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03-17-2017, 08:30 PM #1
Is this travel rest for a 9" and not a 10"?
A while ago I shipped an ebay-purchased travel rest from the US to Australia for the 10L. Never used it, but I've painted it. :-)
It was sold as a Heavy 10 travel rest.
I wanted to use it today so mounted it for the first time and, erm, it seems small. Like its center point is below the lathe axis.
Is it for a 9"?
(btw, the purchase was about 18 months ago now so too late for returns really)
03-17-2017, 09:02 PM #2
03-18-2017, 02:17 AM #3
It is an SB - the logo is stamped on the jaws. At least that is what I think it is - in one of the above pics.
These is the old style of travel rest. The one you show above is the new style looking one. The lathe is from 1941 and in those days the travel and steady rests didn't look so cool!
03-18-2017, 03:21 AM #4
Those appear to be metric bolts for locking the jaws.
So likely not an old Southbend.
03-18-2017, 07:12 AM #5
Should have some casting numbers somewhere on it...
03-18-2017, 04:41 PM #6
03-18-2017, 05:12 PM #7
03-18-2017, 05:18 PM #8
What you have there is a Heavy 10 follower rest, not a 10K.
While it will fit a 10K, it is not the same.
See this thread which discribes the differences (post #11)
10K vs. Heavy 10 Follower Rest
03-18-2017, 05:30 PM #9
Thanks Ted, learn something new every day; as stated, seems to interchange/work fine on an 80's vintage 10K. (Greg, glad some others who know what they're talking about chimed in). Cheers, Charles
03-19-2017, 04:12 AM #10
03-19-2017, 03:53 PM #11
Thanks Ted. Much appreciated. Haven't got a 10" tucked away in your cave of goodies there have you?
Hi Christian. This one is still useable in some way, so I'll see if I can track down a 10" replacement first. If I don't end up sending it back to the US for a swapsie then for sure it can find a new home in sunny NZ.
03-19-2017, 05:50 PM #12
03-20-2017, 02:10 AM #13
Darn eh. :-)