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    Default New member with a SB 9C

    Hi, new member and a noob home machinist.
    Got my hands on a 9C. Previous owner was an old man who used to work at a VW work shop. He got the lathe from that shop. When he pasted away I was asked by his kids if I needed a lathe.
    I know just about nothing a out these old things so I offered $150. I have no idea if it's cheap or not..
    Apears to be in ok condition. Plugged it in and it runs. Will use it to make parts for my old motorcycle New member with a SB 9C



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    That is a gapbed lathe. If it's in good shape, you got a great deal. That is a very rare lathe.
    More pictures please. And did you get any accessories with it.

    Stay safe and have fun. Joe.

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    [QUOTE=promacjoe;3485046]That is a gapbed lathe. If it's in good shape, you got a great deal. That is a very rare lathe.
    More pictures please. And did you get any accessories with it.


    I don't think I've ever seen one of these. Gapbed, large dials on feeds AND a V-belt drive set-up. A rare lathe indeed! Looks to be in good condition. You are very lucky to own this.

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    [QUOTE=QuickChange;3485082]
    Quote Originally Posted by promacjoe View Post
    That is a gapbed lathe. If it's in good shape, you got a great deal. That is a very rare lathe.
    More pictures please. And did you get any accessories with it.


    I don't think I've ever seen one of these. Gapbed, large dials on feeds AND a V-belt drive set-up. A rare lathe indeed! Looks to be in good condition. You are very lucky to own this.
    Cool! I'll take good care of it.

    Maby that explains the X (special) in the serial number?


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    I believe that the "X" signifies gap bed. All the gap bed lathes in the SN database have that "X". Looks like your lathe was born in 1964.

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    look at the base ,I can't recall ever seein a base like thet
    animal

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    Quote Originally Posted by animal12 View Post
    look at the base ,I can't recall ever seein a base like thet
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    Those bases were exclusive to the gap bed lathes.

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    QUOTE "I was asked by his kids if I needed a lathe."

    Why dose no one ever ask me if I want{or need}a South Bend Lathe???

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    allow me.

    do you want or need a South Bend Lathe?

    it was my pleasure to oblige, no thanks are necessary.

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    Have some cleaning to do. But it works

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    This is the SECOND gap bed lathe that I have seen in the last couple of weeks with that cross-slide, triple dovetail arrangement. It doesn't show up in any catalog that I have with the gap bed. There doesn't even seem to be an OPTION for that cross-slide. I wonder if that is what the "X" means in the serial number. Maybe @SBLatheman can comment on the CS.

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    What *might* be nice about that cross/saddle arrangement is it looks like one could easily swap a power feed apron for the 9C apron...if Ted can confirm that is would be a worthy addition....might even consider going in for the quick change gearbox on that one....be a nice little machine....not that it isnt now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLK001 View Post
    This is the SECOND gap bed lathe that I have seen in the last couple of weeks with that cross-slide, triple dovetail arrangement. It doesn't show up in any catalog that I have with the gap bed. There doesn't even seem to be an OPTION for that cross-slide. I wonder if that is what the "X" means in the serial number. Maybe @SBLatheman can comment on the CS.
    Quote Originally Posted by iwananew10K View Post
    What *might* be nice about that cross/saddle arrangement is it looks like one could easily swap a power feed apron for the 9C apron...if Ted can confirm that is would be a worthy addition....might even consider going in for the quick change gearbox on that one....be a nice little machine....not that it isnt now.
    Prototype Cross Slide

    This should answer both questions

    Ted

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    Below is a pic of a 10K with the same cross-slide. Does the "X" in the serial number (the lathe below also has an "X" in the SN) indicate a GAP BED machine, or does it indicate the prototype cross slide?


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    [QUOTE=dkihlgren;3485146]
    Quote Originally Posted by QuickChange View Post
    Cool! I'll take good care of it.

    Maby that explains the X (special) in the serial number?


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    Nice catch! I'll bet it could use a serious application of lubricants everywhere!


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