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Thread: Saving an old lathe

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Hope you keep us updated on your progress.......

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    Boolit Master
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    I'll try to remember to take picture.
    Seems the older I get, the more trouble I have remembering to do things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abunaitoo View Post
    I'll try to remember to take picture.
    Seems the older I get, the more trouble I have remembering to do things.
    Remember to do what?

    Now where did I leave my pants,,,,,,,
    More "This is what happened when I,,,,," and less "What would happen if I,,,,"

    "Control the things you can control, maggot. Let everything else take a flying (leap) at you, and if you must go down, go down with your guns blazing."- The Dark Tower, Steven King


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    GONRA's not sure this Southbend 10K lathe (purchased in early 1960's)
    2010 Spindle Bearing Lube Parts Rehab info will be useful, but here goes:

    stevewb@bellsouth.net hasa great kit with perfect instructions.

    This guy really pulled out all the stops in selling a kit.
    Maybe he has something for YOUR project?

    PS Didn't try too "bang spindle out and back in" but made a handy puller using
    -13 nuts / washers, pipe nipples, etc. on -13 threaded rod.
    This verked smoooothly.
    Surely saved "Joe Fumble Fingers" from making a mess of it all....

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    I'm looking for something that would show me how the "U" drive works.
    You might try this site. http://www.vintagemachinery.org/mfgI...?id=2133&tab=3

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    I did check Vintage Machinery.
    Lots of good information, but no instructions on how to work the "U" drive.
    I guess I'll figure it out when I get it back together.

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    The best part is once you have restored one lathe,you can easily restore the next one.I have a lot of heavy workshop machinery,but am too old for big stuff,so luckily i saved a couple of small lathes.Even a 13x40 lathe has a 4 jaw that weighs 60 lb,so its either left on or needs a little hoist to change over.When you get too old,people start giving you stuff you would have sold your mother in law to get 60 years before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    Remember to do what?

    Now where did I leave my pants,,,,,,,
    What are these 'pants' of which you speak? Some new foolishness the kids have undertaken, I expect.
    Missing the target is not the worst thing you can do.
    Not taking the shot is.

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