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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtom01 View Post
    Its a Sheldon XL56 with a 10" swing and 36" between centers.

    Sheldon has been cleaned up, but not repainted.

    The Index has only been here a few days and was rescued by the seller from an open air golf course maintenance shed. It's in remarkably good shape as far as the mechanisms go, but the paint is absolutely leprous.

    And yes, B&S 9, which I will be sticking with.
    Have you bolted your lathe down, and what kinda finish are you getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HurleyByrd View Post
    Were these an option? I very quickly installed a cheap digital readout. If I recal correctly it was something in the $400 neighborhood. BEST investment for this machine hands down.

    Does everyone's machines here have the Brown & Sharpe spindle still installed or the Index upgrade to an R8? Mine is still the original B&S. Mine came with a HUGE set of B&S collects, drill bits, holders, etc.....
    Do you have pics of your DRO set up? And are you running a quill z axis or a knee z axis?

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    X and Y only. Sorry ... no pics. Will get some later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HurleyByrd View Post
    X and Y only. Sorry ... no pics. Will get some later.
    Don’t leave me on a cliff brother. I hate cliffhangers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrewblob View Post
    Have you bolted your lathe down, and what kinda finish are you getting?
    It is leveled, but not bolted down. I don't have any vibration. My finish as good as my skills allow. So far I'm the limiting factor, not the lathe.


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