South bend lathe?

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  1. agshooter

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  2. jimcasey01

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    That tells the story. I was going by the bed length and your earlier post that it was a SB13. My error.
     
  3. spitfire_er

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    My old SB 10L 10x36" was about 1,200 lbs with the cabinet. My 13x40 SB according to SB is around 1,700-1,800 lbs. there was a noticeable difference on my 3,500 lbs trailer between the two.
     
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    Not the parts support as as 10 or 13. I believe they built that lathe as they were going out of business. Look on EBay for that lathe compared to 10 or 13.
     
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    If you found a 14.5 that looks good go ask these same questions on the Practical Machinist S/B Forums. Very knowledgable people over there.
     
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    Keep looking for a heavy 10 sometimes refered to as 10L or H10. I love old U.S.A. Stuff. Doesn’t wear out, if you take care of it, just may need adjustments.
    The 13 will be good as well but I would shy away from the others.
    There is no way to get an accurate cost estimate by pictures or discussing. Tooling is extremely valuable to the deal but more so is the headstock bearings, ways, etc......
     
  7. skeeljc

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    I have an Enco 13x40. Not super expensive but a good lathe. It does everything I need to do. Spindle has 1.5" bore. D1-4 chuck mounting. I bought a 6" and 8" three jaw chucks from Shars. Much better than the OEM chuck. Cost was around $4000 when I bought it new 20 years ago. You can find good used ones still for around $4k or less.
     
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    How does one cut a chamber while turning between centers?
     
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    "How does one cut a chamber while turning between centers?"

    Actual cutting of the chamber is done in the steady rest. Concentric to the bore chucking surfaces at the muzzle and the breach are turned between centers prior to chambering.

    "Between centers" is the term used to refer to this method.
     

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