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…


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