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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:52 am 
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Went to a flea market this past weekend found a nice little Atlas 6 x 18" metal lathe model 10100
The lathe seems to be in good working condition need a good cleaning and some new paint. The only part missing so far is the gear door and motor, the gear door has all the speed information on it. Been looking for a manual on line but have had not luck. OWWM was a dead end.

What HP motor would be good for this lathe. Was going to do a DC variable speed motor. Could I use a 1/4 hp DC motor, also have a 1 hp and 1.7 hp dc motor.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:27 am 
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Where do you find flea markets with Atlas lathes around these parts?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:00 pm 
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We went for the blacksmith event, but the swap meet was better, things you don't fine around here, almost came home with a power hacksaw only $50.00, Stuff was cheap. Have a show in the fall might go. It's a 3 hr drive.

http://michiganflywheelers.org/?page_id=172


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:59 pm 
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Jacob Nothstine wrote:
Went to a flea market this past weekend found a nice little Atlas 6 x 18" metal lathe model 10100
Nice find on the lathe!

Jacob Nothstine wrote:
What HP motor would be good for this lathe. Was going to do a DC variable speed motor. Could I use a 1/4 hp DC motor, also have a 1 hp
I believe they came with a 1/4 to 1/3hp motor, But I've seen some with larger motors.
Did it come with a counter shaft arm?
Some of those Atlas/Craftsman lathes had a rear counter shaft arm that supported a separate shaft assembly with step pulley's to adjust the speeds. Without that counter shaft assembly you probably wouldn't be able to get the lathe speed down low enough with a regular 1725 RPM motor. The variable speed 1HP DC motor would be over-kill, But with-out the counter shaft assembly & probably just a regular single place pulley set-up it would probably work ok.

Doug


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