Posted December 12, 2013 - 04:25 AM
Good work Larry,I can tell you now you will have a blast with it and your friends will be stopping over with a 12pack and a part to be made.
I picked up an old south bend 15 years ago,10" swing 36"bed with 2 chucks and a set of collets for $600 at garage sale.
I have made a lot of shafts,bushings,spacers and some really strange things with it.
You can make round stock square and square stock round and anything in between.
They used to be called the king of the machine shop and for good reason.
Grab every piece of cut off scrap you can get you hands on and put them in a box or bucket for the next project.
And if your like me you will smiling when your turning something and a real big smile when you hold the finished part in your hand and say to your self I MADE THIS.
HAVE FUN LARRY.