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    3400 wood lathe was a fine mess.
    Looks like it was stored outdoors.
    Everything was coated in rust, even the motor.
    Everything cleaned up well with a lot of scraping, buffing, and paint.

    The turning tools had been laying on the floor.
    Don't know if I can clean them up.
    Still need to make up a bench.

    Looking for a replacement wing bolt as in #2 picture --- 3/8 thread

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    schor and Beaverfever1988 like this.
    Thanks

    Moe Fretz
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  • #2

    Re: Beaver wood lathe

    Certainly looks better than what you described.
    Nice job.
    Not used to "Beaver Green."

    Noel
    Noel

    "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
    'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
    "

    John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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    • #3

      Re: Beaver wood lathe

      That looks great.
      ( I need to refurbish mine now)

      Vince

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      • #4

        Re: Beaver wood lathe

        looks great. The Green is unique.

        Just sayin' I have a drive spur and inboard 6" faceplate left over from a 3400 I sold. You can see it here if you are interested. (the headstock is sold)

        https://forum.canadianwoodworking.co...ll-lathe-parts
        Learning something new every day.

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        • #5

          Re: Beaver wood lathe

          What I really need is one of these, not been able to find at any hardware so far. 3/8 UNC Click image for larger version

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          Everything else I've pretty well got.
          Hope someone can help
          Thanks

          Moe Fretz

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          • #6

            Re: Beaver wood lathe

            I don't have one, but I made one, or at least a functional locking bar by bending a piece of round stock and cutting a thread into the end. To make the collar, I rounded over a nut. Sorry I didn't take a picture.

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            • #7

              Re: Beaver wood lathe

              Originally posted by Mr Moe View Post
              What I really need is one of these, not been able to find at any hardware so far. 3/8 UNC Click image for larger version  Name:	DSCF1052.JPG Views:	0 Size:	110.7 KB ID:	1269350
              Everything else I've pretty well got.
              Hope someone can help
              What is wrong with it?, other than some rust on it.

              I would get a ⅜ die out and clean the threaded end up, then scrape, brush and polish the rest nice and clean, wire brush the threaded end some and oil/grease the thread, also clean the female thread, and use a tap to clean the thread in there as well, oil that also, it should be fine after that.
              Last edited by Leo Van Der Loo; 02-04-2020, 10:53 AM.

              Have fun and take care
              Leo Van Der Loo

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              • #8

                Re: Beaver wood lathe

                If you don't need an original clamp you can use a Morton Clamping Lever.

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                • #9

                  Re: Beaver wood lathe

                  Never made it but...

                  Threaded portion of 3/8 bolt of suitable length or threaded rod, 3/8 long nut and 1/4" nut and bolt.
                  Thread rod all the way into the long nut so threaded hole is completely filled with bolt.
                  Drill 1/4" or slightly larger hole for handle bolt. Insert bolt and nut and peen end of bolt so nut won't loosen off. Can grind corners off nut and bolt.

                  The 3/8 nut is a little skinny for a 1/4" bolt but you aren't lifting a truck with it.

                  billh

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                  • #10

                    Re: Beaver wood lathe

                    Originally posted by Leo Van Der Loo View Post

                    What is wrong with it?, other than some rust on it.

                    I would get a ⅜ die out and clean the threaded end up, then scrape, brush and polish the rest nice and clean, wire brush the threaded end some and oil/grease the thread, also clean the female thread, and use a tap to clean the thread in there as well, oil that also, it should be fine after that.
                    I believe that he only has one. If you look at the pictures he has a long tool rest that uses 2 banjos and only one locking device. If not I totally agree. A couple of minutes with a wire brush would clean up what he has nicely.
                    Last edited by tool fan; 02-04-2020, 11:28 AM.

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                    • #11

                      Re: Beaver wood lathe

                      Originally posted by tool fan View Post

                      I believe that he only has one. If you look at the pictures he has a long tool rest that uses 2 banjos and only one locking device. If not I totally agree. A couple of minutes with a wire brush would clean up what he has nicely.
                      OK that makes a difference of course, I would machine one, but the OP could use a long coupling nut run a threaded bold right through and braze or solder the bold into the nut, that should work, he can use a wrench or drill o hole through the nut for a pin as in the original, but I guess that when using the long toolrest it isn’t going to be moved up and down a lot and a wrench is easier for him IMO

                      Have fun and take care
                      Leo Van Der Loo

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                      • #12

                        Re: Beaver wood lathe

                        When I turned on a friend's Beaver I considered using the wrench to make adjustments a PITA.
                        billh

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                        • #13

                          Re: Beaver wood lathe

                          Originally posted by billh View Post
                          When I turned on a friend's Beaver I considered using the wrench to make adjustments a PITA.
                          billh
                          You have to do this on the banjo of the beaver and any of the older smaller lathes, also for moving the tailstock.

                          But like I said the height of the double long tool rest should not need to be changed as often as the in-out movement of a banjo, it is not the most convenient system and has been changed in nieuwer lathes, especially for turning bowl and other faceplate turning pieces.

                          Have fun and take care
                          Leo Van Der Loo

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                          • #14

                            Re: Beaver wood lathe

                            Thanks guys
                            Thanks

                            Moe Fretz

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                            • #15

                              Re: Beaver wood lathe

                              Hey Moe, I just spotted this in the Busy Bee flyer. Its only $5.99. https://www.busybeetools.com/products/knob-handle-adjustable-2in-x3-8in-x16tpi.html





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