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Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

Mark Hofer
 

You can do as I did and spend hundreds of hours watching YouTube videos by quite a number of machinists and you will learn to operated your lathe to make real parts, and more importantly, have fun.  There are quite a number of excellent folks but you might start with the shop teacher, Tubalcaine who has posted several hundred videos.  Have fun!

 

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My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!


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Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

soupy1951ca
 

If you email me directly at soupy51 at gmail dot com (change the at to @ and the dot to .) I'll send you a decent pair of pdf files of the South Bend book How To Run A Lathe.

Mike from Canada

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My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!


Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

Nfwood
 

Look up MIT TechTV-Videos on  the internet.  Good instruction on how to do it ---- look up especially videos 8, 9 and 10 but all are really good reviews of shop practices.

Nelson Wood


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My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

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Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

Jim_B
 

Several free copies in the files section 

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On Nov 18, 2017, at 7:25 PM, 913fred@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...> wrote:

 

Southbend book - How To Run A Lathe  ( maybe can find a free copy on the internet )

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R2.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.Xhow+to+run+a.TRS0&_nkw=how+to+run+a+lathe+south+bend&_sacat=0

Multiple videos on You Tube on lathe and machining operations

Study  these before pay for a class...

 

 

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My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools.  My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer.  I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

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Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

fwhite913
 

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1617/3789.pdf

Freebie

 

 

On 11/18/2017 01:14 PM, omken1@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] wrote:

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools.  My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer.  I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

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Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

fwhite913
 

Southbend book - How To Run A Lathe  ( maybe can find a free copy on the internet )

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R2.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.Xhow+to+run+a.TRS0&_nkw=how+to+run+a+lathe+south+bend&_sacat=0

Multiple videos on You Tube on lathe and machining operations

Study  these before pay for a class...

 

 

On 11/18/2017 01:14 PM, omken1@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] wrote:

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools.  My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer.  I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

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Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

Jim_B
 

You say North Central NJ 
I am in Verona and I could give you some hands on help. 
Jim- at-btdtrf -dot-com. 

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On Nov 18, 2017, at 2:14 PM, omken1@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...> wrote:

 

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

EDWARD SEYMOUR
 

I would recommend checking out Mrpete222 on YouTube. Lyle Peterson the owner of the channel was a high school shop teacher for 40 years. He has around 900 videos for free, and sells videos specific to south bend lathes.

Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

john hicks
 

I agree. A stabilized version of the “How to Run a Lathe” video is available on YouTube, and it’s well worth a watch. A YouTube user named This Old Tony made some great videos on things like leveling a lathe, grinding HSS lathe tools, carbide tooling in the home shop, and really explains metrology concepts very well. Just cut him some slack for using a Clausing and not a South Bend!

Respectfully,

John Hicks
Weymouth, MA

Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

George Meinschein <george.meinschein@...>
 

I forgot to mention - YouTube!  There are usually video tutorials there for everything from complete lathe rebuilding to how to properly grind a tool for your lathe.

Thanks,
George H. Meinschein, P.E.

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On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM, omken1@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...> wrote:
 

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!


Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

George Meinschein <george.meinschein@...>
 

The files section of this group is a good place to start.  You can also look at the South Bend Lathe Works publication reprints on www.vintagemachinery.org and all of the info that's available from the SBL Workshop on http://www.wswells.com.  That should keep you busy for a few weeks!

Thanks,
George H. Meinschein, P.E.

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On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM, omken1@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] <SOUTHBENDLATHE@...> wrote:
 

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!


Re: South Bend 9X36 Lathe

Nelson Collar
 

I do not know why I would suggest this but here goes. Craig's list has place for want adds, Just beware and try to have a friend with you on the first meeting with a stranger. The world we live in is one you must be on guard all the time. I would be willing but I live too far away.
Nelson

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5:20:11 PM EST, omken1@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] wrote:


 

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

South Bend 9X36 Lathe

omken1
 

My father in-law was a machinist in the Army during WW2. Dad passed away and left me his lathe for my work shop as I am the only one in the family that has a passion for tools. My greatest regret is that I never took the time to have him really teach me how to set it up properly and use it.

I moved the lathe to my workshop in North-Central New Jersey, and believe set it up properly and now am looking to learn how to properly use it. I am now retired and tried to find an class on metal working but none of the Vo-Techs offer it any longer. I would love to find a someone close by in the North-Central N.J. area who could teach me the basics of this tool. Can anyone suggest a good book, video, or know of someone in this area interested in sharing their knowledge on how best to use this incredible machine?

Appreciate the help!

