View Full Version : Got a chuck for this baby

08-27-2005, 09:54 PM

I'm excited about getting this one running. It's a late model with the dual lever QC and the feed lever instead of the star knob. It also has the big dials, the 1 3/8 spindle hole and a 7 ft. bed. I have a butt-load of MT2 drills But I think this one has a MT3 tailstock.

I just got a MT2 Jacobs ball bearing chuck with sleeves to fit up to a MT4 for my drill press so That's covered http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif The chuck is worth about as much as my whole drill press...

Deep Sea Tool Salvage

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08-28-2005, 08:01 AM

08-28-2005, 08:06 AM
hoffman...that machine..hasn't seen any ...er...moisture, has it?

08-28-2005, 08:32 AM
Don't let him fool you. He has been keeping it at the bottom of a pond so that we can't find it. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Probably got it for a song too. Nice project, good luck hoffman.

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Flatline's Up!
08-28-2005, 09:28 AM
That is beautiful.

Good luck with it man!

08-28-2005, 09:36 AM
Being as it's rusty already...the first thing I would do with that is give it a good power wash.
There looks to be a lot of flaky paint on that machine......I would not be suprised if it all washed of leaving pristine original paint.
what is the make of it hoffman ?
all the best..mark

08-28-2005, 04:01 PM
It's a South Bend 13. I used to run them and really like 'em! It's in really good shape and will polish up nicely.

I may pressure wash it and then dry everything off real well before starting on it. Taper attachment too http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Got it for less than a 9X20 would cost...

Deep Sea Tool Salvage

08-28-2005, 06:11 PM
Steam cleaning seems to dry faster and don't rust. I can remember pouring boiling water down a black powder rifle barrel.

charlie coghill
08-28-2005, 07:01 PM
Looks like it just needs a lot of elbow grease and it should look great. Congrats.

08-28-2005, 07:09 PM
Im sure you will bring it back to life, may the guides and ways not be pitted.

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