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Old 08-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #21
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Nice find D!

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What make is the lathe......c-c span/swing?
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Looks like 8+ft x maybe 24" (12" cntr to table)?
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #22
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Did you buy the lathe from an old man with the intials E.S. that is shutting down his mill? That is only about 5 miles from where I grew up.
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Did you buy the lathe from an old man with the intials E.S. that is shutting down his mill? That is only about 5 miles from where I grew up.

That is the guy, nice old man had a blast spending the day with him.
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The lathe is a little smaller then I thought it was going to be.

Bed is just over 12 feet long, it looks like I can do about 8' 6" between centers and I think it is only a 18" swing.

It will turn 8 foot diameter out board, yes, 8 feet.

I believe it to be a Fay and Scott.
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Here are all the extra goodies that came with it.

Hell, I don't know what any of it is for. Never turned a thing in my life.
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Turning is a lot of fun but it's hard as hell to make 2 of the same exact thing. I suck at it but my 2 year old son thinks it's hilarious watching me wear sawdust.
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Looks a lot like an engine lathe and the various tool holders are for turning steel, and the slotted plate is for driving the "lathe dogs" that you have in one picture....the carriage looks like it had power feed at one time.....I bet you will discover there used to be a feed screw and gears, that may be lost. If it has a screw between the bed ways, I have seen one like it. Makes a solid wood lathe for sure.
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It was made for wood. It was made for making patterns, that is why it has all those parts and pieces. There was never a provision for a power feed on the cross slide. It is driven by a handwheel which has gears that engage on the bed. This thing is capable of making high precision parts that were used for making the molds for cast parts. You can also slide the top halfof the tail stock towards or away from you to turn a taper.

You are right, pattern makers lathes share a lot of similarities to metal lathes. They were made to be very precise even working with wood.
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Never occurred to me it could be a pattern lathe, but, after saying that, duh. I am amazed at the guys who buy a South Bend lathe or similar and when it doesn't work out for them, they advertise them as wood lathes.
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Love the pics Really cool stuff you do.

Looks like the old burb is squatting a little. Wanting to put air bags on my 95.
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That is the guy, nice old man had a blast spending the day with him.
I figured that it had to been him. I could spend all day telling stories about him and his brother They are nice people, they own a ton of land. They are the type of people that if you didn't know them you would never know that they had money.
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Love the pics Really cool stuff you do.

Looks like the old burb is squatting a little. Wanting to put air bags on my 95.

It is a 2500, but with that trailer I like to run it with more tongue weight, plus I bet I had 1500 pounds in the back of it with all those parts.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #34
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The lathe is very cool, but that jointer is awesome. Will you use her?

I'd love a 20". In fact I'd love a 12" at this point.
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The lathe is very cool, but that jointer is awesome. Will you use her?

I'd love a 20". In fact I'd love a 12" at this point.

That is pretty much my dream jointer, well unless a 24 or 36 inch Clement come around.

I have an 8" clement, 16" bentel, and a 20" clement, jointers are covered.
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Where do you find this stuff?

Craigslist here is full of 6" Delta and Jet crap that's good for toothpick manufacturing.

And yes, I just bought a 6" Delta and realized within a day that it's no where near big enough.
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Finding this stuff is what I use my 7th sense for....
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Hey D,
Here is a list of the accessories for pattern lathes- (Oliver line)

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/609/2046.pdf


I believe the 4 pieces with the "L" horn are for mounting on the carriage for a deep boring shaft cutter "manually" ....just a swag......


The one tooling for the post that I think is the best is the open throat cutter (listed as C on the bottom left of the Oliver brochure) . It leaves a very clean surface for the initial shaping from square to round, as long as it is razor sharp.


As far as getting repeated patterns- identical. Definitely doable . I plan on making a duplicator (using the carriage) to make repeated patterns- when I find some time....


The one item you may want to fabricate is a index plate with a degree lock pin for the outboard side that you can lock in at certain degrees for fluting. I would design it so it can be removed when not in use. and to pair with that is a router mount for the carriage.....you can't flute work without it.......http://youtu.be/8V9sn04aCrU



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I got the jointer and lathe unloaded and in the shop yesterday.

The lathe got bigger once I got it inside.....

Jointer got sat in its home and I got the tables all cleaned up on it.
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I got the jointer and lathe unloaded and in the shop yesterday.

The lathe got bigger once I got it inside.....

Jointer got sat in its home and I got the tables all cleaned up on it.
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You are going to need a warehouse before long.

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