Atlas Lathe Teardown and Rebuild, part 6

I’m nearing the end of this restoration. This is what the carriage looked like when I got it.

Here’s what it looks like now.

The tailstock and leadscrew were dirty.

But cleaned up nicely. I didn’t have the original tool for the tailstock, so I just bought a box end wrench to stand in for it.

The leadscrew was probably the most difficult thing to clean.

But the results are worth it. I think it looks great.

In general, the saddle and apron look wonderful