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    The 2A used by SBL has a .850-20 thread and the...

    The 2A used by SBL has a .850-20 thread and the OAL is 3 1/4 ".The things look like a 3C on steroids
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    What is the relationship between these things and...

    What is the relationship between these things and the 2A collett used by 10 and 13" south bend lathes of WW2 vintage.I have a bunch of those, and they are very versatile collets.
  3. The sheet metal cabinets are not much compared to...

    The sheet metal cabinets are not much compared to a cast iron UMD.The thing has pillow blocks for a swing shaft that would allow you to fabricate a drive unit on a plate that could be engaged and...
  4. Would be really neat if you could find an actual...

    Would be really neat if you could find an actual 9" UMD cabinet with the cast iron drive unit.Probably one in a million.
    I have a 13" with one of those and it is very solid.My 9B is mounted on...
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    Try to find a cast iron object that lends its...

    Try to find a cast iron object that lends its self to the job. One back plate that I made is steel with a cast iron slug in the middle.CI is less likely to get stuck on the spindle, and it threads...
  6. Tom there was a picture somewhere on the forum of...

    Tom there was a picture somewhere on the forum of an Armstrong #6 tool holder,think it uses 3/4" cutter, with the lantern post choked all the way up pulling out a huge chip on a big lathe. That...
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    I made two different schemes to adapt steady...

    I made two different schemes to adapt steady rests to a 13” Regal. The first was using a tailstock base and a precision milled slab of steel to adapt a 9” SBL steady to the machine.At that time the...
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    Moonlight I must also admit to using my LeBlond...

    Moonlight I must also admit to using my LeBlond geared head 13 to avoid the clatter of the SBL 13 back gears. The whirr of the gears in all that oil is a pleasure.
  9. I have had good luck with accesorie...

    I have had good luck with accesorie interchangeability on my 1942 vintage single tumbler 13” machine. I have a big square threading dial of much later vintage that bolted right up to my apron. I had...
  10. Thread: Motor Smoking

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    The term plugging service was once used to...

    The term plugging service was once used to designate an instant reversing motor. The plate on an older motor may use that nomenclature.
  11. Thread: Leaky Spindle

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    Sooooo did you try the kerosene flush???

    Sooooo did you try the kerosene flush???
  12. Thread: Leaky Spindle

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    It may be that the drains are not working.You...

    It may be that the drains are not working.You have oil coming up by the wicks, but not returning through the drain passages.It just overflows onto the outter surfaces of the headstock casting. Its...
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    Found in the back of the drawer the angle plate...

    Found in the back of the drawer the angle plate for using the micrometer carriage stop near the headstock. It also puts the stop plunger right on the pad.
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    My machine is older,early WW2. My micrometer...

    My machine is older,early WW2. My micrometer carriage stop has 1200 RT 3 cast into it. That indicates the R machine and the T machine,earlier designations for the heavy 10,and the 13. From what I can...
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    To use an old line ,because they could.They dont...

    To use an old line ,because they could.They dont want you using flea market colletts.Its money out of their pocket.
    I have a starrett thread comparator micrometer.When you start looking at...
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    The 10L is a very desirable machine no doubt....

    The 10L is a very desirable machine no doubt. What you have is a 10L on steroids. When you look at the numbers like tailstock, compound, and obviously cross feed travel, You will see what I mean. The...
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    Please pay particular attention to 10Ks edit...

    Please pay particular attention to 10Ks edit about centering the worm gear on the lead screw. The keyway on the SBL leadscrew is capable of catching the teeth of the worm gear and causing the...
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  19. Thread: Follow Rest Rig

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    John the carriage saddle tee slots were one of...

    John the carriage saddle tee slots were one of the things that defined the engine lathe many years ago,along with the steady rest, follower rest,and even the compound slide.Creating a follower rest...
  20. These things are not a substitute for a milling...

    These things are not a substitute for a milling machine,but if you use a milling cutter holder to hold the cutter and dont attempt too deep a cut you can mill with them.I have a 13" milling...
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    My old 13” SBL uses 2A collets. They are rare so...

    My old 13” SBL uses 2A collets. They are rare so I have collected them all over. The nicest ones I have are Royals that also say South Bend on them. I even have two Rivets.
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    Fact is all of these things work in the right...

    Fact is all of these things work in the right hands. I have two of the four way turrets,two side slot tool blocks, one QC tool post that works on two lathes,and over 50 Armstrong toolholders that go...
  23. What Moonlight said about the key is one of the...

    What Moonlight said about the key is one of the first lessons in lathe work, or drill press operating for that matter. Anyone who uses these old machines and sees a key in a Chuck will react. In a...
  24. The bearing test is in the SBL booklet "keeping...

    The bearing test is in the SBL booklet "keeping your lathe in trim" that can be found in the stickeys of this forum.You will need a dial indicator.
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    Apparently the oiling system is very good at...

    Apparently the oiling system is very good at retrieving the oil.My machine may have had the wicks replaced during its Navy career.When I had the spindle out I found the little wires that break the...
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