I finally got the machine out of the car and into the house but just barely, it's one heavy son of a gun. I didn't feel comfortable taking the headstock off the ways I was worried about realigning it as I didn't see any alignment pins. Here is a shot of the ways and headstock before I put it on the pallet to winch it up the stairs.
I got the bench built using 2x4's and 3/4 plywood it's short as I'm limited on headroom. Lathe reassembled and on its new home.
Boards on the sides will and back will be my chip collecter so hopefully I won't be tracking metal bits all around the house. I figure my shop vac should be able to handle debris. Now I need to find/make a small collector for the precious metal I plan to turn I don't want to mix metals.
I turned the motor on before placing the belts and it was smooth as silk but after putting the belts on its louder than I expected I have it running on the slowest speed at the moment. The manual doesn't give any instructions on the belts so I put them on as I thought correct. Do my belts look ok or have I screwed something up?
The lathe seemed to be running ok so I found a piece of threaded rod chucked it up and ground a HHS bit, looked so bad I almost couldn't bring myself to use it but it worked fine and I cut down the end of the rod.