• 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 the 1960's this lathe served as a hobbyist lathe, and saw very easy use. The ways were straight and after a bit of clean up,…
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  • 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 I have named, "The General" due do a red badge found in it, which reads: THIS MACHINE CONFORMS TO THE ORDERS OF THE WAR PRODUCTION…
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  • A gently used South Bend 9C Lathe
    Last year in July, 2018 I received a phone call offering me an old South Bend lathe and a mill. I will not go into the details here, but it was a extremely generous offer which I would have been foolish to decline. The only issue that I had was…
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  • Destination4x4.com start up
    [caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Destination4x4.com[/caption] I own and operate a website called Destination4x4.com.  I started the website about two years ago with the primary goal of keeping my website skill set at a cutting edge of website development.  My past projects include a lot of LAMP based database driven content…
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  • Ongoing Website Development
    Development efforts continue on the latest website I am working on.  For the first time in a while, I am excited to build something which really has potential to grow beyond myself.  Development work so far is going well, although slower than I hoped.  The reason for the speed issue…
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  • Starting from scratch
    Today, a jeep trip was cancelled at the last moment.  The cancellation was no ones fault, just life.  As such, I found that I had a "found" day today and started work on a new website.  I am not ready to announce the site at this point, I have a lot…
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  • Projects – Startup
    So, this week I have started up several projects this week, or rather, they are a continueation of projects that I have been working for a while. Phone system:  I am in the process of migrating my home phone service into a  Linux based SIP phone server.  My goal is…
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