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  1. The tool post mounted. I picked up a Shars tool...

    The tool post mounted. I picked up a Shars tool holder to go with it, quality seems decent. A 1" brazed carbide tool in it,:D its a beast.

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    Just checking with a 1" WNMG insert tool...
  2. Working on getting the tool post squared away. I...

    Working on getting the tool post squared away. I had picked up another lathe this past summer, and it had another Aloris CA size tool post on it. I decided to put that one on this lathe. The tool...
  3. I got the power switch mounted up, same location...

    I got the power switch mounted up, same location as when I received the lathe. Finished the wiring out. And put power to it for the first time since owning it. :D

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    I went through...
  4. I got the tail stock aligned and am happy with...

    I got the tail stock aligned and am happy with the results. In the end I added .013" on quill side, and .002" on hand wheel side. It was documented pretty well in a side thread starting roughly at...
  5. I faced off on the quill to pretty it up, and...

    I faced off on the quill to pretty it up, and slightly reduce depth of taper. It came up well.

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    I went ahead and assembled and lubed the rest of upper housing. The quill and hand wheel...
  6. When finished I have two small flaws where the...

    When finished I have two small flaws where the heat from welding had melted more material than I wanted, one you can see here. But the fit to key slot is real nice.

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    I had trimmed .050"...
  7. I had previously cleaned up and painted tail...

    I had previously cleaned up and painted tail stock parts. I really wanted to get on with the alignment, but to do that I need the quill, which it turn needs the key. So key it is ! :D

    In thinking...
  8. Figuring out how to remove key was a little...

    Figuring out how to remove key was a little tricky. :D

    There is a dowel to keep lower quill lock from falling out, the underside of quill bore. Very close to this there was a set screw hidden with...
  9. Being finished with reaming taper, I started...

    Being finished with reaming taper, I started stripping tail stock while still on lathe. Its pretty heavy, thought I'd lighten it some. I removed hand wheel, end bell, quill screw, and quill. Pic of...
  10. Moving on to the tail stock. Kevin T started a...

    Moving on to the tail stock. Kevin T started a really great thread on tail stock alignment considerations here:
    Tailstock Alignment Considerations

    As we both have 16"s, and are approaching the TS...
  11. I got the reverse tumbler stripped down and...

    I got the reverse tumbler stripped down and cleaned.

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    Re-felted, lubed, and assembled:

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    Went ahead and assembled gear end of head stock.
  12. Moving on to the reversing gear assembly. I'm...

    Moving on to the reversing gear assembly. I'm going to strip it down and re-felt.

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    I am replacing the pinion gear on this assembly.

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    Another used acquisition, but you can see...
  13. Went ahead and mounted some covers on the...

    Went ahead and mounted some covers on the headstock.

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    I had previously built up the banjo assembly, probably around the time I built apron or qcgb.

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    I had replaced the two...
  14. I got real nice improvement overall. But I feel...

    I got real nice improvement overall. But I feel like my real victory was from the 9 oclock position, its as close to a near perfect zero the full length of test bar as anyone could expect.

    Setting...
  15. With this portion of alignment done. I've got...

    With this portion of alignment done. I've got some numbers and pics, again setting indicator at zero, close to threads, and running the 12" of test bar, toward tail stock end.

    Old numbers:
    12...
  16. The beginning was a bit like "whack a mole"....

    The beginning was a bit like "whack a mole". Example, I'd get 12 oclock to zero, but that would push 9 oclock out further. And vise versa:

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    After chasing it back and forth a bit, I...
  17. Working on adjusting the headstock. To recap, on...

    Working on adjusting the headstock. To recap, on a check I was +.0028" from 12 oclock position, when running the 12" length of test bar. And .0015" from the 9 oclock position.

    I ended up lifting...
  18. What I can tell you is iron changes over time,...

    What I can tell you is iron changes over time, and can grow slightly. An example would be the engine block in my previous post, showing the line bore. What many don't know, and is surprising when you...
  19. You come off sort of crisp pretty often :D, and...

    You come off sort of crisp pretty often :D, and your humor is a subtle affair that many don't catch I think. But I wasn't thinking of you. For the most part the SB section is pretty civil, but we...
  20. The attempted quick answers for your 3 questions....

    The attempted quick answers for your 3 questions. :D

    One, I suspect bed and HS are original. Bed has stamped serial, plus tagged with war time tags, one of the tags specifically match the...
  21. All real good thoughts and questions. Didn't want...

    All real good thoughts and questions. Didn't want you to think I'm ignoring it. :D

    But I'm kind of slow typing and posting on a good day. :D

    I'm working right now. After work I'm actually...
  22. Having already checked runout, as shown in a...

    Having already checked runout, as shown in a previous post, we'll be getting back to the alignment of the headstock.

    In checking the first axis I have dial indicator set up on the compound rest....
  23. Just a little further expansion on the headstock...

    Just a little further expansion on the headstock spindle taper.

    The spec sheet 7324, Tooling Dimensions, is here:
    South Bend Lathe Works - Publication Reprints - South Bend Tooling Dimensions...
  24. The tailstock is a normal MT3 taper. The India...

    The tailstock is a normal MT3 taper. The India test bars are fine for it.

    The headstock is not. The headstock is like a shortened, snub nose mt5. I presume they used "3MT" in its description,...
  25. Posting off my phone is trickier, i usually post...

    Posting off my phone is trickier, i usually post from pc.

    Searching morse taper items can be odd in search depending on how seller listed. Try a variety. Mt3, 3mt, No 3 mt etc

    Here's one, but i...
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