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I got this lathe awhile back. It has been repainted, before i got it. It works good for me. It is made in Taiwan and is a 16" gap bed. I am not a machinist, just a blacsmith who needs a lathe. It is big and heavy and quite short, being 30"bed. Just right for me though. Don't have a lot of room. I needed the 2" hole though the headstock for my hinges. I could use a 3" a few times though. I am learning to do a few things on it and my caliper skills are getting better. I have a machinist friend who helps me out. The price i paid was perfect. Works real good.

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Ok, nobody specified what kind of lathe so...I have three- one for wood, one for machining and one for spinning sheet metal (my newest acquisition) All old and all american made! They have withstood the test of time.... First pic is Pacific Metal Spinning Lathe MFG. date unknown, Second is a 10" Logan, 1950 something. Third is a Rockwell 12" Variable Speed Wood Lathe, again 1950-60 something... All work and get used regularly :)

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Here's my Sebastian,15" swing, 8'bed. I got it for "the right price". Also in that deal I got an old versamil, actually a master lathe converter. Since the bed was so long, I made a milling station at the right end of it. I made a raise/lower mechanism out of the bottom section of a big cross slide vise, and 2 hyd. rams, so I can raise and lower the xy table. It will either mount upright, as in this pic, or mount on the post attached to the back of the lathe and raise and lower, or go in and out.
Both the lathe and the milling head are run off my hydraulic system, powered by a 12hp kubota outside. The flow control valves give me 0-2500 rpm on the mill, and running on the biggest step pulley on the lathe 0-2000rpm, but I can move the motor for faster speed, or engage the back gears for enough torque to get in a lot of trouble.
I've cut threads for a backplate (2-1/8"x 8tpi) for the 3 jaw, but other than that havn't gotten into the lead screw, or power cross feed yet.
The mill will also mount on the lathe carriage, offering some options there.

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Here's mine. Got it from a Seattle school auction for what I consider a song. A machinist friend of mine came over to help level it. After doing a test pass, he told me it was holding tighter tolerences than the equipment he used at work. Definitely made me happy. Especially since it xxxx near killed me coming off the trailer.

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1955 Monarch Model 60


That's a NICE lathe. I'm always impressed with the heft and precision that Monarch put into their machines. I missed a EE toolroom a couple years ago that went for a song in a local auction - am still kicking myself... :(

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the grandaddy? age? had to get it most foot powered lathes seem to have been converted to elec motors in 1930s.seen a few wood lathes foot powered not so meny metal.just another thing for the wife to stub her toe on!!

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Hi Hunterbrow Smithy, I've recently bought a Granville Senior in the UK but haven't been able to find a user manual for it. Do you have a manual or can you suggest where to obtain a copy? Many thanks for any advice.


Sorry for the very, very late reply:

I have some literature that came with my lathe and other articles that I have collected which I will be happy to share with you. Basically the Granville Senior lathe is almost a direct copy of the Myford Super 7 with a few small exceptions. I have been ordering a lot of replacement parts from RDG Tools in the UK. They have an entire page devoted to tooling for Myfords which will fit your Granville as well. I have ordered gears, chuck adaptors, and a treading dial....all of it fits perfectly.


Cheers,

Chad

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Howdy gents. Here's a quick picture taken of the Logan 820 during the moving of equipment back into the shop after upgrading electric, insulating, & drywall. The motor cover was taken off to move it. She now sits in a back corner of the shop. I purchased it from a fellow in its current condition.
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I guess I'll start my first post with a picture of my newly acquired lathe. Honestly, I really don't know anything about it and was actually hoping someone could help me out. Obviously its a Jator J30 turret lathe but that's really all I know. I can't find any info in this lathe AT ALL! I just picked it up from an auction for what seems like a good deal, I'll find out after I get a phase converter wired up. Well here she is. A little dirty but hopefully I can get her all cleaned up in the next few weeks.

