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    You can watch the entire machine flex when it...

    You can watch the entire machine flex when it digs in. On mine, the top of the tool post will move a lot. Right before the tool breaks, or the part breaks.

    There is the gib and plate under the...
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    I like these guys: Surplus Center...

    I like these guys: Surplus Center
    They got everything you could want for building stuff at reasonable price.
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    If I ever polish my knob that much :D I will...

    If I ever polish my knob that much :D
    I will make sure to nickel plate it.
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    Take a look at Winco handles here: Revolving and...

    Take a look at Winco handles here: Revolving and Folding Handles, Gear Levers, Knobs | JW Winco Standard Parts

    They used to make the handles for everything, and it looks like they make a lot more...
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    Quite honestly, I don't recall, and I didn't...

    Quite honestly, I don't recall, and I didn't check very closely. It does have several axial grooves. I was more concerned with the felts in the bottom. And the fact that the spindle was like a...
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    It's got the little flip-top ("gits") cups on the...

    It's got the little flip-top ("gits") cups on the side. These lead into felt wicks underneath the spindle.
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    None of the above, actually. I have a SB 9A which...

    None of the above, actually. I have a SB 9A which is a completely different animal. Add or remove shims to adjust, the spindle rides directly on the cast iron. Since both my spindle and bearings look...
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    You too? I had the lantern post when I started...

    You too? I had the lantern post when I started with mine. I think yours is bigger though (no jokes). My lantern post could fit a 3/8 bit thru the slot, I bet yours could do 1/2.

    If you have to...
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    If you need lathe tools, try Lathe inserts .com...

    If you need lathe tools, try Lathe inserts .com I had real good luck with them and I think he's a member here. Has very good quality for the price.

    Or if you want to get HSS I also like KBC Tools...
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    I hope your spindle is getting enough! :eek: ...

    I hope your spindle is getting enough! :eek:

    Mine has around .0015 play and the cups go down about halfway after a couple weeks. This has not translated into any issues with turning or part sizes...
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    Way I do it is, Way oil (Mobil Vactra #2), ...

    Way I do it is,

    Way oil (Mobil Vactra #2),

    Spindle oil (Mobil Velocite or equivalent. A quart will last the rest of your life)

    Everything else is (Mobil DTE Heavy/Medium)

    In reality,...
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    experience

    Yep, the experience will be worth a lot in the future. Most south bends are basically similar. The stuff you learned on one will work on another mostly. Like that apron shaft. They ran a steel shaft...
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    My best jb weld repair was the crank case on an...

    My best jb weld repair was the crank case on an old Suzuki 125 dirt bike. Believe it or not, it held up fine and was still there when I scrapped it 2 years later. Has about a 1-1/2" hole in it, and I...
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    Homebrew, I agree that it'll probably get softer...

    Homebrew, I agree that it'll probably get softer -- it's definitely not a permanent repair. But I think it just won't matter if the spindle is floating on oil as it should be. At my old job I removed...
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    You're absolutely right on the bearings, my bad....

    You're absolutely right on the bearings, my bad. I'm still going to hold my place on the epoxy though :D If the bearings are too hot to leave you hand on them then they are too hot -- and that...
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    However tight you can get the bearings is gonna...

    However tight you can get the bearings is gonna depend on how round and smooth your spindle is after doing the epoxy. Way I learned it is to tighten them down till they start to heat up in hi gear,...
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    Fact is, my 3-jaw has about 005 runout, and I...

    Fact is, my 3-jaw has about 005 runout, and I just cut a test bar the other day in it, Result was 0004 taper over 7 inches. If I need to remove and replace a part, I either do it between centers or...
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    Try asking Ted (SBLatheman) I bet he knows since...

    Try asking Ted (SBLatheman) I bet he knows since he's got a bunch of tail stock stuff for sale right now
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    bet yer gettin antsy :D

    bet yer gettin antsy :D
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    Thats actually not too bad on the spending :D ...

    Thats actually not too bad on the spending :D

    My 3-jaw has the same runout of about .005 -- BUT the other day I did a test bar and it only had .0004 of taper over 7 inches. So I'm not real...
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    Considering the shape its in, what its been thru...

    Considering the shape its in, what its been thru and how old it is, I would say its not too bad. You got plenty of room and time to get it dialed in yet. Just my opinion, that the real test happens...
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    Ya know, back when I had a LSO, my main tools was...

    Ya know, back when I had a LSO, my main tools was a file and carborundum stones. Its a lot of sweat, but it makes it easy to sneak up on tenths :D or even half-tenths :D
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    Ya know, if you get it fixed up with epoxy, you...

    Ya know, if you get it fixed up with epoxy, you can use that spindle to make a new spindle all steel. I would use something free-cutting, like 12L14 because it takes a beautiful polish -- easy to...
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    X2 that was kinda tight.*should* be able to knock...

    X2 that was kinda tight.*should* be able to knock them apart with a wood mallet or something. I figured since you're in Louisiana they probably corroded together a bit. You near the Gulf? I lived in...
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    Yup, the rosebud swells the gear just enough to...

    Yup, the rosebud swells the gear just enough to let off. I bet it was on there with an exact .0003 fit. I mean, it was real close.
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