Long time reader here with some valid on topic lathe questions.....:')
Went over to a friends place this afternoon to see his new lathe, I posted a photo in the drop box under Northernlathe. It was a free for the taking to him, wish it were mine, but I'mhelping him getting it running. The tag says Northern Machinery Co Minneapolis Mn . It's about a 2' x 18' with a taper, four jaw ect. fair amout of tooling. It was functional when last used, but has set outdoors for a few years. This is a relatively dry climate and most things are moveable but there is some rust. It has change grears but not assembled
Anyone have any knowledge of this machine or the company. I believe it was used in a local foundry that made mining equipment at one time. Probabally at the turn of the last century.
Where should we start with this? Full tear down or just get it together and see how it runs? Best way to clean up the rust ect. He's pretty excited, oh yea did I mention there's 16 SB to haul off also, Some guys just know how to live.
A shed is in order with a crane system .. I think I can see a new cannon/mortor in the future.
I will be posting with things as they follow and can use any help in figuring how to get this running.