Re: Big ol' SB for sale in Northern California...
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Still a baby of a lathe in the South Bend line. They made lathes to about 24" swing with a 20' bed. With risers into the 40" swing range. I had a 24" with a 12' bed that did not have risers. If anyone wants pictures email me off site. Compaired to most other brands of lathes of the era it was built very light. Looks like a scaled up 9".
From: Ed S
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] Big ol' SB for sale in Northern California...
I would buy it but I would not be able to lift the chuck. The switch
is bigger then my motor.
Humongous chuck, itty-bitty thread dial.
That bed is longer then 4 feet.