So I took off work Wednesday to run up to Cincinnati to pick this up:
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10"x24" Jet Lathe, No. 1024P, 1-1/2 HP,115 Volt
It's funny...I know what 10x24 means when talking about a lathe. But still, when I got up to Cincinnati to pick it up, I was flabbergasted by the size of this thing. I was picturing a 2' log, and expecting the lathe to be a little bigger than that. "You get that end, I'll get this end," sort of thing.
NOT EVEN CLOSE! It's almost 5 feet long, hangs off the front of a 30" deep bench, and set my T100 down on its haunches when the gantry crane set it in the bed. I'm guessing it weighs around 700 pounds. It's still in my truck because I can't get the truck and my engine lift in the same place yet. I'm not too worried about someone stealing it!
I was afraid I bit off more than I can chew, but I've since warmed up to it and look forward to making I-have-no-idea-what with it.
Ooooh...best of all, it's got a really big spindle bore. I haven't measured, but I think it's 1.5". Turns out it's 220V, not 110. No big deal...I've got 220 in the garage, and maybe now I'll get around to rewiring the mill for 220 once I run a circuit over there. The power cable looks circa 1962, and will be replaced. Not sure if I'll put a plug on it or just hard-wire it. I guess maybe a plug for safety.
It didn't have much in the way of accessories. I'll need to buy a tool post, cutters, and sooner or later a 4-jaw chuck. Oh, and a set of outside jaws for the 3-jaw, if I can find some that fit. It needs a LOT of cleanup. My instructor suggested taking it to the spray-wand car wash! I think I'll try liberal application of elbow grease first.
We ran it a little and it is smooth as silk. Everything moves nicely, with less than .001 runout and very little backlash...except for the cross-slide. We didn't actually cut anything, as the oil system needs a little work. One of the sight-glasses was missing, so it's likely lost oil in one of the journals.
Look for more round, shiny things coming out of my shop in the next few weeks!
Oh, and maybe some car parts. Like I need another project!
-dave "turn, turn, turn" hempy