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    The restoration has begun...

    The restoration has begun...
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    Hi guys, this seems to be the vintage # place. I...

    Hi guys, this seems to be the vintage # place. I picked up a 612 with a # of 18890 on top of a dust collector with a #4165. Any Idea's on the Mfg dates? Thanks in advance.325180325181
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    I had the same problem. Tried to clean the...

    I had the same problem. Tried to clean the meters, but wasn't too successful. Ended up getting a whole new set of meters & tubing from Bijur Lubrication Products . The info available for the actual...
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    I used a NOS carriage stop for matching the "old...

    I used a NOS carriage stop for matching the "old school" color. The automotive quality,catalyzed single stage acrylic enamel, was easy to use and dried a lot quicker than the machine grade straight...
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    Thanks OldMachinist. I am also finding info in...

    Thanks OldMachinist. I am also finding info in dribs & drabs.

    Well, here's some "vintage" stuff...

    http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv292/Flash-FX/SouthBend11/IMG_2730_zpsd572171a.jpg...
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    Thanks guys, apparently this vintage of South...

    Thanks guys, apparently this vintage of South Bend machines are not that plentiful. Perhaps they did out source the overhead drive apparatus for these single powered units. Still looking for more...
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    ....Or do you guys think that the "bench" came...

    ....Or do you guys think that the "bench" came pre manufactured this way from South Bend?

    Anyone out there have this type of system??
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    1925 11" South Bend W/ Simplex Drive

    "Back in the day", when you had the options for a lathe package, was the lathe bench part of a kit or were the plans available for it? I see there were a few old pictures of the 1925-1928 9" & 11"...
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    As the first post mentioned, the listing...

    As the first post mentioned, the listing specifies (YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE 13 X 32" SOUTH BEND LATHE). Wonder when the other machines will show up for grabs. Be careful....Sounds expensive (truckload...
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    Thanks Jim, Thought that was the program. ...

    Thanks Jim, Thought that was the program.

    ...Gordon
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    Question for you "belt" guys. After you glue your...

    Question for you "belt" guys. After you glue your belt together, what side runs against the pulleys? The ribbed/grooved, or the smooth flat side? Just wondering which would be best.

    Thanks, Gordon
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    Amazing workmanship! ...Gordon

    Amazing workmanship!

    ...Gordon
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    I also have a AXA. The actual brand name was a...

    I also have a AXA. The actual brand name was a Enco (the markings came off during cleanup).

    One thing that worked out nice is that the inexpensive Chinese tool holders for the AXA that I already...
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    Yep, Fine grit in the blaster, just a little...

    Yep, Fine grit in the blaster, just a little coarser than glass beads.


    The pitting was really bad on some parts, especially those handles. I cheated by polishing only the handles and handwheels....
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    Gee Rick, That's a great idea! Looks "factory". I...

    Gee Rick, That's a great idea! Looks "factory". I can see it now,..... Hey, did you do the "Rick mod" to your QC gearbox?

    I just brush applied 2 coats of paint on that spot, with no primer so it...
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    Rick, Have a great new year with your "new"...

    Rick, Have a great new year with your "new" lathe! She came out great, really sweet restoration. I always liked the cast iron base, gave them a real "sturdy" classic old school look.

    ...Gordon
  17. Awesome find, great story...A true museum quality...

    Awesome find, great story...A true museum quality piece. Have fun making cool "stuff".

    ...Gordon
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    I am still on the lookout for a carriage lock and...

    I am still on the lookout for a carriage lock and bolt. Any spares out there? I can make one but I'd like to have a "real" one.

    It's funny that the lock wrench came with the lathe in a included...
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    Thanks, That stuff was real heavy to remove, your...

    Thanks, That stuff was real heavy to remove, your probably right about the 50% lead. Wear your mask.



    Yea...I looked into that molasses technique (on youtube) before I bought the rust remover...
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    Thanks "WTG". It's the old saying, rust...

    Thanks "WTG". It's the old saying, rust never sleeps.....

    The under cabinet drive and "dreaded" cabinet FINISHED! All new sealed bearings in the drive assy...Things got a little crusty...
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    1-3/4" long, #4 taper is what I have. Shoot me...

    1-3/4" long, #4 taper is what I have. Shoot me your address if U need 1.

    One problem I found with chemical removers is that temperature plays a big part in how fast they work. I had to bail on...
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    The electrical system was a mess, beginning with...

    The electrical system was a mess, beginning with the main fuse clip snapped off. No wonder no power. The insulation on the wires feeding the motor were all cracked and breaking down, (a minor...
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    I do have to mention to the other folks getting...

    I do have to mention to the other folks getting into a project like this, it's best to do your research, and BUY the book! New Rebuild Manual for South Bend Lathe 10L Heavy 10 | eBay
    It covers many...
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    Before paint I just had to fix the hack saw marks...

    Before paint I just had to fix the hack saw marks left in the tray...

    http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv292/Flash-FX/SouthBend10/028.jpg

    Besides that, the cabinet had the standard dents and...
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    Luckily, the bed (besides the surface rust) has...

    Luckily, the bed (besides the surface rust) has VERY little wear & tear.... Thanks.


    Brad,The bed cleaned up really nice! I'll get a couple of better shots soon. Still have to dial it in with the...
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