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  1. mcload

    1952 Southbend 9A Restoration

    Well said QuickChange! PMc
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    9" Series R

    Works for me. Make sure your Adobe PDF reader software is up to date
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    9A Threading Levers Differences

    Yes, Ted is a knowledgeable and trustworthy vender with whom I have done business with in the past. PMc
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    9A Threading Levers Differences

    I have two 9A's (1946 and 1957) and find that I need to replace one of the threading levers for cosmetic reasons. I have learned the hard way that a threading lever without a notch will not work in the '57, and apparently, will not allow the lock-out rod to engage. I cannot move the power...
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    Worm Drive Seized

    Glad you got it solved Chuff. BTW, I meant no offense and used a poor choice of words. I do not consider you nor your machine old and grizzled. The exact opposite is true. I'll go back into my cave now.
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    Worm Drive Seized

    I was just thinking about that last night Ben. If the worm seized inside the collar, it must have been during an operation using the power takeoff feature. I can only imagine the torque values involved on all of the parts, all the way up through the gearbox and the side gears. With any luck, the...
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    Worm Drive Seized

    Great idea!
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    Worm Drive Seized

    A Can of Worms Although Chuff doesn't say exactly where the worm gear has seized, I am guessing that the sleeve that the worm gear rides in has either rusted up or filled with debris, or both. That apron doesn't look very clean. There is a gear involved that rides the worm gear and it could...
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    Worm Drive Seized

    ​See if you can't gently pry out the long key with a very small screw driver. If you can, then you should be able to tap out whatever pin remains in the hole. Don't forget first make a mark on the outboard side of the nut that screws onto the worm gear. If you put it on backwards, the pin hole...
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    9A - stuck feed change lever

    Totally agree; it's way past time for a good cleaning, re-felting and thorough oiling. It will probably not only fix your problem, but will solve many that you don't yet know about. PMc
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    South Bend Micrometer Carriage Stop Overhaul

    Seems to me that since the ball and spring are gone, the easiest thing to do is to thread the brass hole w/ #10 or #8 and simply screw in a short machine screw that you remove for occasional oiling or just to cover the hole. Nice job. PMc
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    South Bend Micrometer Carriage Stop Overhaul

    Kevin: I every lathe has slop/backlash to an extent. Your operation (and others) would benefit greatly by having an external dial indicator (or digital) measuring the actual cut amount on your cross feed dial. I can never trust the graduation marks on the indicator collar. (I plan on replacing...
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    South Bend Micrometer Carriage Stop Overhaul

    Dremel Tool I assume you have a Dremel Tool. They make a small 120 grit flap wheel that would work wonders on the body, but will take a little time on your part to finesse it. You'll never get it totally smooth, nor should you try to. You should keep the "character" of the part and what it has...
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    Heavy 10 with cabinet mounting legs / feet

    Seems to me your question is how to temporarily elevate the lathe for a pallet jack, not about the rubber feet. I'd go ahead and cut a 4x4 into small lengths to put under the lathe for the time being. And you might as well move it out by 5-6 feet for access to the wall. I'd concentrate on...
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    Spindle Thread Protector

    No that never occurred to me. If it had refused to cut at all, then I would have known it was hardened. I just took it for granted that it wasn't...probably naive on my part. Are all nuts hardened just as a matter of manufacturing? I've never known steel to be very easy to cut anyway...pretty...
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    Spindle Thread Protector

    They are size 3C collets. I think the only original part in the set below is the spindle adaptor. SOUTH BEND 9 INCH LATHE COMPLETE 3C COLLET SET USA PARTS + 7 PC IMPORT COLLETS | eBay PMc
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    Spindle Thread Protector

    Spindle Collet Adapter on a 9" Lathe Yes, you are both correct. The "thread protector" is more predominantly used to push the collet spindle adapter out of the short MT3 taper in the spindle (9" lathe). In the photo below, and using the bonafide SB part, you can see the hole where a pin wrench...
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    Spindle Thread Protector

    Just thought I'd post some photos of a spindle thread protector I made from a 1.5 x 8 steel nut. The nut was pretty darn cheap. I took a couple of days to do this, taking my time. I knocked off the peaks then put a 50-degree angle on one side. I then attempted to put a knurl on the shoulder...
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    In search of 56 heavy 10 toolroom parts

    Taper Attachment Clamp? I have what I think is a bed clamp for a taper attachment. At first, I thought it might be a clamp to hold a collet organizer tray, but I think it's too big for that. Important to know that the "V" cut in the piece is too large for a 9" lathe, and possibly a 10". Best I...
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    Need A Favor....Spindle Tap

    This IS Spindle Tap The tap worked like a champ, though starting it straight was a bit dicey. Thanks Tom. PMc
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