I did that 30 years ago. My buddy gave me truck loads of pistons when he was scrapping motors. I just don't have the time to do it anymore...BobNice work! You need to set yourself up to do some sand casting. Then you can start making some rough cast pulleys and just clean them up on the lathe. Just think, a broken tranny here, some scrap wheels here... next thing you know you are making your own stock for pretty much free!
It will be interesting to see what some of them look like. The new 2010 Grizzly catalogs are out and all the SBL stuff in it looks like the green grizzly stuff from years ago. The lathes shown are the same. The 4x6 bandsaw is the same except for an alum handle and guard. The machine vise is the same china stuff you see at the local flea market except for an alum handle. Pappagrizzly says new and inproved SBL 9", 10K's and heavy 10's are due out soon. Everything else looks like just a SBL logo slapped on some machines...BobGrizzly tools bought out Southbend and are now makeing lathes again.
I have a 9"...
Well i can do it 3 ways. With a keyway broach set that i have and use most of the time. And i have a metal shaper that i can use for bigger key slots and a file which is a lot of work but will do the job...BobHow do you cut the keyway ?? is that done with A brouch; HOW ??:thanku: