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    Default Recently got an older lathe

    I have an old liberty lathe. I have no information about this lathe and am a beginner in the machinists world. I would appreciate any information as far as lubricant and maintenance. It’s been in the weather and I’ve been working on reconditioning it. The carriage and bed are done and in working order. One of my biggest questions is if the drive chain supposed to be flooded in the housing without an oil of some type? I will include pictures as soon as I figure out how.

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    Is this the type of lathe you have?

    Liberty Lathe

    Tom

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    Use a flow-able NLG OO grease usually called picker head grease. Any farm supply type store or ag equipment dealer will have.

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    Wow, that's a treasure, very historic and unusual. Photos will be nice.

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    Sorry, trying to get photos up as soon as possible. It appears to be an old military lathe. It has the single foot pedestal design with a chip chute.

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    am a beginner in the machinists world
    Might be helpful in the way of generic lathe info

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1617/5795.pdf

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    Thanks, it definitely will be. And does anyone know if you can post pictures from a mobile device?


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