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Online Roger B

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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2020, 05:21:02 PM »
Or drill a hole from the handle end so you can knock it out. We did that with an old Drummond lathe.
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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2020, 10:04:09 PM »
Don

Can you get your hands on some drill chuck wedges?....much like these

A pair of these and a stout tool makers vise, and perhaps some heat and it should move....though I does look like it's had the snot beat out of it.

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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2020, 03:00:28 AM »
Don,
Usually they have a slot in the spindle for putting a Morris taper drift and tap it with a hammer and it pops out. I inherited a Walker Turner column drill press from my dad, good quality machine. Good luck with your rebuild, it does look a bit abused & can use some TLC.
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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2020, 08:33:05 PM »
Got to remove to live center with a little heat and a rod and hammer. The head stock needed heat also to remove the assorted parts plus a little hammer help. By looking at the main shaft you ccan see it has had some abuse and will take some patience to clear the marks off with gently filing. Also a photo of the head stock after removing the spindle. Both centers are MT3 tapers. I have to make the bearing cap in the second photo one was missing.

Don
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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 08:41:29 PM »
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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2020, 08:49:23 PM »
I will continue to disassemble the lathe and will get the bed blasted by a friend.

Hopefully not the working surfaces ... ?
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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2020, 09:03:11 PM »
I will continue to disassemble the lathe and will get the bed blasted by a friend.

Hopefully not the working surfaces ... ?
They will be taped off after buffing off the rust!



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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2020, 09:11:25 PM »
Its coming along Don!    For the greasy crud, simple green mixed half and half with hot water...will take everything off.    Paint included.

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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2020, 09:31:47 PM »
I will continue to disassemble the lathe and will get the bed blasted by a friend.

Hopefully not the working surfaces ... ?
They will be taped off after buffing off the rust!



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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2020, 09:43:23 PM »
Thanks Dave, I did find some information on this type lathe the company was started between 1927 to 1929 by Ernest T Walker. It was built in New Jersey until 1931 in which they moved to Plainfield. They were purchase by Kearney and Trecker a machine tool co. In 1948 and operated under that name until sold to Rockwell in 1956. They Walker Turner lived on till the 1960S. So that would put the lathes age at 60 to 72 years of age.


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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2020, 01:59:51 AM »
You are doing what I've been doing most of my life: Making old tools good again. That's one of the most rewarding things I've done.

It's very good to see more tools receiving deferred maintenence.

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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2020, 07:11:21 PM »
That's good that you got the tapers out without damage  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2020, 11:20:31 PM »
Thanks guys for following. I don't have much to report but i did get the tailstock bead blasted alone with the tool rest. I chucked the live center up in the lathe to clean it up it had been abused. The shafts i filed with needle files to remove the dents and scratch bumps on the shafts. I will buff them to a shine on the buffing wheel no sand paper. Below are photos of the parts to each shaft the tailstock Quil and main shaft along with the centers and MT2 centers. I had orginally thought they were MT3. I showed a photo of the hand wheel i ordered for $10. I have the bearings one is a 6205ZZ and the other is a 55505 double roller bearing.


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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #28 on: Today at 01:19:00 AM »
You are making good progress, Don.  It is coming up nicely.

That handwheel looks like it might have an alternative application as a flywheel!

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Re: Refurishing an old wood turning lathe
« Reply #29 on: Today at 02:59:50 AM »
Those parts are starting to look like brand new.
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