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    {I've been working out of a single bay in a two...

    {I've been working out of a single bay in a two car garage. Doing any work requires shifting tool boxes and machines around like one of those slide puzzles:}

    That what I feel like when I need to...
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    The best thing to do first is to find the book...

    The best thing to do first is to find the book HOW TO RUN A LATHE BY SOUTH BEND LATHE CO. it can be found as a down load or a hard copy on ebay.
    Some one will post a link here soon...{when asked...
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    Someone is going to get a nice lathe, you do not...

    Someone is going to get a nice lathe, you do not see one in that good a shape with all that tooling every day...
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    My heavy 10 is #111419 I do not have the card but...

    My heavy 10 is #111419 I do not have the card but about 7000 before yours maybe a year or two early.?? my lathe has some wear but can steal do good work..
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    You are lucky man, that is what we call a heavy...

    You are lucky man, that is what we call a heavy 10 with round leg cabinet..
  6. Is that metal work on the back some kind of home...

    Is that metal work on the back some kind of home made motor mount? Can you post a photo of the back of the lathe.
  7. {I'll get on it! I suspect the motor may be the...

    {I'll get on it! I suspect the motor may be the original... it's a bushing motor with the old fabric twisted AC wire and 2 prong plug.}

    O.K you do need a NEW motor..Lots of posts on here as to...
  8. {Where would you guys recommend a good place to...

    {Where would you guys recommend a good place to purchase a new motor?}

    CMRantz Where in Washington are you.? Is there not a electric motor shop near you.? The people at your local motor repair...
  9. Where is a good place to look for motors such as...

    Where is a good place to look for motors such as you suggest for retail sale/s?

    All motor repair shops sell motors also, new and used. Take your motor in to a repair shop and see what they can do..
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    Does anyone have a repro copy from Grizzly? Is it...

    Does anyone have a repro copy from Grizzly? Is it good quality? I could use a little bedside reading material but nothing bothers me more than a poor quality print.

    I would go to ebay and bid on a...
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    (PS, in all the years I've had my indexer, I've...

    (PS, in all the years I've had my indexer, I've never had a need to use it. But that doesn't matter, since it gives me joy just by the owning it. )

    I have a lot of stuff that I feel like you do...
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    Yes that is the one I was thinking of.....

    Yes that is the one I was thinking of.....
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    South Bend put out a sheet with all the Compound...

    South Bend put out a sheet with all the Compound Rest dimension {not the one ib HTRAL} I have that sheet, but it is out on the web somewhere.
    I will see if I can find my copy..
  14. Looks like you got a nice lathe with a bench with...

    Looks like you got a nice lathe with a bench with lots of drawers, hope there all full of tooling.? Is that a shaper in the back ground.?
    And welcome to the SBL forum, packrat2
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    I think that lathe will clean up nice. I do not...

    I think that lathe will clean up nice. I do not use my steady rest much either on my 10 inch, but nice to have one..
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    You hit the jack pot with that lathe and tooling...

    You hit the jack pot with that lathe and tooling my friend...That R8 collet is for a milling machine the enco boxes look like R8 also and of course the milling cutters..
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    I think someone removed the plats because they...

    I think someone removed the plats because they say U.S NAVY PROPERTY
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    We need photos but sounds like a nice lathe, Its...

    We need photos but sounds like a nice lathe, Its good that you know the providence of the lathe and its not a beat up high school lathe..
    questions #1 the higher the voltage the lower the amps, a...
  19. From the photos lathe looks like in good shape,...

    From the photos lathe looks like in good shape, That was a find that we all dream about, will be watching for more posts about the lathe..
  20. Yes, you can run a three phase motor with a three...

    Yes, you can run a three phase motor with a three phase disconnect switch, but the heaters in the motor starter
    protect the motor...note, the power for the coil comes off one leg of the the three...
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    That Atlas lathe of yours looks a lot better then...

    That Atlas lathe of yours looks a lot better then the old 12 inch one I had. You should think about keeping it,
    if you have the space, your not out much money at the price you paid for the SBL..
  22. I think 1/2 the fun of getting a older used lathe...

    I think 1/2 the fun of getting a older used lathe is cleaning it up and seeing what you got for your money.
    Some times it just does not work out. hsracer201 hope you have better luck with your next...
  23. Just a idea, can you clamp the bed at the crack...

    Just a idea, can you clamp the bed at the crack real tight, run a test like before and see if it helps.??
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    I have had a @tlas 12" lathe at one time too,...

    I have had a @tlas 12" lathe at one time too, like has been said RUN and buy the South Bend, you can sell
    the other lathe easy, there are @tlas fans looking for a lathe..
  25. WOW...your killing me with all those photos of...

    WOW...your killing me with all those photos of the lathe and accessories...
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