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    Your are right. This is exactly what I...

    Your are right. This is exactly what I discovered when I was removing my name plates. I used a chisel, not unlike a wood chisel, by turning it upside down (so the flat side is up) and drove it...
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    Hello Greg, I tried sending you a private...

    Hello Greg,

    I tried sending you a private message but it's telling me that your folder is full.
    Jim
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    Being a home shop machinist I could not justify...

    Being a home shop machinist I could not justify spending $1000 and over for a DRO. I have a Bridgeport mill and a South Bend 13 lathe. I did a lot of hand wringing about spending money for a cheap...
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    Sorry, I had zero interest here so I sold it...

    Sorry, I had zero interest here so I sold it months ago on Ebay.

    Jim
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    Here is a requested measurement. From outside of...

    Here is a requested measurement. From outside of flat to center of "V" is 5-7/16"

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    For Sale: Steady Rest for South Bend 13 lathe

    I have two steady rests of equal quality and I only need one so I'm selling one. It came with my 1986 South Bend 13 and it was in excellent condition when I got it but I still did some clean up and...
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    FS: South Bend 13 Steady Rest

    I have a very clean steady rest for sale. Go here to see it.

    Thanks for looking.

    Jim
  8. Thread: Back on the site

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    Is this...

    Is this the thread?
  9. I just did a rebuild of a 13" last year and...

    I just did a rebuild of a 13" last year and replaced both of those bearings. Just by chance I checked with Grizzly (who now have some parts for South Bend lathes). They had those bearings for $20...
  10. Bridgeport J head - bad spindle pulley hub and splined gear hub

    I'm really posting this for the other new machinist like myself who don't know what worn parts look like. When I tore my 54 year old mill down to clean it up and repaint I found many parts that were...
  11. Update on my VFD input power wiring

    Due to other projects I just got back to wiring up the VFD this morning. I ran my 220V single phase to L1 and L3 and everything works now as it should.

    I still don't understand why going to L1...
  12. Econdron, I honestly feel for you. I had a...

    Econdron, I honestly feel for you. I had a terrible neighbor during a time when I was a full time caregiver for a wife with Alzheimer's. I called the county sheriff on him a couple of times (I...
  13. Yes, I am aware of the worthless manual that...

    Yes, I am aware of the worthless manual that comes with the unit. I have one and I've referred to it...........a lot. FactoryMation is also aware of the worthless manual as he has fought it for 6...
  14. Thank you wheels for your input. I have changed...

    Thank you wheels for your input. I have changed parameter #3 while playing around with trying to get the thing to operate correctly. If my memory serves me when I set it to 1 the drum switch worked...
  15. I just got off the phone with Jeremy with...

    I just got off the phone with Jeremy with FactoryMation. He bench tested the unit this morning and said he could not duplicate my problem. In other words the unit works as it should.

    He talked...
  16. Question about TECO FM50 input power wiring (220V single phase)

    Earlier I started a thread about the control wiring, but now this new problem showed up.

    I thought I had every thing figured out and discovered that I could not get the motor to go in forward and...
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    I really like the nickel plating. Looks great!

    I really like the nickel plating. Looks great!
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    Your post made me smile. Believe me or not I...

    Your post made me smile. Believe me or not I thought that exact answer a short time after I posted the question. It was right in front of my face all the time but I got so hung up on momentary push...
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    I need help with TECO FM50 control wiring

    This is one of those "the more I research and read, the more confused I get" situations.

    I have read so many conflicting and confusing threads about this control I need to ask specific questions...
  20. Thanks, it is good to be done and close to using...

    Thanks, it is good to be done and close to using it. I'm anxious to start on the Bridgeport which will be more of a challenge because of the weight involved plus a completely new type of machine for...
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    Pretty much done except for running power to the motor. I have a new drum switch coming also.

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    I made a deal with Ted to swap out my late model covers on lower...
  22. More progress photos

    I had to switch to my digital Nikon for the next photos because I couldn't seem to get a decent focused shot with my phone tonight. That throws the color of the lathe way off in the photos. I've...
  23. Finally started to go back together

    Finally reached the point where there 's almost nothing else to clean and paint. I've got the steady rest and the collets to finish yet.

    Lower cone pulley ready with new bearings to be installed....
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    You crack me up!:D You are doing a terrific job...

    You crack me up!:D You are doing a terrific job and not settling for less then perfection. The only other lathe that has finish like you are striving for, in my opinion, is Paula's which had...
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    I''m in the Springfield Mo. area and I went to...

    I''m in the Springfield Mo. area and I went to Grizzly to buy some bearings for my lower cone pulley shaft. Here's the goofy thing about South Bend Parts. I'm standing at the desk and I can see the...
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