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    Reading Suggestions

    VERY WELL SAID, Neanderthal; I came into the manual Machinist world about the time Tech schools were shifting to CNC training and Manual Machinist training had all but completely disappeared; so I can assure you I have spent countless hours deep in a priceless collection of many...
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    Electric motor bearings

    Well said, guysthatbrew; Light Quantity of grease, and High Quality of grease. Very simple!
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    Lodge and Shipley lathe from 1919 for sale, SC.

    John, I am truly mesmerized by the mass of the gears in these massive machines; [ What what those guys thinking?] I have 2 Lodge and Shipley's & 3 late model Leblonds ; and I feel like I'm working on a jeweler's lathe when I open the headstock of those Leblond lathes after I have spent a...
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    14" Lodge & shipley ball stop missing

    Collings, I forgot to mention that part earlier. In most cases that arrowed part will always be a brass round insert under the thumb screw to give a solid stop for the mechanism without the risk of steel to steel contact that would scare the surface of the micrometer ball stop outer...
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    Reading Suggestions

    Gordy, send me a PM, I'll get you a list of some 15 to 20 books I have come across on ebay that have guided me over the last 20+ years, in addition to the priceless instructions from the veteran Machinist I was so fortunate to be exposed to. I believe their were 1 or 2 manuals that...
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    Powermatic MVN spindle rebuild - or not?

    Just run the kid at low RPM for a while to disperse the extra lube and then watch for any heat build up. FWIW; a 55 yr retired veteran Master Machinist set my Millrite up 20 yrs ago and spoke very highly of the 'miniature' machines capabilities, not to mention the 2 lb chips he peeled off with...
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    Powermatic MVN spindle rebuild - or not?

    Here's a pic of the Burke Millrite I had. Many years ago. I believe it had a 27" Table. Must have been a lot of short Machinist back in the day! Needless to say; it was a strong, solid and capable Mill for its size. Lucky 7, if you search out Powermatic mill, they were always Green with the...
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    Lodge and Shipley lathe from 1919 for sale, SC.

    Haa! Noticed the ' Sold' listing as well!! Thanks Just for the record; I was checking on the old beast for a Student I'm currently training; & 'That's my story and I'm Sticking to it'!!! :D
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    Powermatic MVN spindle rebuild - or not?

    Well, actually its a Burke, and must be why Powermatic put their name on it! That Millrite is probably one of the finest undersized Bports ever built. Cut my teeth on one many, many years ago. I seem to recall we actually ran a spindle oil on those models. Been too many years. Hopefully...
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    Lodge and Shipley lathe from 1919 for sale, SC.

    Bob, how close are you to that LS lathe?
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    Electric motor bearings

    Ultra, Its perfectly OK to put double sealed bearings in the motor but be certain they are premium brand and not a china import. I've got Powermatic machine motors that are 25++ yrs old that are still with their original motor bearings, but only because they used high grade bearings with...
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    Lathe DRO retrofit - single axis vs dual?

    Doug, I think you will have to look at the long term expectations of a system that you install. I have never run any digital systems other than Accurite, Anilam, and Mitutoyo during my career, and always had a great experience with their Tech support specialist when a need occurred. Many...
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    Lathe DRO retrofit - single axis vs dual?

    Kretz, I definitely agree on the crossfeed math capabilities! Unfortunately I am still running the earlier Mitutoyos on both Lodge and Shipley's and who knows when I'll ever gets those updated! Haa I believe there are still (2) new Mitutoyo systems still left in inventory as a result of a...
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    Lathe DRO retrofit - single axis vs dual?

    You youngsters are spoiling yourselves with all these flashy electronics; :D But I'm here to tell you; if the lathe doesn't have a Z axis Scale in place; it's going out the door on Crlist for FREE! :wall:
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    Lathe DRO retrofit - single axis vs dual?

    I believe you will find in many cases on cross slide; the bulky glass scales mounted on shorter 30" & 42" between center lathes, you will occasionally run into clearance issues with tailstock use near that scale; as a result i finally removed that scale on my 14 x 30 L & S. Lighter duty...
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    Lathe DRO retrofit - single axis vs dual?

    Sparky, the z axis scale is a simple install on the 13 Southbend as I have my 16" outfitted as well. Still prefer to run my dials on all crossfeed operations. You'll wish you had installed sooner once you've run the Dro a month or two. Both Lodge and Shipleys as well as the Leblonds are out...
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    Meca universal dividing head D3627

    I have a model D7862 Meca, and am afraid you're not going to find much online. Hopefully a few members have these units and some info. Send a PM and we can compare models. Good luck with your search! Johnny
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    Pillow bearing massive failure

    Overland, I will check my Fafnir flange and pillow bearing collection tomorrow and see if I have any large enough to give you the added load range you might need. Will give you a call soon as I can
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    L&S American L1 spindle nose

    Collings, I have the 14" and the 16" model A (early & late 40's) and have followed these versions for many years and have never encountered a single one of those dead center collets nor do my original manuals reference that specific part other than a full machine picture showing the...
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    Just in case you've never seen a Chinese Starrett box label before.

    Have bought older Starrett on occasion but Mitutoyo electronics and mic's have never let me down!
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