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OLD SHELDON LATHE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

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rkempf

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Took my grandpa's lathe apart and moved it, it set for 2 yrs before I assembled it again. got it all back together but have an EXTRA! part. looking for some help to find where it goes.
Lathe IMG_0619.jpgsuspect areaIMG_0618.JPG
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If anyone can help that would be great.
 

jcp

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Could be the saddle lock?
 

lordbeezer

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Under front of carriage by rack.
 

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If not there then check back side of carriage.at bottom edge..should be two bolts
 

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Kool..now take it back apart.clean it up real good..oil the hell out of it.make some chips..you have a old but nice lathe..when clean and lubed all parts will move like melted butter
 

rkempf

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Yep that’s the plan, just wanted to make sure I could get it all together 1st, been a couple years since I took it all apart to transport it
 

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You're on the right site to ask questions if you need help.lots of smart people here.everyone here like pictures..good luck..I have lots of kin in your area..
 

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Take pictures when disassembly is going on.you'll be glad you did in a month or two goes by.
 

rkempf

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How can I get more info on lathe, the number stamped in WAY is KS1447
 

lordbeezer

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Have you tried the uk site.some info there .its a later model 11"KS series.looks like a 56" bed.late 30's.i have next newer model.a KQ series.made in 42.its my keeper lathe. Will do good work for you .clean it up.
 
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