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Old Iron

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I have a 13" South bend and I got to thinking that the thread dial mite fit my Leblond Regal. I went to the shop and took it off the SB.

What you would have to do is turn thr gear around drill and tap a new whole and you got it. I think a 13" SB thread dail is a lot easer to find that one for a Regal.

Hope this helps someone else.

Paul
 

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I decided to modify a extra S.B. thread dial to fit my 13" Leblond. The first thing I had to do was cut off the bracket that mounts it to the S.B. lathe



Then I made a new mount 3/8 ID 5/8 OD.



I didn't have a 5/8 ball nose end mill so I ordered one from ENCO and 2 cut off blades to get the free shipping. When I got the package the end mill wasn't there UPS lost it. I called enco and they sent me another one. Had the mill tied up for 4 days I didn't want to have to set it up again so I just left it there. anyway cutting the slot for the mount.



I then silver soldiered it in place.

I put it togather and mounted on the lathe and checked it out. I need to move the gear some because it is out of timing but it works good. Need to clean it up and paint it.



I haven't had much luck with this insert picture thing so I hope this works out.

Paul

Well that didn't work like it should.

South Bend Thread Dial.JPG New Mount.JPG Milling 2.JPG Sivler.JPG Test Fit.JPG
 

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Great fix. How did you know the gear would match?
Joe I just checked it hoping it would, However it is not a true match but weill work fine if the timing is right.

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A little blue paint and nobody will ever know!!!! That looks good Paul. I enjoy seeing something modified to fit a different application, or a different make/model. Hope you can get it fine tuned.

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It took a few mintues last night to get it right and now I can drop it in right on the line. But now I've got to take it apart clean and paint.

Should tave long to get it back right.

Paul
 

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Paul,

Since you mentioned having to wait on the ball end mill, is there any reason why a person could not have used a regular end mill with the part rotated 90 degrees?
 

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Paul,

Since you mentioned having to wait on the ball end mill, is there any reason why a person could not have used a regular end mill with the part rotated 90 degrees?

Now you tell me!!:slapping: I didn't even think of that one (Old age setting in).:rofl:

Paul
 
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