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Moody lathe.... South bend clone made in canada ...

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LeakyCanoe

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Yes, and here I am lurking with my Moody in the dock for a possible future restore...and only an hour or so away from you Ben to boot :chunky:

Here's a couple of shots of it I have saved on the computer before I moved it out of it's former home where it was a steady user. Still unsure as to it's fate...it remains a good steady user as is but I'm sure me or a future owner will be wanting to bring her back to full glory someday. For now it is content to toil away unmussed without any make-up.

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I don't know how many of these they sold out of La Belle Province back in the day but they sure seem to have passed the test of time. I guess when you clone a SB 9 and then make design and build improvements on top of that you end up with something pretty good.
 

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#63
Yes, and here I am lurking with my Moody in the dock for a possible future restore...and only an hour or so away from you Ben to boot :chunky:

Here's a couple of shots of it I have saved on the computer before I moved it out of it's former home where it was a steady user. Still unsure as to it's fate...it remains a good steady user as is but I'm sure me or a future owner will be wanting to bring her back to full glory someday. For now it is content to toil away unmussed without any make-up.

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I don't know how many of these they sold out of La Belle Province back in the day but they sure seem to have passed the test of time. I guess when you clone a SB 9 and then make design and build improvements on top of that you end up with something pretty good.

Wow yours does see a lot of use! Still looks in good condition though. They really do hold up.

If you want to watch my progress on the restore I started an Instagram account. Just finished stripping the head. It's a little slow going as I have a 3yr and a 6mo old and my wife doesn't want me leaving them with her to hide in the basement lol.

The account is @vintagemachineandknifemaking
 

woodtickgreg

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It would be nice if you ran a thread here on the restore as well. I would love to follow along and this would be a great place to share what you learn along the way. There's not many of those lathes out there and people could learn from your experiences with it.
 

Benjinoob

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It would be nice if you ran a thread here on the restore as well. I would love to follow along and this would be a great place to share what you learn along the way. There's not many of those lathes out there and people could learn from your experiences with it.
You're right, I will continue to post progress on this thread. Maybe easier for people to understand than starting a new one.
 
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