It is in the area where I live. I don't know what the PM site is, I don't care if you post on there. The engine block may be a model A or T Ford, I'm not sure. The cross slide slides on a head that is upside down. The shaft in between the two shafts the carriage rides on is threaded all the way. One connecting rod is connected to one journal of the crank and I don't know what it does.Where is that?(don't give an exact location) That is pretty cool, do you post on the PM site? If not do you mind if I share them?
Edit: Trying to identify what it was made from, tailstock base looks like cream separator legs, headstock looks like an engine block and chuck is being powered by the flywheel ring gear.
I knew the guy that lived there. He raised his family (wife and three or four girls) on that place. He is gone now, they didn't have much and he was well thought of. This world could use more guys like him. It is too bad he couldn't have a good lathe, hard telling what he could have built. I think he built the lathe out of what he had and didn't go to town and buy much if anything.Flywheel is definitely model A Ford........so the engine block probably is also. Pretty clever, probably something whipped up during the Great Depression. Can't afford a machinist? Build your own machine tool and do it yourself!