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  • Smallest full featured lathe you've seen

    Inspired by Evan's comment: "I like little lathes. I can put my Unimat chuck in my pocket"

    What is the smallest, full featured engine lathe you've ever seen. The whole shebang, qc gearbox, geared head (or other var. speed control without belt swapping), power longitudinal AND cross feed, etc.

    I'm thinking the small Maximats or maybe the small TOS lathes but neither (TOS??) has power cross feed. Ideally, longitudinal drive separate from the lead screw (which is for threading only).

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    How about this one of a kind home made lathe...Bob
    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/aameta...e2.jpg&.src=ph


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    Bob Wright
    Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill


    [This message has been edited by aametalmaster (edited 12-24-2005).]
    Bob Wright
    Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill

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    • #3
      Bob, I can't get to it.

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      • #4
        Email me and i will send it to you, your email address here dosen't work...Bob

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        Bob Wright
        Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill


        [This message has been edited by aametalmaster (edited 12-24-2005).]
        Bob Wright
        Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill

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        • #5
          Bob, maybe you can answer the question that's been asked here several times... where did the name "Silver & Deming" come from? The developers' names? ..er what?
          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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          • #6
            Bob, I tried again and can get it now. That's a little cutie. I like the "lathe machine made exclusively by a lathe machine" on the plaque.

            If they're reproducing, we should have enough to go around pretty soon

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            • #7
              Here is the info in a nutshell. It was the Silver Manufacturing and Deming Company murged a long time ago. I did work in the Deming building running their 1880 vintage lathes. The Silver company now is a foundry across the street. Heres a link...Bob
              http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/detail.asp?ID=751

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              Bob Wright
              Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill
              Bob Wright
              Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill

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              • #8
                Here are some photos of a miniature turret lathe, some beautiful hand tools and on the next page a miniature Bridgeport to go along with them.
                http://www.homestead.com/tool20895/CABIN2002B.html
                There are a couple of people who display at NAMES and other shows with fully featured miniature lathes.

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                Jim H.

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                • #9
                  JC, I saw that mini mill at NAMES, its a sweet machine. I wish someone would sell some small castings for one, would make a neat project...Bob

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                  Bob Wright
                  Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill
                  Bob Wright
                  Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill

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                  • #10
                    This site has been posted here on numerous occasions, but it's still worth another look.

                    http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/minitoolmen.htm

                    Go check out the rest of the site and have a hanky ready to wipe up the drool.

                    regards and merry xmas

                    radish

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                    • #11
                      Sorry, that is not a UP big Boy. When you click on more on that page.

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                      • #12
                        I've seen and drooled on Bill Huxhold's machines at the Vermont model engineering show a year ago. Incredible, old world workmanship pretty much without rival.

                        The silent and precision operation with which the goblets are made induces the drool factor.

                        Bill's steam engine plants are also incredibly detailed machining works.

                        Now how about some more commercial lathes though, full featured, present or past?

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                        • #13
                          There is always the ManSon made in the US after WWII. Although it didn't have screw cutting ability it did have power carriage feed.

                          http://www.lathes.co.uk/manson/index.html
                          Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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                          • #14
                            Cool, Looks like a scaled down Monarch 10EE...Bob
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbend10k/

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                            Bob Wright
                            Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill
                            Bob Wright
                            Salem, Oh Birthplace of The Silver & Deming Drill

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                            • #15
                              I have recently been contemplating the purchase of a small lathe, the Cowells certainly has a comprehensive range of features & accessories.

                              regards

                              Brian

                              http://www.cowells.com/products.htm

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