Re: 27" South Bend TURN-NADO

Jim B. <btdtrf@...>

> Made the fist cut on it this morning. Sweet, quiet, heavy, rigid machine. I don't think there was any time on this lathe.

It does look out of place in the shop with the other museum machines. I think one is a 1949 South Bend 16" or 18" with a 6 or 8 foot bed and 5 additional lathes of various sizes all around that same era.


I have always liked the looks of those machines. I did not know that came in such a large machine.

It looks like they took the 17” and added 10” rising blocks.

That tailstock is a monster.


Oh yes, welcome to the group, Keith.


Jim B.


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