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Hi there owners of Logan Lathes!

This is the place to show us what you got and post photos of your Logan setup and tooling!

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How anybody can successfully go through life without owning a lathe is beyond me. My Logan is in nice shape mechanically, but really needs a makeover in terms of paint. It actually looks better in real life than in these photos, which seem to highlight traces of rust and discoloration! It will hold a couple tenths over several inches. I use it almost every day for something, other than on the coldest days of winter- the garage isn't heated.

http://www.conradhoffman.com/Logan%20Tricks.html

Feel free to wander through my other projects on the site as well.

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Hi Joe- very nice! Nearly identical to mine, but you have the original post that holds up the motor frame. It also looks like you have the original "dipper" for white lead in the tailstock. I'd love to see a closeup of it pulled out. I made a brass replacement with a little carved out spoon end, but I've never actually seen one. Is your paint original? The color looks close to the hidden areas of mine where I can still see the blue. I can't see any shims under the legs, but if you haven't leveled it, you should. Mine was on an uneven floor in some factory for decades, and when I got it the bed had developed some permanent twist. It's taken a long time, but it's finally settled down after keeping it leveled for many years. I used to use stacks of aluminum roofing flashing to shim the legs. Be sure to back out your threading dial from the lead screw when not in use- reduces wear.
 

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Here is an 820 I redid earlier this year.

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OK Loganeers
What do you think this should bring all features work as they should ...Logan/monkey ward same as Logan model 815 ??? ? Monkey /Ward model Powr-Kraft Model 04TLC-700 10 ( what does that translate in ' logan models )???
i'm going to look at it this tuesday ...
joe

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Well ...... the above Under-cover Logan 815 ....on the lamb as a Montomery Ward 04TLC-700 ser # 5221 is mine. :-*.. ALL MINE ;D
I went and looked at it yesterday and bid at the very end ;) and I am the proud new owner. turns out it was built in 1943 so it's a year younger than I am ::). it is actually in very good shape but the cosmetics ( the easiest part for me ) shall be made like new
The ways are spotless it has always been well crared for and the machine is complete ( as a bench model it never came with a stand and now sits on an old home made one . if i could find an origional style floor stand and a " chip pan" from the same period I would be in "lathe heaven"
It came with a 3 jaw chuck and a reverse set of jaws for the chuck as well as a couple of tapers and a jacobs type chuck for the tail stock if anyone has or knows of any used accessories for this unit i would be interested in purchasing them.
I also i would like to know what make and model and HP the original motor would have been as the present one 1/4 hp is not origional...it works fine but not origional.

I will be talking to Scott Logan in the near future as the seller has talked with him about this unit..... I'll sleep well tonight.
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Conrad Hoffman link=topic=185.msg1823#msg1823 date=1292786505 said:
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It also looks like you have the original "dipper" for white lead in the tailstock. I'd love to see a closeup of it pulled out. I made a brass replacement with a little carved out spoon end, but I've never actually seen one....
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, busy around here. Mine was repainted during the restore by a local guy who i bought it from. He does amazing work on these old machines. Here are some shots of the dipper.
 
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This is a little Model 400 I picked up a few years ago from the estate of a friend of my father. It had sat unused for a number of years, and has since I've had it, so I haven't looked closely at it's condition. I knew the owner, who was an engineer and rather meticulous and he took good care of it during his lifetime, but the relatives didn't take very good care of it. Without going into the whys and wherefores I have the opportunity to set up a small satellite workshop and think this machine might be just the ticket for that although I have a rebuild of a machine I need worse in line in front of it..

I don't know the exact condition of the bed, at a glance it appears to be generally in overall decent condition, but IF I wanted to have it reground who is doing that work now?

I also don't know anything about the Model 400, it's production period, age, etc, although certainly without Q-C and additional apron controls it was an economy machine.

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This is what I Bought a month ago. I stripped it down, located Bull gear and reverse gear from Joe@Plazamachinery.com in L.I. ( great guy and a huge help as this boat anchor is a Very early Logan 820 whiched used a somewhat unique Bull Gear....Joe Found one for me. I also replaced , mostly because I didn't want to do it after .... Spindle bearings in head stock and motor bushings in the Origional ' Peerless" 1/2 HP 220/110 motor and re wired it for 110. The new paint is a mix of Hamerite Dark Blue & Hammerite Black (Equal parts) and in person is much darker than Photos indicate.
It's going back together, nicely now, should be up and running in about a month ( pending completion of honey-D0 list that never ends).
With the Leg stand, chip pan and bed Painted &assembled I can begin to glue on parts as I get them done....LOVE IT !!!!
 
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Here's my 1945 model Logan 200 Lathe. I found it on Craigslist. The guy said he bought it from a machine shop in Springfield, MO about fifteen years ago. His son's name is Logan and he had planned to clean it up for him but never did. I paid him $500 for it. It had a lot of surface rust which I've been successfully removing with Naval Jelly. Since this photo was taken, I've removed a lot of rust --- and several dirt dauber condominiums! The machine is in very good shape - no broken or worn gears. It didn't come with any threading gears. Mike

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I have two. The Powerkraft I have had about 2 yrs and just picked up the 14x40.

