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Old 02-09-2017, 09:37 PM
jalouke jalouke is offline
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Default Trying to find a manual

Hey,

I am trying to find the manual for a Sheldon Machine EM-56-P 13" lathe. Does anyone here know how to get a hold of one? I tried emailing Tony at lathes.co.uk but he never responded.

Any help is much appreciated!

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Old 02-10-2017, 01:51 AM
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Try Tony again, its not like him to not respond.
Over the years Ive had dealings with him and hes always been helpful.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:05 PM
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Try ebay, search for Sheldon lathes, always a bunch of literature on there. Also there is a Yahoo Group for Sheldon lathes. the moderator has a lot of Sheldon information.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:28 PM
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the yahoo group is very helpful ,the moderator if I remember is John he used to work at the Sheldon factory and has a lot of useful advice and info ,I have a 10xl and love it,Randy
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:34 AM
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What sort of information are you looking for or in need of?

Lathes are a fairly generic machine tool. There are many excellent books on operation. As for disassembly and repair the logans are basic lathe construction.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:28 PM
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I need a part list, disassembly instructions, and lubrication procedure. This lathe has been sitting in a warehouse for about 10 years and has a bit of rust on the ways that I would like to clean up.

Basically I want to overhaul it and get it into tip top shape.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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Look up Keith Rucker - Vintagemachinery.org on the garage journal forum. He has lots of old manuals. I don't know if he has what you need but it is worth a shot
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:49 AM
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Cruise over to the yahoo Sheldon lathe group, all that is ready for Down load.
I remanufacture the felt way whips. Huge help in keeping the saddle lunercated.
I have a set listed on eBay.

Sheldon sabastian are very nice lathes. Over 100 hours of hand scraping was done. I own a em56.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:42 PM
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Default I purchased an EM-56-P Today

It appears to be a great lathe, and I was able to witness it in operation before purchasing. The controls are foreign to me; the Taiwanese lathe I have experienced is quite different.

I would really like to find a manual, so any leads to purchase or download a manual would be appreciated.

The chuck threads onto the spindle. It appears that it requires a spanner wrench to remove it. Is that correct. I am hoping to locate a 5C collet closer.
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:21 PM
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The chuck threads onto the spindle. It appears that it requires a spanner wrench to remove it. Is that correct. ...
I don't know the lathe, but the chuck can probably be removed by putting a long bar between the jaws. If the lathe has a back-gear engage it first; if you can't lock the chuck, smack the long bar sharply with a heavy mallet until the chuck releases.

Avoid the temptation to put the chuck key in the socket and hit that; some people do that, but it can crack the socket,

Cheers Charlie
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