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    Miter vise

    Thanks Stephen. I changed careers and it seems that the board changed a bit too. Hopefully someone will recognize what I have here.
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    Miter vise

    Duly noted Thanks
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    Miter vise

    Sorry for the awkward photos. This board has never failed to answer a question So what do I have here? Thanks in advance
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    Miter vise

    I think it is a mitre or joiner
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    Miter vise

    And since I haven't posted here in about 10 years, the board is different
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    Miter vise

    Didn't give a lot for it ($5) but it is intrigueging to me. See if I can post some photos here.
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    Old punch press question

    Joe, that is a interesting point. The holes these bolts pass through are between .505 and .520 in diameter so there isn't an exact fit. Everything is pretty "sloppy" until you button it all up. Then you get to take the play out with a pair of set screws from the left. I came across something...
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    Old punch press question

    No hi jacking,it is valid question. The original bolts are odd. With a 3/4" hex head, a .490" shoulder extending 5/8", with a major dia of.485 and a minor of .403. None of those numbers come close to any threading information I have handy for identifying them. I could just put in a pair of...
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    Old punch press question

    It is cast right into the body. I figured for sure I had Whitworth threads, even went so far as to track down some 3" long bolts and get them shipped. Boy was I disappointed when they weren't right.
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    Old punch press question

    I have a pair of punch presses here at work. They are floor models and cast in the frame is the following: R & K No. 1. Style H American Can Company Machinery dept Chicago Illinois I have been hunting for the fasteners used on this machine where the reciprocating mechanism attaches. It is a 1/2...
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    antique screw machines on ebay

    I have a vhs tape that is a copy of the 16mm talkies that explain how to set up Brown & Sharp automatic screw machines. I watched trying to learn the set up to run the dozen or so machines that were idle at an old job. The man that had the job wasn't interested in doing it any more, and shortly...
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    Powermatic bench grinder question

    Just for anyone else baffled by this stuff, I wound up getting a pair of 4 microfarad 370 VAC AC Motor Run capacitors from Mcmaster Carr. I swapped them in one at a time, and determined only one was bad. Not a difficult fix, but not understanding these types of capacitors at first was a bit...
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    Powermatic bench grinder question

    That was what I had looked for first, as I have been tripped up that way before. The capacitors are identical, and appear to be in parallel with the two T5 leads. T1 & T3 are the common, T2 & T4 are hot off of the switch (wired for 120). Naturally the unit is 50 plus years old and there is no...
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    Powermatic bench grinder question

    I have a Powermatic bench grinder that starts, but will not come up to speed. It has a pair of capacitors in the base of which I suspect one to be no longer any good. It has the following information on the plate: Cat no. 2100-21 Spec# B1594-H7 HP 1/2 Volts 115 230 Cycle / rpm 60 1725 Frame...
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    Powermatic Rebuild

    I let everything down to the base (to lower the center of gravity) then walked it down my basement steps. It is my most distant project for the time being. But it is pretty interesting to see what everyone else is doing with thiers....
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