I learned a lot of my wood working on a SS. In the late '50s, my
dad demoed them at the local Monkey Wards. My sister and I thought
he was like a movie star. We would watch him behind the plexiglass
making things. Our house was awash in bowls, candle stick holders, etc.
It's my SS now. I rebuilt the pork chop that is the speed controller.
Blew out 60yrs of dust and lubed everything. I still need to overhaul
the quill. I use it mostly as a sander. Disk and drum sander in the
drill press position. Also use the drill press a lot. I got the casters for it
and it is easy to move. It has a corner in the garage. I consider it
a really valuable tool. When I was in high school, I built a bunch of
dulcimers. The only way to cut the head and tail blocks I moved the
table saw table outside the blade. I built a real Rube device to hold
the blocks. It worked....but would probably not be OSHA approved.
It has run like a champ for going on 70 years. If my obsession w/bandsaw
boxes every wains, I'm going to renew my interest in the lathe.
If you need help w/your SS there is a SS forum.
It is where I got all the info to rebuild the pork chop and quill.
Very helpful folks.