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    hello new to this:
    I just purchased two old metal lathes the first is a sheldon EXL56B 11 WHICH NEEDS SOME NEEDLE BEARINGS FOR THE MOTOR DRIVE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW A CHEAP PLACE TO GET THEM SHAFT 3/4" ,O.D. 1 3/16",AND 3/4"LONG. AND NEW BELTS TO GET THIS DONE! THE SECOND LAHTE IS AN MONARCH 1954 10EE WHICH RUNS FINE , COMING OUT OF A WORKING MACHINE SHOP NEEDS SOME CARE. I REALLY WANT TO STRIP THIS MACHINE DOWN AND GIVE IT GOOD PAINT JOB, BUT I AM TOLD IT WOULD BE WORTH MORE UN TOUCHED. I AM FAIRLY NEW TO METAL LATHE WORK CLUBS,AND SUCH BUT AM A FABRICATOR THAT VERY HANDY. ANY INFORMATIOM ON WHICH WAY TO GO WITH THESE LATHES WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL

    THANK YOU

  • #2
    Hi machinedog,

    Welcome! A bearing house might be your best bet. Most supply houses I know of carry only most common ball bearings - usually in metric sizes. Check yellow pages or their online listing for bigger cities near you.

    Tell them your size and aplication, you're more likely to get proper bearing (as to cage type, lubrication, ect.)

    Good luck

    uute

    PS See Shane's post "Roller Bearings" also!

    [This message has been edited by uute (edited 12-06-2003).]

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    • #3
      machinedog:
      If you do a proper restoration on the 10EE it will be worth a hell of a lot of money. It is one the best lathes ever made. A true classic. If you are going to do a half-assed job of it then leave it alone or sell it to someone that will give it the TLC it deserves.

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      • #4
        Go over to the Monarch EE forum at
        www.practicalmachinist.com.
        Ain't nutting cheap on a EE, 'cept gaskets.

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        • #5
          If you want to see what Thrud is talking about look at the monarch under Olies shop what beauty the guy did this after finding it as scrap and rebuilt it one of the best restorations I have ever seen good luck and welcome Alistair
          http://www.practicalmachinist.com/ub...ML/000006.html
          Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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          • #6
            Alistair
            It still gives me wood every time I see it too...

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            • #7
              Dave better stop salivating your sister might think you want a chunk of her delicious M?LOAF
              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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              • #8
                that lathe looks exactly like mine without paint, rust, grease, and scrathes exactly.
                nice job

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