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11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
« on: August 16, 2009, 03:59:05 pm »
Ramtuffs milling machine thread prompted me to share my lathe resto. It's a 1939-1940 model metal lathe similar to one that I use at work. I picked this one up from my boss/company for $20 because it was disassembled for some mad scientist project years ago and needed a few key parts.



  
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 04:52:04 pm »
    Ramtuffs milling machine thread prompted me to share my lathe resto. It's a 1939-1940 model metal lathe similar to one that I use at work. I picked this one up from my boss/company for $20 because it was disassembled for some mad scientist project years ago and needed a few key parts.



      
    "...needed a *few* key parts? Looks like it was missing most of it's parts, unless the first picture was just a sample.
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 06:49:50 pm »
    "...needed a *few* key parts? Looks like it was missing most of it's parts, unless the first picture was just a sample.

    Yep, the first pic is part of the rebuild. It was missing the legs, overhead belt and pulley stand, motor and thread count dial.
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 08:03:19 am »
    Nice job!
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 01:30:02 am »
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 05:41:20 am »
    I HATE YOU, I HATE YOU, I HATE YOU! ;D
    OK, get it all out, now, cleansing thoughts. Go out there and get you a pile of rusty metal and REBUILD !  :) 
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 11:06:29 am »
    Lokkin good I have a few pics of a southbend i did a few years back i'll have to post up

    and bye the way my boss just got us a 1952 monarch with a 27 inch swing for $700.00 its in great shape it cost more to have it moved in
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 09:33:09 pm »
    Lokkin good I have a few pics of a southbend i did a few years back i'll have to post up

    and bye the way my boss just got us a 1952 monarch with a 27 inch swing for $700.00 its in great shape it cost more to have it moved in

    Wow 27" swing, that's a hoss. Ya, post up pics, I like the old machines.
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 10:25:33 pm »
    Just stumbled on this thread -

    Very nice job man!

    I also love those old machines, and I dare say they were so much better built than the new stuff  :P

    I first learned on a old SouthBend about that size, except it was from about 1950 so had the motor in the base, rather than overhead, but otherwise looked very similar ....

    Again - excellent job  8)  
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 08:50:51 am »
    Just stumbled on this thread -

    Very nice job man!

    I also love those old machines, and I dare say they were so much better built than the new stuff  :P

    I first learned on a old SouthBend about that size, except it was from about 1950 so had the motor in the base, rather than overhead, but otherwise looked very similar ....

    Again - excellent job  8)  


    Thanks man, I make my living standing behind the South Bend (10" Navy surplus) like you described and a 10" Sheldon that was given the Rube Goldberg treatment with pneumatics. It works quiet well but looks like a horror show.
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    Re: 11" Sheldon Lathe Restoration
    « Reply #10 on: July 13, 2013, 08:41:13 pm »
    Well, I got the notion that I wanted to make my own shift knob, so after much shop time making a fixture for my lathe and most of a Sat. making the actual knobs. I used phenolic just because it's got a pretty cool grain to it and it works easy. Four coats of automotive clear and baked in my garage attic at a temp of 112į, I'm happy with the way they turned out.
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