SouthBend Thread Dial

frankly2

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Would like to have a OEM thread dial for my restoration of 9” C model SB lathe. Have found many reproductions (3D printed) but would like to keep the machine as mfg’d. Any help would be appreciated, thank you !
 
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Frankly. Which dial are you talking about. The crossfeed dial ? Compound dial ? Or the threading dial. ?

let me know...
 

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Frankly. Which dial are you talking about. The crossfeed dial ? Compound dial ? Or the threading dial. ?

let me know...
The threading dial that connects to lead screw
 

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That I don’t have. I know I have an old cross-slide dial from my 9c because I made bigger dials for that lathe. But the thread dial which runs against the lead screw I do not have . I made one for my lathe. But it wouldn’t look good on a restored lathe.
Anyway, fwiw... I went looking for the small dials and can’t find them. I know I have them somewhere but can’t locate them right now.
 

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That I don’t have. I know I have an old cross-slide dial from my 9c because I made bigger dials for that lathe. But the thread dial which runs against the lead screw I do not have . I made one for my lathe. But it wouldn’t look good on a restored lathe.
Anyway, fwiw... I went looking for the small dials and can’t find them. I know I have them somewhere but can’t locate them right now.
lol, I can't find mine either, after I made large dials I stored them away but where ????
 

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I have seen those thread dials go for over $300 - absolutely ridiculous. I have 2 original thread dials on my 9A's but will not sell (for now)
There is one on ebay now for $229 but some have sold ~ $80 - set up an ebay alert and wait
 

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If you wait long enough and are ready to pounce when it comes up eBay will eventually come through. I was looking for an 8" 4 jaw chuck and just after I got refunded for the cheap Chinese one I bought which got damaged in shipment, a really nice Bison showed up for $200. Yes, take my money please :grin:

If you really have to have it now then pay what the eBay folks want. Otherwise wait and a complete lathe with the dial will present itself in due time for less than what they go for on the bay....


John
 

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I made this one by copying the dimensions of my 3-D crappie printed one I got off of EBay. The gear of the 3-D dial just began to unravel.
Anyway, it wasn’t hard to make one.
Here’s a few more pictures. FWIW, Grizzly sells the gear to match up with OE dials.
And yeah, no way am I paying 200.00 for a thread dial. Insane prices.
 

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Thanks guy’s for the input, I’ll wait and see what is offered on eBay and other sites. The prices are kind of high for an original dial but that’s what I would hold out for to keep the lathe genuine SB. I want to pass down OEM to my progeny just as my dad did for me ! Thanks again for all your nice comments and observations !
 

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i might get beat up for this; but what is so special about keeping the lathe original. whatever you buy wasn't there when the machine was built. i might as that you will need to use a original rocker tool post.
 
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