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    Silver Mfg 36 inch Bandsaw

    It's been a very long time since I've been active on PM, so hopefully I won't be in violation of any rules (which I have reviewed). I have been gifted a 1924 Silver Mfg 36 inch bandsaw, purchased new by Mathis Yachts of Camden NJ, later renamed Trumpy which moved to Gloucester NJ, and...
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    Source of long decimal rules?

    We use 6 & 8 foot rules for several machines/processes and fractional ones are simply a PIA. I've not been able to find any that are decimal in longer lengths. I've checked Mcmaster, MSC and Grainger, and nothing decimal. Anyone know where to find them? Thanks, John
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    B and S No 2 Grinder

    I posted this in the 'Antique Machines for Sale' post I've been commenting on (and finally added the pictures I took the other night) but I've not gotten any response, so figured a standalone post might be in order. I picked up this B&S #2 grinder (from that group of machines), and hope that...
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    Brazing in an oven - Can I use an Inert gas?

    I need to braze stainless washers to brass hose ferrules, and based on what I have learned (and experimented with), doing these in an oven would be the ideal way to go. My question is - can I use an inert gas to avoid the oxidation, but not impact the flux functionality? I'm using SRA...
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    Limted Slip/Constant Torque Device Needed

    I've been searching on and off for a long time trying to find the perfect (or even close) device to apply a constant drag on a spinning shaft. We wind wire coils off of 6" dia spools (16-26 awg wire). As the spool rotates, the variation in the wire from drawing and respooling causes the tension...
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    Royersford Excelsior 21

    This is a new thread following the Mystery DP thread I started recently. http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/showthread.php/mystery-dp-183005.html I'm going to continue the story here as I bring it back to working order. For those that did not follow the other thread, I found it at a steel...
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    Mystery DP?

    Maybe not a mystery to some of you, but it is to me. I'm not even sure if it is truly a camelback, or not. It might be had cheap, although it's been in a covered, but open, shed for quite some time I suspect. Nothing turned by hand, although I don't think it would take much effort to change...
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    SB9A Project - Parting Out

    As much as I hate to part it all out, no-one seems to want to take over the project. Refer to the images for the item number details. I'll update this picture every day or 2 blocking out the items that have sold. High resolution: http://www.quartzinfrared.com/picture_library/SB9-parts.jpg...
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    FS SB9A Project package

    SB9A Lathe project that was not finished as I found a newer, better one for a price that was to hard to pass up. This started as a whole functional lathe (SN 154804, 9/1/1944, 9” x 4’, No. 444-A) that turned out to be worn out. About 60 thou bed wear, spindle gear teeth half worn, QCGB sloppy...
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    Questions on Thinning the SB9 Herd

    I've accumulated an extra 1 1/2 lathes worth of SB9 parts in my quest for a lathe capable of doing some light production (my own) and repair/fab work. I think it's now time to unload it, but not really sure if anyone would even want some of the parts. I'm looking for suggestions on the best way...
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    B&S Mill parts?

    I got these 2 parts with a BP Round Ram mill, and they clearly don't go to it. The 'center rod' is about 13" long, with the taper portion 5.125" long, minor diameter of 1.045" and major of 1.260". The only markings are # 36 in the keyway, and "B&S Mill" engraved on the knurled ring. The other...
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    Wells Mfg Co Dial Indicator

    I found this in a drawer of a Union Tool Chest I got on ebay a while ago, and am finally getting around to learning more about it. It is clearly marked as Wells Mfg Co of Comptche CA, although I can't find anything about them. There is a Wells Dental in Comptche that makes dental lathes and...
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    Starrett Mic ID

    I'm trying to determine the specifics of the mic pictured below. I picked it up last year for under $100 at a very old shop in Philly that had been closed for over 25 years, and was finally being cleaned out. It was the back half of a rather impressive stone home in Bala Cynwd, and the shop...
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    Looking for Deep Hose Ferrules

    Not sure this is the best place for this, but figured I'd start here. I have a need for small quantities of hose ferrules that are extra long (1.5"), but the longest I can find are 1". An ID of about .750, wall thickness not critical, nor is pierced hole size. Material can be brass, aluminum or...
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    SB9 Production Cross Slide

    I posted about my SB9 that I got a while back ('a keeper'), and am finally getting around to putting the Production Cross Silde to use. There have been several threads recently regarding T-Slot Cross Slides, most notably Paula's (a work of art, as usual from her), another from CNC-Joe, and not...
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    9A QC Gear Box Felt

    I know this topic has been discussed to death, but I can't find a the answer to a few simple questions: Where to find the 5/32 round felt in the oil passages? Mcmaster only has 1/8 and 3/16. Has anyone cleaned and reused them? 2 of them came out fairly clean after pumping solvent through the...
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    Where to find SS Wrenches

    I'm looking for a basic set of stainless steel combination wrenches, 5/16 - 3/4 preferably. I found plenty of ratchet types, but the entire ratchet assy is not stainless, and defeats the purpose. They're cheap, at under $50, but not what I'm looking for. I did find 1 set, but at nearly $300 they...
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    Tapered threads without a taper attachment?

    After fighting yet another battle with brass draincocks with rusted steel handles, I've decided to try to make my own solution for the problem. I want to do away with the 'T' handle entirely and have a hex body instead. These are on various parts of boat engines and exhaust, and a number of them...
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    Turret Tooling, DIY?

    I recently posted my latest acquisition, "9A Keeper", which came with the turret accessory. Now that I'm almost ready to fire it up, I need some suggestions on the toolholders for the turret. As far as I know (did not pony up the $50 to Leblond) the turret is original to the lathe, so for now...
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    LeBlond SN data for free ends

    For those that might not see my recent posts in the Serial Number thread. Initial response to SN data request, from DeWitt: You may purchase a copy of the serial card for $50.00 by emailing me your name, address and credit card information. LeBlond Ltd accepts American Express, Discover Card...
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