Re: Our 1915 South Bend Lathe Series O, 15-inch
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I can see how you fixed the absence of threads on the split nut, but can you explain how you ensured the 2 halves were in phase with each other, please? I thought I was going to have to do something similar on our 15" (30" US) Broadbent, but it turned out the nuts were just packed with swarf.
Did you use whitemetal or some sort of resin?
From: "Gregg Eshelman g_alan_e@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
To: "t0834dep@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]"
Sent: Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 6:25
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Our 1915 South Bend Lathe Series O, 15-inch
Nice old lathe. Here's how dad and I mounted a drive setup on a similar age Sears Expert (made by South Bend) of similar age. The main bit was putting 1/4" steel plates between the legs and bed, with the one at the headstock end extended out the rear to hang it all on. We also gave it a foot pedal to tilt the drive forward for super easy belt speed changes.