Show us your lathe!

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John Hasler
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by John Hasler » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:56 am

Earth return power distribution? That's ...amazing.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:34 am

John Hasler wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:56 am
Earth return power distribution? That's ...amazing.
It has been around in rural electrification for decades, though not without problems.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Russ Hanscom » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:43 pm

Earth ground return can have serious impacts on buried metal pipelines. Probably also on railroad tracks, or anything else that can act as a competing conductor.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Plastikosmd » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:41 pm

9”SBL w wooden cabinet and nearly all optional tooling
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Rivett 1020
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Monarch (24” swing)48x72
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 pm

Couple of shots of my NOS 1925 SB 9 x48” lathe, and a lathe bench I recently built for it. Lathe was in storage for around 85 years until I found it on Craigs list..
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The original overhead drive belt countershaft assembly was missing when I bought it, so fitted a latter, 1950’s model countershaft assembly and DC variable drive motor to power it.
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Factory scrapings still present on the bed, under the chuck.
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A little better view of the 1925 lathe design. The finish is all original, Gilsonite- a form of naturally occurring alsphaltum, whenheated and mixed with oil, crystalizes on the surface, forming an impervious, rust resistant barrier.
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Original purchase receipt...
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by neanderman » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 pm

Very cool to have the receipt!
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:24 am

300 dollars for a brand new lathe. Oh for the good old days! :twisted:
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Plastikosmd » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:05 am

Still sounds like a lot for back then, high end

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by NP317 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:42 am

Of course that was the price of a car in 1925...
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by dodge lancer » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:29 pm

this is my craftsman - 6"atlas lathe.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by curtis cutter » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:59 pm

neanderman wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 pm
Very cool to have the receipt!
According to https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ the $301.00 in 1925 dollars would be equivalent to $4,500.00 in 2021.
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:32 am

curtis cutter wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:59 pm
neanderman wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 pm
Very cool to have the receipt!
According to https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ the $301.00 in 1925 dollars would be equivalent to $4,500.00 in 2021.
4500 Washingtons for a quality lathe is a good deal, eh?
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