Southbend Heavy 10 restoration
Here is a few pictures of the SB machine before and after. I have hundreds of pics of everything but most of the them were more than 3mb and have to be reduced first. The lathe was apart about 14 months. So glad its done. It was completely disassembled, inspected, painted and reassembled. The cabinet was the only thing not painted, but the whole under drive unit was disassembled, cleaned and reinstalled with new bearing. sorry I didn't organize the pictures or anything. I have some parts and tool I have made but will put them in a different thread t keep thing simple. I can email pictures of any part someone would like to see. It was neat to see the whole machine disassembled but glad its together again. Chris
I dont come around the forums much but I just happen to click the metal shop, glad I did. looks really nice.
I have a 1942 S.B. 10 L that used to be on a naval ship so its mounted on the heavy roded wood cabinet with the tapered drawer locks. tagged Property of U.S. Air Force. I am honored to own it , A piece of real american history in my book.
I could not get the three jaw chuck loose so I let it be , I am ok with the three jaw chuck anyway/ would love to refinish some of it but my eyes & lack of time/ it would bother me also not having it up & running LOL /
thanks for sharing / nice shop you have there.
hi mike, the chuck should come off. Try hitting the chuck key in the check with a dead blow hammer. Just be careful. They say not to lock the head with the back gear, but i do. just don't hit the key hard enough to break a gear tooth. You can use a strap wrench on the head cone to hold it if you happen to have one. Good luck
Mike, that should be a threaded spindle. If so, put something heavy in the chuck and run it in reverse, over and over. Lots of tricks, I never did it myself, but others have put a long bar sticking out the side of the chuck, locked the spindle with the back gears, and put a bucket full of heavy stuff on the end of the bar. Let it sit like that when not in use. I guess the longer the bar the better.
Wish someone would do that to my shop....
I chuck a large Allen wrench
spin entire assembly as if tightening chuck on spindle
whack Allen wrench with 4Lbs drilling hammer
the chuck stops abruptly while the gear train/spindle continues trying to spin
using the motor was total overkill