After 3 weeks of hard work, restoring the gearbox shafts, and some spare parts, I am finally done with my first South Bend lathe restoration.
After having it in my shop for these three weeks, I realized that it's a little too big for the room available, so I will probably be getting rid of it. I think that 10L will fit better in my shop.
Anyone looking for a trade let me know. The model number is CL8145C. It's got a brand new 2HP Baldor motor. It even came on wheels. I am about 100 miles east of Dallas.
Good grief, that was FAST! Or else, I'm incredibly slow. I did half the job you did, and it took me over a year!
Great work, Gary!
beautiful job, that is the same lathe I have, Wish you had it a few months ago when I was looking for one already to go now I am rebuilding my own.
If you sell it and the buyer needs a turret let them know I have one.
You have taken a machine that looked pretty good and made it look real fantastic. Nice job.
Bang up job, sir!
hey gkemper, tell me more about your 13" south bend lathe. I have a 1984 10k lathe, just had the tailstock mod done. I would like to find a 13 inch lathe with 4 foot bed,flame hardened ways, and cam lock spindle.
Sounds like it's time to get a bigger shop.
I realized that it's a little too big for the room available
Well, it's got one out of three. It's a got a 6 foot bed and threaded spindle, but does have hard ways.
Originally Posted by alan speyrer
It's a toolroom model and you can check out the serial number card at the bottom of this page: Serial Number Card
The lead screw looks the same from one end to the other like it's never been used to cut threads. In fact I had to buy a thread dial for it since it didn't have one.
The gearbox was also made as good as new. You can see what I did here: Gearbox work
Any other questions, just ask.
Beautiful job!....well done. But does it cut any better than before??
There is no before. There were no belts when I started the restoration and the motor had never been wired before (like I said, it was brand new). That and wiring the motor were the last things I did.
Originally Posted by krems
Posted it on Craigs list "East Tx" if anyone is interested.
Oh come on Ryan
First, Gary.....good job. You'll be able to use it or trade it with ease I'm sure.
Originally Posted by Grey Rider
But Ryan is selling himself way short with this comment. I use his site to great extent while working on my 11.
Well, I sold it last week.
Now I start the search for a 10L. You don't see too many of them in the Dallas area.
If anyone knows where I can find a newer model with a longer bed, please let me know.