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    Sometimes, it's best to do this kind of heat...

    Sometimes, it's best to do this kind of heat treating in house to control warp age and such. Man, the learning curve seems to last for ever.
    Dad used to deal with a small heat treater just south of...
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    Take a look at this publication at Vintage...

    Take a look at this publication at Vintage Machinery.org.

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2459/16973.pdf

    There are several different swivel bases being used on these products.

    Ken
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    "Polypac" was the original by Parker Seal...

    "Polypac" was the original by Parker Seal division. Over the years, it has been copied and different variations of it are now offered out there under different trade names.

    Edit: Polypac is...
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    That's a older model South Bend lathe with the...

    That's a older model South Bend lathe with the single lever QCGB. Probably a 14-1/2" or 16" swing. The Marvel band saw might be a keeper. Wish I was closer or it was closer to me. Dad always hated...
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    Yeah, if you don't grab that gear, I will!!!:D

    Yeah, if you don't grab that gear, I will!!!:D
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    If it is a later built Sheldon lathe, the clutch...

    If it is a later built Sheldon lathe, the clutch pack in the apron needs adjusting. It's a simple adjustment of loosening a set screw on the collar on the end of the clutch shaft where the hand...
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    Have you tried Nitrogen?

    Have you tried Nitrogen?
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    As I said earlier, match the two gears up to a...

    As I said earlier, match the two gears up to a set from Boston Gear or Martian, Or one of the other gear manufactures out there. You will still have to modify things to get everything to fir. Might...
  9. You better send him a PM so he knows you posted...

    You better send him a PM so he knows you posted here.

    Ken
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    Hang on to your wallet! And be sitting down when...

    Hang on to your wallet! And be sitting down when you get that price.:eek:

    There's a very good chance those bevel gears can be matched up to ones purchased from Boston Gear or maybe Martian Gear. ...
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    That is cool and neat!!! Someone was very...

    That is cool and neat!!!

    Someone was very talented to come up with and build it. Looks like many of the parts are made of brass/bronze including the gears! Sure puts another lathe to shame we...
  12. I had a old Wells Index mill table surfaced...

    I had a old Wells Index mill table surfaced ground to remove most of the idiot marks from the top. I re-miked the table before and after re-grinding and it measured dead nut for about 75% of the...
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    Join the Rockwell lathe group on groups.io for...

    Join the Rockwell lathe group on groups.io for lots of information on your lathe.

    [email protected]

    I have the exact same model lathe as you have there.

    Look for a book on "How to...
  14. Pala is no longer alive. R.I,P. Pala! There's...

    Pala is no longer alive. R.I,P. Pala!

    There's lots of us here on PM that can help you out. Many have already help you in your previous posts.

    Two things to consider on moving the lathe. One,...
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    There are many new 3 and 4-jaw chucks listed on...

    There are many new 3 and 4-jaw chucks listed on eBay. Unfortunately, most are Asian made. But don't worry, they work fine on the 9" SBL. I have a 6" 3-jaw Asian made chuck I bought for my 9" SBL...
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    The casting sure looks like the swivel base to a...

    The casting sure looks like the swivel base to a Palgrem vise. Have one here somewhere.
    Ken
  17. Lol!!! 30 years ago, yes. Today, digital...

    Lol!!!

    30 years ago, yes. Today, digital communications, rig floor to my computer at home. It's come a long ways from the old days. Now days, you have to be certified to set foot on any well...
  18. Keep the rant going.... Have a 2017 GMC Arcadia...

    Keep the rant going.... Have a 2017 GMC Arcadia that the windshield wiper washer fluid pump has gone out. Right after the 15K factory warranty went out. Imagine that? To replace the $40 part, you...
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    The age of the B& S mics is around 1960. Dad...

    The age of the B& S mics is around 1960. Dad bought a set exactly like yours. Almost a months pay back then. Mom blew a fuse! What can I say. The set dad had got passed on to my little brother,...
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    Boy! That's an odd ball one. Should be easy to...

    Boy! That's an odd ball one. Should be easy to modify a 1" one to fit if you can remove the keys to turn the OD.
    Ken
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    Hum, I swear up and down that someone told me...

    Hum, I swear up and down that someone told me that the was a rebadged Webb lathe. The reason I say that, I looked at one about 10 years ago that had been flipped over on it's back and heavily...
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    Going by the serial number of your lathe show in...

    Going by the serial number of your lathe show in your posted picture. The "S" indicates its a 10 inch lathe. the number "7833" indicates it was built sometime in the early 1940's. The "US" stamped...
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    [Ad reads as follows "Clausing 6913 14x40 Single...

    [Ad reads as follows "Clausing 6913 14x40 Single Phase 220 volt Lathe. Harden ways. Has 3 jaw chuck, 4 jaw chuck, and face plate. the lathe runs but The vari-speed cylinder needs bleeding not sure...
  24. After 35 years of marriage, she used to it. At...

    After 35 years of marriage, she used to it. At least, she knows I'm not hanging out in the local pub but buried in the shop somewhere!:)
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    For anyone that does any kind of oil tool repair...

    For anyone that does any kind of oil tool repair and even manufacturing, it's almost a pre-requestant that the lathe has a big bore thru the spindle. Doesn't necessarily have to be a 12" hole thru...
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