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Machine ID’d: Atlas V42 10″ Metal Lathe Restored

Here is an image from a reader that nicely rebuilt and restored this Atlas 10 inch metal lathe model V42 with serial number 05140. This is a older version of the Atlas 10 inch lathe, because it has babbit bronze bushings and doesn’t have a pull knob to engage the power cross feed on the apron. We actually used to have a similar model in our shop.

 

The reader said that he had our parts and instructions manual for this lathe, which we have here:

 

 

This manual covers the following models.
  • For Atlas timken bearing lathes:
    with horizontal countershaft-Cat. Nos.: TH36, TH42, TH48, TH54
    with vertical countershaft-Cat. Nos.: TV36, TV42, TV48, TV54
  • For Atlas babbitt bearing lathes:
    with horizontal countershaft-Cat. Nos.: H36, H42, H48, H54
    with vertical countershaft-Cat. Nos.: V36, V42, V48, V54
  • For Atlas quick-change lathes:
    Cat. Nos.: QC42 and QC54

This manual does cover the basics. It explains lubrication, and labels the different controls of the lathe. The reader said that he wanted more information about the operation of the lathe. He’s not the only person that has asked us about this, and that is why we carry the Manual of Lathe Operations and Machinist Tables books, which is full of almost everything you would want to know to get started, plus it contains information on the gear and machinist tables for threading.

The problem with these books is that Atlas and Craftsman sold thousands of these over many decades. They made changes to the books as they made changes to the lathes, but they never stated on the cover or in the book which manual covers which vintage and size of lathe. We’ve collected over 25 of these books and have done the research for you, and we have the one that covers this lathe at the link below:

 

 

 
 

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Machine ID’d: Homecraft-Delta 16″ Scroll-Jig Saw Model 40-110

Here are some images of a machine we were able to identify as a Homecraft- Delta 16″ Scroll Saw model 40-110. This scroll saw has Homecraft, Delta Manufacturing Division and Rockwell Manufacturing on the tag. These scroll saws were made and sold during in the late 40’s through the 50’s. These cast iron scroll saws were built to last and we’ve see lots of them still in use.

 

 

Below is a page from a 1953 Delta Homecraft catalog. This scroll saw sold for $43.50 that year, which is equivalent to $379.54 today.

 

 

We have two manuals that would cover and be helpful with this scroll saw. We have the owner’s manual with the operating instructions and parts diagrams for the Homecraft 40-110 scroll saw here:

 

 

 

We also have a called “Getting the Most Out of Your Band Saw and Scroll Saw.” This is part of a whole of books that Delta did on different woodworking machines that I really like. They have a lot of tips and tricks. They made a series of 6 different books to cover different types of machines.

 

The manual for this scroll is actually pretty informative on setting up the blades. You can use quite a variety inserts you can use depending on the type of work you are doing. You can use saber blades, jewelers blades, files, etc… The manual explains what adjustments and maintenance to check as well.

 

 

 

 

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