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    alan speyrer is online now Hot Rolled
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    Default South Bend 9" Model A taper attachment?

    After much searching, did south bend make a taper attachment for there model 9 A lathe? Seems there are lots of taper attachments for 10 and 13 inch lathe SBL, can't find any for a 9 inch lathe.

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    Craig Donges is offline Stainless
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    Alan;

    Yes, they did have a taper for this machine. Somewhat hard to come by though.

    Craig Donges

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    Cool

    If you are not all for looks just build your own. I have some plans of different ones. I made a simple one for my 10K for 22 bucks and it works just fine...Bob
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    JackH is offline Plastic
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    After looking at a couple different plans for these, this looks like a nice simple design. There was one set of plans from an older magazine reprint the used two rods, and I never understood why it needed to be more complicated than a single rod design like your's. After looking at this pic, I'd really like to make what you've got.

    A few of questions for you...

    What's the diameter of the rod you used? (Assuming it needs to be pretty stiff.)

    Do you have any ajdustability on the wheels/bearings?

    Anything you'd do differently?

    Thanks,
    Jack

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    Look also for 10K
    South Bend 9" Model A taper attachment is the same for the 10K
    I have put mind on both 9A and 10K
    Works great is use from time to time I bought it back 1972 new still looks new to day

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackH View Post
    After looking at a couple different plans for these, this looks like a nice simple design. There was one set of plans from an older magazine reprint the used two rods, and I never understood why it needed to be more complicated than a single rod design like your's. After looking at this pic, I'd really like to make what you've got.

    A few of questions for you...

    What's the diameter of the rod you used? (Assuming it needs to be pretty stiff.)

    Do you have any ajdustability on the wheels/bearings?

    Anything you'd do differently?

    Thanks,
    Jack
    My rod is 7/8" i would change to 1" but my wheels were already made up.
    The wheels are adjusted to fit tight on the bar with the little cam followers.
    I prob would use 1" sq bar on my next one with square groove parts...Bob
    Bob Wright Metal Master Fab
    Salem, Ohio Birthplace of the Silver and Deming Drill, all others are copies.

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