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Sheldon ten inch lathe

Doc Hoy

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I picked up a Sheldon ten inch lathe. It was in pieces but appears complete but the for flat belt. This appears to be the older model (I think it is 1020) with the motor behind rather than above. Three speed screw cutter. I am fairly certain there is a complete set of cutting gears for it. They are still at the seller's house. Will post photos later.
 

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I picked up a Sheldon ten inch lathe. It was in pieces but appears complete but the for flat belt. This appears to be the older model (I think it is 1020) with the motor behind rather than above. Three speed screw cutter. I am fairly certain there is a complete set of cutting gears for it. They are still at the seller's house. Will post photos later.

Here are some photos. More later.
 

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Doc Hoy

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Vintage Machinery (http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=2133&tab=3) has several Sheldon lathe publications.
Yes. Thanks. I saw them. I will need the combination feed nut and probly ought to have the near bushing on the headstock replaced. I am pretty sure the lathe will work but there will be backlash in the cross feed and combination feed and the lathe will probly make some noise. The feed nuts look very close to my South Bend. Anyone know about interchangeability?
 

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Dude! That looks like my very first lathe!

Here's mine, pictured back around the turn of the century.
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I sold that machine back around 2000 or so and I have regretted it ever since. I loved that machine and turned out some good work on that thing. I sold it because I wanted a QCGB. Stupid move since I don't cut threads all that often.

Anyway, nice machine, congratulations!

MK
 

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Here is the description I used when I sold mine. Good summary of my lathe at the time.

ManufacturerThe Sheldon Machine Company of Chicago
Swing10"
Center to Center20" (bed length 38")
Spindle Speeds50, 90, 170, 275, 520, 965 rpm
Threads4 through 80 threads per inch, complete set of change gears included, semi-quick change gearbox for three feeds per set of change gears
Turning Feeds.0031, .0062, .0125 inches per spindle revolution
MotorDayton, 115 VAC, 6 amp, single phase, reversible, TEFC, rated for continuous duty
HeadstockMT-4 taper, 1-3/4" x 8 tpi threaded spindle, 1-1/8" through spindle
TailstockMT-2 taper
 

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Dude! That looks like my very first lathe!

Here's mine, pictured back around the turn of the century.
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I sold that machine back around 2000 or so and I have regretted it ever since. I loved that machine and turned out some good work on that thing. I sold it because I wanted a QCGB. Stupid move since I don't cut threads all that often.

Anyway, nice machine, congratulations!

MK
Exactly! Except for two things. Mine is 44. Yours is stunningly beautiful.
 

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Anyone know about interchangeability?
You could always try joining OWWM as they are a great resource and also have a classified section called (BOYD).
 
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