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    New Member, New Lathe

    I answered a similar question in this thread a while back:

    Wiring up a GE KC series motor
    Wiring up a GE KC series motor

    The 2nd post describes how to find which leads are for the start...
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    I would start with getting the reversing switch. ...

    I would start with getting the reversing switch. Since different switches are wired differently, it would be hard to provide advice without knowing what youíre going to use. It should be pretty...
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    One jumper in each position is correct. ...

    One jumper in each position is correct.




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    South Bend 9" Parts for Sale

    If this isn't the correct place to post these, I apologize and will repost them elsewhere if anyone can point me in the right direction. I searched for a while and couldn't find any classifieds...
  5. It seems like a lot of advice is to sell...

    It seems like a lot of advice is to sell everything and upgrade to something more substantial. @cyanidekid mentioned the same thing in his reply before it disappeared, although not quite in the same...
  6. Looking for Advice: Which Lathe(s) to Keep

    I just started machining at home with the first lathe, so I donít have a ton of experience. That being said Iíve been able to make some very nice parts with close tolerances with it, so I know itís...
  7. If I had the room, Iíd consider it! Also, I may...

    If I had the room, Iíd consider it! Also, I may have taken small personal loans from our family savings to buy some of these with the promise that I would pay them back. The CFO, er...wife, wouldnít...
  8. Looking for Advice: Which Lathe(s) to Keep

    I currently have 4 complete lathes, and Iím looking for advice on which one(s) to keep. There are 3 South Bend lathes, each with different advantages, and a Logan. I didnít plan on collecting...
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    War machine needs a new motor

    Did you check to make sure the motor isnít currently wired for 220 V since you had to install a new cord? Whatís the amp rating for 220 V on the motor plate? It should be 1/2 of what the 110 V...
  10. Thanks iwananew10K. I'm currently using a...

    Thanks iwananew10K. I'm currently using a 10-in-1 tool post assembly. I like it, but it is a pain when switching tools for a lot of different operations. I was just making some new threaded studs...
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    Thanks for the pictures!


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  12. Thanks, I found him this morning and sent him a...

    Thanks, I found him this morning and sent him a DM.


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  13. Thanks for the information! I may repair the...

    Thanks for the information! I may repair the stop so I have one for both the 9A and 10K. I'll also check in with tobpnr to see if they're interested in the other one.
  14. Recent Purchase and Questions: 10K Plus Tooling

    I bought this 10K off Facebook Marketplace earlier this week. The seller posted it as a SB 10" 3 foot bed with lots of extras. In the only picture he posted, I could see a micrometer stop and a...
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    I sold the mill today to a CNC machinist who is...

    I sold the mill today to a CNC machinist who is working to start up his own shop on the side. The guy and his dad showed up today with the cash, and liked it enough to pay me for it. Really nice...
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    I think the mill weighs around that, and I would...

    I think the mill weighs around that, and I would guess the tooling at somewhere around 500 - 600 lbs, maybe a little less.


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    Thanks! Itís been a lot of fun and I hate to see...

    Thanks! Itís been a lot of fun and I hate to see it go, but the Rockwell is definitely more practical at this point.


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    Milling Machine - K&T 3H w/ tooling

    Iím selling my K&T 3H milling machine. Iím a hobby machinist, and ended up buying a smaller Rockwell 21-122 thatís more ďmy sizeĒ. We may be moving in the next couple of years, and the K&T has been...
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    Yes, definitely for wood turning. It looks like...

    Yes, definitely for wood turning. It looks like they mount directly to the cross slide in place of the compound using the mount attached to the smaller rest in the picture. Pretty clever, I may...
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    Thanks! I wanted something lighter, so I went...

    Thanks! I wanted something lighter, so I went with Sherwin Williams Intellectual Grey. It was the closest color to a lot of my Rockwell/Delta tools that I could eyeball in the store. Iím really...
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    Shim to fix tailstock tilt?

    Did you snug the ram lock when measuring the drop?

    A good estimate for the required shim thickness would be 0.006 x ( L / 2.000 ), where L = the length from where you stopped measuring the drop in...
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    My 1940's 9A Rebuild

    I finished most of the work on this lathe that I'm sharing earlier this year, and I planned on waiting to post anything until I built a bench for it and had it installed outside in my shop. Like...
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    A quick note on the purple power. I wouldnít let...

    A quick note on the purple power. I wouldnít let it anywhere near any of the plates as it will strip the finish/color from them. Ask my 11Ē Logan QCGB plate how I know [emoji853]


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    SouthBend 16-6 motor question

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    I have a VFD and 220v. I do not have 3 phase power.

    Anyone know how to wire this?[/QUOTE]

    You wonít be able to use this motor on 220V since the name plate doesnít indicate it can be...
  25. One of the Home Shop Machinist Projects Books has...

    One of the Home Shop Machinist Projects Books has something like this fixture where there is a pointer mounted on the post which can swivel 360 degrees. The pointer is referenced to a center placed...
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