Just made my first cuts on my
rebuild South Bend 9c. First off, thanks to all who have
helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.
Can't seem to get a nice,
smooth cut. Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter
piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the
two-collar alignment test. I used a four-jaw chuck, and
adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck. No support on
the tail end. I faced it off, then started reducing the
I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came
with the lathe
You can see from the photo
that the surface finish is for sh$t. Looks almost like a
Any suggestions relative to
machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed
rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated. Also,
if I can answer any questions, send them on over. Tough to
troubleshoot when you've never done it before.
Thanks a lot for whatever
input you may be able to provide.