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This is a good picture of the head stock (outboard shown towards the camera) of the 1942 Dunlap lathe that I refurbished and now is in working order. At the moment, I am working on a face plate that will thread onto the left hand 3/4" X 16 tpi threads on it. I had to buy the special tap and mill the face plate down from the flywheel of a tread mill motor.



Seen here is the improvised tool rest that I made to turn wood (I used it in absence of the real one. I was using the langer spindle tool rest but It was too big.) Seen in the picture above it is the proper tool rest. A vintage 19/32" tool rest that was original with the lathe (I managed to snag it off of eBay.) Behind the headstock is the wooden enclosure that I made to house the treadmill motor to power the lathe. By hooking up the variable speed control to the front of the lathe I can easily adjust speed for different operations and materials.



This is a good view of the belt side of the headstock, this belt continues to the axle from the treadmill motor. Seen behind the lathe is a red bucket where I save wood shavings, I use these as a last step, to burnish the pice by holding them to like sand paper.



In this picture, the tailstock can be seen, in front of it, is the original spindle tool rest that I got with the lathe, it is much to bulky to turn wooden bowls.



Seen here is the original set of craftsman chisles that came with the lathe. They are still in working condition, and I use them a lot.



This is a shot down the length of the bed of the lathe. The lathe bed is 36" long (less is availible for working space because of the space taken up by the tailstock.) In the 1942 Sears catalog, a bed extension of 1' is available for this lathe.



This is a picture of the bottom of the poplar and maple bowl I made. The bottom was made with my homemade CompressionChuck.



This Is a top view of the same bowl. The two top layers were laminated maple that was very ugly. I attached the blank to a ScrewChuck by the top of the bowl, and procedded to turn the bowl at slow speeds with a roughing gouge until the bowl was close to round on the outside.



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