Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: BlackWater, Ohio
Old Craftsman lathe..
I stopped to help an old man at the end of his long driveway emptying his pickup full of junk he was throwing out.......... old tires, rusted barrels, a couple lawn mowers, etc. Underneath all that was an old Craftsman lathe bolted to a kitchen countertop. I helped him pull it out of his truck, and he helped me put it in mine.
It had obviously been sitting for many years, and was covered in yellow paint overspray - a horrible mess, but for free........ As it turned out, the paint had kept the bare metal parts from rusting. A little elbow grease, re-wire the motor, lube everything up, and I'm now ready to turn!
Now if I can remember how - it's been 30 years or so........... I'll have questions to post as I turn out one scrap piece after the other........