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Barnes Velocipede Lathe No. 4 1/2

The 4 1/2 is the smallest Barnes metal lathe, 9" swing by 25" between centers. All change gears, back gear, and headstock bearings are in fine condition. The only problem is a missing tooth on the carriage hand crank gear. The power feed works fine in both forward and reverse, but manual carriage movement will require repairing or replacing the hand crank gear. If I find a 4 1/2 bench lathe for parts, I'll relist this with a new carriage crank. In the mean time, the carriage slides smoothly by hand, while spinning the crank. But, turning the crank doesn't move the carriage very far before the gear catches. When I use the lathe, I remove the crank so it won't catch and damage the gear that it drives.

P.S. Anyone wanting to part out a 4 1/2? Let me know. All I need is the hand crank with a good gear, but I can alway use Barnes accessories for future velocipede lathes.

front view - The seat folds under the bed when not in use

The Barnes steady rest mounts on the Dovetailed bed.

the crank and sprocket assembly

the carriage with original Barnes tool post and new tool holder

the headstock with change gear assembly

Accessories include 3 and 4 jaw chucks with wrenches, steady rest, complete set of change gears, Barnes cross plate, new centers for metal and wood (MT1)

homemade tool rest for turning wood, with chip guard

turning wood

another view - turning wood

The Barnes seat This is an original with no breaks or repairs

the carriage hand crank with damaged gear

the broken tooth

Price: sold buyer must pick up or arrange shipping
This item can be safely stored until your next trip to Maryland

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