Re: New to me SB 10 Heavy, need help with identification

Rick Swineford

How about oxy/acetylene spray welding for the pitting?  I picked up a kit at a university surplus auction but haven’t had a chance to try it out.  I did find a tool salesman who has used them for building up pitted/worn shaft bearing surfaces and he said they work great, just has a fairly large learning curve.



From: <> On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2022 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] New to me SB 10 Heavy, need help with identification


Have been using electrolysis on the numerous rusted parts for the past week Works really well in getting the rust (and in some cases the paint) off & it's simple to do. My ways are in great shape & the only rust I've encountered is on the bare metal like the handles, collets, 3-jaw & on the cone pulley. Luckily almost all of it has been surface rust only. The exception has been the shaft of the lever collet closer which is badly pitted and some bad staining on the collets. The electrolysis took all the rust off down to the metal, but you can't replace the metal that has pitted. Shame.

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