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    Trying to clear loft, sell OG redwood

    Well in the winter you would have to strap on a pair of skis. In the summer you could teach me to pan for gold (hope i'm not mistaken, think that was you mentioned working it??), and learn to be a better grinder hand. In between we might get some woodworking done. :) smt
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    Trying to clear loft, sell OG redwood

    Definitely. And not much valued beyond exterior work & trim because it is such a soft wood. I remember shop class projects, including a rather large/6' storage cabinet my parents acquired (not mine) that were made of RW because it was the cheapest thing to source and use. Lot's of redwood shop...
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    Trying to clear loft, sell OG redwood

    DrH- Will have to wait. Currently i'm in the "ski all winter" phase. :) On schedule to teach every day all day of presidents week on the ski hill. Last few days have been gorgeous. Tomorrow may bring rain, but people still show up and we still go out and give it our best effort. smt
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    recycle T&G flooring??

    Lessee.....material is free, titebond glue is cheap, your time is? fun? Possible extra cost factor: early/premature sharpening for the planer and jointer knives. Finish and embedded grit, loose rust and slag from nails is hard on them. Extra belts for the widebelt sander. For glue, planed...
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    OT:(any remaining) slate mines in PA?

    Touche! I guess i think manufacturing and machining are...manufacturing and machining! :) The first time i saw decent size planers (3' x 8'-ish?) working in a row, was in a slate quarry. & then they had loads of other cool equipment. Mortise gears running a lot of it. As well as a modern...
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    OT:(any remaining) slate mines in PA?

    To follow up: As it turns out, the former Penn Big Bed Slate Company is still in operation. https://pennslate.com/ Unfortunately for me, the price structure has turned upside down, and PA slate is now more expensive than VT slate (by ft^2) for the materials i am searching. Nonetheless, good to...
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    yates american table saw

    Looks like OP has vanished without posting promised pictures. . However, coincidentally, i've been to woodworking shops recently with very similar Oliver 260-D's. One owner mentioned that R & T has a couple in inventory, so i called. They are rather proud of them & of course all dealers price...
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    Hardinge ESM taper mount

    That is interesting, and every time it comes up, mine and Larry's experience diverge. :) I have several 4c split beds with threaded spindles (as well as a couple 5c taper mount). I have never seen a taper mount 4c OD (other than pictures). When i still got around to shops and auctions...
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    yates american table saw

    Obviously we both know that. My response was to: Mr Green said You said: G91 will take 20" blades (& IIRC, one at a time in that dia?) but then the arbor cannot be tilted. So you need a 20" blade to cut off the 6" stock that an independent arbor 16" saw will cut with a 16" blade. And the...
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    yates american table saw

    G-89 is not a double arbor saw, as described by OP. To the OP: If it is a G-30 tilt table, it is a truly beautiful saw, but you will probably have a problem getting even $1,000 for it. Someone might buy it to rob some stuff - like the quadrant, fence, and table extension. :( G20 or G91...
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    had cataract surgery- going crazy!

    in my 50's i had a detached retina, which after surgery and the eyeball finally filling back up again, results in a cataract because of all the time the lens was dried out. The retina surgeon was a woodworker who had read about my handplanes, and picked the cataract surgeon, who also did...
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    Pantograph as precise ginder?

    It could be possible. But there is a learning curve to using a pantograph. First being that the ratio of the tracer pin, to the cutting (or grinding) pin is a critical dimension to maintain not just size, but proportion in the workpiece. If you have not thought about it, consider (for example)...
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    What's the best technique for using slitting wheels in the surface grinder?

    I'm in the camp of start out light cut, traverse or spin until the slot has been established. From there i either spin steadily while downfeeding as fast as seems prudent. Or set the table auto traverse, and ditto. This allows the thin wheel to establish itself. Too easy in much work for small...
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    Can Anybody Identify This Piece of Equipment?

    Suggested by shape and color, that looks like it was a nice Euro dividing head originally, and may still be nice. Does not at all look like those B & S clones. It has some sort of pneumatic or hydraulic actuator, probably originally synched with the weird feed motor hanging off the table. To...
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    Replacing hardened steel slide rods on Wadkin Radial Arm Saw

    The Brits tend to call "silver steel" what we call "drill rod" - a catch all term for low alloy high carbon steel, usually normalized (soft), that has been ground to close tolerance and sometimes polished. Originally "silver steel" was simple water hardening steel. Maybe sometimes oil...
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    Replacing hardened steel slide rods on Wadkin Radial Arm Saw

    I still think there is something amiss, given the wear pattern on the wheels. (edited) OK. i was probably mis-seeing the evidence of what i was describing as wear on the wheels. Is the center of the wheels relieved? rather than being a wear artifact? So the wheels are bearing to each side of...
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    Boring a taper?

    That's pretty funny. :) Personally, i think the lathe is best, probably followed by tilted rotary on mill if you do not have big enough lathe; and a D-bit reamer is not at all difficult to make if it devolves to that and you have access to a surface or T & C grinder. However, i have noticed...
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    Replacing hardened steel slide rods on Wadkin Radial Arm Saw

    Completely agree, but if there is nothing missing, that is a really poor design. It bothers me that the bearings are only contacting at the centers, too; especially despite obvious wear on the wheels. I would expect the wheels to bear on a line on both sides, with the center not contacting the...
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    Replacing hardened steel slide rods on Wadkin Radial Arm Saw

    Do you have means to estimate how hard the existing rods are? If they are not actually fully case hardened, with your available equipment you might find it easier to deal with "Turned-Ground-Polished" (TGP) 4140 prehard which is about 28 - 34 RC. Quite hard compared to annealed or "normal" mild...
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    OT:(any remaining) slate mines in PA?

    Mark- Love that area! Though it was interesting to travel in bright green, almost tropical countryside in technicolor; then enter the tunnel & come out the top to see the world had all gone black & white. I have some photos of slate tips, but...they look like slate tips.... :) smt
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