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Offline oldgoaly

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you did good!
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WOW !

What a haul !
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And these


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And forgot this




Offline gibsontool

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In the picture of the auto body tools there is a strange looking clamp on top of the tool box,what would that guy be used for?

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that's a nice little lathe ,I have one as well I use for small stuff . it looks very complete , with counter drive and original stand ,don't look too worn to me . that light rust and grease will clean up .

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Nice haul, I have most of that assortment in my everyday use tools. Really like a AJ Foyt box.
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
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In the picture of the auto body tools there is a strange looking clamp on top of the tool box,what would that guy be used for?

I believe it is a vulcanizing clamp for patching old style tires

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The clamp like thing is a vulcanizer for old tubes/tires.
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Hello, Sudsy. That is a very nice haul, looks like a good set of body tools !!!! Regards, Lou
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that's a nice little lathe ,I have one as well I use for small stuff . it looks very complete , with counter drive and original stand ,don't look too worn to me . that light rust and grease will clean up .

Got it home this afternoon
It's coming along








Offline Sudsy

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Could use a paint recommendation as close to this grey as possible

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There are atlas/craftsman lathe groups on yahoo and facebook. One thing you need to be aware of there is another 6 by 18 craftsman lathe that is totally different. Don't remember who made it.
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Dunlop

This is not a Craftsman badged Atlas

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I agree with getting a "link belt" instead of using a v-belt, unless you plan on removing the spindle. Are there any gears that came with it?  In order to cut threads with that lathe you have to have different gears to make different thread pitches.
I also see that it is missing the handle for the hand wheel on the tail stock, you can probably get one on Ebay. If you get a handle it is a friction fit (I think that is the right term)and you push it in while twisting it right to left.

I just noticed that the handle for the cross feed crank is missing as well. Something you might consider getting for it that may help with the value is to get a right handed Armstrong tool holder with a used right hand ground1/4" HSS (high speed steel) tool bit from Ebay which for both would cost you around $20. Then it should be ready to make chips.
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