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    Hello,
    I recently aquired a old Barnes lathe from my grandfather. He has owned it since he was 12, made parts for the war off of it. We were making parts one day on his 9" SB, and he told me to take a look at this old lathe up in our parts room. It was burried under all sorts of junk.

    So far I have degreased it and took inventory of all the parts and pieces. What I have found is, the stand is missing along with the treddle. The large gear is broken, I have fixed this though. I have most every thing else, steady rest, tail stock, 3 jaw and tooling.

    One major problem I have, the manual feed gear is sheared off. I have no idea where it went. I also have no idea where to find one of these pieces.

    Any ideas or vendors that I could contact would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Paul Booth

  • #2
    Paul your best bet is ebay , or make one. Try the yahoo groups . A number 4 for sale on ebay #300375166486 for 95 dollars. Do you have a photo of the part you are missing?
    William

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    • #3
      William,
      Thanks, I have looked at that lathe on ebay. Its a little far to ship I'm in MN. I will get photos tomorrow night, give an idea what I am talking about.
      Paul

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      • #4
        Duzzit look like this?



        If so, I can take pics and measurements of components to help you recreate what might be broken or missing.
        Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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        • #5
          Exactly!

          If you could take a photo of the gearing for the manual feed.
          Thanks,
          Paul

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          • #6
            Here's a couple more photos of a Barnes #4 See if these help, If not I'll take some photos of mine in AM and Post.
            William



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            • #7
              This guy has one for sale, check the lathe section:
              http://www.lostcreekmachine.com


              http://www.lostcreekmachine.com/images/Barnes.jpg

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              • #8
                Pictures of mine will have to wait until early next week.

                Any of you Barnes owners have issues with the back gear release pin in the head stock? Mines quite stiff after a decade of disuse.
                Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys,
                  My issue is with the manual feed gearing on the back side of the apron. I don't have a pic yet but will soon.
                  Thanks
                  Paul

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                  • #10
                    There's gearing back there?

                    I thought there was just tandem halfnuts for the counter rotating lead screws and a gear for the carriage rack
                    Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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                    • #11
                      Yeppers

                      What I call a compound gear, two gears fuse together, and another on the manual feed handle itself.

                      Sorry im not in the trade, I don't know the correct terms.

                      Thanks,
                      Paul

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                      • #12
                        More Barnes Photos
                        http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...7/Barnes5b.jpg



                        Do these show what you are missing?
                        William

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                        • #13
                          Or These


                          William

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                          • #14
                            Wow thats a good looking lathe!

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                            • #15
                              Shore is purty!
                              Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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