Files are accessible again

Jim_B
 

I have had success on my Win-7 workstation, my iPhone (ios-11.1), and Mac-Book Pro (High Sierra-10.13.1) reading files.

Let’s hope it stays that way.

 

 

 

Jim B.

 


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Re: spindle oil

ken campbell
 

just some more trivia...my Mikron gear hobbers were very precise ... they had internal heaters to maintain the specified clearances on their bearings ... but even then we could detect occasional loading due to bearing drag ... so we added moly to the factory specified spindle oil... no more drag !! ...  so on my SB13 bronze bearings with 10 times the clearances i add moly .... 12 years now with no wear showing ... ... if i need it, i adjust the bearings until i have to warm the headstock to easily turn the spindle by hand . most everyday jobs i run an extra thousandth.

i have heard that the sulphide part of moly might cause corrosion ... i look for that but havent seen it ... yet ...

spindle bearings

oscar kern
 

yes the 9" wide bed has removable bearing caps. I f you scrape it in you better no what you are doing or you could mess it up big time. Remember i did machine repair for 25 years and scraped in od grinder and centerless grinder also. Need a good spindle to start with, you may half to cut your end caps down or shim under the bronze bearings to get scraping material to scrape. 

Re: spindle oil

eddie.draper@btinternet.com
 

Which reminds me!  Castor oil is a laxative, and what is downwind of the total loss oil from the engine on an early aircraft?  The pilot's face.  Outcome predictable.

Eddie



From: "Gregg Eshelman g_alan_e@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]"
To: "Edward Draper eddie.draper@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE]"
Sent: Sunday, 12 November 2017, 9:29
Subject: Re: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] spindle oil

 
Castor oil is of course where Castrol got its name. :) Castor oil was also used in engines with total loss oiling systems such as the rotary and radial aircraft engines used in the early 1900's.


On Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:22:33 AM MST, Edward Draper eddie.draper@... [SOUTHBENDLATHE] wrote:


Dear all,

Castrol R40 engine oil is well known in the UK.  It is a SAE straight 40 oil and either is or contains a lot of castor oil.  It's only known benefit, apart from the distinctive aroma of the exhaust, is as a boundary lubricant to assist getting that last few HP out of an engine without seizing it.  At least, that was the case till synthetic base stocks and modern additives came along.  The downside, and why it isn't used for everyday motoring, is that it oxidises much faster than mineral base stock and you end up with an engine full of gum & varnish.  Not a big deal if you are going to strip an engine after every race, but not recomended for everyday use.  I suspect, therefore, that when used as an additive in ATF, there were significant temperature limits and fairly frequent oil changes (?) required.

I believe you can still get R40, but it is used only by vintage racers, not modern ones.

Back in the 1960s when I used to mix my own model aircraft Diesel fuel (1/3rd each of ether, paraffin & castor oil, plus a little Amyl Nitrate, R40 was the easiest way to aquire castor oil.  The other ingredients were no great hassle as you could still then go into a decent sized local chemist and bu y a pint (imperial) of petroleum ether and a 1/4 pint of Amyl Nitrate so long as an adult signed the poisons register!  Needless to say, I haven't tried that one recently.
Eddie


Re: spindle bearings

eddie.draper@btinternet.com
 

You're lucky to have bronze rather than running straight in the head Cast Iron.  Not looking forward to that day!

(Renovating my 2' gauge 50 HP Orenstein & Koppel steam loco after 50 years of hard work in a French sand quarry, I have recently completed 4 axle bearings and 6 crank bearings, all whitemetalled even where not so originally, and all finished by scraping.  The crossheads are next.  The S/B's taper turning attachement has been vital for gudgeon pins, piston rod ends & pistons.  I won't know for a couple of years whether I got it right!)

Eddie



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Sent: Sunday, 12 November 2017, 16:27
Subject: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Re: spindle bearings

 
Also the bearings were not cast iron they were bronze bushings.


Re: spindle bearings

armne@sbcglobal.net <armne@...>
 

Wow Cool Thank You, I wounder if i can do this to my heavy 10 with sintered cast iron bearings? I'm confused 
i guess the 9" wide bed has removable caps ?
Thank You Again
Alec Ryals



 
I scraped my 9" wide bed in about 3 years ago. that is why i can run the the bearings so tight + (.0005) . It took me about 3 days doing a little at a time, blueing checking and scraping. I used to work machine repair and did a lot of flat scraping and some bearing scraping.Same process as flat going for most bearing points, that will hold the most amount of oil, so you can run them tighter.


Re: spindle bearings

oscar kern
 

Also the bearings were not cast iron they were bronze bushings.