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Before And After Pics Of My Sheldon Lathe

Discussion in 'MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING' started by AR. Hillbilly, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. AR. Hillbilly

    AR. Hillbilly United States Active Member Active Member

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    Here are a few pics of my Sheldon lathe. It took me several months. I still need to clean and paint the cabinet.

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    Nice work.
    That cleaned up very well!
    -brino
     
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    Looking good! (Even at this angle)
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    You did an excellent job! Really looking nice!
     
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    Nice job. It looks 100% better to me. Now just to see you putting it to work.
     
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    Boy that was a rusty mess wasn't it? Did you have to regrind the bed or was it OK after cleanup? How long had it been sitting outside?
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  7. AR. Hillbilly

    AR. Hillbilly United States Active Member Active Member

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    The man who originally owned the lathe, died nearly 30 years ago. They had an auction nearly 10 years ago and it sold to a friend of mine. He kept it in an old barn until I bought it. The machine was coated with grease. I cleaned the ways with used dryer sheets and parts washer solvent. Some of the accessories in the drawers were a lot harder to clean up. I still haven't got the stand cleaned up. I have a friend who is a n experienced machinist came to look at it and told me that it is in excellent condition.
     
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    I'll have to give a hollar the next time I come thru Eureka Springs!
     
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    Looks great, nice job.
     

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