The lathe was disassembled, cleaned and blasted with coal slag (Black Beauty) to remove the rust and multiple layers of paint. I taped off and cleaned the machined surfaces by hand. One the cast iron, the rust was just a surface layer. Some of the steel knobs and parts were pitted.
A tractor was used to lift the lathe onto my utility trailer. I rented a automotive engine hoist to lift it off the trailer and set it down in my garage. I added casters to the lathe desk before returning the engine hoist.
I purchased this 1947 Logan Model 825 lathe directly from the barn of a friend. It belonged to a long deceased uncle and had not been used for at least a decade. From it’s time in the barn, the lathe was covered in mouse and bird droppings and every bare metal surface was rusty.