Refurbishing a 1952 South Bend 13"x40" Lathe


Just after being rolled off the trailer and into the lab.

Serial number: 3054TKL10
Ship date: August 19, 1952
Date of Last Progress: Ongoing operations....
Date of Last Update to This Website: 7/4/13 - Added the belts page.
Progress occurs left to right, top to bottom.  Click a thumbnail to see details about a specific area.
As always, if you need any photos taken or more detail about a specific part, don't hesitate to email me.  I also appreciate comments and criticisms.
If you're going to email me, please refrain from murdering the Queen's English.  I ask that you kindly use an appropriate salutation, break coherent thoughts into paragraphs, and finish with an appropriate closing which identifies you.  If necessary, consider brushing up here or here.
THIS WEBSITE IS NOT DIALUP FRIENDLY!
It seems to me the more popular South Bend lathes are the 9" and 10" models.  As a result, there's a lack of information regarding 13" and larger models, although they share many common features with the smaller lathes.  It is my hope that this website provides a useful service to anyone working with 13" South Bends. 

This website wouldn't be what it is without the ongoing help of a few remarkable individuals, who have donated their time to help with the content.  In particular, I'd like to thank Messrs. C. Green and G. McLane for their efforts (and patience).


Underdrive
Motor
Back Gear
Headstock Spindle
Headstock Casting
Electrical
Compound Rest
Cross Slide
Gearbox
Apron
Saddle
Tailstock
Reverse Gears
Lubrication

Belts
Belts