I love to learn new things. I guess that's why when Brian came across these two old South Bend Lathes for a steel of a deal and wanted to know if I was interested I was like, hell yeah! I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm not a machinist, not even close. But 5 years ago I would have never taken on a basket case mutt dog Panhead either and here I am. So with that I've invested in a 1947 South Bend 9" x 4', Workshop Model C, lathe.
These things came with boxes of measuring tools, tooling, and bits and pieces. Sorting through it all is gonna take some time and setting these old girls up isn't gonna happen over night either. But I figure Ive got some time since I have no idea how to use it. Fun Fun Fun.