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Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:09:00 PM »
I just picked up a Model 109.21280 craftsman lathe. While there is rust here and there and most of the change gears and some handles are missing, it seems in fairly good shape.  Does not seem to have been used much at all, just neglected mostly.  Just thought I would see if anyone out there had an extra set of change gears laying around.  If not I will see about making some when I get to that point.  The pic shows what is on the lathe and in the box of random parts.

It also has what appears to be a milling attachment, although I have yet to figure out how it attached.

Comments are welcome.

Yes, I know the shop is cluttered, goal for 2019:  Clean out the shop

Mike

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 10:50:18 PM »
Have you checked with the Sears parts website. You may be surprised that some parts for even old lathes are still available. If not from them, Google Craftsman lathe parts vendors. There are enough out there that there is still a decent aftermarket for parts.

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 11:31:12 PM »
Sears has nothing for this model, I gather it is kind of an odd duck, last of the 109 searies before they went to the 101 series from Atlas.

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 11:33:28 PM »
I think Sears purchased those through Atlas. and that it's an Atlas 6".....but I would research that a bit.

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 12:32:52 AM »
In looking about I found this which may help:
http://www.deansphotographica.com/machining/projects/109/rebuild/109b.html

Dean is a member hear though not active of late. His user name is Dean W. Maybe he will answer an email or PM.

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 12:41:42 AM »
Bill: that is horse of different color. the link you posted to is of a craftman 109 aka craftman dunlap. not the same lathe.

i belive what the OP has is a Atlas MK2
http://www.lathes.co.uk/atlas6inch/page2.html
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 02:57:34 PM by Tin Falcon »

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 05:44:11 PM »
Thanks all for the information.  What I have is the Craftsman 109.21280.  Very similar to the Atlas MK2.  The link below shows what it looks like in good shape.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/craftsman/page9.html


Bill, thanks for the link to the change gears, I wonder if they will fit as they seem to be for a later model.  I will look into it. Of course, I need to decide how much money I want to put into another lathe, I already have two larger ones.

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 06:09:21 PM »
Mike

IMHO, if you want to see if you can resurrect it, do it on the cheap and as a challenge to gain some skills    The 6" Atlas lathes parts are pricey bits on the "Bay" and honestly, not that spectacular.   

However, if one was to make change gears, and other missing parts, as personal challenges, instead of "monetary investments", then it's a going proposition.   Much can be learned making up the parts you need.    Making a gear cutter for instance, and then cutting the gears, the originals were Zamak, which is a die cast aluminum alloy, could be aluminum or 12L14  and that wouldn't be out of the question as a substitute material,  that is fun to machine.

Otherwise....well....that's up to you.

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 07:10:27 PM »
i expect wit a 3d printer one could print gears and other substitute parts for zymak


« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 07:24:20 PM by Tin Falcon »

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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 08:34:21 PM »
i expect wit a 3d printer one could print gears and other substitute parts for zymak



Yup  3D print too...thats my point    do what ever floats the boat.    For cheap.
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Re: Gold Craftsman 109 Lathe Parts
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 04:59:47 AM »
Tin, Steamer,

Thanks for the suggestions, I have been thinking about a 3d printer and this would be a great excuse.  I had pretty much decided that I would take some time and make most of the missing bits.  I have the equipment, just not the time right now.  Too many other projects, but 3d printing the gears just sounds cool. And I could do it in the house instead of the cold shop.


Thanks again.