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Old 05-01-2009, 06:43 PM
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Good forum for machine tools, nice guys, lots of knowledge..

There is a forum for antique machines and a Southbend specific forum too.
You might be able to find the gears for your lathe there too, or at least get an idea what they look like...

When I bought my 14x48 Graziano the folks there were very helpful in filling in some of the blanks.

Learning lathework is fun, even if the machine is a million years old...
I had a 1922 Lodge & Shipley 14 x 60 and was going to restore it, but lost interest when I got my 59 Sheldon and spent my time making chips instead of fixing machinery...

A while back a guy offered me a fairly large Leblond, ( all he said was it was WAY bigger than my 14x48 ),all in pieces, ready to restore...All I had to do was go pick it up, but I really don't need another 6000 pound jigsaw puzzle...

Ebay is a good place to pick up tooling, with a bunch of surplus machinery and tooling out there it sells for almost pennies on the dollar.

Later, mikey
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