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  1. Deerhurst

    Need help learning True Trace/making it work

    So nobody here has run one of these or can figure out how to dignose it? I find that hard to believe. Edit: Well, figured it out. It helps to make sure the phases are right so the motor turns the right way....
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    How to secure parts at home or shop.

    Gun ain't worth much if you don't know if it shoots. IMHO, barely worth scrap price at that point. As far as securing parts such as small gun parts and tooling/jigs, I don't know anyone that actually secures those parts unless they are worth quite a bit. What's the average theif gonna do with...
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    Need help learning True Trace/making it work

    I have a big ol BP tracer mill (9x60 table) from 1980 with Synchro Trace 2 and finally got it powered last night. I know the system works (or worked) as I ran it as power feeds at the shop I bought it from before I purchased. It's got manual controls so I can use it in the meantime. Mostly...
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    I believe that member Gewehr98 has passed

    Unfortunately I believe I read the same thing. Sorry to hear he passed.
  5. Deerhurst

    Need a little tracer mill help

    I just got my BP tracer mill wired up (yay!! Took long enough!) And while doing a function check noticed I'm not getting any movement at the table. The machine is a Syncho-Trace 2 with manual controls. I tried exercising the Z axis with "Trace" and "Retract" with no movement. Tried doing feed...
  6. Deerhurst

    Face Mill on Bridgeport Series 1 Mill

    One of the guys at work got one of those fancy aggressive cutters for his mill. I've borrowed it a few times for various non steel materials and I'm blown away. I need one for me. I was taking 0.150" cuts at 1600RPM in aluminum with no cutting oil running the power feed as fast as possible...
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    Motor rebuilders? Motor replacement?

    Sorry this took a while but I finally got pics from them. This is the little lathe we are trying to breathe life back into!
  8. Deerhurst

    Bridgeport true trace parts. Any use for them?

    I'd hold on to the tracer hydro system and the hydro motors for the hand cranks. Folks like me that have tracer mills that also work manually may need parts eventually. I meant to say in my last post that the tracer machines without hand cranks are less desirable and a PITA to convert if you...
  9. Deerhurst

    Bridgeport true trace parts. Any use for them?

    What parts do you have and what do you need? Might be able to get one of the.mqchines with hand knobs for a decent price and have spares that way. I have a 1980 True Trace II machine. I have not seen much for parts or info for the tracer unit. From what I hear Hardinge will disavow all knowledge.
  10. Deerhurst

    Rare Breed

    There are a couple printable 3pos FART setups floating around. They have some sort of disconnector that ignores the bar in semi and basically slide when in FART mode. I'll have to go look back at the CAD I have on those. I should take apart my buddies FART and see how it works. Making it have a...
  11. Deerhurst

    What leveling feet do I need?

    I can mostly comfortably get to the drawbar on a standard series 1 and this thing is about the same hight. the thick base series 1 at work I cannot reach the drawbar on and it's about 4 inches taller than the standard ones. I've got a step stool anyways. The asked is starting to buckle and...
  12. Deerhurst

    Motor rebuilders? Motor replacement?

    It is a foot mount. The stupid heavy door attached to a plate comes open and releases tension on the belt drive. I'll see what I can do for overall pics too. It's a neat little lathe but fairly tired and dirty. They have been doing good cleaning it but it needs some more TLC.
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    Motor rebuilders? Motor replacement?

    I forgot about my post here! I suggested a VFD but they already had the phase a matic. I will see if I can get pics. Easier for them to send pics than me drive out there just for a photo or two.
  14. Deerhurst

    Motor rebuilders? Motor replacement?

    Friend of mine at work's husband got a little old European lathe. Its built like a little tank complete with tracer and onboard coolant. Its probably a 10x30 or similar. Its a little guy but massively heavy in a complete cast chassis. Long story short they wired up their static phase...
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    What leveling feet do I need?

    I like the stall mat idea. Might even have some spare over at my parent's ranch. Sorry, havnt been on the computer in a while. As for the put it on 4x4s, Im too short. Cant reach the drawbar and dont want to have to step up and down on a platform all the time.
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    What leveling feet do I need?

    I'm 5'8". The conveyor belt, is it like a thinner equestrian stall mat? Maybe a piece of that for both of us to stand on? 5' jbar on the wall and 8' I can borrow from work if needed.
  17. Deerhurst

    What leveling feet do I need?

    I probably aught to just put it down and see if things roll off first then. No holes for coolant drain on the foot. It's a little taller than most of the series 1 machines I run. One I don't because the foot of the casting is 6+ inches thick and I can't even reach the top of the head! Don't...
  18. Deerhurst

    Would lengthy blackouts create new manufacturing opportunities?

    Calculation wasn't done by volume as you are doing but by weight. Trillions of pounds is significantly different than trillions of cubic feet. About 52 times different! (~52.7lbs per cubic foot of ice). It's what, 7? 8? Gallons of water in a cubic foot of ice? I used the numbers in the article...
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    What leveling feet do I need?

    Yes, old tracer mill. The delivery record I have from it from BP in 1980 calls it s Series 1 Heavy Duty. Good source for conveyor belt rubber? Might be worth while. I'm thinking I should just get some feet and build my own setup be it with or without cross bars.
  20. Deerhurst

    What leveling feet do I need?

    I don't care what the Karen's have to say about my setup. I am not subject to them, OSHA or any other useless regulations. Not worth my time to even pretend. The machine has to go on the floor somehow. It will have to move at least twice more in my life so I want to make sure I can get it off...
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