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  1. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Sometimes history seems to be in the misty past. But then other times it seems not that long ago. Thanks for the feedback.
  2. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Here is another episode. It is about replacing and upgrading my cross-slide screw. And here is the latest is about leveling the lathe, with hockey-puck feet, and improving the fit of the cross-slide. And making a cross-slide way cover. Enjoy! Kevin
  3. kdtop3

    Hackerspace acquires a 1927 584-SB (11"x5.5')

    This looks like a grand old lathe! Your 1927 model has many similarities to the 1935 model I am restoring. Regarding the felts, I think there are kits that can be purchased. When I looked around though, it seemed the kits were for smaller lathes, and I wasn't sure if the felts would be the...
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    SB Thread Dial Questions

    Hey All, I am refurbishing a 1935 SB lathe with 15" swing and 6 ft bed. Link below. I have been told it is a model N and was given this link to an old catelog: http://www.wswells.com/data/bulletin/bulletin_100/bl_100.pdf I have just realized that it is missing its threading dial. :( I am...
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    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Ted, I have discovered that my lathe is missing its threading dial. Is there any way you could send me photos of it so I can work on somehow replacing it? I would also appreciate information about how many teeth the engagement gear has, and how many indication marks there are for the user to...
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    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Hey All, I just released the next segment of my restoration series. I work on the ways on this one. https://youtu.be/QMPybSAV0Yo Thanks kst
  7. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Yeah, you might want to jump past the slow and painful parts. :-) I'm esp proud of video part 6. If you were to watch just 1, that would be it. https://youtu.be/-M8WF7xjbVM
  8. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Nice to meet you. Love that name! If you were to pick 1 video, you might like this one best. It's about some interesting history: https://youtu.be/-M8WF7xjbVM
  9. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Are you saying that my lathe is an N series? How do you tell? Thanks KST
  10. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Wow! Having 2 Kevin T's sounds like an amazing situation. LOL I'll try to remember to use KST :-)
  11. kdtop3

    South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing restoration

    Hey all, I'm restoring a South Bend 1935 6 ft bed, 15 inch swing lathe. I have a playlist of a video series I am making as I go along. South Bend Lathe Restoration - YouTube It has a history that was quite exciting for me to discover. Part 6 of the video series tells all about it. I'd love...
  12. kdtop3

    Serial Numbers Wanted

    I don't know if this thread is still alive, but here is my info. SN: 55092 Size: 6 ft bed, 15 in swing Model: 188C Image of serial number Here is the card from South Bend (Grizzly): I am working on a restoration project of this. Here is my video series: South Bend Lathe Restoration...
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