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American machine and tool co small lathe help


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Old 06-30-2017, 10:25:33 PM
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Default American machine and tool co small lathe help

I don't know the model but is a 8"x24" lathe. I need to find a missing part. Attached is a picture. I really want to get this lathe going agin Thanks leroy
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Here is picture of what is missing
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Looks like you are missing the compound. Finding 1 for a fairly rare lathe might be tough. I would adapt another 1 from maybe a South Bend as they are common. Rob
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It has the same mounting style as a 9" southbend as Rob stated. But you better check the dimensions before you buy a SB compound of of ebay.
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Default Re: American machine and tool co small lathe help

I suggest taking some accurate measurements first.
Then contact a company that sells South Bend parts and tell them what you have found.
Here's one:
http://www.southbendlathe.com/older-machines/parts

You may not buy from them, but at least you might be farther along in finding what you need.

Depending on how much work you have to do, you might be able to cobble up a simple tool post/tool holder to go onto that dovetail. You wouldn't have a compound, but you could still do a lot of basic turning. After all, the engine lathe was once billed as the only machine tool that could make itself.

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