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    Default Is this travel rest for a 9" and not a 10"?

    Hi all,

    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.

    Pics:

    imag1066.jpgimag1065.jpgimag1064.jpgimag1063.jpg

    Is it for a 9"?

    (btw, the purchase was about 18 months ago now so too late for returns really)

    Many thanks,

    Greg.

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    Definitely not for a 10K (pic below), so so too close for a 9. Looks like it may not be a SB follow rest? Looks close enough to maybe elongate the mounting holes; steadies aren't exactly "high-tech or precision". Good Luck, Cheers Charles.

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    Thanks Charles,

    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!

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    Those appear to be metric bolts for locking the jaws.
    So likely not an old Southbend.

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    Should have some casting numbers somewhere on it...

    allan

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    Thanks Allan,

    casting number and close up of SB logo. Not to say just because a single jaw has a logo on it that is is SB ...

    imag1082.jpgimag1083.jpg

    Ken, despite the bolts having a big 'M' on them they are actually 5/16" 18 bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayAlien View Post
    Thanks Allan,

    casting number and close up of SB logo. Not to say just because a single jaw has a logo on it that is is SB ...

    imag1082.jpgimag1083.jpg

    Ken, despite the bolts having a big 'M' on them they are actually 5/16" 18 bolts.

    Greg.
    Greg,
    That is a 9" follower rest.
    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by car2 View Post
    Definitely not for a 10K (pic below), so so too close for a 9. Looks like it may not be a SB follow rest? Looks close enough to maybe elongate the mounting holes; steadies aren't exactly "high-tech or precision". Good Luck, Cheers Charles.

    img_5636.jpg
    Car2,
    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

    Ted

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayAlien View Post
    Hi all,

    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.

    Pics:

    imag1066.jpgimag1065.jpgimag1064.jpgimag1063.jpg

    Is it for a 9"?

    (btw, the purchase was about 18 months ago now so too late for returns really)

    Many thanks,

    Greg.
    Hey Greg, You fancy selling it to someone across the ditch?

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    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.

    Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayAlien View Post
    Thanks Ted. Much appreciated. Haven't got a 10" tucked away in your cave of goodies there have you?

    Greg.
    Sorry Greg, I don't have a follower rest for the Heavy 10
    Ted

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    Darn eh. :-)


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