All I can say is that I am truly envious of your lathe. It surely looks fantastic, and I look forward to more progress reports. My Hendey only had 30" CC, and my next Hendey will definitely be a 54"er.
Do you care to share the procedure you used in making the threading chart look so nice and crisp?
Great job so far.
Originally Posted by hawkfan9
The threading chart was easy, it was the spindle speed chart that was difficult.
The threading chart, glassbead, paint, sand paint off of all raised portions, clearcoat
Spindle Speed Chart, removed all old paint and polished with scotchbrite, paint, let paint dry a couple weeks, very carefully and lightly sand paint off of all raised portions, clearcoat
Still have a couple of the miserable tags to re-do.
Your lathe is a gem!
Not to hijack your thread but also got a kick out of seeing the H Farmall with New Idea Horn loader. I have a couple of those old Horn loaders - one of them is mounted on my Oliver 77. I use it a lot.
The other Horn loader I have came from my dad. He bought it new for his 77 Oliver. I use the snow bucket, but have the rest of it stored for future use if needed.
Good old stuff from a great era of U.S. manufacturing.
Man you did a great job on that, sweet tractor too. Ed
Lathe looks great, nice job.
Did you note the price in 1941!! $4100!! Just for comparison my Dean Smith Grace shipped over from England was only $1250 in 1952. That was one heck of an expensive lathe even for back then.
I think that is an excellent size of lathe, I looked at a 12" x30 Hendey and I didn't purchase that one mostly due to the smaller size (and high price about 3500 times what yours cost), it was a nice beefy lathe though.
The owner didn't know how to run it and after he did sell it he went out and bought a piece of s##t chinese lathe. I thought that was pretty funny.
I woke up this morning and realized that my infor was incorrect on the pricing. The DSG lathe was 1250GBP, which at the time was trading at 4 to 1. (1941 exchange rate) So the Hendey was a little bit cheaper.
Last edited by M. Moore; 02-01-2012 at 09:25 AM.
Well, you have inspired me to tackle the clean up and painting of my Hendey, a 16x54. I will use yours as the goal but I feel it will fall a little short. Your repaint is spectacular. There is a rustoleum machinery paint in a green much like your color but a little more "pea green" looking. I think that will be the game. I have a drill that will be gray and that is enough gray. Right now the lathe is green from a Technical school. I am not sure it ever was gray as there is no sign of gray in any chips. I suspect it will be a multiple month job. Just right for next winter.
I took another close look and there is gray under the green, sorry.
Last edited by beech; 02-01-2012 at 10:47 PM.
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