new (old) vintage craftsman lathe
Hey all- Im new to this forum and new to wood turning. I just (today) bought a vintage craftsman lathe which needs some work. Once it gets warmer, Im going to take it all apart, and derust it and relube it, as well as get new bearings. Has anyone seen this type b4? I can easily ID the motor (craftsman 397.19821). Im sure the motor isnt original, but I dont know about the rest of it. This model has a swing out portion that includes the motor and set of pulley wheels that swings out with a rod. Does anyone have any familiarity with this? specific issues i need to be aware of? Best way to clean the rust (vinegar?, commercial cleaner?) , best grease/ lubricant? I found the motor as previously mentioned. A website lists the specific bearings ill need. I found number on ebay and then it said a C3 and SKF, as well as sealed and double sealed. Anyone with knowledge here is greatly appreciated. Thx in advance.
Last edited by woody8127; 12-31-2017 at 10:19 PM.