Resurrecting a South Bend Lathe (been a long time)

Like so many blogs, this one went dormant when I got busy with other things.
I am still busy but am going to try and get some new conent up here.
No promises.

Over the last few years i have taken many many pictures of the work I did on my South Bend 9" lathe and even some of the work I did WITH my lathe.

This is my favorite though!

After collecting all the new parts I needed, after modifying the bed to make the gear box fit, after meticulously cleaning and painting all the parts, I was ready to reassemble the thing.

It was a good day.

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