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    Since I've been sick for two SOLID weeks, I've made zero progress on my restoration. I did find this painting update that I made right before Christmas which shows some progress. Hope to be back in the shop once this cough lets up. Until, hope ya'll enjoy this little clip...

    South Bend 9a Restoration Part 2

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    Well, after some time, I finally finished my 9a. I lost a lot of time because I was had the worst case of bronchitis I ever had - 6 full weeks of no energy, & non-stop coughing! But I'm all done now. Just have a couple odds & ends (steady & follower rest) to finish up. I do have a new countershaft pulley coming (because mine is actually a bit warped) and I also need to get a nice 3-jaw chuck (anyone got one?).

    Complete set of photos from the restoration (all the nitty gritty details) can be found here: South Bend 9a Restoration Album

    My videos can be found on Youtube, under "Basementshopguy"

    Anyway... here's the "hollywood picture shoot" of the completed lathe. (Now, it's onto the Bridgeport restoration!)


    Before:


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    Here's some more pictures of the restoration.










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    You missed a spot- right under the on/off switch. Seriously, that thing looks great. I dig the color.

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    Default Before After Shots

    Here's a couple before/after shots. Definitely, the most gratifying part to see...





































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    Here's some more before/after shots.

    The complete album can be found here:







































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    Now, I had already come to an accommodation with my 9A. She is clean and tight, and looks her age in a graceful way. Now I've spent 30 minutes here and feel compelled to start on mine. No way I can leave that thing alone, thanks to you
    Right after the mill gets done.

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    Stunning work. Thanks for posting the photos

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    Very impressive. Any change you could shed some light on how you refinished all the handles? Mine have become a dull, dark brown color over the years and I would love to bring them back to a shine like you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkwithanr View Post
    Very impressive. Any change you could shed some light on how you refinished all the handles? Mine have become a dull, dark brown color over the years and I would love to bring them back to a shine like you have.
    +1. I'm at the Shine 'n Paint portion of my Rockwell milling machine restore.

    I'd also like to know if you got a paint mixing code out of that. Did I miss it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevink View Post
    You missed a spot- right under the on/off switch. Seriously, that thing looks great. I dig the color.
    Ha! That top edge is 'supposed' to be hidden under the drum switch - provided you're using the correct drum switch. The one you see is for a Cutler-Hammer. I'm getting one sized to fit a Furnas drum switch.

    I actually DID miss a spot right under the compound - opposite the gib side.

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    what happened to half of the pictures?

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by kozzmo99 View Post
    what happened to half of the pictures?

    David
    Album got messed up - they're all fixed now

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    Brad-

    What's your secret for shining everything up, especially the mechanical stuff like gears? Wire wheel? Buffer? Which chemicals?

    Still really like that color...beats the heck out of machinery grey!

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    Wow Brad, that is fantastic!

    I hope my lathe looks half as nice as yours when it's done!

    Fabulous work!

    Taking lots of notes!

    Dave

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    OMG THAT IS SO SEXY
    I love it, you have done a superb job
    Cant wait to see a video of it running.

    Cooper

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    waayyy to pretty!! i don`t feel like i`m worthy to even be looking.
    but i am anyway.

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    Brad,

    You are getting as close as humanly possible to a Turk restoration. Congratulations.

    That is the highest complement I could pay.

    Ed S

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    Nicely done! Very inspirational. Thanks for posting!

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    Unbelievable work, Brad - what a beautiful machine!

    (BTW, glad you've recovered OK!)

    Shaggy


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