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I started looking for a hobby lathe about two weeks ago. Last night I bought a Hendey lathe from around 1920. The price was right and was it delievered to my home this morning.
It is in good shape except it was left outside for one year and not used for who knows how long. I tried to spin the chuck by hand with no luck so I got out a bar, It will move with the bar but thats about it. I hooked up my 8hp snow blower to it (don't ask), also no luck.
Does anyone have any other ideas to get this thing to move? I am thinking if I spin this thing up to temp for a while with lots of oil it will free things up a bit. Thanks for any replies. (Don't forget the price was right.);)
 

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Thanks for the input, I had not thought of galling... I paid $100 delivered to my door, if it does not work I could get that much or more for the parts.
I also took some of the gears off to rule out other sections of the lathe. It did not help. Taking it apart seems to be the next step
Thanks again.
 

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Well, I took it apart in about two hours. I have never done this before and it was easier that I thought. There was some water around the huge tapered sleeve bearings and the belt drive drum had a good amount of rust where the spindle shaft goes. The bearing on the chuck side is just a giant taper bearing whitch was ok but, the other one seemed locked up. The tapered sleeve is seperate from the spindle and the spindle came out nicely but the sleeve needed some help getting out.
Monday I will finish cleaning and put it back together. I should be making shavings by Tuesday. Thanks again for the input.
 
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