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Re: mill to complement southbend 9

artman858
 

HI
I have a grizzly g0484 and I havent found the noise to be
extreme or a problem in any way. Yes a belt drive is sure
to be a little quieter but being able to change speeds without
messing with the belt is worth it in my book.

ART

--- In southbendlathe@..., Jay Tether <jy_tthr@...> wrote:

I have also been looking for a mill and one I am considering is the RF 45. I have been told it is noisy For you the know, what can you say about the noise?
Thank you, Jay  


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

Jay Tether <jy_tthr@...>
 

I have also been looking for a mill and one I am considering is the RF 45. I have been told it is noisy For you the know, what can you say about the noise?
Thank you, Jay
 


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

Marti
 

Absolutely nothing wrong with a round column for that kind of work especially if you cannot find anything else in your area. I looked for over a year and had to settle for an RF25 which I am very pleased with. If you are buying new, I would go for a dovetail since they are similar in price.

In your price range, the Grizzly G0704 may be worth a look.


Re: taper

Marti
 

Congrats! Nothing like your first time lol. Can't wait 'til I do my first rotary broach

Compound, offset tailstock or taper attachment method?


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

john kling
 

Hey I thought Birmingham was also a dirty old industrial city.

--- In southbendlathe@..., Edward Roberts <eproberts1129@...> wrote:

Thanks for offer but im in Birmingham Al. shipping may be prohibitive.You
folks north of the mason dixon line have it good for used machinery lot
more of it around. good supply means lower prices. good vintage mill is
kind of rare around here.


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

steam1919
 

Thanks for offer but im in Birmingham Al. shipping may be prohibitive.You folks north of the mason dixon line have it good for used machinery lot more of it around. good supply means lower prices. good vintage mill is kind of rare around here.


Re: Additional moderator to help out

Mike Smith
 

I miss the JWE messages.
 
Mike S.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 2:12 PM
Subject: [southbendlathe] Additional moderator to help out

 

Greetings, all-
Ed.Kolt has kindly thrown his hat into the ring to help moderate the group. Moderator Jim B. thought this would be a good idea since he might be incommunicado for a while. Thanks and welcome to Ed!

Now back to making chips!

Best regards,

Paul H., Southbendlathe group owner

P.S. I couldn't bring myself to removing James Early from the moderator's list. His spirit lives on with the machining community.


Re: Additional moderator to help out

cowboyred2002 <cowboyred2002@...>
 

--- In southbendlathe@..., "paul_hvidston" <prh@...> wrote:

Greetings, all-
Ed.Kolt has kindly thrown his hat into the ring to help moderate the
group. Moderator Jim B. thought this would be a good idea since he might
be incommunicado for a while. Thanks and welcome to Ed!

Now back to making chips!

Best regards,

Paul H., Southbendlathe group owner

P.S. I couldn't bring myself to removing James Early from the
moderator's list. His spirit lives on with the machining community.
Thanks for bringing us up to speed, Paul. I look forward to Ed's words
of wisdom regarding SB lore.


Additional moderator to help out

paul_hvidston
 

Greetings, all-
Ed.Kolt has kindly thrown his hat into the ring to help moderate the group. Moderator Jim B. thought this would be a good idea since he might be incommunicado for a while. Thanks and welcome to Ed!

Now back to making chips!

Best regards,

Paul H., Southbendlathe group owner

P.S. I couldn't bring myself to removing James Early from the moderator's list. His spirit lives on with the machining community.


Re: New Member

Andrea and Brian
 

Thats awesome lathe! I own a 13" exactly like it,legs and all. Great lathe.


Re: New Member

Flash Gordon
 

Hi Jim,

Welcome to the land of the posters.

That be a big lathe. Be careful moving it.

Ed S

t 11:50 AM 3/9/2013, you wrote:

Recently picked up a 16/24

Jim

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New Member

wb9tvw
 

Hi all long time lurker first time poster.

Recently picked up a 16/24 in seemingly great shape will find out this spring when my son and I make room for it. Was bought out of a pattern shop in wonderful condition...will post pics in the near future.

Jim


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

Douglas Pollard <dougpol1@...>
 

I once owned  one of those little Rockwell 's and a Clausing mill  a little smaller. They were both excellent little machines.  We were making rate of climb indicators for military aircraft and the spec's were tight.  We made thousands of them and a lot of the parts were made on those little mills.  If you can find one at a price you can live with by all means buy one over a drill mill.  We were subcontracting from the prime contractor who had a huge plant full the top of the line machines. They could not believe we were doing that class of work on to their minds lowly South Bend lathes and those little mills. Their shop foreman was indignant over that fact. I had trouble with him bad mouthing our operation to their management. After all we were doing the same work he was doing on very high priced machinery and we were doing it on lathes that cost less than a thousand dollars new and mills in the same price range.      Doug


On 03/08/2013 11:51 PM, jonesturf69 wrote:
 

I've got a Rockwell 21-100. I got lucky, it hold tenths all the way across the board. Love that little guy. Unfortunately not a bench mill but still on the smaller side and it takes R8.

--- In southbendlathe@..., David Rysdam wrote:
>
> On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:11:39 -0000, "Edward Roberts" wrote:
> > off topic a little but i am ready to get a mill to go with my
> > lathe. enco has rong fu rf31 with free shipping. i am aware of the
> > limitations of the round column but would you think it would be
> > adequuate for small stuff and model engines type work ?
>
> A couple weekends ago I picked up a used Benchmaster vertical. Seems
> about perfectly sized for this.
>



-- 
                 Doug Pollard, 
      Sailor, Machinst, writer,artist 
                Visit me at:
     
     http://sailboatsfairandfine.blogspot.com/
     


Re: New Member

Jim B. <btdtrf@...>
 

>He left the list.

