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    That's interesting; there was a lot of...

    That's interesting; there was a lot of accessories included when I bought the lathe. Unfortunately the previous owner had passed away and it was his son selling it so I never got a full description...
  2. That's awesome thank you

    That's awesome thank you
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    Restoration identifying odd items

    So I am 99% complete on lathe restoration (still need to wire VFD back up and finish gearbox plate)

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    Alongside the usual leftover box of bolts etc I am not sure where they came from.... I...
  4. South Bend 9" 80T idler gear bush dimensions

    I am at the end of my restoration and appear to have lost the bush that goes between the bolt and 80 tooth idler gear on the banjo.

    Does anyone have the dimensions / could measure one for me?
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  5. Yes that is the only damage thankfully

    Yes that is the only damage thankfully
  6. Hercus / South Bend 9 Spindle without flange

    I have been completing a restoration of a Hercus 9 from "the book" and I have 2 issues:

    1. there is no flange on the spindle nose to align 0.005" from casting; so how far should I press the...
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    Levelling a machine on four feet

    Both my lathe and milling machine sit on stands with four adjustable feet. I am having to move them again and the last time I levelled them it was a painful experience, with the end result being...
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    Perhaps I could have been more precise in my...

    Perhaps I could have been more precise in my description. The lathe is being restored; with replacement of all worn parts.

    By using the term restoration in the thread title I intended to suggest...
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    Ack. Sounds sensible to me. I am going for...

    Ack. Sounds sensible to me. I am going for durability over aesthetics
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    South bend 9 restoration how far do I strip

    I have used Citristrip to remove paint from my Hercus lathe (south bend clone) and I am left with black filler. Do I remove this as well to take back to bare metal, or refill and prime as it is?
  11. Apologies. I will look to remove thread now

    Apologies. I will look to remove thread now
  12. The Round Column or Dovetail question again for the same price

    Apologies, I failed to read rules for posting here and am trying to remove this
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    I'm just thinking that as the guy made clocks;...

    I'm just thinking that as the guy made clocks; presumably he cut gears somehow and he didn't have a mill.... excuse my ignorance but what do masking plates do?
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    This is awesome thank you all; could the cutter...

    This is awesome thank you all; could the cutter have been used to cut gears?
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    Why the cutter?

    Why the cutter?
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    Not sure what these two are for but they are...

    Not sure what these two are for but they are keyed?

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    Some index plates; maybe help in the context of other parts?

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    This attachment with a spring and pin maybe looks like it...
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    Unidentified Lathe Items

    I recently purchased an Hercus 9" Lathe which I am sure many know is a licensed clone of the South Bend 9".

    I came with many items which I can identify and a few I can't. I was wondering if...
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