Sheldon lathe for sale in St Louis MO

Discussion in 'Gun Project Questions & Gunsmithing' started by Daveinjax, Apr 14, 2019 at 11:54 AM.

  1. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Silver $$ Contributor

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  2. Shawnba67

    Shawnba67 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Looks like a much better kept version of my TS56. 1.375" spindle bore. 2-1/4x8 chuck threads. Tapered roller spindle bearings.(If its a TS)
    The only complaint I have on mine is that I cant do metric threads. If someone buys this, you can get 2-1/4x8 nuts at Mcmaster Carr. this can really speed up the making of special purpose chucks! My action jig is a piece of huge axle tube welded to one of these nuts. Not as nice as Vipers, but functional and >$40
     
  3. akajun

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    any lathe can cut metric threads, just need to figure out the gearing, usually a 127tooth gear is required.
    Those small sheldons are good machines.
     
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  4. Shawnba67

    Shawnba67 Silver $$ Contributor

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    While you are technically correct. Find one for a sheldon, Ill hold my breath.
     

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