it rolls freely, I’ll be sure to oil it before I hook up a motor.
 

bob vaughan

Bob Vaughan
Senior User
The 1935 catalog doesn't show the oil filler cup. There is no seal on the ends so too much oil drips out. I know this from past personal experience.

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a cut from the 1935 Delta catalog from vintagemachinery.org
 

bob vaughan

Bob Vaughan
Senior User
I just happened to run across this possible design detail that Delta seems to think can be done if you have another tool rest.
For your morning amusement:
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Gotcha6

Dennis
Staff member
Corporate Member
Looks like a justifiable use for elbow grease, Scotch Brite, and emery cloth.
It ought to clean up very well.
 

Roy G

Roy
Senior User
In the picture of the tailstock what is the knurled knob at the right end used for? Looks like the stem on a wristwatch.

Roy G
 

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
Oh, somebody stuck the screw post in the tailstock. That should go in the head for mounting small parts of wood. I have an extra live center #2 MT from my other lathe that I will use.
 
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Hmerkle

Hank
Corporate Member
Oh, somebody stuck the screw post in the tailstock. That should go in the head for mounting small parts of wood. I have an extra live end #2 MT from my other lathe that I will use.
WOW! that was a #2 MT headstock and tailstock? I just figured it was a #1...
 

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
Yes, when I was looking for a certain type live center for my big lathe the biggest I could find was #2. I had to buy an adapter from #2 to #4 to fit my tailstock.

I was also a little surprised that this one is #2, sometimes we have good surprises.
 

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