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    I am getting the lathe on saturday, and I am wondering what I am going to need to set it up. What kind of level. its a 10" l SB. thanks for any input on this.

  • #2
    Use the search function

    This stuff has all been gone over numerous times....

    First, get a copy of southbends "How To Run A Lathe" book, read it front to back.

    Search on how to level a lathe
    James Kilroy

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    • #3
      Not to put you off, but jkilroy sums it up well: the subject has been endlessly discussed, numerous times, most recently only a week or two ago. So, you ought to find all you need, including conflicting opinions, in the archives.

      The "How To Run a Lathe" book is a good suggestion, too. Lindsay Books sells a reprint, I think.
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      • #4
        Sorry I know what you mean, I have gotten a little excited about getting something I have wanted for a long time. I did do a search on leveling a lathe, but I must have to do an advanced search, because I came up with a lot of posts that just had level in it. thanks for the help.

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        • #5
          It IS exciting to get that new tool, aint it?? I'm like a kid at Christmas!

          You have to be inventive and maybe think out of the norm sometimes to find topics in searches.... try changing the wording, like "lathe set up" and when you use the quotation marks, it wont break down the search to the individual words.

          Have you found the yahoo forum dedicated to the South Bend, really active site, lots of info....

          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbendlathe/
          If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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          • #6
            thanks I will get going on that. I wish I could get something faster than dial-up man it is torture sometime!

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            • #7
              I used Rollies Dad's Method to check my lathe. I was pleasantly surprised how effective it worked. I just did a quick search on it but I wasn't able to find a link to it. If you can't find it either let me know. I think I have a copy saved on my computer at work.

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              • #8
                kjbllc,

                A 10-inch South Bend Lathe... that's a good lathe, you'll enjoy it!


                Here are some interesting things to download...

                This is the equivalent of How to Run a Lathe:

                Text Book of Turning by P.F. Hercus, 57 Pages (PDF 3.39 MB

                ...and this site has eight informative videos:

                South Bend Videos


                Please post back with picture of your new lathe!
                Last edited by Mike Burdick; 02-09-2008, 12:39 PM.

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                • #9
                  Rollie's Dad's Method discussion: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...ight=technique
                  ----------
                  Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
                  Don't believe everything you know. -- Bumper sticker
                  Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
                  There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
                  Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
                  Don't own anything you have to feed or paint. - Hood River Blackie

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                  • #10
                    thanks I will try to get those downloaded, here is a link to the lathe I got from ebay.

                    http://cgi.ebay.com/9-inch-South-Ben...QQcmdZViewItem

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                    • #11
                      The site is gone, as far as I can't see it.

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                      • #12
                        i could not find it either.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kjbllc
                          What kind of level.
                          I don't know what your search may have turned up but I think ENCO carries a VIS machinist level that I used when setting up my Logan. Made in Poland and I think they're around $60 vs. a lot more for Starret.

                          Lemme see if I got a pic ... Yup! Here tis ..



                          SP

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                          • #14
                            thanks i will check that out, I see grizzly has one similar also.

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