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My lathe was delivered today!!! it is a southbend 9" swing and 4 feet between centers. it is not new but in very good condition. I spent about 10 hours working on it before useing it. I stripped down the gear box , cleaned lubed it. stripped down the bed and all the feed gears.
this lathe feedes along the ways and can be switched over and power feed the bed in and out across the ways too. is has forty differant feed speeds without changeing gears, back gears everything . after MANY hours of degreasing I finaly turned it on. I broke a stub knob on a hand wheel when I tried to straten it, so my first job on the lathe was to turn a new knob. I made a knob out of a bolt and it came out fine pressed it into the hand wheel and I am all set. I did not expect to have it running even this week never mind today, but it is in better condition than I had hoped.
 

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South Bend lathes are fine machines. I have a couple of them in various states of disrepair. Those are just a couple more of my many on going projects! You will be able to find lots of parts on E-bay if the need ever arises!

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Man I'm jealous!!!
 

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My lathe was delivered today!!! it is a southbend 9" swing and 4 feet between centers. it is not new but in very good condition. I spent about 10 hours working on it before useing it. I stripped down the gear box , cleaned lubed it. stripped down the bed and all the feed gears.
this lathe feedes along the ways and can be switched over and power feed the bed in and out across the ways too. is has forty differant feed speeds without changeing gears, back gears everything . after MANY hours of degreasing I finaly turned it on. I broke a stub knob on a hand wheel when I tried to straten it, so my first job on the lathe was to turn a new knob. I made a knob out of a bolt and it came out fine pressed it into the hand wheel and I am all set. I did not expect to have it running even this week never mind today, but it is in better condition than I had hoped.
Hotbarrel!

Where are the Pics bro! You got to snap some pics! Enquireing minds want to see!

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here are a few photos. below you see three diffearnt typ chucks and on on the head. also a face plate and a box of differant gears also a milk crate of parts tools and stuff. my favorite is a knerling tool. I adjusted the saddle tonight and I am going to call this thing A#1. now I have a folding but stock button to make.
 

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If you cant find it!! MAKE IT!! Good luck on the new toy. Im jealous.
 

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Nice lathe! It is a good thing to have received so much of the tooling with the lathe! Is that an Argon bottle I spy in the third picture? And who is that little cutey standing near the big air compressor? Why, I bet that is Daddy's little AK building apprentice!

"Teach your children well...." (line from some old hippy song that I used to hum occasionally.)

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HB... I got a project for your new lathe.

I picked up a AK74 threaded FSB.
Someone had drilled it out so it would fit a ak47 barrel and they did a shitty job.
Think you can make a sleeve for it ??
 

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YES that is argon, I cant live without it now!! HAHAHA
also part cleaning tank, assorted acid tanks, buckets of glass bead and sand shot. not to mention a stop sign incase I get beeped by the F.D. and have to gear up and go to a call.
66 you got that rite when I get a mill I should be able to brake mast anything and be able to fix it .LOL
 

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I am very intrested in some projects !! And I would love for them to be for the guys on this page!! please let me know specs or email me a drawing and I will fab you something... rite away
 

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hotbarrel.....

So, since you got your lathe, I guess dreams do come true. Glad you got yours and looking forward to getting mine...someday.
 

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Is your lathe 4' between centers or does it have a 4' bed? My lathe is 4' between centers and it is close to 7' long.
 

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I got to take some measurements.
I will send the FSB to you since the sleeve would have to be welded in.

Basically I guess you could make a ROD that would fit into the FSB.
Then weld it in place.
Then chuck it up in the mill and center drill it to the correct size.

I am not in a hurry and will await till I get a unmolested FSB to follow.

Thanks
CHARLES
 
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