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McRuff

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#33
Here is my 1943 3' Model B South Bend 9". I converted it to a Model A, added ball oilers to the 4 corners of the carriage, added oilers to the tailstock base, bushed the idler gear, added a quick change reversing lever, Serpentine drive belt, needle bearing take up nut and it now sports a large dial on the crossfeed that measures .100" per revolution, when I get the large dial on the compound I will take a new picture. I also havea set of Shumatech DRO's for the bed, but took them off because I didn't like how the Z scale fit and am currently reworking them.

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atwatterkent

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#34
Here's my SB9 and 10K. The 1947, 9" which was my first machine, came with basic tooling. The 1960 10K came from an old town hardware store display completely tooled

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ronaldf

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#35
Mine is a 11 inch ,with a 5 foot bed. 1929 model , serial number 41090, catalog number248-B. I will be looking for tooling. and some parts. The lathe ended up on it's side during shipment.
 

lazyLathe

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#37
Check the front way on the far right for a serial number.
That will hep a lot.

Nice lathe by the way!!

Andrew
 

macrnr

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#39
Here are some pictures of my South Bend 10K. I picked it up at auction from the USAF. It was a little rusty from being left out at the auction yard for a month, but other than that it is a fine machine that cleaned up very well. This replaced the 9 X 20 Central Machinery lathe I learned on, Oh what a difference! Since these pictures where taken, I have acquired a new Cushman 3 jaw 5" chuck, a South Bend 4 jaw 6" chuck, an 8" face plate, a 6" dog plate, a Phase II AXA quick Change tool post with tool holders, and an ETM collet set. This is an expensive hobby, but it is very satisfying to put together & maintain such a fine example of American Iron. I believe from the information acquired from the South Bend Forum this was one of the last machines built, 1990.

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jocat54

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#40
This is my Southbend 9A-I had it completely apart and cleaned and replaced all the felts and a few gears (bull and back gear). I should have taken before pictures but didn't-There was about 75 years of gunk and old paint (at least 3 different layers orange-red-blue) I believe it is a 1945 by the serial number.

Still can't make chips yet, still need to find a chuck and tool post.

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joebiplane

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Here's my latest project completed and ready for market
its a 1944 SB 9" that was a model "B" and was converted to a Model "A" during the restoration.
The ways were so beautiful the Upgrade was deemed " necessary" It is light on tooling only a 5" 3 jaw self centering chuck, and a 6" independant 4 jaw chuck.... lantern tool post and Armstrong 1/4" bit holder. no rests dead center .but the condition of every part of the Lathe proper is fantastic.
All felts, gaskets and oil retainer plugs were replaced during assemply after complete paint stripping and repaint with rustoleum industrial repaint. its a " Blood Red"jewel

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#43
Here's my latest project completed and ready for market
its a 1944 SB 9" that was a model "B" and was converted to a Model "A" during the restoration.
The ways were so beautiful the Upgrade was deemed " necessary" It is light on tooling only a 5" 3 jaw self centering chuck, and a 6" independant 4 jaw chuck.... lantern tool post and Armstrong 1/4" bit holder. no rests dead center .but the condition of every part of the Lathe proper is fantastic.
All felts, gaskets and oil retainer plugs were replaced during assemply after complete paint stripping and repaint with rustoleum industrial repaint. its a " Blood Red"jewel
I'd love to convert my 1938 model b to a model a with the quick change gears. Is it an easy conversion ? Where would I go about looking for the gear box?
 

CMAGIC0

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#46
I have a Model 34 - 0 , serial number 18943. This has an odd spindel size of 1 3/4 X 8 tpi. It also has a lead screw of 1 inch X 8 tpi and I need a gear for this application. The threading gear that I have has 24 teeth on it and wont come close to turning much less matching the acme screw thread. The bull gear has a bolt threaded into it, and I can get the apron to travel only with the half nut lever. This is going to be a project.

Martin

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I never posted mine here....purchased from a Tech School which was not going to teach metalworking any more. I got my lathe and a round ram '48 Bridgeport mill for $1200. I have the tailstock but it wasn't on the machine when we moved it there.

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I never posted mine here....purchased from a Tech School which was not going to teach metalworking any more. I got my lathe and a round ram '48 Bridgeport mill for $1200. I have the tailstock but it wasn't on the machine when we moved it there.
1200 for both!!!! Do they have any more?? lol Looks good!!!

Chris
 

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I got the last of the two mills. At first I didn't want it as I was only shopping for a lathe. He told me he'd scrap it if I didn't take it so you see what happened.

He did have a 16" left but I don't know if he still does. It's in Atlanta. My rear is still puckered up from driving from Atlanta to Birmingham with that lathe and mill on my trailer.... :nuts:
 

jwctoolman

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I just joined the forum and have little to offer other than some pick's of my 1921 model 34 South Bend. It was the centerpiece of a machinist's home shop who worked in the Norfolk and Western railroad shops in the hay day of steam. He made every conceivable modification and accessory including a taper and milling accessory. I bought it from his estate 15 years ago.

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Here is my 16 x 8 before picture. This was taken while dissasembling it to bring to its new home. The seial # puts it at early Jan, 1945.

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#53
All these wonderfully looking lathes!!! I have been working on getting a 1937 heavy 9 SB lathe to working order for the last 3 months. I am now down to a door gear guard door and a 24 T gear for proper working condition, been using a 48 T and everything else works great but for theading. I have some pictures but still working on getting them on this site. I have made many parts and want to share them with everyone, my lathe is not great looking yet, but that will come. Thanks for sharing all these great pictures that keeps me working hard and for all the advice that you have send me. I would still be no where with out this SITE and ALL Of THE GREAT PEOPLE HERE!!! Chester
 

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My 9" SB Model A

According to the serial number:
- 9" swing
- quick change gear
- friction feed apron
- regular spindle hole
- standard swing
- underneath motor drive (UMD)

Since these photos were taken I've added a quick-change tool post (Aloris clone) and have picked up some additional tooling.

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Just picked up yesterday. Neglected (about) 1965 South Bend 16. Came with 3 jaw chuck,rust, 220 volt 3 phase motor, rust, one tool holder, rust, broken gear cover, rust, missing compound rest dial and hand wheel and rust.

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#56
Correction. 220 volt 3 HP single phase motor.

Just picked up yesterday. Neglected (about) 1965 South Bend 16. Came with 3 jaw chuck,rust, 220 volt 3 phase motor, rust, one tool holder, rust, broken gear cover, rust, missing compound rest dial and hand wheel and rust.
 

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#58
This is my Heavy Ten. It's a 1942 tool-room with a 4 foot bed and taper attachment.

Not a good representation of the lathe I think I reduced the file size too much, but you get the idea.

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#60
Here's my 9A. Not the best pic, but the best I've got for now.

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