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Manufactured/Badged by:
Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Scott Kasten
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 1460 12' Wood Lathe
Date of Manufacturer: 1943
Serial Number: 23-986
Last Updated 4/12/2012 2:43:31 PM

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I got the Lathe a couple years ago from a member in Milwaukee, who believed it came from Milwaukee Journal newspaper maintenance dept. No way to confirm this, but being from Wisconsin myself, I like the idea. I finished it last fall, but I thought I better get to sharing the finished product!

It came pretty dirty, a little rusty and with very thick paint. Everything was sandblasted, primed and painted (spray gun) with SW Industrial Enamel using a Delta Grey color code I pulled from the mothership wiki. All the unpainted hardware was de-rusted in EvapoRust and cleaned on a wire wheel. I didn't really polish anything. The spindle bearings were replaced, but I left the motor unrestored for the time being. I sanded and refinished the original boards used on the stand. I think it adds so much character. It is a 70 year old machine after all. And now, she'll be good for another 70!

I have picked up quite a few accessories along the way (outboard turning stand, disk sanding table, steady rest, metal turning cross slide, faceplates, most of the tool rests, and even metal spinning tools).

I have recently acquired a 3-phase motor to replace the existing 1-phase motor. I will use the 3-phase motor, along with a VFD to gain infinitely variable speed control and reversibility. I will then, regrettably, remove the jack-shaft, as cool as it is, it will be pointless to have on there inducing extra vibration and serving no purpose.

Big thanks to all the members who helped me out with this restore (and who continue to throw oil down the slope upon which I stand).

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