- Dec 17, 2017
Holy cow! Did somebody raise the headstock and tailstock to swing 19"?
You just gave me an idea...I could do that on my 15" Sheldon. Hummm.
That's not original. It was custom made just for that lathe. I'd be a little concern about it's accuracy and how it was fitted. Looks fairly recent, shiny metal, no patina yet.I'm not sure if it is a custom job, I always assumed it was the difference between an R15, and a 17. Then all the cast pieces between both models would remain interchangeable.
It seems new becuase I cleaned it. That machine came out of the shop I've been working at for the last 14 years, and it was there before I started.That's not original. It was custom made just for that lathe. I'd be a little concern about it's accuracy and how it was fitted. Looks fairly recent, shiny metal, no patina yet.
Yes Sir, it has a 17 badge on it.Just a word of thought, I have that same tailstock on my lathe. And the base on mine is somewhat thinner than your in the picture, not including the spacer. This leads me to believe you have a 17" lathe that has been raised to swing much larger over the ways. Does your head stock say "17" on it?
If your lucky, there should be a number on the belt that will give you the pitch and length, if your lucky. If not, pull the belt and go find your nearest industrial supplier, usually a bearing house. They can size it up for you and get you a replacement. Don't be surprised of the sticker shock!!! When you go to pay for it. If you can find the number on it, Google it, and should be all sorts of sources come up for the belt. I've been out of that part of the industry for so long, I don't remember all of the designations for identifying that belt by. Shouldn't be anything special about it. It's a standard industrial timing belt.