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I found a deal was was too good to pass up on, way too big for my shop but for $250.00 I had to get it. This is a Rk Leblond Machine Tool co. 20 inch swing 10 foot bed. This thing is heavy my lift is 6000 Lb. capacity and it was all I could do on the tips of the forks to get it off the trailer. I had the guy load it to one side we only had to transport across town, about 3 miles. I got it unloaded and moved into my shop, now I have to do some rearranging and maybe get rid of a few things.

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Here is my South Bend CL145C being loaded and wrapped for the ride home. I bolted it into the truck bed. The guys at the dealer said that was a good idea and so was the wrap. They said you would be amazed at what people do with equipment. They took pictures of everything once it was on the truck. These pics are a few years old now. She is up and running in the shop on a TECO VFD. I was going to rebuild and paint it, but I liked the look just like it is. Used but not abused :) !!! Sweet machine for sure !!!

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Here's my old (1954) Southbend 9 x 48. It had belonged to a doctor who obviously didn't use it much. I was really surprised when I saw the frosting was still on the ways! Then there were full boxes of collets still in their original tubes. This is the table that it came on, but I since have scrapped that and built a good one with storage underneath. Only other thing I had to do was make a new belt for it. It was a deal!

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Here's an old one for you guys. 1910 'Bradford Makers' treadle lathe. I took these pictures when I first got the thing, it's since been cleaned up and mounted with an electric motor, whilst the flywheel and treadle have been stored away safely. There's a few minor issues with the carriage, but nothing I can't sort out when I have the time, otherwise the thing's tip-top.

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Here is my little Schaublin 70. I use it to make pivot screws and bushings. Accurate little lathe.

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Here is my Chinese 7x12 mini lathe (Sieg C2 model 300) purchased on sale at Princess Auto here in Sudbury.

I used it to learn something about machining metal, and later to bore out 1:12 tapers in cast iron plumbing couplers to make nozzles for gas forge burners.

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It's a bare bones but good little lathe for the money. The only "upgrades" I've done to it are the 4-jaw chuck, carriage stop, and quick change tool post (all ordered through LittleMachineShop.com).

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Here is my Chinese 7x12 mini lathe (Sieg C2 model 300) purchased on sale at Princess Auto here in Sudbury.

I used it to learn something about machining metal, and later to bore out 1:12 tapers in cast iron plumbing couplers to make nozzles for gas forge burners.

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It's a bare bones but good little lathe for the money. The only "upgrades" I've done to it are the 4-jaw chuck, carriage stop, and quick change tool post (all ordered through LittleMachineShop.com).


I have the HF 7" x 10" version of that lathe (posted earlier in this thread) I use the heck out of it. Yeah its a hobby lathe, but as you say, a good one to learn principles on! :)

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These are the two I run at work.  The Lehman has a 9" hollow spindle,  And the Poreba has a 12" hollow spindle.  We build,and repair drill pipe used in the oil field,and mining.

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Thought I add a pic of very old/unusual threading lathe, I bought this 20 years ago at the Hershey swap meet, the guy was trying to get rid of it, well I gave all of 20$ for it

 

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As you can see the McGuire's pat July 23rd 1872, since it was hand stamped it looked a little fishy

 

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As you can see the nicely hand forged wrenchs

 

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Side view of the beast

 

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I was able to find a more modern version in Joshua Rose Modern Machining 1888/9 copyright, So I think it the real thing.  Take care! tt aka oldgoaly

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Heres an odd one for ya'll...  I actually don't have it anymore, I saved it from the scrap metal bin at the plant  and took it home just to find that it was three phase... Which I just didn't have the ability to get unfortunately, so I let it go to somone else.   

 

 

Hardinge Simple operations lathe, aka, cutoff lathe.  Didn't know what I'd do with it, but it ran fine, and was a Hardinge, so I couldn't let it get scrapped. 

 

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I just picked up this South Bend 11 inch x 5 feet, got it home and moved into the shop. I had to fix the friction clutch it was not engaging there is a 1/8 dia pin that was all buggered up replaced it and now it works just fine. Now I need to sell the 9 inch.

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