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Tony Ennis
05-12-2013, 01:04 AM
I found myself on an adventure today where I drove more in one day that I have driven in 20 years. I wandered into Michigan and found myself at a certain Flyno's house... Or should I say, his hanger.

Anyway, as I was minding my own business, this lovely South Bend 13 jumped into the Bubbamobile:

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/in_truck.png

From the side...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/intruck2.png

It came from this hanger...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/hanger.png

And here's a hint of the glories within...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/hanger2.png

I had a great visit with Flyno. I found him to be good humored, agreeable, and an altogether swell guy. /hatsoff

darryl
05-12-2013, 01:07 AM
What kind of a shop is that- I don't see a Unimat-

iMisspell
05-12-2013, 01:15 AM
wow... now i see why he is always posting the enco % off threads :)

browne92
05-12-2013, 08:31 AM
Whatcha wanna bet Sir John's POS Bridgy is in there somewhere?

John Stevenson
05-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Definitely been a happier man since that POS went............

quadrod
05-12-2013, 09:12 AM
Congrats on the lathe, we have almost the same lathe. Mine does not have the D style spindle or the drum switch. If you have any questions on how to take it apart or where to put felts i will be glad to help.

A.K. Boomer
05-12-2013, 09:17 AM
I thought Flylo only bought stuff and hoarded it?

flylo
05-12-2013, 10:03 AM
Tony is a great guy & we had fun. 1st time in over a month I've done anything at all, sure felt good. I hated to see it go but I have 4 machines under tarps outside. Sold the Webaco just before I went to the hospital. Time to thin the herd. Tony let me be the 1st to say YOU SUCK!:p
I do think it needs a BP to go with it. Kinda like a horse needs a sheep or goat for a buddy. It rained & blew like mad until Tony got there then the sun came out & ended up a great day. Thanks again!

lakeside53
05-12-2013, 11:10 AM
I need hanger like Flylo's!

1-800miner
05-12-2013, 11:29 AM
It isn't that crowded. I see some room in the rafters.

Tony Ennis
05-12-2013, 12:24 PM
I saw some top-rate Olde American Iron in there...

flylo
05-12-2013, 12:34 PM
Thats only 1/2 of the main part with another 1/2 & 2 additions & another whole building. My wife calls it junk, I call it treasure! The plan is to get this part back to a hanger again. Look to the bottom left & see the Do-All 8000# cast iron surface plate. It has 5 legs not shown & not included in that weight. It's little brother is on top. This is the catch all, cram it in it will fit end(because of the 40' door) & not the workshop end.

Rich Carlstedt
05-12-2013, 02:53 PM
Guessing who sees the most "Toy's" errrrr "Tools" in the photo could be a fun job here ?

First time I have ever seen a Surface Plate used to determine the "level" in a Propane Tank !


Rich

Peter.
05-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Why does it have 'hands Off' written on it in pink lipstick? Is that your was of reserving stuff?

:D

flylo
05-12-2013, 03:12 PM
Just a cover over the spindle bore. It has a nice size thru hole 13/8" I think.

mooney1el
05-12-2013, 03:46 PM
Flylo - I used to own a fold-out camper just like the one in the first picture posted on this thread, down to the same color...what a small world. Of course that was when I lived in Michigan so who knows, maybe it is the same one :)

flylo
05-12-2013, 04:42 PM
It doesn't have the fabric but I bought it when I drove a Geo metro & it's never leaked a drop. I have about 80-100 new Electric motors stored in it.

Tony Ennis
05-12-2013, 05:23 PM
So I decided that I wasn't quite ready to lift the South Bend from the truck. But I need the truck tomorrow. So I called a wrecker service with a reputation for moving machinery. They came over with a truck that was too small to pluck the lathe from the F-150. Then they brought a larger truck. I walked both drivers back to where we'd be working. The guy with the large truck is now firmly stuck in my yard, leaving enormous scars in the lawn. The lathe is in the F-150, and the truck operators are wondering what the hell they're going to do.

I should have just bummed a ride to work, parked the F150 in the barn, spent a few days reinforcing the barn's joists, and done it myself.

flylo
05-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Oh no! We had the CG where one point balanced it & it's only 1500#. All he had to do is lift straight up, you pull out & then he move it wherever. It went smooth with a cripple & 2 rookies. We even left the strap on. Sorry to hear that.:(
I should have mentioned this before but if you have yo leave a good size load on your truck for a day or 2 I always put a floor jack under the hitch & take the weight off the springs,etc. Probably not needed but I always feel better.

ulav8r
05-12-2013, 10:50 PM
Who loaded it backwards? The headstock should have been at the front to better distribute the weight and make for better handling on the drive home.

Pherdie
05-12-2013, 11:02 PM
Nice score! I ached my heart out for years for a decent SB 13 before giving up and buying a Jet. While in all honesty the Jet does a good job, I still yearn for the late model SB13.

Congratulations on your acquisition. I live vicariously through your purchase!

J. Randall
05-12-2013, 11:16 PM
I found myself on an adventure today where I drove more in one day that I have driven in 20 years. I wandered into Michigan and found myself at a certain Flyno's house... Or should I say, his hanger.

Anyway, as I was minding my own business, this lovely South Bend 13 jumped into the Bubbamobile:

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/in_truck.png

From the side...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/intruck2.png

It came from this hanger...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/hanger.png

And here's a hint of the glories within...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/hanger2.png

I had a great visit with Flyno. I found him to be good humored, agreeable, and an altogether swell guy. /hatsoff

Just because he is laid up for awhile is no reason to rename him Flyno, instead of Flylo, or was that a typo?
James

Tony Ennis
05-12-2013, 11:37 PM
lol I just got it wrong. I thought 'flyno' was hard to figure out.

flylo
05-13-2013, 12:15 AM
I did when you unload it it's much easier to pick up the heavy end where it's accessable. Not in the front of a pickup. On a flatbed or open trailer maybe. The truck was balanced, loaded & rode fine. In fact we had 1 strap & 1 balance point at the stongest part of the lathe.


