Here is a thread on the PM site showing the restoration of a South Bend Heavy-10 lathe from 1942. South Bend Heavy-10 Lathe Restoration
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I'm a late-30's guy who;s married with 2 great kids. I'm also one of those guys who's into MANY things. I'm into playing the guitar first and foremost and audio-engineering. Woodworking has always been a core interest since hammering nails next to my dad while he worked. Also love machining metal working and welding. Oh, then there's ATV's and fishing. Let's not forget digital video creation and home renovations. I also love to restore things - anything. There is a satisfaction I get when uncovering something's real beauty underneath all the dirt and muck. A little cleaning, buffing, oil and some new paint can return almost anything to a like new condition.
-- - Brad
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Here is a thread on the PM site showing the restoration of a South Bend drill press that I bought for $100 bucks. Drill Press Restoration
Just as the subject says, like any other “addict”, my addiction had only grown into a more expensive habit. Check this out…. http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/heavy-10-restoration-213514/ My love for re...
He we go again. This is a no. 5-1/2 Sweetheart that was is relatively great condition. All it really “needed” was a good cleaning and maybe a little polishing of the brass. The handle and tote are all in great condition with no chips o...
Hey everyone. Last year I became interested in restoring planes. I created one project blog where I was restoring an early Type 9. Then, while working with on a wood project, the Walnut got me real sick. It took almost one month to get better, the...