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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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    Thanks, Jon has been awesome. I ordered a new...

    Thanks, Jon has been awesome. I ordered a new board from HW yesterday. I have to say that the fact that Jon reached out and has been so helpful gave me a lot of comfort in ordering the parts. I will...
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    Jon, Thank you for taking the time to provide...

    Jon,

    Thank you for taking the time to provide such a complete response. Based on this information I have a 6F C model.

    I will spend some time checking/adjusting the switches.

    As to the...
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    I guess I should have added that I am not sure if...

    I guess I should have added that I am not sure if the pwr feed motor is good or not bc the circuit board was fried; however before taking it apart, when switched on the motor acted like it was being...
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    Bridgeport 6F Pwr Feed repair questions

    The 6F power feed on my Series 1 BP wasn't working when I got it, I disassembled it and discovered that the circuit board has some issues. As can be seen in the pictures, there are at least 2...
  20. Thank you sir, I think I have a line on some.

    Thank you sir, I think I have a line on some.
  21. Thanks for the information, good to know. Right...

    Thanks for the information, good to know. Right now my "intentions" are a bit fluid, I am a car builder and gun smith but to be very honest I do not intend to do much gun work on the lathe in the...
  22. I finally got a chance to really investigate the...

    I finally got a chance to really investigate the reverse issue and did as you (Steve) suggested. The motor was fine in either direction. I had cleaned the terminals on the rotary switch several times...
  23. Thanks for the information. Yes I have the...

    Thanks for the information. Yes I have the cooling system for the lathe however I do not think it has work for a very long time, it certainly isn't wired up.

    I took a look at the rotary drum...
  24. Thanks again for the comments and advice. I...

    Thanks again for the comments and advice.

    I am already running a 5HP RPC so I am not real excited about getting a VFD at this stage.

    I will look at the contacts very closely and see what it...
  25. Steve, Great to hear from you and thank you...

    Steve,

    Great to hear from you and thank you for the information. I confirmed that everything is getting power, basically out of the 3 legs I am getting 237-240V. I am attaching a picture of the...
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