Cradle Shaft Removal


Cregg
 

Hello 

I have 1948 South Bend lathe 14-1/2" x 7' that is damaged due to a fire. The lathe was next to a house that burned down. The babbitt has melted and started to run out of the cabinet leg.

My question is how do you remove cradle shaft assuming no damage?  

Has anyone in this re-poured the babbitt that the cradle shaft slides into? If so, can you give written and/or photo instructions?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated
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Cregg


ww_big_al
 

Hope the old girl is salvageable. I can’t answer your questions but Keith Ruker has several YouTube videos on how to pour babbitt.

https://www.youtube.com/c/KeithRuckerVintageMachineryorg/search?query=babbit

 

Al

 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cregg
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:11 PM
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Subject: [SouthBendLathe] Cradle Shaft Removal

 

Hello 

I have 1948 South Bend lathe 14-1/2" x 7' that is damaged due to a fire. The lathe was next to a house that burned down. The babbitt has melted and started to run out of the cabinet leg.

My question is how do you remove cradle shaft assuming no damage?  

Has anyone in this re-poured the babbitt that the cradle shaft slides into? If so, can you give written and/or photo instructions?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated
--
Cregg


Todd
 

If date correct restoration is not required, remove the babbit and replace with a bronze flange bushing. I believe my 1956  14-1/2 has a flange bushing instead of babbit

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Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:42:03 AM
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Hope the old girl is salvageable. I can’t answer your questions but Keith Ruker has several YouTube videos on how to pour babbitt.

https://www.youtube.com/c/KeithRuckerVintageMachineryorg/search?query=babbit

 

Al

 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cregg
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:11 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io
Subject: [SouthBendLathe] Cradle Shaft Removal

 

Hello 

I have 1948 South Bend lathe 14-1/2" x 7' that is damaged due to a fire. The lathe was next to a house that burned down. The babbitt has melted and started to run out of the cabinet leg.

My question is how do you remove cradle shaft assuming no damage?  

Has anyone in this re-poured the babbitt that the cradle shaft slides into? If so, can you give written and/or photo instructions?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated
--
Cregg


sapark123321
 

https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/how-do-i-remove-the-cradle-shaft.160637/