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    Thank you very much, I deeply appreciate the...

    Thank you very much, I deeply appreciate the information and advice. I am going to pull the head stock out and clean out the oil passage/galley as much as possible, put in new felts and then put the...
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    I received the needle bearings today and it looks...

    I received the needle bearings today and it looks like they will work. I also both another take up nut and fiber washer off eBay, so now I have the option of using either. In my mind the needle...
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    I was able to source a needle thrust bearing with...

    I was able to source a needle thrust bearing with washers from Grainger, we will see how that works out.
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    Does anyone know where I could find a needle...

    Does anyone know where I could find a needle bearing set for a SB 16?
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    Well after thinking it over again, I decided to...

    Well after thinking it over again, I decided to remove the head stock clean out the oil passages and and replace the felts/wicks. Since they have been in there for 74 years, I think it is the prudent...
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    Kind of what I was thinking.

    Kind of what I was thinking.
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    So, I was able to get the spindle gear off but I...

    So, I was able to get the spindle gear off but I had to destroy the fiber washer to gain enough space to get a gear puller in there. Using the take up nut didn't really work and it got pretty beat up...
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    Anyone know where I could source a take up nut...

    Anyone know where I could source a take up nut needle bearing set (kit)? I can find them for 9 and 10" lathes but not for the 16" as it needs to be 1 1/16" ID.
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    Thank you, I will give that a try.

    Thank you, I will give that a try.
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    SB 16 2-H Turret spindle question

    I have an issue wherein the rear (small) bearing in my 2-H was getting very hot. I did what the manual suggested but determined that there was an issue, so I removed the rear cap to discover that the...
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    Thank you sir, I appreciate the information and...

    Thank you sir, I appreciate the information and advice, I will check that out and I will look at the threads on the cross feed. I don't think this lathe has had much if any attention over the last...
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    Still waiting on the Smithy cross slide but now I...

    Still waiting on the Smithy cross slide but now I am focused on putting a DRO on this machine. I believe i need to rebuild the slide I have now however because there is some movement in it cross ways...
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    I am using a RPC and don't have any plans to get...

    I am using a RPC and don't have any plans to get 3 phase installed into my shop as I don't really need it, I just need to let the lathe warm up some and I can live with that. I appreciate the...
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    Sounds like you got a good machine. I may have...

    Sounds like you got a good machine. I may have solved the cross slide issue somewhat as I think I found a small hobby cross slide that will bolt to my carriage but we will see. All this said, I...
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    Yes my 2-H is the same, the cross slide has the...

    Yes my 2-H is the same, the cross slide has the aforementioned 3 T slots and is higher than I would assume "normal" is. I am looking at some cross slides for things like a Smithy but I need to know...
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    Very interesting, I cannot say I 100% understand...

    Very interesting, I cannot say I 100% understand everything you are saying but I think I have the concept. Do you have any pictures of your compound?
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    Outstanding information/suggestions, I appreciate...

    Outstanding information/suggestions, I appreciate you taking time to write it. I agree with what you are saying and am going to investigate both ideas. I would like to have a compound rest on the...
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    It seems like someone would make an aftermarket...

    It seems like someone would make an aftermarket compound rest for a lathe, if they do I am having issues finding them.
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    Thanks for posting that. I am seeing similar...

    Thanks for posting that. I am seeing similar units on eBay for C2/C3 lathes but I cannot discern how they attach to the carriage, I suspect they are for a specific machine. They have a drawing and...
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    So I am wondering if there us any alternative to...

    So I am wondering if there us any alternative to vintage SB parts to put a compound onto this lathe?
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    Thank you, thats encouraging. I would really like...

    Thank you, thats encouraging. I would really like a compound if I could find one. I have to be honest and admit that I really do not know what I don't know when it comes threading (barely know how to...
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    That would be good if I could find one. I guess I...

    That would be good if I could find one. I guess I thought about trying to make something but haven't thought about it all that much.
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    Soutbend 2-H rest/carriage question

    Let me say up front that I am very new to machining/turning, so please be tear me up too fast. I have a SB 2-H (16" swing with a turret). This lathe has a straight T slot carriage and I am...
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    Thanks again Jon, I think I will roll with what I...

    Thanks again Jon, I think I will roll with what I have for now, this is a one man hobby deal, doubt the machine will be turned on more than perhaps once a week on average.

    Mike
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    I certainly will post my results. I believe...

    I certainly will post my results.

    I believe it is a 8F conversion but to be honest, I am not 100% on that. I bought this board 038-0217 - Circuit Board (With Upgrade Kit) and Jon sent me the...
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