USA-Catalog-1918 Metal Lathe bench mill ect.
received this catalog November of 2017 for the promise that it find a
good home and be available but i still payed $$ for it.
Cover of catalog
page 1 and pg 2
will add some more photos as the time goes on, but for now the lathe
is running and in use. My plans are to get my own single tool
line-shaft built to hang from the shop ceiling and run the lathe via
this line-shaft. My plans are to either run the motor in the
attic, or on the shop ceiling. I feel a bit safer with it in the
shop, but it will look so much better with the motor belt going into
the attic and all hidden. Once this is done, all of the added
brackets can be removed and the holes filled in the lathe head-stock.
"Martha" as she seems fit to be called, sitting next to the tiny
looking Craftsman lathe. I have removed the wood bar that is
connected to the reversing switch as I plan to move that anyway.
Once the lathe is set up on the line shaft, I can start to
restore the lathe itself. My goal is for a semi-gloss black to
achieve as original of a look as I can for the lathe.
Here are a couple of close up
photos of the carriage, while it does not have a compound rest, it
does have this cool hight adjuster that will raise the tool bit by
elevating the carriage in the rear. Oh, and the shape of the
apron is where Martha got her name from!
Below are some photos of the
original 1800's cast iron bearings (Yes, cast iron!)
A little shimming and they
are good to go!
Here are the threading gears all
restored, polished, and painted.
The custom stand will fit onto the
back-board I plan to build to hold all the tooling behind the lathe.
More to come!