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    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Just had to have it. Needs a little work and cleanup. Just got done tearing it all down, except I can't get the screws out of the apron. Probably have to drill 'em

    South Bend "Light 10" with quick change gear box. S/N seems to suggest early '70's. Top cover is plastic so it might be. A plus is V belts instead of the old flat belts
     

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    Old man ray Banned By Request

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    Cool
     
  3. dodgedifferent2

    dodgedifferent2 Well-Known Member

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    sweet .... now you can make yourself an exotic bolt ...

    something like 1/4 inch and 11 threads per inch ... then take it to the local home depot and see if one of the idiots working there can find a nut :)
     
  4. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    That looks like fun. Where did you find it? tmm
     
  5. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Local craigslist. This, I hope, is the "end" of a long sordid story

    I HAVE a useable Craftsman/ Atlas 12", but they are a little in the weak dept. I have improved it, found what is known as a "production cross slide" and added a used HF quick change tool holder I bought used. But it's a sellable lathe, and I should come out OK, that is, just trying to get a heavier duty lathe

    I found a Logan 200, but it needs work and has a busted gear, and it's an odd model. Don't have much into it

    I bought an OLD OLD South bend, and may be able to use some of the parts off it on the one above. It needs work, and again, I don't have much into it

    Just recently I bought a little Jet BD-920N, but that thing is pretty light. It's nice for what it is, useful for small work. And its not REALLY a 9", either. If you measure the way SB/ Atlas do, it's more like a 6" LOL. The carriage gets in the way.

    If I get the new SB up and happy, I'll probably sell both the Atlas and Jet

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  6. Demon416

    Demon416 A-Body

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    What are you gonna' make with that? Table legs, metal bowls, bowling pins. Nice piece.
     
  7. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Just got "back in." Had to drill the two screws out of the apron to get the apron/ carriage apart. When I get time, I'll clean 'er up. In pieces, I can actually get 'er into the basement.

    Winter toy.......
     
  8. 4spdragtop

    4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Very cool, let the shavings begin!! I would not want to haul that to the basement!!
     
  9. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Not that bad, steve. I can pick up each "leg" and carry them CAREFULLY (my back, my achin' back!!) The heaviest piece is the bed, and I can get it down there on a hand truck. Problem is, I really don't have time to deal with this thing now. I'd LIKE to get the new disk front end ready to go under when the weather starts to go away
     
  10. Abodybomber

    Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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    Nice find!
     
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    krazykuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Nice!
     
  12. Old Tired Rebel

    Old Tired Rebel Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Nice!!!!!
     
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    swisswill Well-Known Member

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    That's cool. I'm looking around for one myself. Good find.
     
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    roadrunnerh Well-Known Member

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    When I first saw the pic I thought how the heck is this guy moving that thing? Don't over-do-it...
     
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    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    ..........Good score Del.....................kim.......
     
  16. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    This is why I wish I had a great big shop. This Probably either one of these would be a buy if you had the room......(Both in Spokane area)

    http://spokane.craigslist.org/bfs/3184537088.html

    South Bend Lathe - $1950 (Spokane Valley)

    Date: 2012-08-10, 11:39PM PDT
    Reply to: jn6bb-3184537088@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    This lathe has an 8 foot bed and a 16 inch swing. I no longer need this lathe so it is time for a new home.

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    Or this one:

    http://spokane.craigslist.org/tls/3120318772.html

    rockford economy lathe 17in - $2500 (greenacres, spokane valley)

    Date: 2012-07-05, 11:30AM PDT


    rockford economy lathe 17in has two 3 jaul chucks, and one 4 jaul chuck, also has a tapering jig (call fred at 509-499-9333)

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    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    That's FUNNY, but here's a true story. "Back when" the automakers were screwing with metricizing our cars, a mechanic came into the parts store, having just left our fasteners store. He had a bolt with a 10MM head so he KNEW it was metric, but nobody could ID it. He was a line mechanic an the CHEVY dealer. I finally smelled a rat, and sure enough, it was a standard 1/4" bolt, NC thread, with a 10MM head on the thing. THANKS GM!!!!
     
  18. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Well I FINALLY, laboriously, got it torn down, some of it cleaned, and hauled, piece by piece, down to the basement where it will live. I don't have the time to restore it, and I wanted to get it together and make some test runs to see "where we are" on accuracy, wear, condition.

    I did get the bed cleaned, and the tray is rusty, but cleaner than it was. I'm about beat tonight, but hope to actually make some chips tomorrow

    If you compare to the original (Craigslist) photos, you can see the carriage, apron, ad bed are LOTS cleaner than they were. The compound on there right now is off the old 30's vintage 9". I thought it might be in better shape, but the slot is smaller, and the present tool post won't fit.
     

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    6pk2goDemon Mopar Mod Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    A neighbor of ours has some pretty kool old machines. Great score.....:thumbup:
     
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    Nice score. I grew up watching my grand father run one of those. He had a machine shop behind his house and would make replacement parts for cotton mills. He once was located at the mill but they decided to just set him up at his house since he had all the proper equipment. They would send a gofer back and forth to bring and pickup parts he made.
     
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    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Very FIRST thing I'm gonna do is relocate the stupid switch. Some meathead went to a lot of trouble to drill and tap screws into the bed to mount it there, with the wiring in the way of damn near everything. I think I'll just mount it as far to the left on the chip tray as I can get. You can't even read the chart for the gearbox!!!
     
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    ironracer1 Gearhead

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    Thats some cool stuff to have!
     
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