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Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:17:14
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Hi all , I thought I should add some pictures of my project

Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:18:46
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Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:33:21
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Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:33:50
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Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:34:29
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Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:34:56
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Carl Dorling22/03/2021 19:35:34
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Mick Dobson23/03/2021 08:42:14
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Carl,

The mandrel bearing arrangement is different to my lathe, which has separate bearing caps and two fixing studs each, rather than the split cap with single pinch bolt on your lathe. Is it definitely a Dreadnought? The bed should be cast with the lettering Dreadnought below the headstock area. Unless of course they changed the headstock design at some point?

Carl Dorling23/03/2021 10:14:46
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Hi Mick, the bed is stamped with dreadnought and all the parts have number 5 stamped on them I’m wondering if this was one of the first made due to the earlier headstock design.

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