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    1893 patent Barker beam caliper

    The craftsmanship on these is fabulous. I just fell into a large collection of old measuring tools (50-60yrs) from a company that is moving and they did not want to bother with them. Most are no longer accurate so I hope to make them into a large wall piece/shadow box. One of them is the...
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    Starett Calipers

    well apparently I need glasses. It is definitely a Helios Only place a screw appears to have ever existed was on the back of the dial (see the pic at top of thread). That aside, cost to refurbish does not warrant having the work done. Going to donate this to a local bike shop it is large enough...
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    OT: CRC brake cleaner - safe on rubber bellows / rubber accordian, plastic , acrylic?

    I know for a fact on certain plastics is does cause some deformation almost like a solvent Not sure on what type of plastics but it has happened to me on other things
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    Starett Calipers

    To answer some questions Title says starret its a Fowler my mistake Already took it apart to inspect the rack and teeth they were clean Turns out the glass and dial are loose inside the bezel i can rotate them by hand looks like it would have to be rebuilt so pinged a company for an estimate
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    Starett Calipers

    That was my first thoughts too but it is not moving in the slightest, and the amount of force it would take seems more than reasonable. And I twisted it pretty hard
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    Starett Calipers

    Back of dial
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    Starett Calipers

    There is no model # to be found nor a place for a set screw
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    Starett Calipers

    I recently acquired a collection of used but in good condition calipers and other tools by Fowler. MY question is the large caliper I have doesnt allow the dial to be moved to set to 0 when the calipers are closed. Is this a normal thing for Fowler calipers? Never owned on before so I simply...
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    LeBlond Lathe Thread Cutting

    Using the right control makes all the difference.....
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    LeBlond Lathe Thread Cutting

    Thank you yes the feed screw is always disengaged, I was using the other lever for the horizontal movement instead of the half nut (because I am a half wit) but went out and did it correctly and whadayaknow...it works!!
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    LeBlond Lathe Thread Cutting

    i actually have a hard copy of that file but it was hard to read and well.... I am dense sometimes, like lead but worse because I can drive.
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    LeBlond Lathe Thread Cutting

    Thank you everyone for your replies I was able to ID the root cause of my problem. There was an interfacing issue within the drive and control surfaces of the machine that were affecting the implementation of the correct execution of mechanisms on the lathe to perform their corrective actions...
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    LeBlond Lathe Thread Cutting

    If you mean the one above the orange arrow yes I am able to cut threads they just never match the tpi count I expected based on the brass plate
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    Looking for a fellow Leblond Dual Drive Mk1 owner

    I think this is what your looking for double check on the range though this goes up to 224
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    LeBlond Lathe Thread Cutting

    I have a very old LeBlond 15" lathe circa 1938 per the serial number. I am trying to figure out the threading quick change. Based on the setting from the feed plate this combination should net me 13tpi. Orange arrow is middle position, blue arrows are the sliding gear and quick change lever...
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    Thread gauges

    That is what I need, just did not know the correct term, thanks for the clarification. Scored a mitutoyo, and found a brown & sharp one my box of inherited tools. That was a nice surprise.
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    Thread gauges

    Looking for a source (USA , German or Japanese) for SAE thread gauges. Something like this but all I find is made in China and I was something that I can trust will be more accurate like starett or something along those lines.
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    Smalll tap guide

    Any chance you can throw up either the amazon link of descriptions so we can see what it looks like?
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    Leblonde Lathe

    Already have the book the issue is the reference plates on the machines are very hard to read so that's where the time suck comes in making sure I have stuff in the right spot for the desired results.
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    Leblonde Lathe

    So it has been some time since an update was posted to this thread. Since I last was here I have: Replaced the cross feed screw and nut Upsized my tool holder to a BXA type and that just seems to be working much better in both tooling options and ease of use for the lathe size, I think the other...
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