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Please Identify This Delta Lathe

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Charles Johnson, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Charles Johnson

    Charles Johnson

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    I would very much appreciate any help the turning community can offer me in identifying the Delta lathe in the attached photo. Model number? Vintage? Vital stats (motor hp, spindle threading, swing, etc)? I tried Web searching for Delta photos, but found none with the same configuration of on/off switch, speed control, and "for your own safety" plate. (I suppose it's possible that the on/off switch is a modification.) Many thanks.
     

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  2. Charlie Boardman

    Charlie Boardman

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    Looks alot like the Delta 46-525 I started with
     

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  3. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley

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    Yeah that cover plate on the upper left is a dead giveaway, the original switch was replaced.
     
  4. Richard Coers

    Richard Coers

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    My first new lathe too. Started with a home-made one first. My Mom bought one for me when my Dad died. Long story, but my little brother got the farm, I got the lathe. Came as a package with a set of crappy tools and even crappier expanding chuck. Learning to turn with that chuck was "interesting". It only worked in a mortise, and had a tapered plug of aluminum that expanded the jaws. Get a catch and the jaws expanded until the bowl exploded. Lathe was one noisey machine. The Reeves drive and incredibly long drive belt was LOUD! The cabinet acted like a bass drum. Sold it and bought my Oneway 2436 in 1998.
     

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