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    recycle T&G flooring??

    Sounds not very fun. Doable yes, but oh man. Are you jointing AND planing the faces? I would. Then you’re down to what, like 5/8” thick, by 1-1/2? That’s 4 operations per piece, minimum. Then trimming ends, layout, etc? Oof. But if I were doing this, and trust me, I wouldn’t, I’d work...
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    Taft Pierce No 1 rough table traverse in X axis

    If you posted this a month ago I would have sent you a set of ways, but they went to scrap! I held them for four years, hoping for something like this to come up but I’m moving and they’re gone. Sorry. post a photo of the ways? In an old post I described upsizing the balls. It got me up and...
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    Taft Pierce No 1 rough table traverse in X axis

    Sean, would you be able to post a any photos of your grinder?
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    Taft Pierce No 1 rough table traverse in X axis

    Spaeth, I parted out two other machines to make a good third machine, and both older machines had 14-1/2 PA steel gears to run the rack. The newer one that I use, may be from the 50s, has the 20 degree PA nylon gear. I had not heard that they used micarta but that makes sense.
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    Taft Pierce No 1 rough table traverse in X axis

    That’s the formula for diametrical pitch… I don’t know if there’s a formula to figure out pressure angle from measurable data…
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    Taft Pierce No 1 rough table traverse in X axis

    Also, I can only speculate that they used a nylon gear to make a quieter system.
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    Taft Pierce No 1 rough table traverse in X axis

    Sean, I'm sure others may chime in and maybe correct me, but I think the nylon gear will be a 20 degree PA. The earlier machines had steel gears, and were 14-1/2 deg. does the table look like it matches the machine? if the rack is 14-1/2 and the gear is 20, they wouldn’t mesh the same and...
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    In need of 7/32 od by 50' long stainless rod

    Well, yachting is certainly into aerospace budgets, so be forewarned! It’s a good product, will probably work for your needs.
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    In need of 7/32 od by 50' long stainless rod

    Interested exactly this on the other thread where the OP was asking. Definitely worth calling to rigging suppliers, Navtec may have leads where they can buy the wire.
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    A question for the lathe guys

    Right, but I think if I remember right, the 6mm or so size coils up to a reasonable size. It’s been some years since I’ve worked in that world, but it’s worth a look for the OP.
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    A question for the lathe guys

    I’ve never used these guys, but 7/16 nitronic 50 is available, I’d guess it makes an 8’ coil but they’d know. http://www.sailingservices.com/Rigging/Rod-Rigging/ Navtec I think is the maker of the wire. Good luck
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    A question for the lathe guys

    Mcfish, In the sailing world, many sailboat rigs are made from nitronic 50 wire (before the move to carbon rigging). I know a forestay on a 35 ish foot sailboat would be in the 50’ range, that’s small by rigging standards. Maybe try and find a rigging company that does cold heading and they can...
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    7/16 - 10 LH Acme tap

    I purchased 7/16-10 and 3/8-10 left hand taps from MPI tools online. I haven’t used them yet, they appear to be decently made, and for around $30 each I expect them to perform like the $30 probably import tool that they are.
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    Nichols vertical head wc-234 with drive gear and drawbar for sale

    Sent PMs to both werdi and homefall. Still available.
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    Nichols vertical head wc-234 with drive gear and drawbar for sale

    Will reply to WERDI first, if they pass you’re next in line. Sorry I didn’t see that notification.
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    Nichols vertical head wc-234 with drive gear and drawbar for sale

    Sorry I missed this message somehow. Will send PM
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    Rivett lathe information

    Post a photo, there are quite a few Rivett folks here
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    OT: Nearing move to new shop, need to build or buy drawers or cabinets

    New England drawer, I believe they sell them knocked down for shipping. Very good quality, two-ish week turnaround. There are probably other good drawer folks. I can’t make drawers for anything close to what they charge.
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    Unusual Hendey Tie Bars? No.1 x 30

    I bought the planer from that shop. The guy selling the stuff is a good guy, I am surprised those lathes haven’t sold. Only downside was hauling the machine up a god awful ramp about 3’ high. I was lucky there was a huge fly press in a line with the ramp to rig a chain falls to, and slowly...
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