Saturday, September 24, 2016

South Bend 9" Junior Lathe LIVES

I finally got the lathe up and running!  This has been a tremendous project, and I can cross this one off the list (yeah, it took less than a year, but it had to be completely dismantled, repaired, and reassembled).  This thing is operational :

I used brass first, as I am not yet ready to do anything else.  I need to learn some operations, first.  In fact, I started to learn my first operations today - that of facing, center drilling, and also turning.