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Offline Walsheng

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Wade Cav lathe
« on: March 30, 2013, 12:50:34 AM »
Maybe my next project:

Anybody have one of these?
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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 10:23:35 AM »
I've only seen pictures of them....is it as good as it looks?

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 01:36:15 PM »
I almost bought a Wade from David Sobel some years back, but it was aluminum!
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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 10:21:11 PM »
 I have the same lathe, complete with the change gears. They were ALL aluminum according to Tony's lathe site.
Got a few small extras with my lathe,  blocks for the faceplate, original i think small rods on a chain to tighten  tailstock etc.
 I don't use mine, it is too rare to break something or damage it.
Mine has the original 3 jaw chuck, 2 1/2 inches in dia. i think.

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 11:46:33 PM »
I've only seen pictures of them....is it as good as it looks?

Dave

It's in pretty good shape for something I think is around 80 years old.  Has a little rust pitting on the main tube but not too bad really. It really should have a counter shaft setup and I am debating if I want to make it and how I would make it.
One idea I had is I am just finishing a Stuart No. 9 with a 504 boiler and thinking I might just put them all together and use it for demo's.

John

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 11:50:02 PM »
I almost bought a Wade from David Sobel some years back, but it was aluminum!
M.

All the castings are aluminum, as a matter of fact, it is a copper aluminum alloy according to Tony's lathe site.  I took a soft wire brush to the castings to clean them up and it polished up like no other aluminum I have ever worked with.

John

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 10:28:58 AM »
I see there is a price on the catalogue of 6.10s, I wonder if they have any left at that price??
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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 01:29:40 PM »
Lead screw down the center of the tube, right?
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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 05:31:14 PM »
Lead screw down the center of the tube, right?
M.

That is correct, lead screw down the center of the post.  The small lever on the bottom left engages the gears to the lead screw.  I have all 13 gears that were supplied with the lathe along with a bunch of other goodies.  I will take more pictures when I get a chance.

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 11:59:04 PM »
A few more pictures:



And what appears to be a serial number:

I also have a bunch of accessories I will take pictures of later.

John

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 12:06:34 AM »
that is one neat little lathe john  :ThumbsUp:

i think i have a small three jaw chuck that would mount on the lathe, i see you have one but if you think you need another just let me know.

thanks for sharing the pictures.

chuck

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 12:36:40 AM »
that is one neat little lathe john  :ThumbsUp:

i think i have a small three jaw chuck that would mount on the lathe, i see you have one but if you think you need another just let me know.

thanks for sharing the pictures.

chuck

The 3-jaw chuck I have mounts like a collet using the draw bar.  I would love to get one I could mount on the spindle thread and have stock go through the spindle.

John

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 12:40:25 AM »
Made in .....................Massachu??????ts    and turned into Derbyshire, perhaps?
It is beautiful.

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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 01:03:49 AM »
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I would love to get one I could mount on the spindle thread and have stock go through the spindle.

What is the spindle nose thread.  ??

Tin



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Re: Wade Cav lathe
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 01:17:05 AM »
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I would love to get one I could mount on the spindle thread and have stock go through the spindle.

What is the spindle nose thread.  ??

Tin

It appears to be 5/8"-14.

John