View Full Version : South Bend 9"C

10-26-2001, 01:04 AM
Greetings to all from the newest member,
I have a 1936 9" model C South Bend that I'm
restoring/repainting.Upon disasembly of the
spindle I noticed what looks like a small
groove ground at the bottom.It looks to me
like this was intentional.This lathe was owned by a machinist,so there must be a reason.Anybody?


10-26-2001, 08:26 AM
"Ground at the bottom" ...where? Please locate more exactly.

10-27-2001, 09:48 AM
Answers may be found at this newsgroup:


A group of very knowledgable SB owners

PS: if you are asking about groves in the spindle bearing, they are to help oil spread from the felt wipers to the entire bearing area.