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  • Herb W
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    Lets see, bolt on the attachment, then lift the lathe with a chain...

    Oh yeah, now I remember...it's the 'boat anchor' attachment...

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  • Evan
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    Thistle,

    Not a bad idea! It would be really easy to balance too. Just crank the carriage until it is balanced. I'll have to try that.

    Oh yeah, I guess I should tighten the gibs really well first.

    Filled a garbage can with chips today

    [This message has been edited by Evan (edited 10-25-2003).]

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  • John Stevenson
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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by thistle:
    i have the attachment it consists of a rectangular piece of steel with a 0.75 inch hole through it and two bolts.
    you attach it and then can lift the lathe up with a chain hoist mounted over head to clean underneath it.
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    Is this on the first of April every year??

    John S.

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  • JCHannum
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    I would not recommend lifting a lathe by the cross slide.

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  • thistle
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    i have the attachment it consists of a rectangular piece of steel with a 0.75 inch hole through it and two bolts.
    you attach it and then can lift the lathe up with a chain hoist mounted over head to clean underneath it.

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  • shaque
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    Hello Southbend, are you out there???

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  • Evan
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    The plot thickens...

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  • Arcane
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    My 9" SB has an identical pair of holes in the cross slide.

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  • wierdscience
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    South Bend did make some attachments for automotive repair which included among other things a fixture that mounted in place of the topslide for boring babbit lined conrods maybe this is what they are for?

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  • alcova
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    I have one of those SB 4 ways and mine does not use any extra holes for mounting it down...I just remove the cross slide and mount in in place

    Walt

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  • Herb W
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    I skimmed through a copy of a SB lathe 'attachments' brochure (think I downloaded it from the sb yahoo group)

    Apart from some sort of milling attachment, the other possibility that I came across was a 4 way turret toolpost which mounts directly to the cross slide. Couldn't tell from the picture if it would use the bolt holes or not.

    SB made some nifty gadgets - some for the larger lathes only, but many for the 9" as well.

    For instance - lever operated rack & pinion 'production' cross slide with front & rear tool posts -then just add the bed mounted turret attachment and presto...mini turret lathe...could be a real time saver for making quantities of small parts, batches of non-standard fasteners etc.

    Some others - 4 position carriage stop - 4 position cross slide stop - lever operated tail stock...potential projects to add to 'the list'?

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  • Evan
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    Those holes will be perfect for what I want to do. More later.

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  • JCHannum
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    The South Bend milling attachment appears to bolt on with two bolts on a diagonal pattern that is on a wider bolt circle.
    Holes that close in would not permit it to swivel.
    Check the pics in the How to Run a Lathe book. Don't see any other attachments that would use them.

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  • shaque
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    EVAN
    I checked my SB9 and found the same thing as you did, so obviously, they were made that way for some reason or other
    Jim

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  • JCHannum
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    Somebody had an attachment of some sort there at one time. Looks a little too close to center to be good for milling attachment.

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