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Hi all. I need help identifying an old wood lathe. Other than parts numbers on the tool rest, head and tail, I can't find any identifying marking. The motor is a "Reliance Electric". Bed is about 36" long. A set of Craftsman tools came with it, but I thought if it was a Craftsman it would be well marked. Would like to be able to locate parts, manual, accessories etc. if needed.
Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm no help on the lathe mfgr....

But that's a Craftsman screw driver on the bench and a Stanley Fat Max tape measure. Your best bet on parts is Ebay, a manual will only tell you how to operate it and list the parts you probably won't find away way... There are manuals in E bay also, but with out a model number for the lathe you won't know which to order. This site will help you determine what you have: http://vintagemachinery.org/ ;) bill
 

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J-line made lathes for Sears and so did Delta. Could be either one and may not have been a Sears or Craftsman lathe. It looks a lot like the J-line lathe I had but it also resembles my friends Delta from the 50's.
 

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1+ Bill's link to Old WoodWorking Machines/Vintage Machinery. http://www.owwm.org/
or vintagemachinery.org

The site also has a lot of manuals for download also.

If no luck there try a google search like ... lathe toolrest #?????? may turn up a parts match.
 
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