View Full Version : SB 9 Legs and chip pan and restoation pix

06-03-2008, 12:08 AM
I bought this a while ago...http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/mattiosteam/Lathe%202/
I am have built a new stand for it and have fully stripped and clean it (every nut and gear). The green/yellow was doing nothing for me.

Here are a few pix of my efforts
I will post a completed re assemble job soon

Any one have a need for a 1958 3.5' model A cast legs chip pan and motor mounting plate???:confused: Should i keep them around?

I live in southwestern Ontario Canada, in case you were wondering about shipping

Let me know what you thin of the new paint (I like the black...looks awesome)



06-03-2008, 12:32 AM

Looks great. I agree that the black paint looks great on there. Nice job so far. I eagerly await to see it assembled.

06-03-2008, 12:39 AM
Unless you know you're done acquiring tools, you should probably hold on to the legs. They're likely to be useful for other things if you're not shy about modifying the mounting holes. My jointer has a set of lathe legs, and if I had more legs, I'd use them for other tools, because they're so heavy and well damped.

Very nice looking work so far.

06-03-2008, 05:03 AM
Here in Kansas (usa) we have a gentleman who buys old equipment just for the legs and junks the lathe or what ever machine was upon the legs. Quite a business> JIM

06-03-2008, 05:24 AM
Also, good work on the restoration project. JIM

Quetico Bob
06-03-2008, 08:00 AM
Very nice work, the black looks great against all those almost new looking gears.
Cheers, Bob

06-03-2008, 09:02 AM
It Looks like a good project.
I bought a 10" SB a few years ago. I had to replace the carriage clutch and bush the handwheel shaft. Someone had reassembled it without replacing the oiling felts.