Show us your lathe!

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by neanderman » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Thanks, Glenn.

It is Town and Country Farm and Implement paint, available at TSC and Rural King. I used quart cans, thinned with their Reducer, and sprayed with a Binks gun.

I like the paint as far as application; we'll see how it holds up!
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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by spro » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:30 pm

The paint my brother used was Central Tractor, International Red. C.T. was consumed by or turned into T.S.C. He used the reducer and sprayed the paint using a separate air line with dryer and filter. The paint is really tough. Seen many seasons now without cracks or lifting.
Like 17 years being in the elements.

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Post by spro » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:05 am

Back to Daltons. These are older than I thought. Info over at the "Friendly Machinist" site shows a project with a LA 4. It is more than 4" swing. The owner was compelled to repair the ends of his slides due to damage. He made some really good larger dials for the compound and cross slide. info is that Dalton ceased to exist in 1929 during the stock market collapse. Many of ours probably did see War Time production. It is good to know the pedigree and not own the wear that entailed. TONs were flat worn out and were replaced by more efficient machines but many survived for us.
There is a story I read many years ago where the operators of smaller machines as these, rescued them. Many were shipped off or went to scrap but some guys managed to get their machine out of there. We don't know the hot rods and the engines' development by lathes in somebody's garage or basement. The Uncle died or somebody died and the motorheads said wait a minute! You have a Lathe? ! Then they learned more and it went on.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Sunset Machine » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:04 am

Your last remark sure hit home, Spro. For years my grandsons have expressed little interest but last week the 18 year old asked me to show him how to run a lathe. He comes over daily now, sometimes brings his friends. :)

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by JackF » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:01 am

Sunset, good for you and your grandson. :) :)



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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by larry_g » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:11 pm

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My pair of Sheldons. One is 10" and one 13". Good machines.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by spro » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:43 pm

Man is that nice or what? I keep saying "bench models" That was how they were described but actual steel bench with drawers for attachments and tools is the way to go. I've never seen two Sheldons together nor actually touched one. I've read they are very good machines.
We know they are so similar in attachments like steady rests, people have been confused with South Bend parts.
I don't think this came easily. Salutes !

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Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:43 pm

Larry, are there any Sheldon model years that stand out as superior machines in their product line- particularly 13 or 14" swing models? I see Sheldons up for sale from time to time on CL and am thinking about upgrading to a larger machine.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by NP317 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:22 am

Glenn Brooks wrote:Larry, are there any Sheldon model years that stand out as superior machines in their product line- particularly 13 or 14" swing models? I see Sheldons up for sale from time to time on CL and am thinking about upgrading to a larger machine.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by pete » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:25 pm

FWIW Glenn there were a couple of long running Sheldon lathe rebuilding articles in the HSM magazine back in the early to mid 80's and again maybe around the mid 1990's? A whole LOT of work went into getting both those lathes back to new or maybe better than new condition and precision. From what I saw the lathes look to be very well built and pretty heavy duty for there size.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by Russ Hanscom » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:51 pm

I had a Sheldon 13", probably M model, for many years - a good machine.

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Re: Show us your lathe!

Post by neanderman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:17 pm

larry_g wrote:
My pair of Sheldons. One is 10" and one 13". Good machines.

lg
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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