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    Thanks! I brushed it on with a good oil enamel...

    Thanks!

    I brushed it on with a good oil enamel brush. Took a few tries to get it right, but that paint self-levels well if I did my part.
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    Actually, it is my first restoration. I spent a...

    Actually, it is my first restoration. I spent a lot of time researching/reading forums about folks who have already done this, took my time, and in the words of my old platoon sergeant "Do It Right...
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    LOL..it's already bolted down and RTV'd in...

    LOL..it's already bolted down and RTV'd in place...besides, the pan is more to catch oil than chips. I can clean chips with my hands and the shop vac ;)
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    I was planning on building a stand for it...but a...

    I was planning on building a stand for it...but a free steel desk was too good to pass up! I RTV'd all the bolt holes and around the feet so that I (hopefully) don't get any leaks into the drawers. ...
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    Almost there... 268711 Thanks to Jim Kull...

    Almost there...

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    Thanks to Jim Kull (jkull) for the reproduction gearbox plate and wartime tag!
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    I brushed the paint on...it's not perfect, but I...

    I brushed the paint on...it's not perfect, but I like how the paint leveled itself out.

    And correction, I did get the 47x 25 pan...had to go back and check my Amazon order. I'm also working on a...
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    Also had to machine down the t-slot base to fit...

    Also had to machine down the t-slot base to fit my compound rest...
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    Now for the tool post. I definitely didn't want...

    Now for the tool post. I definitely didn't want to keep using the old lantern post, so I found an old Aloris piston QCTP on fleabay with some AXA holders. When it arrived, I could tell it needed...
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    And it lives! ...

    And it lives!


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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/8NfeDksUtD9tjo1Y7

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    Now for some motivation. I had planned on using...

    Now for some motivation. I had planned on using the original 1/4 HP GE motor and Furnas switch, but I really wanted more control over speeds, so I opted for a new motor/VFD combo. Picked up a...
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    At this point, it was mostly back together, but I...

    At this point, it was mostly back together, but I discovered that the spindle was a little too snug, so I had to go back and shim the headstock a little on each end to get proper clearance. That...
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    Horizontal drive unit... 268682

    Horizontal drive unit...
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    I polished the dials, and filled in the...

    I polished the dials, and filled in the lines/numbers with a black crayon, then sealed with clear coat.

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    Saddle... 268676268677268678

    Saddle...

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    Apron going back together... 268674268675

    Apron going back together...
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    When I moved to the quick change gearbox, I...

    When I moved to the quick change gearbox, I noticed this page in the service guide...
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    So I made the modification, and began reassembly.
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    Somehow I didn't get photos of the...
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    Headstock and tailstock 268669268670

    Headstock and tailstock

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    Desk now at the right height, time to start...

    Desk now at the right height, time to start putting parts back together.

    I bought a 36" x 24" galvanized drip tray off Amazon.

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    EDIT: pan is actually 47" x 25"
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    Before putting it all together, I needed to...

    Before putting it all together, I needed to address the steel desk. I'm 6'-0" tall, so I wanted the working height of the lathe to be about 40", and the desk was about 7" short. So, I broke out...
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    Everything painted and ready for reassembly......

    Everything painted and ready for reassembly...
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    Baked everything in the sun over several days for good measure...
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    Even got some of the original tools... 268662

    Even got some of the original tools...

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    After a trip to Sherwin-Williams, I had my custom...

    After a trip to Sherwin-Williams, I had my custom paint, new brushes, tape, and an x-acto knife in hand. Time to start taping and painting!

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    After complete disassembly and cleaning...I began...

    After complete disassembly and cleaning...I began the search for original SB paint colors. Finally landed upon this photo from some thread or another...

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    I utilized the Ilion South Bend Resoration guide...

    I utilized the Ilion South Bend Resoration guide and their rebuild kit.

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