Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Focker, Oct 30, 2017.
I have no idea what any of that means?
Yeah, you will have to compensate for the wear. I do alright with my wore out junk.
These are a great set of videos! I saved these to my computer about 10-12 years ago before they were on YouTube.
Do you know of a forum that would be worth joining?
practicalmachinist.com seems to be popular, but I hate all the ads!
All most looks like mine, and mine was free too...
I'm going to move it here as soon as I finish cleaning it. The drawers will house the tooling.
I think I'll keep the galvanized sheet and cut the back off to fit my base.
You'll need this-
Here is what my 1943 South Bend looks like, it is a 3' bed length "B" model converted to an "A" model.
The last picture is with the larger dial on the compound that I made, the quick change reversing lever on the side of the headstock and my collet holder added. I had a friend of mine that owns a fab shop make the chip pan for me, the carriage stop I designed and made, I also have the serpentine belt instead of the flat leather, much more turning power.
You will need to get some Mobil Velocite #10 spindle oil for the lathe, can be had from MSC and I think from Traverse tool. Make sure the wicks in your spindle are in good shape, these machine have No bearings in the spindle, only a thrust bearing in the back of these machines, they run a hard spindle on a cast iron bearing (machined in head) or segmented cast iron head. They have to have oil to survive!!
Here is a picture of the Headstock bearing surface, this is the segmented one, you can see the oil wick in the hole.
If you go to this page:South Bend Lathe Parts Lists
There are exploded views with part numbers and descriptions to help you take your machine a part and put it together. It also shows variations in the parts and different models.
Your machine is a 9" C model.
That's the main reason my coworker didn't use it. He wanted the correct oil, but didn't try too hard to find it until about a year ago. He misplaced the oil and decided to pass the lathe along to the next guy... Lucky me!
Cleaned, leveled and anchored.
Mike, thanks for explaining the Compound Rest components last night. Today I broke it down, cleaned and reassembled it and now there's no play in the Compound Rest Knob or Cross Feed Knob.
Here is an oil kit for the Southbend lathes. I bought one for my heavy 10 and it’s great. All the correct oils in easy to use squeeze bottles. He also has an oiling chart that you can print out.
South Bend Lathe Recommended A B C Oils – Blue Chip Machine Shop
Ready for the logical next step, Focker?
Jealous Focker. Chris gave me a little lathe a couple years ago and I haven't set it up YET! Planning on moving and trying not to get too tied into this place. Keep at it. I'm watching, along with the others.
Side note.......on that picture above.....love the palm tree insignia. What did it mean?
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I've always loved that pic. That's bada$$!
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