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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Got some more time in tinkering with the lathe. My lathe left end looks exactly like Jim’s headstock. Is the blue circle the ball thrust adjustment? Mines has an Allen set screw and looks like you turn it to adjust thrust. The purple arrow is the fiber thrust bearing? I haven’t even look...
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Joe and Jim I will certainly give the thrust clearance an inspection soon. I read up on inspecting the bearing clearance is commonly done by spindle head rotation drag feel and using a dial indicator to pry up and down on the head stock with a bar. But I rebuild 3 car engines before and have...
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    I bought some tractor hydraulic oil iso 46 per Joe Michaels recommendation should be arriving today. Ended up turning 6” along an aluminum rod to check for straightness. I got about .002-.003 taper from end to end. Not bad for not having to rebuild the old girl. But since I am new. When...
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Thank you for identifying the steady rest. It would help in my swap with another owner easier. Not sure how the previous owner ended up with the different brands in tooling. The machine looks to be very low use and I am surprise more of the original tooling from Seneca disappear over the years...
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Don’t know why I am unable to upload pictures like I did early. I’ll try and attach a better picture when I can Thanks for confirming. It is a better oiling system vs me trying to figure out if it’s dry in a middle of chipping to add oil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Thanks for the detail explanation! I hope the reservoir is full. Do you think this is the drain or full level for the oil? If it’s the full screw is there a way to flush out the oil?
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Yea I had a couple of days to research before I could see the lathe. I tried and search as much as I can. After seeing the machine I was surprise it wasn’t sold before I got to it. I got a steady rest and milling attachment with the lathe also. The steady rest don’t seem be for this model...
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Found a way to put up pictures Bring her home On the ground View of the gear box Where oil leaks out off. Pretty fast after filling up the oil reservoir up top with 10w30. It’s the only oil I had at the moment Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    Oh okay thanks for the clarification Andy. I need to go find the right oil locally to continue chipping. Made 4 taper washer so far.
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    Seneca Falls Star Lathe 11”

    This is my first post and interested in learning machining. I am finial getting hands on machining after picking up this Seneca Falls Star Lathe. Been googling the manufacture but not much info for it beside sales catalog vs competitor manufacturers like south bend and etc. it What I know of...
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