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  1. jackal

    Not for Sale asking advice

    Have the company buy you a replacement set that meets your satisfaction ( New, slightly used, etc). Looks like the company just acquired the (OD only ) set. Let them deal with the ghost that broke them. Kudos, to your company for offering to make it right.
  2. jackal

    Mobil Vactra #2 Shortage??

    I'm not surprised at that. Back in January when I posted that it said 'Only a few left'
  3. jackal

    Looking for ideas to lubricate 660 bronze bushing.

    I would take an end mill and counterbore a recess on the housing. Then drill and tap for a grease fitting that was below the surface.
  4. jackal

    Dry ice blasting - costs / concerns / questions

    We had a customer one time that brought in a bunch of DC electric motors. The armature were ok, but a couple were covered in carbon. The owner of our company has those bad ones blasted with dry ice. The armature cleaned up, and were ok afterwards. This saved a lot of cleaning and possibly...
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    OT: Impact wrench vs. breaker bar

    Too many quick tire places have young guys that set their impacts on 'kill' instead of 'stun'. We had a local place that did tires and they always ran them up with an impact set on low torque and used a torque wrench to tighten. I really miss that place. We had a customer from an oil field...
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    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    Yeah, It might be easier r to just add to my next McMaster order.
  7. jackal

    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    Thanks Bill. I will probably make some of those 'mushroom pins'. I have a box of old springs that I think I can cut down to make the ones I need.👍👍👍
  8. jackal

    Need Help to Identify Mill

    I ran a Lagun mill 25 years ago that had a LOT of similarities. Same windows on the speed dial ( I know a lot of other mills had them, too). Certain parts of it just look like Lagun.
  9. jackal

    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    Thanks for all the advice. This morning, I went left -right several times with the lever and it twisted off. Look like those large screws with the detent balls are supposed to limit the movement. Without the balls/springs in there, thr lever was turned past the normal limited position...
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    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    Bill, That's the brand of this lathe, but it has a little bit different set up. Thanks for the file, it will help on another lever that I haven't removed ,yet.
  11. jackal

    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    I may try that with some aluminum pieces under it to keep from scratching the plate.
  12. jackal

    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    I wondered about that no springs or steel balls inside. Looks like someone just slapped it back together.
  13. jackal

    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    There is an aluminum threading chart behind this lever. The chart has to come off to expose the socket head bolts for removing the plate.
  14. jackal

    Need advice for pulling this lever off of lathe gearbox

    I bought this lathe a while back and it has some feed problems. This handle needs to come off to get into the gearbox. Can someone tell me if that center threaded hole is a puller hole? I've seen these types of levers on machines, but never really thought about it. I removed the 2 large set...
  15. jackal

    New Shop and financing

    He does assemblies and repair for the local foundries, companies that make batteries, furniture, test & assembly bases for oilfield . Pretty much all job shop work.
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    New Shop and financing

    I have a buddy that didn't have any collateral or assets, and went to a bank for a loan. He financed the whole shebang. Now sometimes, he goes for 5 weeks without a paycheck. He gets a PO from a big company ( $40k) Orders material, (bank pays for it). When halfway thru, company pays 50%. Bank...
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    Reasons for working overtime

    From 2000-2003, I worked for a company that had you work (5) 10 hour days a week as standard. Then there were 4 groups and each group worked 1 Saturday a month. It wasn't bad. When I started they were booming, then everything fell off after about 6 months. They kept on paying overtime...
  18. jackal

    FS- large drill chuck, mics square set, boring head

    For sale: 1) Mitutoyo combination square set. Excellent shape, has a few stains on it. Box is dirty. Not much use. $200 obo 2) Criterion DBL 203 boring head. R8 shank. Good shape $75 obo 3)Jacob's 20N drill chuck. 3/8- 1" has a few scratches, but it's real clean in the bore where a shank...
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