1944 South Bend 10″ Quick Change Lathe
This lathe has been a invaluable addition at Cast & Salvage but being 68 years old it was in need of some attention. We’ve been using it as is since we picked it up this summer but with more lathe projects we wanted to get it cleaned, lubed, missing pieces replaced, and just get it in better condition to keep it from getting anymore unnecessary wear.
The apron mostly cleaned up.
Everything is covered in old caked on shitty grease and oil with metal shavings.
Unfortunately, the bed rails have some decent wear, but it shouldn’t be an issue for the things I’ll be turning. I plan on running some tests to check the accuracy of it.
We got a bunch of extra stuff with the lathe including two 3 jaw chucks, one 4 jaw chuck, collets, taper attachment, live centers (although most of them are trashed), face plate, oem tools…
Cleaning off layers of grim revealed some cool looking badges and stampings.
Next post on the lathe will be about accuracy tests and then motorcycle parts.
4 responses to “1944 South Bend 10″ Quick Change Lathe”
Published - May 31, 2017
Searching for KZ’s on Craigslist has been pretty entertaining. It ranges from jokers asking tons of money with no photos, to super terrible photos, to bizarre trike creations, to wild drag racers. I’m not sure if my favorite is the ‘Don’t need it need it gone’ or ‘kz650 needs new computer’.