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    Sticky: Actually made a piece for my bench vise in the...

    Actually made a piece for my bench vise in the garage today. It has a rotating rear jaw for some reason, which makes it a problem when holding a small part anywhere but exact center of the jaws. I...
  2. Another Lathe finds its way here, probably only transitionally...

    About two weeks ago, I picked up a Burke No. 4 milling machine. When I was picking it up, the seller offered me a South Bend 9C lathe... For a pretty decent price. I wasn't initially interested for...
  3. There is also an excellent(and photo filled) book...

    There is also an excellent(and photo filled) book available regularly on e-pay South Bend Lathe 9" Model A - Rebuild Guide & Parts Kit (Horizontal Drive) | eBay NFI- just a great resource, and...
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    I couldn't afford all that security... I simply...

    I couldn't afford all that security... I simply took a stainless steel shelf about 52x24", and filled the underside with 2x8s, and mounted all to the original industrial workbench legs which had been...
  5. With mine, I simply removed the screw which...

    With mine, I simply removed the screw which connects to the clamp, and set it in the collet tray: the rest of the taper setup simply rides with the saddle, and I leave the crossfeed handle loose on...
  6. Thanks for your opinion.

    Thanks for your opinion.
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    "It was used here in California by a Cal-Tech...

    "It was used here in California by a Cal-Tech professor to make some sort of rods for fancy equipment until his wife nagged him into buying a new lathe." !!!:scratchchin::eek: The heck with the...
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    I thought something looked off on his compared to...

    I thought something looked off on his compared to mine- you are correct- it is not right...

    Scott
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    Learning to grind properly is something I have...

    Learning to grind properly is something I have been working on! I have one of those fancy holders, but usually end up using it to simply hold the cutter while I grind it, without the outer piece!
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    I agree! I am doing that for some things, but...

    I agree! I am doing that for some things, but looking for originals for other stuff. I am looking towards making whatever I need eventually. But I am still in the learning mode, but having fun!
    ...
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    New Lathe Toys

    Well, with the tax refund this year, I decided to invest in the lathe a little more- so off I went, shopping on the internet. Ted,(SBLatheman), was kind enough to sell me a beautiful follower rest:...
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    Thanks Ted- I just sent an e-mail Scott

    Thanks Ted- I just sent an e-mail

    Scott
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    Looking for SB 9A Follower Rest

    As the title says, I'm looking for a Follower Rest for my South Bend 9A lathe- reasonable pricing is appreciated...

    Thanks!
    Scott
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    You got THAT right. I'm one of them... I can't...

    You got THAT right. I'm one of them... I can't afford that rate.

    Scott
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    He has the mix posted, and it is a nearly perfect...

    He has the mix posted, and it is a nearly perfect damn match...

    Scott
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    I'd say you could most likely tap it either way-...

    I'd say you could most likely tap it either way- but try from inside out first. Then fit a new piece of dowel stock, then gently cut the thread into it to match...

    Those would be my guesses......
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    Go with both on the same...
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    Sticky: Thanks! I plan to make 7-10 of them for friends &...

    Thanks! I plan to make 7-10 of them for friends & family, in order to hone my thread cutting skills...

    The copy of Machinery Handbook is the 1943 printing, and was my late dad's... I also have all...
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    Sticky: Tonight I made a "Machinist's Puzzle", in order...

    Tonight I made a "Machinist's Puzzle", in order to practice my threading...
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/robbieroberts/DSCN5945_zpsfxbu5y5w.jpg
    It came out ok, with a few minor defects-...
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    "stevewb" on e-bay is GREAT... get a copy of the...

    "stevewb" on e-bay is GREAT... get a copy of the book on how to rebuild your lathe- it is WELL worth the money. I used it as a bible for my rebuild(it came with the felts, etc) and still reference...
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    Yep- That helped a good bit... Got started...

    Yep- That helped a good bit... Got started practicing threading- At this point, I'm simply getting the process down: Starting to get the hang of it. I haven't really gone for an exact dimension yet-...
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    Thanks, Allen- I'll give them a shot! Scott

    Thanks, Allen- I'll give them a shot!

    Scott
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    South Bend 9A Adjustment Question

    Simple question- How can I tighten the wing handle for the compound feed on the crossfeed on my 9A? I notice I'll set it, next thing I know, it is dropping back out of position- no friction holding...
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    Thanks! Scott

    Thanks!

    Scott
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    I actually shaved them off, and then put a nice...

    I actually shaved them off, and then put a nice knurling over the area... Really looks neat now! Just have to figure what else I am going to do on it... Once I get the threading thing under control,...
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