 

Not that I know of!

 

He is still a member. I just checked.  However as tony Noted he has not posted in some time.

However I believe if there were a question that needed his expertise he would chime in.

 

Jim B.
Owner
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/southbendheavy10/
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/southbendheavy10files/
co-owner.
NJ_LoganLatheOwners@...
moderator
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbendlathe/
Projects_For_Home_Shop_Metal_Fabricators

 


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

John Fischer
 

I am located in the central NJ area, and my employer is selling a JET jmd-18pfn mill drill, less than a year old in very good condition plus accessories.  We got a Bridgeport, so it is surplus to our needs, and we do not have room for it.  It is the one with the power feed.  I have used it to produce some pretty good work, and it would be great in a home shop.  If you are in this area, it might be an option for you.

 

If you are interested you can contact me off the list.

 

Regards

John

 

From: zeman60442 [mailto:rjzeman@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 1:18 AM
To: southbendlathe@...
Subject: [southbendlathe] Re: mill to complement southbend 9

 

 



--- In southbendlathe@..., "Edward Roberts" <eproberts1129@...> wrote:
>
> off topic a little but i am ready to get a mill to go with my lathe. enco has rong fu rf31 with free shipping. i am aware of the limitations of the round column but would you think it would be adequuate for small stuff and model engines type work ?
>

I bought one new from Harbor Freight many years ago. It was not as good as a Rong Fu, but it produced beautiful work. I was very happy with it.
Yes the round column is a draw back when raising or lowering the head, but we're not doing this on a production basis.
Don't forget the price of accessories like collets, vise, rotory table, etc. They add up fast.
I have since upgraded to a Grizzly vert. mill that is like a 3/4 size Bridgeport.
If the price is right, I'd go with it. I'm still tempted to get another one for smaller jobs. Good little machine for the $$.
Hope this helps.
Ray


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

zeman60442 <rjzeman@...>
 

--- In southbendlathe@..., "Edward Roberts" <eproberts1129@...> wrote:

off topic a little but i am ready to get a mill to go with my lathe. enco has rong fu rf31 with free shipping. i am aware of the limitations of the round column but would you think it would be adequuate for small stuff and model engines type work ?
I bought one new from Harbor Freight many years ago. It was not as good as a Rong Fu, but it produced beautiful work. I was very happy with it.
Yes the round column is a draw back when raising or lowering the head, but we're not doing this on a production basis.
Don't forget the price of accessories like collets, vise, rotory table, etc. They add up fast.
I have since upgraded to a Grizzly vert. mill that is like a 3/4 size Bridgeport.
If the price is right, I'd go with it. I'm still tempted to get another one for smaller jobs. Good little machine for the $$.
Hope this helps.
Ray


Re: New Member

nzpropnut
 

Thanks Ed.
 
From: Ed
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] New Member
 
 

Dennis is fine. He bought another house on the coast and is very busy.

Ed S


At 11:48 PM 3/8/2013, you wrote:
>
>
>I’ve just realised that Dennis T. has been
>very quiet over the last few months.
>Is everything OK with him? Does anyone know?
>Skilly
>


Re: New Member

Flash Gordon
 

Dennis is fine. He bought another house on the coast and is very busy.

Ed S

At 11:48 PM 3/8/2013, you wrote:


I’ve just realised that Dennis T. has been
very quiet over the last few months.
Is everything OK with him? Does anyone know?
Skilly


Re: New Member

Heavy10owner <heavy10owner@...>
 

He left the list.


On Mar 8, 2013, at 11:48 PM, "Tony Skilton" <skilton.adscan@...> wrote:

 

I’ve just realised that Dennis T. has been very quiet over the last few months.
Is everything OK with him? Does anyone know?
Skilly
 
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] New Member
 
 

Now Dennis has nice toy's! Does he own a museum?
Thanks for the tip.... I'll run out in the morning and get some.

--- On Fri, 3/8/13, Ed <eschwerkolt@...> wrote:

From: Ed <eschwerkolt@...>
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] New Member
To: southbendlathe@...
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013, 10:00 PM

 
Michael,

Yes it should turn easily by hand. WD-40 is not a great penetrant.
Get some Blaster or Kroll to soak it.

If you wan to see some nice lathes. Here is Dennis Turk's site. He
has restored many many lathes.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45888076@N00/5111547401/in/photostream/

Ed S

That thread indicator does not turn. I have removed it and have it
soaking in WD-40.
>Should you be able to turn it by hand?


Re: mill to complement southbend 9

jonesturf69
 

I've got a Rockwell 21-100. I got lucky, it hold tenths all the way across the board. Love that little guy. Unfortunately not a bench mill but still on the smaller side and it takes R8.

--- In southbendlathe@..., David Rysdam <david@...> wrote:

On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:11:39 -0000, "Edward Roberts" <eproberts1129@...> wrote:
off topic a little but i am ready to get a mill to go with my
lathe. enco has rong fu rf31 with free shipping. i am aware of the
limitations of the round column but would you think it would be
adequuate for small stuff and model engines type work ?
A couple weekends ago I picked up a used Benchmaster vertical. Seems
about perfectly sized for this.