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Reply #15 - May 13th, 2019 at 2:38pm
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Looking over the pictures, your lathe appears to be a "Tool Room" lathe. Those are the best of lathes. They are extremely hard to wear out!

I've only worked on two SB's, a 13 and 16 (at the same shop) and never had to repair anything on them so, I don't know how the head stocks are attached but, most modern lathes have the head stock on a pivot so, you can adjust it's relationship to the bed. Older lathes are machined to fit the head stock, on the ways and there is no adjustment.

You won't have any trouble leveling it, because the bed is very stiff. After leveling it, chuck a piece of 1" or larger, aluminum  and take a very light cut, with a sharp tool, over about 3" and check for any taper. If that's good, run a test indicator in the tail stock and make sure it is aligned with the head stock and you'll be good to go.

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Reply #16 - May 13th, 2019 at 8:21pm
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Zack your example of it being used on a ship and still being capable of doing precision work based on how it is setup. Well it Is simply the best example of an area not capable of maintaining level and an outstanding example and one I have not heard being shared in quite sometime.
  
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Reply #17 - May 13th, 2019 at 8:57pm
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Looks like Ron has it on his engine hoist sooner than he thought.  I am picking it up tomorrow at 2.  It is going to get a cleaning before moving to its final resting place.  Good advise from all.

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Reply #18 - May 14th, 2019 at 10:01am
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Great Jack. I have a Heavy 10" like yours. Stored it for a Buddy for nearly 15
Years and finally contacted him for permission to set it up for use. He felt guilty and sold it too me for a bargain price. Took a while to get stuff together, although it came with the important accessories. It has the Cam lock spindle and that was a problem because the Draw Bar length is different than all the others. I have been getting by with a 9" Model A south bend since 1969 and am all tooled up so still go back to that for a lot of my work. But am slowly bleeding off to the 10" hard to break old habits. Do not bury the spoiled Barrels. Save them for Goat stakes. It is easier to hunt them down
when they are staked out and they cannot run too far if you only wound them from 10 feet away. Regards, FITZ. OLD TUCK Smiley
  
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Reply #19 - May 14th, 2019 at 9:14pm
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The hour trip from Ron's place in Puyallup was uneventful as was sliding it out of the trailer into my shop.  Some cleaning and oiling lies ahead.

Dave,
Ship me a dozen RKS barrels to practice on.  If one turns out OK I will ship it back to Canada!

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Reply #20 - May 14th, 2019 at 9:35pm
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I bought the SB oil kit from blue chip machine. Its not cheap but cheaper than buying a gallon of everything. A gallon of way oil  would last me 200 years
  
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Reply #21 - May 14th, 2019 at 9:49pm
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Thanks Zack

I saw their eBay listings.  Their web site store is down maybe because eBay is easier.  I guess I will order some even though I have a bottle of SB way oil already.

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Reply #22 - May 14th, 2019 at 11:30pm
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Posted on: Yesterday at 11:38:24      
Looking over the pictures, your lathe appears to be a "Tool Room" lathe. Those are the best of lathes. They are extremely hard to wear out!


Good eye Frank.  Based on the catalog Number it is a tool room lathe.  # is CL 8187 RB

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Reply #23 - May 14th, 2019 at 11:36pm
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The most barrels Ron has ever provided as a single order was 10 to Connie to build his .45-70 gatling gun.

Maybe you should build a gatling gun Jack with your new lathe.
  
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Reply #24 - May 14th, 2019 at 11:50pm
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I am thinking maybe a cannon.  Somewhere around here I have a 2-1/2 x 12 brass round.  May do some precision wood turning as well.  I hear there is a high demand for toothpicks.

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Reply #25 - May 14th, 2019 at 11:58pm
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You could get one of the scaled down plans for a .22 gatling. From what I have seen you really need a mill and an indexing head to complete those projects though. Id like to do a mountain howitzer myself. I use 10x more spindle oil than anything else. that grease with the guys name for the back gear- the tube he sells is enough for your machine and all your friends machines for the next 10 years
  
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Reply #26 - May 15th, 2019 at 12:32am
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A matched pair of gold and silver toothpicks.

Those aspen toothpicks do taste terrible.
  
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Reply #27 - May 19th, 2019 at 11:09pm
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I got removed all the panels and cleaned them up and painted the sketchy parts.  Someone has painted it grey over original(?) blue.  Found some paint at the local Lowes that was a perfect match.  Got it all back together late today.  Still on dollies but the location looks like it will work, so I will pull then this week.

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Reply #28 - May 20th, 2019 at 1:02am
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I have a little 6" sears Craftsman lathe which if your lucky would get yo maybe 18" between centers. I used Rustoleum Machinery Grey when it got repainted. That little lathe was a teacher for me. And at 72 still learning. Frank
  
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