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  1. So the electronics were intimidating to me at...

    So the electronics were intimidating to me at first, I haven't used 3 phase machines at home before. After a bunch of research and YouTube videos I became convinced that a VFD and 3 phase motor would...
  2. Yes I did, definitely must have items. A also...

    Yes I did, definitely must have items. A also bought some new lead screw nuts for the compound and carriage. Once the machine is done I will try to make my own parts as needed.
  3. I moved the machine to ny new house in May. At...

    I moved the machine to ny new house in May. At that time I needle scaled the bed and motor base. I painted the base and ordered the bearings for the motor and cone pulley. After that it sat until 10...
  4. If you look at the pics of the motor you can see...

    If you look at the pics of the motor you can see that there was a lot of greasy oily dust build-up in it. The bearings in it when I received it were single row ball bearings that were open on one...
  5. Here is a short video of the motor driving the...

    Here is a short video of the motor driving the lower cone pulley for the first time after being cleaned and new bearings installed. I left the motor and interior components original and unpainted. I...
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  8. I tried to find information online about Volz but...

    I tried to find information online about Volz but didn't have much luck. They were obviously a major seller.
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  10. So after I bought the lathe my wife and I found...

    So after I bought the lathe my wife and I found our dream house. The lathe was going into my garage shop. Well everything changed, my new shop is in my 2100 sq ft basement. I had to disassemble the...
  11. 1950 South Bend 16 117C - First Lathe Ever

    Greetings all,
    Last year I purchased the lathe in this story from a machine shop in Chicago. The gentleman that I purchased it from asked me if I'd like to meet the original owner. I said yes and he...
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