Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Modesto, California
old wood lathe recently purchased
I have posted two images of the old wood lathe I recently purchased. Ken, FYI, the headstock is NOT covered, so it may not be the one you were thinking of. John, the tail stock stationary shaft is threaded, and the tapered live center that came with the lathe was attached to the tail stock shaft using what appear to be copper tubing fittings; this is inefficient, unstable and very likely non-original. In the images, you can see these pieces lying in front of the lathe bed. The headstock has a non-removable center that is integral with the pulley shaft, so major modifications would be required to make possible any bowl turning. If anyone can tell me how to contact the manufacturer, I would greatly appreciate it. The castings have the number 273 followed by a hyphen and another number (273-1, 273-4, etc.), which may indicate that the lathe was put together from a kit. No lettering appears anywhere.