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    Sag12 Threading lever instal

    I have a dilemma. I foolishly pulled the threading handle out of the carriage on my Sag12. Has anyone installed one of these before? Is there a trick to lining up all the pieces and parts so it slides all the way in? I've given it quite a few goes with no joy yet. Getting the floppy keys to line...
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    EASTEC 2023

    Really wanted to finally get back this year after missing it for the last 6 or 7 years. As per usual, a big important job that needs my attentions lands in the shop.. Oh well. Maybe next year.
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    Hi Feed Mill for 40 taper

    I've had some solid luck with a HRMD tool from Korloy. I run a 2 inch in P20 mold steel. Worked well in my anxient 1994 VF3
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    Best Hydraulic Chucks

    I also switched from Schunk to Mari. I had a Skunk lose it's ability to hold after about a year. They said tough luck. The Mari holders have been swell.
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    Late 70s Leblond Servo shift

    Thanks for the replies. Went and passed on the machine today. Head seemed fine. Ways were a bit iffy. Power feed on carriage definitely iffy. Too bad. The machine was not bad overall but I need a runner
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    Late 70s Leblond Servo shift

    I'm shopping around for a 19-22 inch engine lathe to add to the shop. I ran into a 1978 Leblond Regal 19 x 78 with servo shift. I ran a servo shift machine way back in my apprenticeship. I seem to recall that these can be fussy. What is the general consensus on these machines? Other than the...
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    New Machine Day - Robot Invasion!

    Very nice Russ. I might have to stop by to check it out..
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    Measuring Chuck Clamping Force

    Have you pulled the chuck apart and serviced it?
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    Large Arbor Press

    Here she is.
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    WooHooo The Eagle has landed!!!!

    Still chugging along after all this time.
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    OT. In Memory of Mitty

    I was thinking of him today as I was using some Dexloc pins in a fixture that I designed that way after his testimonial. I don't come around here that often any more but sure glad I did today.. The square inch dealer is getting lucky..
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    Bridgeport XR1000 operator message 2022

    Thanks dummy for writing it down.. Here we are again...
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    Tree Journeyman 325 Spindle Bearings: Possible rebuild?

    The quill comes out the bottom. The spindle is pretty easy to work on. You will need a big pair of snap ring pliers to drop the spindle out of the quill. You will also need the patience of a saint to undo the screws that attach the ball nut to the back of the quill. By the time I had it loose I...
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    Ox's Shop

    Nice counts. She's been a good one for sure.
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    I have a confession

    Wow. I ran into this thread searching for something else. The little sharp is still going strong 12 years later. Still doing great work. I still hate the tool changer and the Chip conveyor is still a POS but the machine is solid as they come. A couple motor contactors is about all I have needed...
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    1911 Handgun Slide Machining Hood clearance

    Hey Neil. Looks like you have come quite a ways since the Tree. Keep at it. Adam
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    Where does SFM number come from?

    I've been doing this with staggering results. In the old days you would have been nuts to run a 1/2" mill at 5K in 304. Let alone get High MRR and long life. Modern tools and cutting paths have changed the game.:cheers:
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    Hardinge Talent lathe fuse help

    Spoke too soon. Man. Stick it in and break it off. Now the damn turret won't clamp. Are we having fun yet?
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    Hardinge Talent lathe fuse help

    To close out. The IO board had a couple bad relays. The bigger problem was the E-stop module. That had a nuked diode and trace. Thanks to the dogged persistence of my brother and friend Joe they figured it out. A special note that the $250 schematic I bought from Hardinge was almost...
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    Stupid Things I Do

    Well shoot. I just left the damn flip stop up and smoked it with a cutter. Nice work dummy. After I coached the operator to be sure to always put it down. She left and I took over... Doh. Happy Friday.