Who loaded it backwards? The headstock should have been at the front to better distribute the weight and make for better handling on the drive home.

oxford
05-13-2013, 07:39 AM
Who loaded it backwards? The headstock should have been at the front to better distribute the weight and make for better handling on the drive home.

I had my lathe loaded the same way when I got it, for the same reason that Flylo loaded this one the way he did. The forklift(at least the one I was using) was much happier picking up the headstock end.

Frank46
05-14-2013, 01:48 AM
Meaning no disrespect to Flyno but that is one hangar that my wife would never let me visit. "I see strange wonderful things". In other words I would have a bad case of the "Gimmies" Thanks for sharing. Frank

flylo
05-14-2013, 07:12 AM
As the old rock song says "You ain't seem nothing yet" Stop by anytime as I need the room!
Kind of like Tony's lathe, I just couldn't bring myself to "Bin it":p

Tony Ennis
05-14-2013, 10:34 PM
The lathe is now in the barn, undamaged. All participants are unharmed. I'm worn out, the story and some pics tomorrow.

Tony Ennis
05-15-2013, 08:07 PM
As promised... pics

From the fun on Sunday, we see here a typical lawn scar. This is over a foot deep, and the wrecker left several of them.

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn8.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn8.png.html)

After the disastrous tow truck event, the lathe was still in the truck. I asked a neighbor for advice in getting the lathe out of the truck. He's a car guy and overall very knowledgable. He didn't have the equipment but he knew a guy named Ed. Ed is the president of a commercial rental company. He came right over and looked at the situation. He looked at my barn's construction and recommended that I not use the joists for lifting. On Tuesday, the following showed up at my house.

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn7.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn7.png.html)

These are the pieces needed to build a scaffold that in Ed's opinion were needed to lift the lathe. The long I-beans are 12' long x 8" deep. There are 16 leveling screws, each about 1.5" in diameter. The idea is to build two scaffoldings each crowned with a 7' I-beam spanning two two 3' I-beams.

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn5.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn5.png.html)


http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn4.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn4.png.html)

(continued)

Tony Ennis
05-15-2013, 08:07 PM
Here's a picture of the chain hoist on the 12' I-beams.

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn3.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn3.png.html)

I wasn't able to get a picture of the lathe being removed from the truck - there were only two of us and we were busy. Here are two pictures of the lathe on the ground...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn1.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn1.png.html)

I like this picture...

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae339/tony_ennis/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn2.png (http://s985.photobucket.com/user/tony_ennis/media/South%20Bend%2013/inbarn2.png.html)

flylo
05-15-2013, 10:23 PM
I could have sent you home with all the unloading gear! I'd have the wrecker co fix the lawn. But isn't that SS splashguard, backrack, lightholder & undermount toolbox sweet?:p
PS I see most of the swarf made it. Now about that mill:rolleyes:

Tony Ennis
05-15-2013, 10:46 PM
Next time I'm up there I'll buy your forklift.

flylo
05-15-2013, 11:28 PM
I have the Cat but with your yard you need thr 9000# capacity Nisson with 25' lift 4' & 12' forks. I think you'll need a bigger truck. True story, the owner before me was using it as a car hoist with the 12' forks & & 6' carriage & to be honest it worked great & it's made for outside. You could have moved the tow trucks. I still don't get how easy it went here & not there as it still had the sling so it should have been a lift & pull the p/u out from under it.:confused:

Tony Ennis
05-16-2013, 12:17 AM
My problem was that the ground was too soft for the tow truck and it turns out I had no place to secure the chain hoist in my barn. The joists are not deep enough. So it just took a little time to build something strong enough.

flylo
05-16-2013, 01:16 AM
All's well that ends well, now for the big slide into the basement. I can see it now, Honey hold my coffee & watch this. I'm sure it will go smooth. Thanks again Tony, I really enjoyed meeting you & had a blast! Next time I'll be back to my old self & really show you some tools.

iMisspell
05-16-2013, 03:06 AM
As far as leveling (more so "squaring" and making the ways "flat"), do you place the lathe on some thick flat plates and level off them ?
Saems like it would be tough with a dirt floor, no ?

Good to see everything worked out.

_

bob308
05-16-2013, 06:38 AM
tony i think there are some people that could find fault with anything.
that way moved mie was to put it on skids and role it on pipe. goes anywhere like a trained puppy.
nice lathe.

taydin
05-16-2013, 06:45 AM
Tony, have fun with your new toy! I like the "shelf attached to the chip guard" idea! I can do the same thing to my lathe. Out of floor space here, so there has to be some growth in the vertical direction :)

tarawa
05-16-2013, 07:48 AM
I just love old American iron...especially when it says South Bend on it! Great job on the chip guard. Any livestock live in the barn with you?

Tony Ennis
05-16-2013, 08:05 AM
The only things in the barn are three semi-feral cats. Their job is to kill anything else in the barn and they do it well. We had a few horses for a while, some sheep, goats, etc but thankfully they have all moved on. Wife had a show kennel out there, we had to up to 20 or more dogs at one point. They're gone too; she got tired of 24x7 work. I converted about 1/4 of the barn to a wood shop. Concrete floor with red oak on top of that. If I had the time and energy to machine more than once a week, I'd likely build a heated shop our there. Who knows, maybe by winter I'll have changed my mind about where this lathe is going to live.