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Thread: 1938 sears craftsman lathe info needed.................

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    1938 sears craftsman lathe info needed.................

    i had this lathe giving to me by a friend for the shipping cost of 30.00 bucks for 2 boxes of heavy parts....



    the cast pulley was no match againest the iron parts in the same box....




    i need any info to a sorce for pulleys....the headstock shaft it goes on mic'ed at .749 and the pulley is .750 inside dia....any info to where i can get a pulley would be great....thanks....................bob

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    Check places like McMaster Carr, Grainger, ...... there are others but the names escape me now that I am trying to remember. Odds are you will find a step pulley really close to that one. Just compare the dia's and the widths. They don't have to be exact, just close.

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    thanks guys....i'll get that measurement as to the width of the pulley....just guessing i'd say 2.5" to 3"......................bob

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    found a pulley on McMaster Carr's website for 16.00 bucks, but it is a little differnt then my pulleys specs....
    .......................OD. steps..............................pitch dia.
    .............1.........2.........3..........4..... ..........1......2........3......4
    ..........1 3/4"...2 1/4"...2 3/4"...3 1/4".........1 1/2"...2"...2 1/2"...3"

    ...........(X) height 2 5/16"

    mine are....

    ............1..........2.........3......4......... .......1.......2.........3.......4
    .........1 3/4"...2 1/2"...3 1/4"...4"...............1"...1 1/2"...2 1/4"...3"

    ...........(X) height 2 3/4"

    how far off will the RPM's be, or it won't matter much or at all with a
    1/2 HP 1725 RPM motor................bob

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    Bob,

    You can do the math yourself, there's some calculators on OWWM.com (not .org) at this link.

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    found it, thanks....929 rpm on the slow speed and 3450 on the high end...................bob

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    Looks like it's going to be a fun project. If possible, I'd consider going with smaller wheels to reduce the low end speed. I realize you won't be turning any big bowls on that particular lathe, but you may find times when 500 RPMs or less would be handy.
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    it'll be fun fer sure, so far as i add up what i'm going to need so far....looks like i'll have bout 190.00 bucks in it at the first project start....not bad to me since fer the age of it....looking at some lathes for what i have i'm looking at 300.00 for a new one....................bob

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    Contact sears, as they might be able to match that pulley to a modern one for you. Congrats on the new toy.

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    This maybe the same lathe:

    Owners Operation Manual With Parts List:
    http://www.owwm.com/files/PDF/Craftsman/101-06242.pdf

    Source:
    http://www.owwm.com/mfgindex/Publications.asp?ID=222

    They also have a discussion board.


    I saw that this lathe may have been made by Atlas
    and sold a sears, maybe worth checking out.

    You could also check around at your local farm stores like
    TSC or Family Farm Centers.
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