Dalton Lathe.

Hi, is this group still active? I have recently been given a Dalton Lathe and would like to learn more about them.
Hope to hear from someone,
Rob in NC.
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Robert Walpole
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You'll probably find more info over here
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luck animal
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animal1
Not very much going on here. Years ago ...
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Bob Engelhardt
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The South Bend Lathe book "How to Run a Lathe" Is a good operator's manual for older (and modern hobby) machines.
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Although it's from 1914, almost everything in it is still valid for today's manual lathe work. Newer editions leave out things that might apply to your old Dalton. Allen wrenches can be ground to imitate forged cutting tools to get yourself started.
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Jim Wilkins
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good luck animal
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The photos of the 'Dalton Lot 6 - as new' show many details that are very similar to my 1965 South Bend, such as the ball-closed oilers and the forward/reverse threading mechanism (tumbler) which SB calls a recent improvement in 1914. I even have a diamond-knurled Jacobs chuck.
The spout on an Eagle model 66 brass oil can matches those oil fittings, and opens the spring cap on Gits oil cups. Since I have one (bought new) I haven't looked for current production oilers that also fit.
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Jim Wilkins

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