Atlas Lathe Restoration

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I inherited this lathe from my Great Uncle Wilfred. He was concerned about his shop tools going to good use after he left us, I think this tool will go to very good use.

Original condition

Lathe as it was received
Down the bed
Boiler Plate
Drive section - mounts behind the lathe
Drive gears
An old repair
Box of lathe tools

Initial cleanup

A couple folks immediately took to the lathe with a wire brush and some 3-in-1 oil:

Oil applied, debris cleared off

Electrolysis rust removal

In order to facilitate major rust removal, we built an Electrolysis_Rust_Removal_System. Here are some of the early results, compare to the very first photo at the top of this page:

Rust gone from chuck
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