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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Atlas Press Co., Kalamazoo, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12in
Submitted By: Kurt Bernat
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 101.06280? Universal Heavy Duty Lathe
Date of Manufacturer: 1936
Serial Number:
Last Updated 6/8/2015 11:45:00 AM

Comments:
A local craigslist find. Conditions was bad (dirty, repainted, and light rust (see second picture)) but the spindle moved freely. This lathe was completely stripped, sand blasted, primed, painted, buffed, new bearings, and reassembled. Took several months due to schedule, commitments, family, other rebuilds...

Thanks to this site and the speedy quality replies I received from specific questions this rebuild went smooth. I need to give a big thank you to Mr Ed Morgan, who I found through this site. Multiple private emails with Ed enabled me to correctly ID and reassemble this classic woodworking machine. Thanks again.

*(Only step not taken due to finances way regrinding the ways. The ways are true but not pretty, I couldn't justify $150 just for pretty)*

(Admin-BAK, 6/8/2015: added estimated model number.)

Photo 1:

Comments: finished, as close to original as I could
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Comments: condition as found
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Comments: polished and painted
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Comments: polished and painted
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Comments: sealed replacement bearings make the oil cups useless
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Comments: headstock
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