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    Looks nice.. is it missing the side cover on the...

    Looks nice.. is it missing the side cover on the left side? Hard to tell from pictures. FYI, I just got my 9A 3 1/2 bed for 1,100$ with every attachment,3 and 4 jaw chuck,collets,taper...
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    Got the “NEW” nameplates from JKULL installed....

    Got the “NEW” nameplates from JKULL installed. Made her even prettier than she was.
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    Thanks! I actually had the diamond knurl tool,...

    Thanks! I actually had the diamond knurl tool, just grabbed the wrong one. First time I knurled anything, like I said, I’m learning a lot.


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    Sticky: Found this one local to me. Looks nice..no...

    Found this one local to me. Looks nice..no tooling unfortunately. Seems like 1947 if I’m reading the SN Database right?
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    Just got mine in the mail today. VERY nicely...

    Just got mine in the mail today. VERY nicely done. Can’t wait to install them. Thanks again. Brett


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    Lol, yes honest to God. Sent from my iPhone...

    Lol, yes honest to God.


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    Finished it up yesterday. I’m happy with the way...

    Finished it up yesterday. I’m happy with the way it turned out. I learned a lot from this first project.
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    Well, since the guy that was going to show me the...

    Well, since the guy that was going to show me the basics of running a lathe backed out on me ...I decided to “teach” myself.. after lots of reading and video watching I decided to start my first...
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    Well, I went through the WHOLE machine. Replaced...

    Well, I went through the WHOLE machine. Replaced every wick,gasket,seal,you name it... I am in awe of the complexity of the a lathe built in 1949.

    I did purchase the book on how to rebuild it....
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    Yup, I’m very greatfull. Will be tackling the...

    Yup, I’m very greatfull. Will be tackling the head stock on Monday. Stay tuned.....


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    I’m about half way thru the refresh, not calling...

    I’m about half way thru the refresh, not calling it a rebuild because now that I’ve tore into it, it’s really nice inside also. The quick change gear box was a bear! Fought me the whole way...but I...
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    My “NEW” SB Lathe

    The guy I bought it from finally got back to me. He stated he bought it from a lady in Palm Beach who was selling her Husbands (ex-husband) tools due to a divorce..poor fella..no other information...
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    Thank you for the detailed response. I will keep...

    Thank you for the detailed response. I will keep my eyes pealed for those particular models you mentioned. I’m a patient man and have always had good luck finding good buys. I have a big F250 and...
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    I’m in Palm Beach County, second home to...

    I’m in Palm Beach County, second home to President Trump. Weight is not a concern, but SIZE is. I’m quickly running out of room in my garage. I have a 2 car garage that I currently have ALL my...
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    Thank you for the information and kind words. I...

    Thank you for the information and kind words. I thought I got a good deal when I purchased it, but now after inventorying it and doing a little more research on the accessories and the comments here,...
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    Thank you for the information and kind words. I...

    Thank you for the information and kind words. I will definitely keep the lathe in nice condition. I like the “temporary custodian “ line, makes perfect sense. Truth be told, I’m type A and very anal...
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    Ah ha! The lantern tool...I never thought of...

    Ah ha! The lantern tool...I never thought of that. I figured the other was for a drill press, but was curious as to why it was included in the lot I bought...and being the same color as the lathe I...
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    I’m not sure. The young man I bought it from is...

    I’m not sure. The young man I bought it from is also a Firefighter coincidentally. He had a VERY nice work shop at his house. He is downsizing temporarily and selling his workshop contents so he...
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    I did consider that and have plenty of metal to...

    I did consider that and have plenty of metal to do it. I ran nice beads all around. Its 1/8 inch or 11 gauge angle, so it can hold plenty of weight. I did give it the twist test..does not budge. And...
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    Thank you for the info. I did a little searching,...

    Thank you for the info. I did a little searching, seems to be many different models of the Aloris AXA. Which one do you recommend for my size lathe? Thanks.
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    Sticky: Thank you for the information and compliment.:D

    Thank you for the information and compliment.:D
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    Ah! I think so..I couldn’t figure out where that went, thanks! I have very little knowledge about a metal lathe, just...
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