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  • #16

    Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

    Spotted a Beaver 3400 in a movie!

    In "Fly Away Home", a movie about a Canadian girl who trains orphaned geese to migrate south with a ultralight airplane. At the beginning of the movie when Amy's father first brings her home to Ontario from New Zealand after her mother's death, the house is a mess and full of odd sculptures that her dad makes. When he takes her to her room (which had simply become another workshop), there is a 3400 against the wall on the left.

    Snapped a pic of it:

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    Looks like it has the morse taper in the tailstock

    Now that's a movie that properly portrays Canada!
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    • #17

      Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

      callander foundry or rockwell manufacturing? LOL!!
      my shop is a beaver lodge
      steve, sarnia, ont




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      • #18

        Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

        Originally posted by guylavoie View Post

        Interesting, so it's older than mine. By any chance, does it seem to also have the larger lockdown bolt heads on the banjo and tailstock (and do you have the original wrench)? Hard to tell from just my photos, but one hint is that the small bolt heads will be the same size as the drawbolt in the headstock.
        The guy who gave me the lathe phoned to tell me he found the wrench, which I now have. So I've got a 100% complete unit.
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        • #19

          Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

          the draw bolt should be 9/16 iirc, the older hold down bolts for the tool rest and tailstock are 3/4, then 5/8 later on
          my shop is a beaver lodge
          steve, sarnia, ont




          1940's Craftmaster Lathe

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          • #20

            Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

            Originally posted by stevem View Post
            the draw bolt should be 9/16 iirc, the older hold down bolts for the tool rest and tailstock are 3/4, then 5/8 later on
            I just checked my two 3400's. Both have a 9/16" draw bolt. The older one has 3/4" hold downs, the newer has 9/16"
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            • #21

              Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

              Hello all. I am new to the forum as well as wood turning. My mom just gave me my Grandpas old Rockwell/Beaver 3400. I am in need of a new headstock spindle and was wondering where I might find one.
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              • #22

                Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

                Originally posted by Dougd12 View Post
                Hello all. I am new to the forum as well as wood turning. My mom just gave me my Grandpas old Rockwell/Beaver 3400. I am in need of a new headstock spindle and was wondering where I might find one.
                I have a complete headstock I would consider selling you. You're in the USA so there would be a bit of a shipping cost. here's a couple photos. I'll send you a DM.
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                • #23

                  Re: Definitive thread on the Beaver 3400

                  Originally posted by Dougd12 View Post
                  ...I am in need of a new headstock spindle and was wondering where I might find one.
                  What is the issue with your current spindle?
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