BDTools South Bend SB1001 Lathe CNC Conversion and LinuxCNC Configuration

A South Bend SB1001 (8k) 8×18 lathe is converted to CNC using a CNC conversion kit from Billy Dirks of BDTools. Electronics are added, LinuxCNC is installed and configured to use a parallel port, and test cuts with the CNC lathe are made.

Other resources
South Bend SB1001 lathe
Billy Dirks’ BDTools website
Billy Dirks’ BDTools on YouTube
Billy Dirks’ BDTools eBay shop
My original 3d printed conversion

The lathe model (and 3D printed parts) files

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