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I just cleaned up a 3 inch craftsman metal lathe - it's missing parts needed
for metal working (like the whole gear assembly) but it has a nice cross
slide and the worm gear is good so it would make a decent pen lathe if you
wanted uniform straight barrels - you will need to either find, make or jury
rig a quill for the tailstock, but other than that it's OK to use as is - I
can get around $150 to $200 if I take my time parting it out, but I'd rather
it find a home quickly - so if someone is interested, drop me a note via the
email address on my web page - I figure $75 is fair. Oh, the spindle thread
is 1/2-20, and it's a 0 morse taper, bronze bearings, so it's light duty -
never to be a bowl lathe - could also be useful for making any other round
parts that need to fit, and of course you can do metal working (but not
threading - you need the gears for that).

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How did you measure the '3 inch'.

Martin

Bill Noble wrote:
I just cleaned up a 3 inch craftsman metal lathe - it's missing parts
needed for metal working (like the whole gear assembly) but it has a
nice cross slide and the worm gear is good so it would make a decent pen
lathe if you wanted uniform straight barrels - you will need to either
find, make or jury rig a quill for the tailstock, but other than that
it's OK to use as is - I can get around $150 to $200 if I take my time
parting it out, but I'd rather it find a home quickly - so if someone is
interested, drop me a note via the email address on my web page - I
figure $75 is fair. Oh, the spindle thread is 1/2-20, and it's a 0
morse taper, bronze bearings, so it's light duty - never to be a bowl
lathe - could also be useful for making any other round parts that need
to fit, and of course you can do metal working (but not threading - you
need the gears for that).

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from center of the spindle to the ways

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How did you measure the '3 inch'.

Martin

Bill Noble wrote:
I just cleaned up a 3 inch craftsman metal lathe - it's missing parts
needed for metal working (like the whole gear assembly) but it has a
nice cross slide and the worm gear is good so it would make a decent pen
lathe if you wanted uniform straight barrels - you will need to either
find, make or jury rig a quill for the tailstock, but other than that
it's OK to use as is - I can get around $150 to $200 if I take my time
parting it out, but I'd rather it find a home quickly - so if someone is
interested, drop me a note via the email address on my web page - I
figure $75 is fair. Oh, the spindle thread is 1/2-20, and it's a 0 morse
taper, bronze bearings, so it's light duty - never to be a bowl lathe -
could also be useful for making any other round parts that need to fit,
and of course you can do metal working (but not threading - you need the
gears for that).

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see here http://www.lathes.co.uk/craftsman/page4.html for info on this
lathe - it shows it as a 1948 model - 109-2063 --- this one is missing the
gear box and all that goes with it.

I guess I should have called it a 6 inch lathe, right?

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How did you measure the '3 inch'.

Martin

Bill Noble wrote:
I just cleaned up a 3 inch craftsman metal lathe - it's missing parts
needed for metal working (like the whole gear assembly) but it has a
nice cross slide and the worm gear is good so it would make a decent pen
lathe if you wanted uniform straight barrels - you will need to either
find, make or jury rig a quill for the tailstock, but other than that
it's OK to use as is - I can get around $150 to $200 if I take my time
parting it out, but I'd rather it find a home quickly - so if someone is
interested, drop me a note via the email address on my web page - I
figure $75 is fair. Oh, the spindle thread is 1/2-20, and it's a 0 morse
taper, bronze bearings, so it's light duty - never to be a bowl lathe -
could also be useful for making any other round parts that need to fit,
and of course you can do metal working (but not threading - you need the
gears for that).

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1. Call it "Swing over bed" = 6"
2. Radius = 3"
3. Distance between Centers - how long a rod can be placed to be worked upon.
4. Length of bed (biggest gripe with me ) the length of physical ways (not
usable or machinable region) = under the bed to farthest end under
the tailstock.
Martin


Bill Noble wrote:
see here http://www.lathes.co.uk/craftsman/page4.html for info on this
lathe - it shows it as a 1948 model - 109-2063 --- this one is missing
the gear box and all that goes with it.

I guess I should have called it a 6 inch lathe, right?

"Martin H. Eastburn" wrote in message
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How did you measure the '3 inch'.

Martin

Bill Noble wrote:
I just cleaned up a 3 inch craftsman metal lathe - it's missing parts
needed for metal working (like the whole gear assembly) but it has a
nice cross slide and the worm gear is good so it would make a decent
pen lathe if you wanted uniform straight barrels - you will need to
either find, make or jury rig a quill for the tailstock, but other
than that it's OK to use as is - I can get around $150 to $200 if I
take my time parting it out, but I'd rather it find a home quickly -
so if someone is interested, drop me a note via the email address on
my web page - I figure $75 is fair. Oh, the spindle thread is
1/2-20, and it's a 0 morse taper, bronze bearings, so it's light duty
- never to be a bowl lathe - could also be useful for making any
other round parts that need to fit, and of course you can do metal
working (but not threading - you need the gears for that).



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