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    Old Electric Motors

    Why not measure ID, OD and width using calipers and look it up in machinery’s handbook? It has tables of standard rolling element bearing dimensions and types. Degrease and clean up to be able to see the features and repack with grease if you think there’s any hope they still have some life in...
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    Hardinge HLV-EM Won’t Shift

    Not moving at all or not going all the way into position? On all HLV lathes, you may need to wiggle the shafts by hand (open the lid for access to where the external gears go, you will see two shafts protruding), while shifting the gear lever or the 1-2-3 knob, to get it to mesh. Obviously with...
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    Machinery Photographs - How'd They Do That?

    The sheet film is certainly still available, as is the chemistry for developing it and for the wet printing process. If you’re having trouble locating it, please feel free to pm me and I will be happy to assist. I regularly shoot and develop 35mm and 120 film and I am trying to do some shop...
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    Scraping materials other than cast-iron

    Any photos to show? I’d be very much interested to see what it ends up looking like.
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    Scraping materials other than cast-iron

    Thanks for the clarification! In that case it may have to be a bit narrower than half-inch, as some of these slides are only around 2 inches wide, or even less.
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    Scraping materials other than cast-iron

    Many thanks for your informative reply, Richard! Just to be sure, I am assuming you would be cutting with the 1/16” face? Kind of like a parting tool blade?
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    Scraping materials other than cast-iron

    A question for the scraping experts here: Microscopes and other optical instruments often have dovetail slides made of bronze, brass, or aluminum (sometimes hard anodized, but often not). They sometimes have milled slots for lubricant retention, but often not even that. They are usually not...
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    Good/best quick connect air couplings

    Around 15 years ago I fitted all my air tools and hoses with PCL quick couplers. They are a bit longer and last forever with a tight seal. But they are getting harder to find locally, as they were always a bit more expensive and the market has become much more price-sensitive. They were common...
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    United States Navy machine tool markings

    Stamped on my shaper: USN PROP NORD . F . 1192 KR . S8 . A Transported it all the way across the ocean, to Europe, which took around five months, sea freight. It arrived with about an inch of gunk all over, but it cleaned up well, and it appears to be in excellent shape underneath...
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    Old Lathe Identification

    The casting reminds me of the Swiss tradition of Mikron, Schaublin, or Simonet, but no positive identification. I have seen similar lathes from the aforementioned manufacturers but probably not this exact same model.
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    United States Navy machine tool markings

    Anyone familiar with the machine tool markings, usually in the form of stamped letters and numbers, used by the United States Navy, prior to 1960? I am trying to decode something stamped on an old shaper, which begins with “USN PROP”. I assume this would link it to the Navy, but this is about...
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    #3 Moore spindle dial 0 mark help

    Are you standing when operating the Moore? For my height, I find that the controls are far more convenient if I am seated. With the right seat height, even with the spindle housing at its lowest point, the dial is easy to read. But when standing, even at the highest position of the spindle...
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    #3 Moore spindle dial 0 mark help

    Would it fit inside the spline shaft cover? The difficult part is that there is no easy reference surface that is parallel to the spindle travel, unless you put it on the side of the spindle housing, close to the ways, with some kind of collar on the spindle. As for a quick fix for...
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    #3 Moore spindle dial 0 mark help

    I have the 1 1/2, which I use daily. While the spindle dial can read directly down to 0.001”, I find it considerably harder to hit such figures using the spindle dial, compared to the X and Y axis dials, which are a pleasure to read down to 0.0001” and can still hold that reliably and...
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    #3 Moore spindle dial 0 mark help

    Jig Borer or Jig Grinder? Any chance of a photo? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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