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  1. The Stark lathe I have has a pretty low serial...

    The Stark lathe I have has a pretty low serial number stamped into the bed and came with both a cross and a swiveling compound slide both with lead screws, and a double lever actuated slide assembly...
  2. Joe Thanks for your thoughts. The lathe is...

    Joe

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    The lathe is an enigma to me too - that is why I bought it I guess - no practical need or use for it - but it should make a nice display model. Really, the...
  3. The use of brass for the head stock casting, the...

    The use of brass for the head stock casting, the tail stock casting, and the head stock flat belt pulleys and gears seems like a significant departure from normal practice. My Stark from the 1860's...
  4. I intentionally chose to start a new thread here...

    I intentionally chose to start a new thread here because I wanted to develop a more systematic approach to identification and dating based on observable design features and measurable...
  5. Thanks Larry. As is the seller told me the...

    Thanks Larry.

    As is the seller told me the collet draw tube does not pull out. He did not attempt to unscrew it. One of my first acts will be to unscrew the collet draw tube and determine if there...
  6. How do I date and identify this old lathe - what tells the story

    This is the lathe discussed in a prior post - "another odd old lathe to ID". I bought it and had it picked up - and no - I did not pay the asking price. I will have it in my possession in about a...
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    The old lathes I have worked on all used square...

    The old lathes I have worked on all used square head bolts and nuts. I noticed the use of hex head bolts on this lathe. When did hex head bolts become common and what if anything do they tell us...
  8. It is sold.

    It is sold.
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    Darren - cabinet looks fantastic - great work. I...

    Darren - cabinet looks fantastic - great work. I am very impressed with the effort you have put into this project and the results you are getting. You are going to have something to be truly proud of...
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    I saw the mill and stand before you got started -...

    I saw the mill and stand before you got started - nice work!
  11. Anyone who likes really weird engines ought to...

    Anyone who likes really weird engines ought to browse through the 1939 edition of Aerosphere.
  12. Power Transformer number is J-9844 Also ...

    Power Transformer number is J-9844
    Also 10968219

    Simoreg Servo amp unit number is D163 G200/12
    6RB 2012-3BA00
    I am told it has late revision boards which...
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    When most people look at a Zerk fitting they...

    When most people look at a Zerk fitting they think grease.

    They should think "pressure lubrication" --- and then they should go read the manual to find out what the required lubricant is!

    So...
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    Don't get too carried away with the grease and...

    Don't get too carried away with the grease and pack the bearings full. The grease will just churn as the spindle rotates creating drag and consuming power and it will therefore heat up excessively.
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    The front and rear main bearings are not the same...

    The front and rear main bearings are not the same unit. The front is a double row roller bearing, and the rear is a ball bearing. There is also a ball thrust bearing in there somewhere. Can't...
  16. I have a complete original taper attachment for...

    I have a complete original taper attachment for the Wade 8A that I am going to sell.
    $400
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    Cross slide is on correctly. Center front side...

    Cross slide is on correctly. Center front side lower edge of the casting has an arch to clear the feed dial. Rear side lower edge center does not have an arch, the rear surface has two (or more)...
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    What is the table travel along the ways? How far...

    What is the table travel along the ways?
    How far does the cutting head travel across the table?
    What is the highest work piece that can be accommodated?
  19. You can soak them in a solvent or brush lots of...

    You can soak them in a solvent or brush lots of solvent on them so they are wet with it, then rub them with dry corn meal. Solvent dissolves the gunk/grease, corn meal absorbs the solvent and what is...
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    The crescent shaped pin you refer to is called a...

    The crescent shaped pin you refer to is called a Woodruff Key. They are a common standard machine part available in many sizes from many vendors. Measure yours and look them up on the net.

    You can...
  21. Most of us here are pretty accomplished...

    Most of us here are pretty accomplished machinists and machinery restorers. If we made that lathe passably functional we would not be very happy using such a poor condition machine and we would not...
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    Thanks all for the responses. In searching the...

    Thanks all for the responses.

    In searching the web I found 3 different length dimensions stated for the 3PN collets, thus the request for a measurement.

    I am now convinced that this is a hand...
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    OK - I have very limited instrumentation here so...

    OK - I have very limited instrumentation here so rough measurements with a dial caliper and T gauge.

    Max inside diameter of Spindle Nose 1 inch
    Max Spindle thru bore diameter 0.775...
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    Thanks Joe. I originally thought it was a...

    Thanks Joe.

    I originally thought it was a little bench top horizontal mill too. I offered to buy it based on a poor photo of another machine where this one appeared in the background with a bunch...
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    A couple more photos.245208245209

    A couple more photos.245208245209
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