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Chris Oldfield
(@kyairgunner)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 33
2019-04-07 15:46:52  

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

 

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Chris Oldfield
Independence, Kentucky 41051
859-750-3510
kyairgunner@hotmail.com


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fivestar45
(@fivestar45)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 26
2019-04-08 18:56:15  

Nice job Chris. Looks like you found a great candidate for a referb..Twin tumbler, and large dials.

I have a 1942 single tumbler that I went over about 20+ yr's back. As time permits I am adding a Leeson D C motor and KB control.


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Chris Oldfield
(@kyairgunner)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 33
2019-04-08 19:07:24  

I have had this one for 10 or 12 years.  Made a lot of parts on her.  Wish i could have found someone to scrape the ways on it while it was apart.  Its running a 110v motor on it right now.  Would rather switch it to a 220 motor with a vfd controller later. 

Chris Oldfield
Independence, Kentucky 41051
859-750-3510
kyairgunner@hotmail.com


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Mike Ellingsworth
(@4888blues)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 173
2019-04-13 11:55:11  

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.

Mike E

 

 

 

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Chris Oldfield
(@kyairgunner)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 33
2019-04-18 20:38:34  

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

Chris Oldfield
Independence, Kentucky 41051
859-750-3510
kyairgunner@hotmail.com


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eeler1
(@eeler1)
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Posts: 19
2019-04-18 22:49:03  

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.

Good luck.


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Mike Ellingsworth
(@4888blues)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 173
2019-04-19 08:23:19  

It  is  threaded  the main  thing is to not break anything. I watched tubal cain - Mr Pete on  the issue .

I'll look into it again  when I  have the time

Thanks

 

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Gratewhitehuntr
(@gratewhitehuntr)
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Posts: 263
2019-05-18 09:36:12  

Looks clean!

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

 

There you have it, the world according to John.


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