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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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