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    Thin wall tube bending issues.

    First Post here, I normally just look around on here. I have a background in Mandrel Tube Bending and it looks like you have the correct tools for the job but some things out of place. Before I go deep into specifics and spend a good deal of time helping to correct your situation. Please reply...
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    If they do discontinue production of felts, I'll be firing up the water jet. I've never cut it before but I can't imagine any problems beside needing a backer. Travis
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    I will enjoy thanks for the info, I have surfed Swells stuff Thanks
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    Oh that's about my luck, it's still more capable than I need. I guess I was looking for a piece of history. Thanks Travis
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy152/Cro-Magnum/2011-06-01-15-09-19-149.jpg Is this the tag that means the machine has tighter tollerance than others? It says "this machine conforms to orders of the war production board." Serial # stamped 149974 JFP (letters are about half the size of the...
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    Vactra #2 for spindle lube

    As a new South Bend owner I found this thread very helpful. It took me a while to find it and to be confident in what to buy. Lucky me all I need to buy is the DTE 32 and 68. edit: So i guess I never figured out what to put on the gear train (Magnalube G)? so here is my bump to the top Travis
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    Hello Thanks for the info hitandmiss I'll check and see if the gears are riding to close to each other. I ended up purchasing the machine for 2000. I oiled the machine based off of some literature found here. I ran a test cut on a 1.5 316 SS bar. I trued the bar with a .020 cut then made a .010...
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    I got a chance to look at the machine yesterday. I am satisfied with everything I checked, but I was surprised how loud the back gears are. I understand that they are large strait cut gears with very little to deaden the sound. Take a look at the video and tell me what you think. Thanks Travis...
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    I got a chance to look at it yesterday. I am satisfied with everything I checked as far a wear. I was surprised by how loud the back gears are on this machine. I understand they are large strait cut gears without much around them to deaden the sound. In this video you can see for yourself...
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    Thanks so much Wayne I have three phase power so a VFD is not needed. I have not yet looked at Steve Wells thread yet because I wanted to thank you first. In my first conversation with the seller I mentioned that I think he is high on his price. His response indicated that he will come off his...
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    Hello everyone I am considering purchasing this machine to be used restoring antique farm equipment. It just wouldn't be right to have some new (name I cant pronounce) machine in the shop. I am familiar with lathes but have never operated a South Bend or any machine if this vintage. I would...
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    Things to look for when purchasing

    Hello everyone I am considering purchasing this machine to be used restoring antique farm equipment. It just wouldn't be right to have some new (name I cant pronounce) machine in the shop. I am familiar with lathes but have never operated a South Bend or any machine if this vintage. I would...
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    Tig welder choice...

    Miller for tig lincoln for mig Thats been my opinion for a long time The miller auto converts it power input so if you can adapt to what ever plug is in the field it will do the rest.
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    small Lathe brand unkown

    I'm not interested in the machine or to try to turn it for a profit. If someone needs an eye on the machine before they purchase I'm their guy. Travis
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    Paint Material Advice for Machine Tool Restoration

    Yes that is beautiful. I no nothing about what to use on a machine tool but I cant think of anyone who might be harder on paint than a farmer/rancher. My grandfather and I used to restore and pull antique tractors which we painted with synthetic enamel. Dragging a chain over the draw bar never...
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