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    I suggest you contact stevewb via one of his adds...

    I suggest you contact stevewb via one of his adds on eBay and see if he can get this material for you or suggest where you might get it. In addition to my SB 13" I have an older SB 15" which he...
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    I suggest buying this: South Bend Lathe 9"...

    I suggest buying this:

    South Bend Lathe 9" Model A - Rebuild Guide & Parts Kit (Horizontal Drive) | eBay

    I bought a book and felt kit when I refurbished my 13" SB and the combination of the...
  3. Suggestion: before following through with these...

    Suggestion: before following through with these YouTube videos or other instructions, I suggest doing a full reset. Typically, devices like this have a reset feature so you can get things back to...
  4. Check out YouTube. It's great for stuff like...

    Check out YouTube. It's great for stuff like this. Here's one site that popped up when I searched:

    YouTube

    I'm sure it will help,
    Ted
  5. Hi Irby, Nice score! Sorry, I can't identify...

    Hi Irby,

    Nice score! Sorry, I can't identify it, but I do find a few things about it interesting that may give some clues.

    1- It tilts, but doesn't rotate. Seems to me this would be uncommon...
  6. I've made 9/16", 1/2" and 7/16" 10 thread acme...

    I've made 9/16", 1/2" and 7/16" 10 thread acme screws and nuts before so that's an option. 8 pitch might be just a little harder since the tool will have a little larger nose than a 10 pitch tool,...
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    Does it have the bronze bearings or ball...

    Does it have the bronze bearings or ball bearings? I have a B&S 2B SG that had the spindle replaced with a Pope cartridge type spindle and I use Mobil #6 spindle oil in that. I'd probably use...
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    That "keeping your lathe in trim" PDF tells you...

    That "keeping your lathe in trim" PDF tells you how to properly remove your spindle so you should be all set there. Easy Peezy!

    Ted
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    Your spindle should turn nice by hand... If it...

    Your spindle should turn nice by hand... If it doesn't, then I would do some troubleshooting.

    What oil are you using? I use Mobil #10 spindle oil which is the recommended oil. Other oils may...
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    I have an older 15" SB with "oil" stamped on it,...

    I have an older 15" SB with "oil" stamped on it, so I use oil on that one. My newer SB13" is stamped "grease" so I use "SuperLube" on that one.

    Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease,...
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    Are you experiencing some type of problem that...

    Are you experiencing some type of problem that would suggest lack of lubrication? Is the spindle seezing up? Are the bearings getting hot?

    My SB13 uses a very small amount of oil in several weeks....
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    Is the piece to be threaded something you can put...

    Is the piece to be threaded something you can put in a lathe to single point? I've had good luck single pointing both right and left hand 1/2"-10 acme nuts by silver soldering a HSS tool bit on a...
  13. I have one of those, complete. Bought it new old...

    I have one of those, complete. Bought it new old stock from a high school. Those tips are carbide on mine. I'm sure they are not as good as an air bearing Weldon, but it works fine for me. I'm a...
  14. Here are the requested measurements: I measured...

    Here are the requested measurements: I measured threads per inch as close as I could with a good scale. 10 turn distance traveled measured by depth mics for accuracy.

    Top Slide:
    Screw = 12-3/4...
  15. Thanks for the reply! I'll do that and post...

    Thanks for the reply!

    I'll do that and post results when I post the screw measurements later today. But, as I posted in my first post, I put a dial indicator on the slide and one full rotation of...
  16. Thanks for the reply Larry. I was hoping you...

    Thanks for the reply Larry. I was hoping you would do so.

    I didn't post the number of divisions on the dials, because they are shown in the pictures, but the dials have 200 divisions. The numbered...
  17. Hardinge Cataract lathe with metric compound slide dials!!??!!

    Just wondered how common these are. I never dreamed that a piece of equipment made in the USA in the 1940's??? would have metric dials, but I'm convinced this one does. Dang! Maybe the slide is a lot...
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    Larry, Jim told me the type of oil he uses...

    Larry,

    Jim told me the type of oil he uses (thanks Jim). What oil do you typically use? I have 3 light weight Mobil spindle oils on hand and am hoping to be able to use one of those.

    I'm not...
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    Thanks Larry! Ted

    Thanks Larry!

    Ted
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    Thanks for the reply! Great information. I'm...

    Thanks for the reply! Great information.

    I'm talking about rotating the spindle by hand with the belts disconnected. We had to break everything down to get it out of the PO basement. So, is the...
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    A few more pictures for those interested: ...

    A few more pictures for those interested:

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    Hardinge Cataract lathe questions

    A few questions for you that are familiar with these gems. First, a short background. I'm a retired hobbyist. I already had a 15 and 13 inch lathes (along with 3 mills, SG, shaper, T&C grinder, etc.)...
  23. I, too, am teaching myself tig welding. I asked...

    I, too, am teaching myself tig welding. I asked the same question about dabbing or steady moving and the guys I used to work with that weld at a pressure vessel factory told me to do the dab method....
  24. When I'm looking for CAD files I always check...

    When I'm looking for CAD files I always check grabcad.com

    Ted
  25. Google South Bend's book "How to Run a Lathe". It...

    Google South Bend's book "How to Run a Lathe". It will be a great resource for you. You can download it for free from several sites.

    Ted
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