This wonderfully written instruction manual was put together by a couple of guys over at the Yahoo South Bend Lathe user’s group, Bill Czygan and Ed Kolt and is published on that site. Bill was good enough to allow its use here. It came about when these guys got tired of hearing the old story about how somebody tipped their new lathe over while moving it to it’s new home, and decided to give guys a fighting chance of getting their new toy home in one piece. Thanks to both these guys for the service to all those home shop machinists out there.
Download it here in PDF:
How To Disassemble a South Bend Lathe for Moving
I’m sure this will save a few people from having to replace broken compound handles and broken headstock castings.