Re: Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"


john kling
 

I read here that there is no head stock clamp. Is this splitting hairs? The headstock is bolted from below through castings that slide on the lower side of the ways - sounds like a clamp to me.


On Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:43 PM, "r m rlm_mcv@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" wrote:


 
Thank You!! I was getting tired of bashing heads this AM and gave up.



From: "'Jim B. ' Jim@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]"
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Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:32 PM
Subject: RE: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"

 
THERE IS TO a headstock clamp. In fact there are two on each headstock.
They are similar to the tailstock clamp but not the same.
 
 
Jim B.
 
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Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
The accompanying pic in the original post is a fractured tailstock clamp.  I think we've all been assuming that the original post title resulted from a central processor / digital connection error condition.
 
And there is no headstock clamp.
 
Eddie
 

From: "r m rlm_mcv@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
To: "SOUTHBENDLATHE@..." <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:30
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
Eddie the original post is about a headstock clamp as noted in the title of the thread not a tailstock.
 

From: "Edward Draper eddie.draper@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
To: "SOUTHBENDLATHE@..." <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
Never had a tailstock shift under load, e.g. when drilling a large hole?
 
S/B used cast iron for more reasons than just the cheapness of production, although i grant you, that would have played a big part.
 
Eddie

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From: "r m rlm_mcv@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
To: "SOUTHBENDLATHE@..." <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:09
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
Why would a bearing surface be needed for a headstock clamp?  I thought the idea of that clamp was to lock the head to the bed and never move??? 
 

From: "Edward Draper eddie.draper@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
To: "SOUTHBENDLATHE@..." <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:01 AM
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
I wouldn't use steel as it isn't a good bearing metal for an application such as this.  If all you have is steel, put some braze on the rubbing surfaces and then machine it smooth, or fit brass slippers.
 
Eddie
 

From: "oscar kern kernbigo@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
To: "SOUTHBENDLATHE@..." <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 21:33
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
not rocket science make one out of steel
 
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:03 PM, "'Jim B. ' Jim@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]" <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...> wrote:
 
 
I once broke the tailstock clamp on my SB-9. I eventually found a replacement on eBay but in the meantime, many years, I used a brass block, milled to fit the bed width and with a slight step so it road only on the bottom of the ways.
I probably used that for 10 years or more.
 
I would try, Ted, latheman2@... and see if he has a part.
 
 
Jim B.
 
From: SOUTHBENDLATHE@... [mailto:SOUTHBENDLATHE@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:46 AM
To: southbendlathe@...
Subject: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Looking for headstock clamp for 1916 18"
 
 
This is the headstock clamp at the end of the lathe. It is marked "13 16 18", so there appears to be some commonality among sizes. The one I have is cracked in half, and I would be interested in any leads on finding a replacement for it. A composite photo is attached. Thank you for your help.
 
Greg Mekkes
 
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