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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm back in the wood lathe hobby since my kids are grown and I actually have time. Someone just gave me a beautiful old Homecraft by Delta wood lathe. The tail stock tightening screw mechanism is stripped and so I am writing you smart people to tell me where I could purchase the entire tail...
  2. Woodturning
    Hello all! I have inherited an old belt driven woodworking lathe and am very excited to get started working with it. It has been awhile since it was used, so I first went to break everything but the headstock spindle down to apply some wd-40 and general cleaning. When I went to turn it on it...
  3. Woodturning
    Recently acquired this. Looks like it has been repainted. I cannot fin any labels, numbers, painted over stickers, etc. Legs are all cast, heavy duty. Has a 1hp AJAX motor. Motor mounting plate is detachable with 2 large metal pins. Still in the process of cleaning and inspecting it...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hello, I bought a used Craftsman 15 inch lathe, 351.217170, that has the transmission deal and no belts. The noise from the bearings caused me to replace them. When I did and reconnected everything and powered it back on it started a continuous beep and then shut down, except for the fan. I...
  5. Woodturning
    Hi, I'm just starting out wood-turning on a Clarke 20" wood lathe. One of the things i want to do is turn chess pieces from ebony/boxwood. Trying to decide on a set of chisels and i need some advice. There seems to be a huge price range out there and a lot of choise. I want some nice quality...
  6. Woodturning
    I just bought an old wood lathe. The only identification is the number 273 that appears on most of the cast iron pieces. It has two chromed tubular rails for the bed. The live center in the tail piece seems not to be original and I would prefer a dead center. The driven center seems not to be...
  7. Tool Reviews
    I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight on different lathe models. I am new at turning, and want to start with pens and such. I am a disabled vet, so I am on a limited budget. I want the best quality machine for the money. I am thinking somewhere under $300.00. Please give me some...
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