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  1. Thanks a bunch for the consideration. I was...

    Thanks a bunch for the consideration. I was trying to avoid taking the base pedestal off and motor out but I will need to give that some thought. Here is a couple of shots that shows where I am.
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  2. Update and a question. I got the spindle out...

    Update and a question.

    I got the spindle out and man does everything on that assembly look good! I wasn't able to press off the large bull gear but I cleaned up everything else and now I am...
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    You are probably in a good position to define an...

    You are probably in a good position to define an offer since the pricing is relative to the area.
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    Nice looking machine!

    Nice looking machine!
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    You work pretty fast! I think I have been able to...

    You work pretty fast! I think I have been able to give about 6-10 hours per week since I got mine and I have the head stock and motor left to go through! I have been at it since January of this year!...
  6. Almost got the apron back together...I was all...

    Almost got the apron back together...I was all set but then my tube of Hondabond that I wanted to use on the main gasket had dried up! uggh...

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    It's the long run and then the horse shoe one...

    It's the long run and then the horse shoe one also. I used the cord both places and it seems to work really well.
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    Awe man that was good! A translation would be...

    Awe man that was good! A translation would be welcome but I wouldn't mind a stock of the old boys best work in my drawer that's for sure!
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    Not quite enough of the right sizes to make it...

    Not quite enough of the right sizes to make it through a full 16" rebuild. I had to make a lot of calls along the way to get the right fit and now I am short or should say I am limited to size...
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    So where to get the strips?

    So where to get the strips?
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    Thanks to whomever moved this here. I originally...

    Thanks to whomever moved this here. I originally posted in the machine refurbish section but over 50 views and not one reply means that was the wrong place! LOL! C'mon guys what do you know about the...
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    Wicking Felt Question

    I am working my way through a Southbend lathe refurbish and I am running into issues with my rebuild kit felt sizing. Seems like very few of the grooves are a perfect match for the supplied sizes and...
  13. I reached the end of the apron tear down effort...

    I reached the end of the apron tear down effort and started back with the rebuilding! Taking my time and following the manual. There is minimal wear as far as I can tell by looking at others who have...
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    There are a couple of ebay sellers that sell...

    There are a couple of ebay sellers that sell copies of the earlier manuals. Not cheap though.
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    Oh shoots, excellent observation! Here is an...

    Oh shoots, excellent observation! Here is an updated set of images. I try to limit my escaped defects! lol

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    They never gave us chalk! I have made my way...

    They never gave us chalk! I have made my way without it all these years. File card = yes. In my professional use with a file it was all on aluminum. Around the house, sharpening tools or mower...
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    I can add some good stuff in here as I started my...

    I can add some good stuff in here as I started my career in Aerospace with a file in my hand!
    TrevJ is right in that the feel is very important so no handles! The closer to the finished product the...
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    So I am sensing a lot of sarcasm in here.... I...

    So I am sensing a lot of sarcasm in here.... I like the sound of the machines I have been able to hear on youtube.
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    Lathe Noise and Reversing Gears

    I came across this today and since my lathe isn't operational I don't know how "noisy" she will be.

    Nearly Silent SouthBend 16 Inch Lathe Twin Gears ( aka, Reversing Gears ) | American Machine &...
  20. I think it has to do with extra...

    I think it has to do with extra features/capability as standard.

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  21. Thanks for taking some time to share info and...

    Thanks for taking some time to share info and your thoughts about the stuff I am running into. I really appreciate any extra eyes on my effort! I did see that some guys added the gits to areas of the...
  22. Well I got the apron all taken apart and...

    Well I got the apron all taken apart and thankfully that hunk of metal I found in there was not part of the casting! I am trying to get all the crud out of the bottom of the main part but it is very...
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    Sticky: Elegant Assembly for the Power Switch. 259922...

    Elegant Assembly for the Power Switch.

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  24. I assumed that most of the parts are same. What...

    I assumed that most of the parts are same. What parts are you looking to swap around? There are parts manuals out there that have detailed parts lists. I got one recently to help me and I think it...
  25. Sandvik files used to be really good too but the...

    Sandvik files used to be really good too but the only ones that I can buy locally are the Nicholsons. I think Simonds used to make a good file too but I havent used in years. Don't forget a good file...
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