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    Default Mounting a heavy 10 milling attachment on a 9 lathe

    Hello,

    I have a heavy 10 milling attachment and I'm looking for suggestions on how to mount this on a 9" south bend. I turn for fun and I'm working with a limited budget.

    Thanks for any help.
    Joe

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    Usually the milling attachment is made to mount on a 9" lathe, has to be modified to fit a heavy 10. This is what I found when I purchased my milling attachment. At any rate, you will need to make a adapter plate that fits on top of the cross-slide, and underneath the milling attachment. This plate will be round, and will have a boss that fits into the hole on the cross-slide. and will have appropriate located holes drilled and tapped holes in it. The manufacture of this adapter plate is well within the capabilities of your lathe.

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    Can't do it without ruining it for a 10", and it will sit a bit high on a 9"

    Sell it and buy a mini mill, as sucky as they are it's better than a milling attachment.

    Or trade it for one for a 9" if you really like the idea of a milling attachment.

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    I yield to the superior information supplied by iwananew10k. I have a milling attachment for a 9 inch South Bend in perfect condition, and would trade it for your milling attachment for a Heavy 10, if it is in perfect condition. We could determine the condition by exchanging photos.

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    I'd love to have it, even if it isn't in perfect condition. I'll buy it if the trade doesn't work out.

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    Thanks for the replies all! I'll post some pics of the attachment.

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    I have a 9" R junior 1937 lathe that I wanted to have a milling attachment for. I located an atlas milling attachment that I believe is a stronger unit and the way I mounted it it is close to the support with as little overhang as poss. Just turned an adapter swivel to fit both my cross feed deck and the female atlas. VERY strong.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 20190426_192102.jpg   20190426_192222.jpg   20190426_192149.jpg  

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    These things are not a substitute for a milling machine,but if you use a milling cutter holder to hold the cutter and dont attempt too deep a cut you can mill with them.I have a 13" milling attachment and a 9" workshop lathe milling attachment.Just a few weeks ago I did a very delicate milling job with the 9" one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svmade View Post
    I have a 9" R junior 1937 lathe that I wanted to have a milling attachment for.
    It's not a good idea to leave a chuck key in a chuck. It is very bad form and can be dangerous.

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    Here are the pics I said I'd post.20190419_131239.jpg20190419_131330.jpg

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    pretty sure biotin is toxic at those levels.

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    Good observation and could have been real bad if I had it plugged in and the belt I was replacing was on and the switch I was re-wiring was together. I moved the key so it would not fall when I took the switch. off. I had noticed a glitch in power when I was making the adapter. All is back together now and the key is in its proper place as usual.


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