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Dr Stan
10-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Here are pics of the Logan lathe that followed me home. :)

According to the dealer it is a one owner machine from an estate sale. The man bought it new and was the sole operator, kinda like buying a one owner Caddy. BTW, it has a 6 jaw Buck that retails for $1200 new and it has both the outside & inside jaws. I also bought a lightly used 12" 4 jaw chuck made in Poland. As soon as I can I'll get a DRO for it and I'll be set for life. When I search for info on this model it turned out to have hardened ways which are in pristine condition.

Here's the description from the dealer's web site:

Logan Lathe By Powermatic 14" x 30" Vari Speed, 7-1/2" Buck 6 Jaw Chuck, Drive Plate, Tool Post, Live Center, 3/4" Drill Chuck, D-1-4 Spindle Mount, 1-5/8" Spindle Through Hole, 5/2.5 hp two speed motor, Model 6562D4H

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af285/drstan/Logan/DSCN0969.jpg

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af285/drstan/Logan/DSCN0970.jpg

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af285/drstan/Logan/DSCN0971.jpg

flylo
10-19-2012, 11:48 PM
Looks Great, Congrats!

BigJohnT
10-20-2012, 07:57 AM
As soon as I can I'll get a DRO for it and I'll be set for life.

I built a couple of Shumatech DRO's a while back and installed one on my mill and still have not installed one on my manual lathe... the web site seems to be down for Shumatech but I see someone (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shumatech-DRO-350M-NOT-KIT-READY-TO-USE-FREE-SHIPPING-/150923090766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2323b79b4e) on fleabay is selling them and the yahoo page for Shumatech (http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShumaTech/?v=1&t=directory&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=dir&slk=15).

Dr Stan
10-20-2012, 09:11 AM
I built a couple of Shumatech DRO's a while back and installed one on my mill and still have not installed one on my manual lathe... the web site seems to be down for Shumatech but I see someone (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shumatech-DRO-350M-NOT-KIT-READY-TO-USE-FREE-SHIPPING-/150923090766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2323b79b4e) on fleabay is selling them and the yahoo page for Shumatech (http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/ShumaTech/?v=1&t=directory&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=dir&slk=15).

Thanks John,

I have not finished researching DROs, but am leaning toward Shooting Star http://www.star-techno.com/. I'll certainly follow-up on your recommendation and take a look at the Shumatech equipment.

ogre
10-20-2012, 11:10 AM
Great catch! Uh YOU SUCK!

browne92
10-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Great catch! Uh YOU SUCK!

Not quite yet...no official tool gloat till we know a price :D

What is the hand crank right below the quick change gear box? Some sort of belt tensioner?

Bill

dp
10-20-2012, 12:10 PM
Not quite yet...no official tool gloat till we know a price :D

What is the hand crank right below the quick change gear box? Some sort of belt tensioner?

Bill


It is the Logan variable speed crank. http://www.lathes.co.uk/logan/page4.html

That looks like a sweet machine, Stan - congarats!

loose nut
10-20-2012, 12:33 PM
I see you have it chained to the floor so it can't run away and go back to it's previous home.

mikem
10-20-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm Happy for you! I wouldn't want to be without my lathe.

flylo
10-20-2012, 12:54 PM
That racing stripe fits you well Dr Stan! I'm sure it makes it cut faster too.

Dr Stan
10-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Logan 14x30 Vari Speed3,595.00 3,595.00T
12" 4 Jaw Independent Chuck, Made In Poland 225.00 225.00T
South Bend 9x28 qc and Bench600.00 -600.00T
South Bend 14.5x36 Q.C. Lathe900.00 -900.00T
Atlas 7" Shaper 110 volt600.00 -600.00T
Il linois Sales Tax 6.50% 111.80

Cash difference $1,831.80

I also spent just under $300.00 in travel expenses, fuel, motel, and food. BTW, found a really good BBQ in Charleston, IL. smokyshousebbq.com Good food, excellent service and a really cute waitress. :)

Dr Stan
10-20-2012, 01:15 PM
It is the Logan variable speed crank. http://www.lathes.co.uk/logan/page4.html

That looks like a sweet machine, Stan - congarats!


Even though I liked my SB's especially since I learned on one at the Navy's Machinery Repairman School Weird Science is correct in that Logans are better machines. More power, variable speed, etc. I'm certain it weighs more than the old 14 1/2 X 48 SB I traded in. This one was built by Powermatic near the end of their run and has a camlock spindle nose, something seriously lacking on my old SB's.

BTW, I bought it from Lost Creek Machine in Ottawa, IL which is in the SW fringe of metro Chicago. Good man to deal with.

Dr Stan
10-20-2012, 01:18 PM
Great catch! Uh YOU SUCK!


Thank you as I resemble that remark. :)

PaulT
10-20-2012, 01:55 PM
That's a pretty interesting machine, from the "last gasp" era of US made manual lathes.

The surviving manufacturers had transitioned to the more modern "square top" type designs like this one but it was only a matter of time before the combination of lower cost machines from Japan, the transition to CNC and short term oriented management teams drove the existing US manufacturers into the ground.

So you own a piece of history there.

Paul T.
www.springtest.com

Dr Stan
10-20-2012, 02:49 PM
short term oriented management teams drove the existing US manufacturers into the ground.

Especially that part, but there was also dumping by Japanese machine tool makers and the refusal of a certain administration in DC to address the activity.

PaulT
10-20-2012, 07:59 PM
Especially that part, but there was also dumping by Japanese machine tool makers and the refusal of a certain administration in DC to address the activity.

Good point.

Rex
10-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Man, you got my lathe! I've been looking for one of those for several years, to match my Powermatic Millrite.

Congrats on a nice lathe! You do suck, of course.

Dr Stan
10-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Congrats on a nice lathe! You do suck, of course.

Well keep looking, there has to be some "brothers & sisters" out there.

And yes thanks, I really enjoy being on the receiving end this time. :)

1200rpm
10-23-2012, 11:09 AM
sure is a great looking machine.
never seen one of them in the flesh - can`t have been too many made with the cam lock spindle.
nice score!

J. Randall
10-23-2012, 12:29 PM
sure is a great looking machine.
never seen one of them in the flesh - can`t have been too many made with the cam lock spindle.
nice score!

Most of the later Logans that I have seen have either been cam lock, or L type spindle nose.
James

Dr Stan
10-23-2012, 08:57 PM
Most of the later Logans that I have seen have either been cam lock, or L type spindle nose.
James

I've even used WWII surplus Logans with L type spindle noses.

sasquatch
10-23-2012, 09:01 PM
Sure would be nice to have that lathe, congratulations!!

(See, Flylo hasn't found them ALL!!)

Dr Stan
10-23-2012, 09:09 PM
Sure would be nice to have that lathe, congratulations!!

(See, Flylo hasn't found them ALL!!)

You notice I didn't post anything about it before I went to pick it up. :)