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    Default Identification help !

    Hello all.

    I am new to the world of machining as well as this forum.
    recently i picked up a new to me lathe with which i need help identifying.

    the lathe was picked up here in alberta canada, it wears a Watson MFG. chuck and a Hobart bros tail stock. serial number L405. it obviously is missing a few pieces but i hope to one day make it a working hobby lathe.

    any help with this is much appreciated .
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    Probably best to try the antique machinery forum for that one. You can find it here: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-and-history/

    Really, positive ID will be for gee-whiz purposes only, as I suspect you'll be making whatever you don't have.

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    Hobart Lathe
    Hobart Brothers Co. - History | VintageMachinery.org

    Not much info, but both these sites would probably like some pics from you.

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    thanks both of you. it does seem i will be making the top gear drive and cover for the lathe. I am also considering the posibility of step pulley drive which would forego the top drive entirely. i dont want to alter the lathe with any permanent modifications that wouldnt fit the era. any suggestions ?


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