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Posted: 10/10/2004 3:02:04 PM EDT

My very own South Bend 9" lathe. Long enough to do any barrel work on a 20" barrel or smaller and maybe even 24" barrels, but they would be pretty tight. It'll take a little while to get it up and running, though.

The f#@k'tards that shipped it dumped it on the front and busted up alot of the control knobs. I'll have to silver solder whatever I can and make new ones of the parts that can't be repaired. MFing idiots!!

It was supposed to come with two (2) chucks, a three jaw and four jaw............................none came with it.

Need to swap the motor on it also, it is a 220V motor, and I'll swap it to a 110V.

I'll also be getting a quick change box for easier threading. For right now, I can thread with a die and die holder in the tailstock, after the barrel is turned down to the proper size.

More evil projects will be coming out of my "shop" very soon. BOOOWAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAA
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:15:37 PM EDT
A new part is cool for a while.

A new tool to MAKE cool parts is cool forever.


Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:34:44 PM EDT
I envy you, mongo. I don't have the mechanical aptitude to run one of those. (Hell, I can barely spell lathe.)

Congratulations. I hope someday I can hold a part and say "mongo like metal!"
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:59:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 6:00:14 PM EDT by mh454]
We have one of those southbends in the back of the machining lab but no one really ever uses it (plenty of othe lathes around so no real need too). I think the belts for those damn things are getting pretty hard to find (so I've been told). A decent 4 jaw and maybe a collet setup should be all you would ever need. Keep us posted on any "evil" projects that thing creates
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:09:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 6:10:27 PM EDT by mongo001]
I've got about a dozen postban barrels that need threading. Some more of these are tops on my list of things to do, also. I have some builds that would look really nice with these on them.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:27:07 PM EDT
That it way sweet!!!! Milling machine next?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:00:44 PM EDT
hey if by any chance you make one too many of those collars and fh shoot me an email or something i will definately buy one from you.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:40:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 8:43:18 PM EDT by Gunslinger808]
Ahhh, the possibilities!
DIY just got a kick in the ass, enjoy your new toy.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:41:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:19:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SNorman:
That it way sweet!!!! Milling machine next?

Yes. Mini mill actually, I don't have the space for a full sized mill.
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