For more great South Bend info be sure to check out the South Bend Lathe Group on Practical Machinist groups on
You can also find lots of great South Bend articles, part lists, and manuals over at Steve Wells' SBL Workshop at

Need something to turn into chips? has whatever I can't find at the scrap yard.

Frank Ford's fantastic collection of projects and home shop technology:

John Moran is the GadgetBuilder:

Matthias Wandel has a great woodworking site including some very nice marble machines and a wooden combination lock:

Interested in electronics?

Sparkfun has good 'Getting Started' tutorials and is a great source for small quantity parts:

All things Arduino at:

Limor aka Lady Ada has some great microcontroller kits and tutorials as well: