Re: Cast Iron Legs
Bill in OKC too
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I'm not sure they're still in business. The owner ran afoul of the AFT for selling firearms without an FFL. Though I hope I'm wrong.
Bill in OKC
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On Saturday, April 23, 2022, 07:09:18 AM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:
You should consider calling Cattail Foundry in Gordonville PA. They will pour anything cast-iron for you, except canons. They are Amish, so no internet, just good old fashion letters and sometimes they even answer the phone, but they do great work.
From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of MnM3 <mhelseth@...>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 9:18:09 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Cast Iron Legs
That'd be me looking for a set of cast iron legs. I've been looking for a long time.
I've seen the Grizzley legs, but as others mentioned; expensive!
The legs for the older SBs have a very unique and narrow top mounting plate of 6"x6". None of the third-party examples I've seen have that kind of mounting plate. Luckily, I have another 11" lathe to measure, and was able to create a set of drawings for a local shop to fabricate a set of legs out of 1/2" steel plate. I sent them the drawings. Still waiting on a price. I'm sure they won't be cheap...but I want to try and match the SB legs if I can.
If the price is out of sight; plan B is to look at making a replica of the SB wood bench. The SB bench appears doable and it won't need to be very big as my lathe is a 11x3 with the integral splash pan. Fingers crossed on the fabrication price.