Well, I've made the big commitment and bought a lathe. It's a Moseley with a Hamilton Beach motor.
I'm very interested in taking good care of it and haven't had too easy a time finding the info I'm looking for. I do have de Carle's book "The Watchmaker's Lathe". But chapter 4, "Care and Maintenance of the Lathe" is only two pages! I'd like to know how to maintain the lathe, and take care of the electric motor too. If anyone knows of any good websites, I'd appreciate it. I'm not even sure what oil to use. Sewing machine oil?
It seems the closest thing I've found so far are the Tick Tock videos: Jewelers Lathe Basics. Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics, a course on DVD or video. Anyone have an opion about them?