Coffin Plane Explained?

Coffin Plane Explained?

Woodworkers may or may not know or have heard of a coffin plane and that is understandable. It is not a modern term nor a modern tool. The usual list of big plane makers will probably not make one and there never were many of the old ones made, either!

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Delta Double Duty Lathe

Purchased a decrepit lathe from someone who received from the original user. The lathe had a lot of rust and looked bad but it had a lot of potential.

Here is a summary of features and parts included:

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Machinist’s slide rest SlideRest
Motor – JackShaftPulley
Stand – home made sturdy angle iron frame with 1″ thick top for mounting of lathe Delta930overall
Box section w/ 5 drawers and lots of goodies!
Additional shelving beneath top Delta930overall2
Here are a few pics of the extras that came with this Delta Double duty lathe:

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After about 30 hours working with razor blades to scrape off the rust and Scotch Brite pads to work on the shiny parts the lathe was painted with a close to original color and looks like this now:

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