• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • PLEASE: Read the FORUM RULES BEFORE registering!

Before And After Pics Of My Sheldon Lathe


Active Member
Active Member
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?
Mark S.

AR. Hillbilly

Active Member
Active Member
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.


Global Moderator
Staff member
H-M Supporter-Premium
I'll have to give a hollar the next time I come thru Eureka Springs!