This equipment is in need of repair: YES
Repairs done to date
- Tubes wire brushed to remove rust
- Tubes waxed with paste wax to prevent re-rusting
- Geared parts, and slide locks were lubricated with lithium grease
- Heastock shaft was oiled
- Dead center in the tailstock was replaced with a live center
- Replaced broken tie link
Repairs left to do
- Pulleys are rusted on to the motor/headstock drives. Need to loosen the pulleys and reposition, as the top pulley is rubbing against the headstock casting
Need a suitable table
- Base of lathe to midline of spindle is 19 inches
- At its current height, you would need to be a hobbit to use the machine comfortably
- Estimate of comfortable working height is roughly 46 inches (need input), which means that tabletop must be ~25 inches from the ground
- Table must be HEAVY and stable; would suggest using the laminated tabletops in storage in the shop
- Due to a protruding start capacitor on the motor, either a slot would have to be cut into the table, or the two "feet" of the lathe placed on 1-2 inch high platforms to provide clearance.
- There is currently an adjustable table in the rear of the shop (which will go to ~27 inches). Issue is that the table is held together with very small butt welds; would need to add bolts to add rigidity, and replace the cross braces. Or you could build a custom table
The Shopsmith 10-ER is a multi-tool sold by Magna Engineering in the 50's and 60s. It was designed to be used as a lathe, drill press, table saw, horizontal boring machine, scroll saw, although this unit is configured only to work as a lathe
- Ownership: Donation
- Location: PAXspace - it's kinda too big to miss
- Make/Model: Shopsmith 10-ER
- Part Number:
UNDER NOT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO USE THIS MACHINE WITHOUT TRAINING. Training is being developed
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Cleaning sawdust off the tubes, re-waxing (paste wax stored under the machine)
Things that Need to be Done
- Would like to add a 1-18 tpi adapter so that faceplate turning could be done. Currently only usable for spindle turning
- Speed changer (roughly 100 bucks) so that you don't have to lift the motor to change speeds.
- Buy a set of high speed tools
- Get a grinder with AlOx wheels for tool sharpening (important)