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  • #16

    Re: I call this one Elroy

    here is my original "baby" craftmaster from years back

    single pulley on the furnace fan motor which was hinged to the bench

    havent found that spindle yet, i know its here somewhere

    and to all with this little lathe, oneway has an adaptor for it, i use my oneway talon on it. thread is 3/4 by 10

    i also have a spur drive(threadon) if anybody needs one

    i replaced the bushings a couple of years ago, one was badly worn on both lathes. spindle is much tighter now but dont crankup the tailstock

    pressure!

    and here is one of the early projects from it!

    wheel hubs, headlights, rims and few other bits

    Last edited by stevem; 01-07-2021, 07:46 PM.
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont




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    • #17

      Re: I call this one Elroy

      I acquired a spare boat tail Craftmaster with the close ratio 4 speed pulley and a very time consuming motor mount that allowed it to shift without changing belts. I turned a wooden pulley for the motor to match the ratio of the steps on the spindle pulley. It worked very well and I sold it like that. Still have my first Craftmaster boat tail, which is badged Porter Cable.
      Art Shaw
      Woodworker, thinker, tool collector & tinkerer

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      • #18

        Re: I call this one Elroy

        Originally posted by millforge View Post
        I acquired a spare boat tail Craftmaster with the close ratio 4 speed pulley and a very time consuming motor mount that allowed it to shift without changing belts. I turned a wooden pulley for the motor to match the ratio of the steps on the spindle pulley. It worked very well and I sold it like that. Still have my first Craftmaster boat tail, which is badged Porter Cable.
        so PC also sold the big craftmaster? i didnt know that!

        the close ratio pulleys from the rockwell jackshaft setup matches the boat tail's headstock surprisingly, so my jackshaft has the rockwell close rario 4 speed under the headstock then the motor end has an 8 inch and a beaver 4 speed, motor has a beaver 4 speed. to use the 8 inch, i have to change the belt
        my shop is a beaver lodge
        steve, sarnia, ont




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        • #19

          Re: I call this one Elroy

          I finally found the big one! It's quite a ways away and I probably won't take possession until next spring but the seller agreed to hold it for me................He's now my newest best friend. It looks like its in great shape.


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          • #20

            Re: I call this one Elroy

            Congrats! Looks to be in incredible shape.

            Would love to find one of those, but odds are pretty slim in my neck of the woods.

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            • #21

              Re: I call this one Elroy

              Don’t give up. I thought the same. They are out there, and looking for good homes.


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              • #22

                Re: I call this one Elroy

                that looks really good, congrats!!

                they are pretty rare everywhere, even here an hour away from where they were made

                but keep in mind that i have seen quite few craftmaster tools listed on kijiji as mastercraft including my boattail lathe

                and the really nice thing is the spindles are both mt2 and headstock thread is 1 by 8 tpi both ends, outboard is lefthand thread
                Last edited by stevem; 01-12-2021, 08:30 PM.
                my shop is a beaver lodge
                steve, sarnia, ont




                1940's Craftmaster Lathe

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                • #23

                  Re: I call this one Elroy

                  I think that my shop tools are just about perfect once I get the lathe. The list includes Beaver drill press, scroll saw, 14” bandsaw, 10” radial arm saw and belt sander, Canedy Otto drill press, Delta tilty table saw, Jet 6” jointer, Wood Wizard 12” bandsaw, Delta 900 Radial Arm (converting to surface grinder), Drummond metal lathe, Logan metal lathe and Consol Grindstone.

                  It’s been fun to acquire, fix up, resell and upgrade. Now any more acquisitions will be strictly for resale.........::.unless a Crescent 20” bandsaw Bridgeport mill or Southbend drill press happens to become available 😊


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                  • #24

                    Re: I call this one Elroy

                    LOL, it's never finished!!
                    i thought i was done when i had all beaver wood tools, then something came along that was bigger and rarer, cant remember which either the boattail lathe that replaced my 3400 lathe or the crescent 20 that replace the beaver 3300. or maybe the 1160 tilty that replaced the beaver 3200
                    some of my beavers will not likely be replaced, the jointer(3800), drill press(3700) or the very rare 3900 sander are very nice tools and do everything i need
                    my shop is a beaver lodge
                    steve, sarnia, ont




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                    • #25

                      Re: I call this one Elroy

                      Originally posted by tool fan View Post
                      I think that my shop tools are just about perfect once I get the lathe. The list includes Beaver drill press, scroll saw, 14” bandsaw, 10” radial arm saw and belt sander, Canedy Otto drill press, Delta tilty table saw, Jet 6” jointer, Wood Wizard 12” bandsaw, Delta 900 Radial Arm (converting to surface grinder), Drummond metal lathe, Logan metal lathe and Consol Grindstone.

                      It’s been fun to acquire, fix up, resell and upgrade. Now any more acquisitions will be strictly for resale.........::.unless a Crescent 20” bandsaw Bridgeport mill or Southbend drill press happens to become available 😊


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                      I was that naive once...
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                      • #26

                        Re: I call this one Elroy

                        Originally posted by Beaverfever1988 View Post



                        I was that naive once...
                        LOL, me too!
                        my shop is a beaver lodge
                        steve, sarnia, ont




                        1940's Craftmaster Lathe

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