Abused 13" I picked up
Close
Login to Your Account
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default Abused 13" I picked up

    I'm going to try and resurrect this one. You cant tell from the pictures but I think it's salvageable

    Paul

    lathe South Bend 13" parts lathe

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    marysville ohio
    Posts
    9,472
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2726
    Likes (Received)
    6307

    Default

    Looks repairable, did you get the broken off piece for the t / a cross slide extension? Might be new enough that it may have a hard bed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    It's all there shy the 5C collet adapter and door for the base. All I've done is a clean up and tear down on the headstock to see just how bad it is. The bed is hardened and cleaned up nicely. As bad as it looks the lathe looks like it didn't have a lot of heavy use. Well, right up till the forklift got a hold of it

    Paul

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    central Pa., U.S.A.
    Posts
    326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    132
    Likes (Received)
    75

    Default

    Nice score! Hard ways and camlock spindle. Extra qc box? T/A (taper attachment, not torque amplifier) certainly looks fixable with a couple parts that are available. It's well worth your time and the price you paid! Good luck with it. PB

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Baltimore, Md.
    Posts
    1,025
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1149
    Likes (Received)
    532

    Default

    I'd buy it in a heartbeat! Also, it looks like the piece brolen off of the taper attachment is in the one box of parts!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    Thanks. Yes there was a extra gearbox. I had to rob one of the gears in the selector levers from it. Other than that it's intact.

    Paul

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    Yes both parts are there. I'm going to try and clamp it down to a piece of plate and braze it back together. both cross feed and compound screws are broke off on the ends and bent. I'm going to press and pin new ends on them and re-machine them unless I can find some that wont cost as much as I paid for the rest of it Please excuse my messy shop

    dscn3475.jpg

    Paul

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Western Maryland
    Posts
    355
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    30
    Likes (Received)
    6

    Default

    Yep, No doubt about it, Great Deal! Easily repairable. At the initial price paid you can easily afford to spend a few dollar$ and have a great machine worth much more the the total investment. Kind of projects many of us enjoy running across.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NW Ohio, USA
    Posts
    550
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    20
    Likes (Received)
    24

    Default

    Excellent.... and that looks like it was a tool room lathe.

    Ed S

  10. Likes SpringGunner liked this post
  11. #10
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    A previous owner had tried to remove and re-install the bearing caps without removing the bearing expanders. The front thrust bearing had come apart and no doubt was the original problem trying to be addressed. It sounded pretty bad I made a bronze thrust washer for the rear but before settling on the final specs for it I noticed the back gears and rear drive gear were out of alignment. I had to ad a .135 to the front and .535 to the rear to maintain the original mesh pattern on the gears. I was wondering if anyone else has run into that before? I've never seen it mentioned before.

    Paul

    dscn3478.jpgdscn3480.jpg

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    kansas city kansas
    Posts
    1,309
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    21
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    I can fix the crossfeed leadscrew. Call or text for a quote nine136366107. Thanks Mike

  13. #12
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jayhawkman View Post
    I can fix the crossfeed leadscrew. Call or text for a quote nine136366107. Thanks Mike
    Thanks I appreciate it. I'll probably just make a new one from PH4140. The threads are worn in the middle and the nut is worn slap out. It was full of dirt and grit when I tore it down.

    Paul

  14. #13
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Tennessee
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    51
    Likes (Received)
    14

    Default

    Finally made some chips tonight. Still a way to go to be complete but it's usable at this point Picked up a used Aloris post on Ebay but it was a different size than what it was listed as. I'll have to cobble together some tool holders. I did one just to be able to fit the chuck to the back plate. I was hoping to be able to use the same size posts on both lathes but it doesn't look like that will happen. I'm running a KB27D VFD to power it. Don't know how I'm going to mount it. It's much larger than I thought it was. Here's some before pictures from the original CL ad and some from tonight.

    Paul

    00x0x_6vbwk5qanxv_600x450.jpg 00w0w_jbyjxrezhst_600x450.jpg 00s0s_hwrvuzrhktg_600x450.jpg

    dscn3554.jpg dscn3555.jpg

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    North Carolina
    Posts
    682
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    200
    Likes (Received)
    158

    Default

    It looks good Paul. It must be very satisfying.

    Vlad

  16. Likes SpringGunner liked this post
  17. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    907
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    137

    Default

    from clunker to wonderful! Great job.

  18. Likes SpringGunner liked this post

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •