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by plumberzpieco
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 332
Views: 194405

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Picked this home shop use One owner Bridgeport up a few months ago. It’s a 9x42 3/4hp single phase unit. F7B142CB-B1F7-4F63-ADC0-E541A2A15C4C.jpeg EBCFF93C-1A9A-4714-A3BC-C6B51ECE9201.jpeg 138AF50D-EE5C-44D0-9231-0959E94F36F0.jpeg C1B447D3-044A-4BA3-AC53-586A233CE03A.jpeg Oooh and this beauty too ca...
by plumberzpieco
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 11055

Re: Favorite train movie

Fred_V wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 am
"The Train" with Burt Lancaster. Great train shots. No quote sticks out for me.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OC_NauqyoSg

Gotta go with The Train
by plumberzpieco
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 9198

Re: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!

There’s a butt for every seat! I see someone cleaned up my statement. I had questioned my sense of sarcasm but went with it. Thanks though. I had actually found a 10k that was probably never used as evident by it not having any wear marks on its soft bed. Found it at HGR and had a heavy layer of du...
by plumberzpieco
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
Replies: 16
Views: 9198

Re: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!

There’s a butt for every seat!
by plumberzpieco
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe
Replies: 135
Views: 53730

Re: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe

Thanks for the input. I figured I’d get the drive knocked out of the way first and then move on to cleaning it up. I’ve had too many projects that I dig in to too deeply and then get pushed aside when I get distracted. I really need to thin the stables a bit.

Thanks again Z
by plumberzpieco
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe
Replies: 135
Views: 53730

Re: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe

I got things sorted and now my speed ranges are roughly 50-300rpm and 300-1800rpm. Exactly as the system was designed with a 1725rpm motor. Anything higher or lower would need to be accomplished with a vfd and I’m not going to go that route as discussed in earlier threads. The digital tach I install...
by plumberzpieco
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe
Replies: 135
Views: 53730

Re: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe

Today, I was only able to cut about .060” per pass, when taking down some 1.5” round stock Rpm and if you were in high or low would help. I noticed that as I’m going through mine the belt was pretty well beat. I replaced it and in low I had a speed range from 40 to 100rpm +- and in high it was like ...
by plumberzpieco
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe
Replies: 135
Views: 53730

Re: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe

I’ve found this thread a wealth of knowledge in going through my lathe and have added a digital tach and gotten the oil pump working. The belt was a bit beat so I had ordered a new one according to the existing but I don’t get the specified rpm range. The belt that came equipped on the lathe is a 23...
by plumberzpieco
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe
Replies: 135
Views: 53730

Re: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe

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Thought I’d share a pic of the Fourteen I just picked up, 😂. Wanted to get it in before the rains came and finished up around 11:00 pm.
by plumberzpieco
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe comparison
Replies: 9
Views: 4062

Re: Lathe comparison

Having owned the lathes being compared I’d prefer the Heavy 10 especially if it were a cast iron base model. The problem I’ve experienced with the clausing’s is the lack in rigidity in their base and think their apron assembly is rather chinchy. Now if you had a Sheldon in the comparison I’d pick th...
by plumberzpieco
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lancer lathe.
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

Re: Lancer lathe.

Living in the rust belt definitely helps finding old iron, although work is usually required. Sourcing non existing parts takes time finding or making them and I can see why many buy new machines. Sure I've collected some nice pieces but until I get them operating their just "scrap" to most.
by plumberzpieco
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lancer lathe.
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

Re: Lancer lathe.

Weight wise I'm thinking realistically around 1300lbs, bought it to bring to my dads eventually, or bring one of my other lathes to my dads, whichever comes first. Quality is better than the standard import, but not quite there compared to the typical old U.S. iron. As far as the thread dial goes I ...