Re: Heavy Ten conversion to L00

John Dammeyer

Thanks for the link Steve.  I've seen those drawings before.  But I don't understand why the photos show that hook that pivots.  If the L00 just has a nut that is turned onto the threaded part of the chuck to pull the chuck tightly onto the taper, what's the hook for?




From: [] On Behalf Of Steven H via Groups.Io
Sent: November-27-19 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Heavy Ten conversion to L00


Suggest you google ‘L00 lathe spindle nose’ and you will find chart with dimensions and a cross section. The chuck fits onto a male taper, is driven by a key, and there is a locking ring that gets secured on the back of the chuck with a spanner wrench. I think it allows the spindle to be run in reverse without fear of a chuck or faceplate coming loose as is the case with a plain threaded spindle nose.

Steve Haskell


On Nov 28, 2019, at 12:59 AM, John Dammeyer <johnd@...> wrote:

Could I perhaps ask a really dumb question.

I've got a South Bend Heavy 10L lathe.  Spindle is threaded for the chucks and faceplate.


What's an L00 and why convert?






From: [] On Behalf Of david.french@...
Sent: November-27-19 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Heavy Ten conversion to L00


Hi Webb,

Let us know how it turned out!


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