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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    Quote Originally Posted by Zimm View Post
    You are a lucky man. Work slow and carefully.

    You might want to lose the crocs for some steel toes. Jest sayin.
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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    You got you a table top shaper too?
    either you LIKE BACON or you're WRONG!!!! "There are three kinds of men.The ones that learn by readin'.The few who learn by observation.The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves"-Will Rogers

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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhound View Post
    You got you a table top shaper too?
    Yes, but selling that one. Dont have a clue what its worth, though. Any idea?

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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    There is a LOT of stuff in that basement! That drill looks great from here, and as someone stated, the oven is cool... if you ever wander into knifemaking, you will certainly appreciate it.

    Mikel

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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    That's one heck of a find! That version is the 11.25" swing model. With the long bed and with the cabinet it's going to be close to 2,000lbs. I have a 13" Sheldon with the long bed and it's much heavier than I expected. Sheldon lathes were considered the smallest of the true commercial lathes and the biggest of the homeowner lathes and were often favored by gunsmiths.

    A 10" Sheldon is far heavier than something like a South Bend Heavy 10...not really in the same ballpark.

    I paid $1K for mine, drove three hours each way to get it and felt like I stole it! The seller listed it on FB Marketplace and I was lucky enough to be the first to contact him and set up a time to get it the next morning. He said he had a half dozen people trying to get him to sell it before I got there, so I'm pretty sure the price was more than fair. Yours has a lot more tooling than mine....makes a big difference.
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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    Hey guys - I have decided to sell this lathe and the tooling to go with it. I also have a new motor still in the box. Nothing wrong with the old one and it still runs fine.


    $1,500, pick up in Uniontown, OH

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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    Quote Originally Posted by lakedrum03 View Post
    Hey guys - I have decided to sell this lathe and the tooling to go with it. I also have a new motor still in the box. Nothing wrong with the old one and it still runs fine.


    $1,500, pick up in Uniontown, OH
    That's a bargain for all the tooling! Did you already sell the shaper? I'm not sure why, but I really want a shaper!
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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    Quote Originally Posted by G-ManBart View Post
    That's a bargain for all the tooling! Did you already sell the shaper? I'm not sure why, but I really want a shaper!
    Yessir. A gentleman picked than up and restored it. He sent a video when it was up and running. Really awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakedrum03 View Post
    Yessir. A gentleman picked than up and restored it. He sent a video when it was up and running. Really awesome.
    Drat! Well, at least it's back in use!
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    Re: Sheldon Machine "Quick Change Gear Lathe" ESWQ 56"

    I knew a Tool and die maker how had one home shop.
    I said it was a great lathe.

    The old American is far better that new Chinese junk.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by lakedrum03 View Post
    Dream Team,

    Long story short: I was given the option to receive a Sheldon Lathe with a 56" bed. It is very old. Best I can tell it is from the 1940s. Unfortunately, it is in my aunts basement, so it will not be easy to get anywhere. It has about a half dozen chucks of various sizes and bits, etc.

    The question: is this machine worth my time and effort to tear down, remove from the basement and reassemble? I am just a hobbyist fabricator.

    Also, what do you think it would be worth?

    Thanks,

    Seth

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