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