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Offline MichaelC

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My SB 9 tool room lathe
« on: October 29, 2021, 03:34:24 PM »
Here is my 1965 SB 9in. Tool room lathethat I completely refurbished. The lathe was neglected and abused when I found it at a estate auction but it responded well to a lot of work and parts. It was purchased in 2014 and rebuilt over three years. I finally am able to put it into service after selling my old friend the Atlas 10f that I had rebuilt this year. The hardest part of the rebuild was rekeying the locks. No locksmith in my area could rekey it but eventually figured how to do it.

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Re: My SB 9 tool room lathe
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 04:33:46 PM »
That is absolutely super - it looks brand new!
Stuart

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Offline Kim

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Re: My SB 9 tool room lathe
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 05:26:51 PM »
That's a beautiful lathe!

I'd say it looks a lot like the ones we had in our high school machine shop class but it's so clean and pristine!  Those machines took quite the abuse, as you can imagine.  But yours looks great!  Wonderful job on the restoration!

Kim

Offline Grateful Ted

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Re: My SB 9 tool room lathe
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 05:41:46 PM »
I can more than imagine, as my SB9 spent itís first thirty or so years in a school.
And it looks it, but still makes very accurate parts.
Oh yea, first post here, hello.
Ted

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Re: My SB 9 tool room lathe
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2021, 08:11:19 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Looks about 100% better than my 1949 9" South Bend (flat belt, no quick change gearbox). Fine lathes, wouldn't be without mine.

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Re: My SB 9 tool room lathe
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2021, 12:39:38 AM »
I couldn't possibly relate... 8)
https://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,369.0.html


Sweeeeet look 9 you have there sir!

Dave

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Re: My SB 9 tool room lathe
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2021, 09:04:35 AM »
The lathe looks really superb, it will be a pleasure to use now, I'm sure.  Be interested in a bit more detail of the things that you have done to bring it to that condition - slide regrinding, or scraping perhaps, whether you had been able to buy some spare parts or had to make them yourself?, that sort of thing.  Dave