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I've got a lot of tooling. I'm on my third lathe in the past few years. Each purchase of a newer, bigger, better machine increased the pile of tooling currently laying around my work area. Some stuff I don't even know what it is or does. I'd really like to send some pictures to somebody who could help me identify stuff. If I've got six of something I need one of I'd like to move five of them on to another person who can use them.
 

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I've been around quite a while. I'll take a shot at it if you send me the pics.
 

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Send all of us the pics, you should be able to post the pics to this thread, your a premium member so shouldn't cost much to sell stuff here
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That's a great idea! I'll post some over the weekend, thanks for the help guys!!
 

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YUPP , forty plus years here.
 

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I drove over to Merritt Island and picked up another Craftsman 12 X 36 lathe and a pile of tooling. As mentioned, some of it is stuff I don't recognize. Some I do recognize, but wonder how many I need of any given thing? Others I wonder what they are worth as I will not be keeping all of it. I also have no idea how many pictures I can post, so will start with a few and keep going, have about 15 altogether.
 

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Well you have the taper attachment follow and steady rest
top item here


and bottom here is the taper

 

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Yup you have quite the collection, what type lathe do the chucks / face plates fit ?.
 

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I'm assuming everything is for the Craftsman 12 X 36.
 

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Ok let's get some parts together that go together . The mystery bits go with the follow and steady rests they bolt it to the lathe bed. Collets and collet chuck go together , chucks go with lathe they fit Ck the back for threaded mount. Faceplates the same, drive dogs are there. Picture with the three bars top slotted the top I think goes with the taper attachment in bottom of last picture. The gray slide I think is for milling on the lathe with the draw bar with chrome handle. Pictures 12- 14 are dead centers , half center, drill chucks , some morse adapters , a couple special quick connects but only half. You have a tailstock turret , cone centers , regular live centers , one looks interchangeable tipped , or just the tips. Picture 9 the gray piece I think is for a drill press for mortiseing wood.
You have some good parts try them out if they fit and work keep, if not sell or whatever. Single out any ifee items if your not sure and ask again.
 

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Great thread.
These puzzles are always fun!

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Went to an auction yesterday. I do not know what they were thinking having an auction in the middle of a three day weekend in the spring?
Worked out good for me though. I won't list it but,machinist buddies were there when they finally got around to the stuff I was interested in, 4 1/2-5 hours!
Got three coffee cans full of misc bits, 1/4"-1", a couple of drawers full of Jacobs chucks, boxes of new bits carbide and HSS, new drill bits, cutting oil. A big box of reamers and some Starrett stuff, tally for the day was $40 even. Got it all sorted out and both guys figured I got $5-600 worth of usable stuff. The reamers were in sad shape, but I see boring bars?

The above pics,made a light come on. The lathe at this auction was some kind of old monkey wards, it had a rough life to say the least. A LOT of welding went on with the head stock.
The pieces and parts in the pics above, I saw a fair bit of them in the junk pile! Guys were hauling stuff out of the basement and putting it in the scrap pile, what a shame, what a mess.
I did dig around and try to sort stuff but they just kept piling and I gave up.
Jeff
 

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So, I'm curious about the taper jig. Do the two smaller parts in this pics go with it somehow or is it complete with just the two larger parts?

I appreciate the replies so far. I was able to connect the steady rests with their bases. Figured out the collets/chuck and the turret. A great help!
 

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Also curious about this piece. It's marked Precicion and slides along its length. The wear marks in the paint look like it fits onto the way of the lathe.......
 

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So, I'm curious about the taper jig. Do the two smaller parts in this pics go with it somehow or is it complete with just the two larger parts?

I appreciate the replies so far. I was able to connect the steady rests with their bases. Figured out the collets/chuck and the turret. A great help!
the top one is the guide for the taper att. The bottom looks like the threading stop

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/51/3507.pdf

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/51/16804.pdf
 
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I sorted things out pretty much over the last week. This pic is one I need more help with. The tapered collets, are they for use with the tailstock or the drawbar or some other setup? The two cups on the right, any ideas? And the two MT bits on the left?
 

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The mt arbors on the left I believe are for drill chucks, Jacobs taper on one end and mt on the other.
 

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What a collection of stuff! I will likely be interested in some of your extra items to use on my own Craftsman 12x36, if you still want to shrink your pile of extras.
I just found this thread and will surely try to help with the identification where I can.
Randall
 

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In your last picture, the 2 on the left are for drill chucks. The middle 6 are Morse Taper collets, to be used with a drawbar in the headstock spindle. The next one looks like a die holder to hold threading dies in the tailstock. Does it have setscrews in the rim that would line up with the dimples on round threading dies? The item on the far right looks like a female center for the tailstock. It would be used in place of a normal center for workholding, possibly for pipe or tubing or shafts that have a male cone on the end instead of a female center hole.
Hope it helps, Charlie.
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I appreciate the replies and info, very helpful. I've sold some stuff and have a few things on Ebay. Most of it will sit till I figure out if I can use it or not.
 

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Being a premium member here, you can list for free and avoid the ebay costs when you are ready. When you get to that point, I would love the taper attachment and a steady rest and follow rest for my 12x36 if you have extras.
 

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Also, if you have any items listed currently, how can I find them?
 

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I've got a lot of tooling. I'm on my third lathe in the past few years. Each purchase of a newer, bigger, better machine increased the pile of tooling currently laying around my work area. Some stuff I don't even know what it is or does. I'd really like to send some pictures to somebody who could help me identify stuff. If I've got six of something I need one of I'd like to move five of them on to another person who can use them.
Send me your pictures I will try to identify them
I have been in this trade all my life
 

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I sorted things out pretty much over the last week. This pic is one I need more help with. The tapered collets, are they for use with the tailstock or the drawbar or some other setup? The two cups on the right, any ideas? And the two MT bits on the left?
The collets look to be from a M Head Bridgeport Mill.
 

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Hey Charlie, I just re-found this old thread and wonder how you are making out with your large stash of tooling. Have you identified everything? Still have any extras?
Please let us know how you are doing.
Thanks.
Randall
 

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I've identified most things and sold off quite a few. I still have the collet chuck and collets, a couple of chucks and the precision cross slide and turret. I haven't had a lot of time this summer, work has kept me busy six days a week 12 hours a day. Somebodies making money, but not me........Tonight we are waiting on hurricane Irma to visit us sometime tomorrow. Finished boarding up the house and battening down the hatches. The generator is ready, hope we have enough propane!
 

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Hi Charlie, i was wondering how you fared in the storm???
i'm hoping you and your home were spared.
how are you doing and how are things???
 
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