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    I'm sure the early Sheldon history was a little sketchy on specs and did not follow the specifications John Knox had posted over on the Sheldon Group years back on the earlier built lathes. Still good information he provided on Sheldon lathes. Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmatiangirl61 View Post
    Leave the countershaft assembly alone, just say no to the VFD, I'd liken that to putting a computer controlled engine in a model T.
    How else am I gonna get 400HP and 100,000 miles of trouble free operation!?

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    Agree 100%. The lathes.co.uk site had some helpful photos and info as well.

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    I have a 10" Sheldon built in 1938. Spindle nose thread is 1 3/4" and quick change gear box is quite different. There are certainly some similarities but a number if differences.

    Tom B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riderusty View Post
    I have a 10" Sheldon built in 1938. Spindle nose thread is 1 3/4" and quick change gear box is quite different. There are certainly some similarities but a number if differences.

    Tom B.
    I'd love to see a picture of it if you wouldn't mind sharing. I still haven't really found a dead ringer for this machine.

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    So, I was able to put a few Sundays into the old beauty and while it isn't making chips yet, it is running! The biggest limitation right now seems to be the ancient leather belts. They are very dry, have some mouse nibbles on them and have tight spots that cause a fair bit of vibration. For an interim solution, I spec'd some 8 rib serpentine belts that I'm going to try. Here's a brief, goofy video of it sparking (literally) to life. I think most of the people that saw it when I dragged it home never thought it would run, so I was pretty excited to show them how wrong they are.


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