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Why we all need to have a Lathe.

Richard150MPH

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Why we all need to have a Lathe.
Fairly expensive new hard anodized under-drive crank pulley I bought had no means of registration on the crank for centering.
It does have a stepped bore to work with some other brand dampener.
Not really fully compatible with the 6" dampener I bought.
Rather than having to deal with returns and trying to locate and wait on a different part, I used my Lathe to make a stepped adapter bushing.
Large OD fits the pulley and the small OD fits the dampener.
Now aligns perfectly and is installed.

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KwikSS

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Actually pretty funny, I saw that snout and assumed it was a balancer of some kind. o_O
 

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Nice work. I think the last time I operated a lathe was in Shop Class in the 60's!
 

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I have a early 1900 Sebastian lathe, hand me down from Dad. I doesn't get used a lot but come in handy.
Not too long ago I made a replacement handle for the wife's rolling pin.
 

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I have a early 1900 Sebastian lathe, hand me down from Dad. I doesn't get used a lot but come in handy.
Not too long ago I made a replacement handle for the wife's rolling pin.
Your wife uses a Rolling Pin? I thought using a Rolling Pin was a thing of the past, all my Grand Mothers used them....I think mainly to keep Grandpas in line LOL :LOL:
 

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Beats me with it, I can't remember the last time I've seen her use it. Maybe since it's fixed she will.
 

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I just sold a 1895 patent date STAR 10" for $150.00.
With an electric motor conversion it could still be useful.
My 13" SouthBend dates to the 60's and still works fine.
 

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Mine's a bit worn, the ways are worn, gears have had teeth broken & repair & tailstock fell off & tumbled down the road on the way home. I had to braze it back together.
 

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The thing about Lathe's, Mill's, and Forklift's is that once you have them you wonder how anyone survives without them.
Even a worn-out or HF Lathe beats not having one at all.
 
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