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    New Member with an Old Lathe

    new here, but ive been turning for several years

    im also an old machinery guy

    this is my 1940's Henry Tools Craftmaster lathe

    a few nice features, multiple speed jackshaft, 1hp Hoover motor, reversing switch

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Let me be the first to welcome you to the Family!

    Nice old iron you have there!

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    a fellow canadian? but in japan!!

    the lathe was made in london ontario

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome Steve !!!!!!!!!!
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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Wlcome Steve I am not a turner so I know nuthing about lathes, but that is really a cool looking lathe

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Welcome aboard, Steve. Wow! Back when tools had style. Love the curves. And one honking motor under that bench!

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Welcome Steve!

    That is one good looking lathe.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    there's no sheet metal and diecast aluminum in any of my tools, the're all older than most of us

    for the lathe guys, this lathe has a 4 speed in the headstock then im driving it with a 5 speed jackshaft. to use the 8 inch pulley, i have to switch belts. takes me 15 seconds

    speed range is from 200 to 4000 plus rpm

    main power switch is the manual starter on the stand, the switch on the motor reverses the motor by changing the "polarity" of the start circuit

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Welcome, Steve. Glad you found us. Love the way you have this cool old lathe set up.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Welcome aboard, Steve, from another Canadian fellow! What part of Canada?

    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

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