South Bend 9A Lathe – Project General Relocation

In July, 2018 I received a phone call offering me an old South Bend 9A lathe and a mill. I will not go into the…


Project South Bend 9A – Aging “The General”

Getting Closer to Chips on the South Bend 9A AKA "The General" In July, 2018 I was gifted a South Bend lathe, model 9A which…


South Bend Lathe is upgraded with new tool post

Last year, I was fortunate enough to acquire a 1945 South Bend lathe Model 9A. Prior to the 1960's the history is known, but after…


Milling a South Bend Lathe T-Nut

Originally, the old South Bend came is a lantern style tool holder. I am sure a skilled machinist can swap tool bits with a minute.…The completed T-nut.


Project South Bend – Cleaning 80 years of grime

When I picked up the Project South Bend 9A lathe from its previous owner, it was in perfectly servable shape. But... it was dirty. There…Before and After - A partially cleaned four jaw chuck from Project South Bend 9A


South Bend 9A Status Update

South Bend 9A with an aligned tail stock, rewired motor, new tool post and cleaned up from 80 years of use. It was been sometime…


Lighting up the South Bend Lathe

Now that I have a few months working on the old South Bend Lathe, it has become crystal clear that I need to improve the…