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Offline b.lindsey

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Old Iron....New to Me
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:14:51 PM »
A year or so back I think I had mentioned that i was about to or just had acquired an old 13" x 5 ft. bed length Southbend lathe for restoration. I finally got around to taking a few pictures of it to share. Overall it is in good shape aside from a worn cross slide screw but the prior owner supplied one in the deal.  I look forward to getting started on the restoration soon and will document it if any interest. Will be good to get back on a project and get my hands dirty after a rather long haitus.

Bill

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Re: Old Iron....New to Me
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 06:39:39 PM »
Hi Bill

Looks like a nice old machine, I would love to follow along as you go through it.

Dave

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 07:00:11 PM »
That looks to be an good and well equipped machine. I will enjoy following the restoration   :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: Old Iron....New to Me
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 09:44:47 PM »
Hi Bill, itís good to see you back again after so long.

That lathe looks like a nice find.  It will be good to follow along as you restore it.  A very relevant project that involves many processes not used in our engine making, so interesting for those of us not familiar with those processes to follow along.

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 04:59:35 AM »
Gotta love that old iron. I am interested in the restoration.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2021, 05:12:10 AM »
Hi Bill ,
Nice to see you again
looks like a nice size of machine should be good for those bigger things .I like the four way tool post much quicker when your only using a few tools and you can just index to the next tool .most of the time we only use a few tools
that can be set .the quick change can be not so quick if your doing simple jobs but have to keep removing and replacing tools.will be following your work .
   John

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Re: Old Iron....New to Me
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 05:23:51 AM »
Hi Bill!
Nice to see a post from you here!  Glad you're going to get a chance to get back at it some.

And yes, I too am interested in following your restoration!
Kim

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2021, 09:41:33 AM »
I use an old 5 inch Atlas,  well worn and several leagues below your Southbend.  I look forward to following along.           Regards     Terry

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Re: Old Iron....New to Me
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2021, 09:56:20 AM »
Nice. That's the real deal.

It will be a beauty when you have restored it.

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Re: Old Iron....New to Me
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2021, 09:46:10 PM »
Thanks for all the comments guys.

Bill