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    I purchased this headstock and tailstock from a forum member last fall sometime.
    The headstock bearings required machining and shims. I also made #3MT spindle and pulleys.There is a ball thrust bearing.
    The tailstock has a new #3MT quill and a cam lock.
    The bed is laminated maple 78in between centers
    I got this working last weekend and did my first project.
    Very happy with the results
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    KenL, Andre in Quebec and 2 others like this.
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    Re: Preston Lathe

    Looks quite robust, and nice work.

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    • #3

      Re: Preston Lathe

      nice looking machine!
      my shop is a beaver lodge
      steve, sarnia, ont




      1940's Craftmaster Lathe

      https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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      • #4

        Re: Preston Lathe

        It's looking quite robust, I see the two multi V belt pullies, do you have other speeds available ? or is this all you need for spindle turning you think ? can you still use the old flat belt pullies ?

        Nice Oak turnings you made, well done

        Have fun and take care
        Leo Van Der Loo

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        • #5

          Re: Preston Lathe

          Wow nicely done!!

          Nathan

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          • #6

            Re: Preston Lathe

            Originally posted by Leo Van Der Loo View Post
            It's looking quite robust, I see the two multi V belt pullies, do you have other speeds available ? or is this all you need for spindle turning you think ? can you still use the old flat belt pullies ?

            Nice Oak turnings you made, well done
            The motor moves sideways to give me 3 ratios, about 4.5:1, 2:1(this is the 2 large pulleys) and 1.2:1 . Motor is 3 phase connected to VFD

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            • #7

              Re: Preston Lathe

              Having a VFD makes it a really nice working lathe, best thing you can have on a lathe like that

              Have fun and take care
              Leo Van Der Loo

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