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Got this this summer. Love it. mod 820. Serial says before 1946. It's making parts for other machines (like the Borg).

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Well I never got the Wards /logan i had sent in here earlier, I did get aLogan 820 (circa 1945) and i will attempt to post a " Before' and several " After" shots . All it needs now is a headstock belt .
it has been a fun ( and dirty) project.

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This is my Logan Model 1955 11" machine the day I rescued it. The serial # gives it's birth year as 1960, and it was wearing 50 years of machine shop grunge.
It was still in fair mechanical condition so I did some adjusting and cleaning, and a splash of new paint. The headstock spindle has a 1 3/8 bore and it came with a collet closer and about 50 hardinge collets
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model 210

Bed is SN#17450 1943 MFG model 210
Change gears are from model 1920 and from a 11” lathe
I bought this in 1980 and it was a rust bucket with just about every gear broken in the change box and bend shafts. This machine was abused big time.
I put all new gears and bearings throughout. Machined and hand scraped the bed and used Garlok under carriage to shim that back up to spec 10 years ago. This is a great machine and can hold .0003" in 4". Bought the collet closer and all gears and bearings from Logan.
2.5" solid teak bench.
I machined these 4.3" dia 4340 cable locker parts for my Suzuki Samurai. Although this was a very accurate machine it just took too long to hog out that much material at .05" max cuts so I sadly sold my baby and got a 15" x 54" Leblond with no tooling a few months ago. Now I can hog out .3" easily. Selling this was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do and I think it was my only tool I ever had to sell. I wish I could of afforded to keep it as I need a small lathe too.

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I'm new here but may as well contribute some. Here are some before & after when I brought it home from Dad's shop. It sits now in a woodshop so the sludge and crud had to go. Took a while but cleaned up nicely with just a brush and parts cleaner. 0317112003.jpg 0317112004a.jpg 2007_05300001.JPG 2007_05300003.JPG 2007_05300004.JPG

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Well, this is my $100 Craig's List special, a 1942 Monkey Wards 10x24. I cleaned it up, gave it a rattle can paint job, and am slowly teaching myself how to use it.:cool:

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This is a picture of my 1875 Logan the 2012-03-19_08-24-13_255.jpg way it looks right now! I as a newbie bought a machine that needs alot of work. I think with all the help I've gotten from knowledgeable people that i will get it back together and it will funtion well.

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New member here. Just purchased this Logan Model 917 lathe. Lathe was in great shape and needed very little to get it up and running. It is a 11"x36" lathe but has an attachment that allows it to turn a 16" piece over the bed.

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Man that attachment is neat. But do you have to put a riser block on the tool post to use it?

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Man that attachment is neat. But do you have to put a riser block on the tool post to use it?

Chris
Yes there is a riser for both the tail stock which can be seen in the first picture and the riser for the tool post in the second picture.

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The lathe also came with a taper attachment.

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Thought I would join in the fun. Here is my Logan 6561H. It is on my short list to give it a complete teardown and rebuild. The spindle bearings are bad and need replacement. I also plan to replace the right side storage compartment with drawers, which should make it more useable.

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Here is my addition to this thread. A 1987h 11x34 Logan Logan Lathe 1st pics 001.jpg

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Some before and after pics of my 14 x 40 Logan

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I'm impressed of the number of Logn lathe owners out there!
 

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I might as well join the fun :) A couple years ago, I helped my old neighbor clean out his garage. When we finally got to the back of the garage. There was a pile of iron and a bunch of boxes. I knew it was a lathe...just didn't know what make. I asked my neighbor what he was going to do with it and he said it was mine for giving him a helping hand :)

Anyway, it turned out to be a Logan 1922 (I believe). It was almost completely in pieces, dirty, parts missing. Luckily, the spindle bearings felt good and as it turned out , they were good :) I found the missing parts and basically rebuilt it. I wish I had taken photos of it in the barn....but I didn't. Anyway, here is the end result....

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I did install a VFD to run the original 3 phase motor and I did rebuilt the speed changer box and all the speeds do work, but, I use the vfd for speed changes. Later on down the line, I'll get a compound slide for it. I also would like to get the lathe to cut threads, just have to get a threading dial..someday :)
 

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Re: A " Kick Butt" logan....like No Other !

The world's "tallest Logan" circa 1942 ser # 15559 i t is rock solid and quiet. drive unit Mod was obviously well thought out and very well done.
Has taper attachment, lever tail stock, follower rest, Spindle threaded jacobs Chuck ( 1 1/2" x 8 threads) 5" 6 jaw Buck adjust-true Chuck 6" 4 jaw chuck, 1/2" jacobs with bronze floating jaws for working on electric motor comutators(?) on #2 taper plus std 1/2 " jacobs on # 2 taper. has Logans cast iron legs and chip pan all in fine condition. also has logan factory 'traveling Work light.
both bearings replaced approx 10 years ago. It's very very clean, Ways are excellent. It takes up a foot less space to the wall behind it. it has a 42 " +/- bed and it's available for sale or trade. more photos available upon request PM or contact via direct E-mail joebiplane@comcast.net
Joe

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