Picked up a sheldon lathe today

I bought 2 sheldon lathes today, both are EL 46 P models, these have the
smaller spindle 1-3/4" but come with chucks and face plates. Not sure what
collet these will take. Solid little machines, they seem to be better built
than the Heavy 10 I sold a few months ago. I will take some pictures in the
coming weeks.
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wayne mak
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I have a Sheldon lathe and a fair number of documents. Let me know if you need information.
Martin
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If you have any information that would be great. These are 10" swing. I cleaned one up, gave it a bath in oil and it moves nice. I will have to power up in the next few days, its in my garage and we have a warm spell for the week. It loks as if it uses ball bearing in many place the SB uses plain bearings. The quick change box, HS and maybe the compound/apron. The apron looks to be double wall and well built. The screws have almost no backlash. The bed looks good the scraping marks are a bit worn but it still looks like its had light use. There is no ridge but I don't know if these lathes show a ridge with wear.
>I have a Sheldon lathe and a fair number of documents. > Let me know if you need information. > > Martin > > Martin Eastburn > @ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net > NRA LOH & Endowment Member > NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder > > > > wayne mak wrote: >> I bought 2 sheldon lathes today, both are EL 46 P models, these have the >> smaller spindle 1-3/4" but come with chucks and face plates. Not sure >> what collet these will take. Solid little machines, they seem to be >> better built than the Heavy 10 I sold a few months ago. I will take some >> pictures in the coming weeks. > >
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wayne mak
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>If you have any information that would be great. These are 10" swing. I >cleaned one up, gave it a bath in oil and it moves nice. I will have to >power up in the next few days, its in my garage and we have a warm spell for >the week. It loks as if it uses ball bearing in many place the SB uses plain >bearings. The quick change box, HS and maybe the compound/apron. The apron >looks to be double wall and well built. The screws have almost no backlash. >The bed looks good the scraping marks are a bit worn but it still looks like >its had light use. There is no ridge but I don't know if these lathes show a >ridge with wear.
>>I have a Sheldon lathe and a fair number of documents. >> Let me know if you need information. >> >> Martin >> >> Martin Eastburn >> @ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net >> NRA LOH & Endowment Member >> NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder >> >> >> >> wayne mak wrote: >>> I bought 2 sheldon lathes today, both are EL 46 P models, these have the >>> smaller spindle 1-3/4" but come with chucks and face plates. Not sure >>> what collet these will take. Solid little machines, they seem to be >>> better built than the Heavy 10 I sold a few months ago. I will take some >>> pictures in the coming weeks. >> >>
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F. George McDuffee
I'm still trying to figure out what one of them wreighs. 10x24, circa 1960 with the 2 handle on the pedestal speed shift.
Mart> I have a Sheldon lathe and a fair number of documents. > Let me know if you need information. > > Martin > > Martin Eastburn > @ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net > NRA LOH & Endowment Member > NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder > > > > wayne mak wrote: > >> I bought 2 sheldon lathes today, both are EL 46 P models, these have >> the smaller spindle 1-3/4" but come with chucks and face plates. Not >> sure what collet these will take. Solid little machines, they seem to >> be better built than the Heavy 10 I sold a few months ago. I will take >> some pictures in the coming weeks. >> > >
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RoyJ
It just so happens that those are the two lathes I have an opportunity to purchase(but probably won't due to their weight).
Nevertheless, for informational purposes, can you confirm the approximate weight of these lathes?
The first is a Sheldon EL 46 P for $560.(It has a 10" swing, 3 jaw, dead center, tool holder, some reamers, dog plate, a few dogs, a 3 phase motor, and a quick change box for power feed/threading. It is a "lightly used" machine that came out of a high school.(I'm told it is 800lbs)).
The second is a South Bend Heavy 10L for $400.(It would need a serious clean up, paint job, one gear, tailstock, and the crossfeed handle replaced.(I'm told it is 900lbs)).
Thanks.
Darren Harris Staten Island, New York.
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