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    ...a little brushing to do on this motor housing side still.
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    ...love the waxed look. Slow, but steady progress.
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    ...more bare/waxed iron. It's amazing how much moisture comes out of the iron when you heat it up a little.
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    Moisture doesn't come out of the iron......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBoogie View Post
    Moisture doesn't come out of the iron......
    It is my understanding that bare iron (metals) absorb gases, including water vapor. Before waxing, the surface must be heated with a torch to drive out the moisture. That is obviously what is happening.

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    That must be what's happening when I open a cold beer on a hot humid day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBoogie View Post
    That must be what's happening when I open a cold beer on a hot humid day.
    Ha, ha. Well, regardless, I like applying the wax to hot, dry iron. Going to look gorgeous I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morestainless View Post
    The single phase motor is CW/CCW capable, so spindle reverse is only a matter of switch wiring/position. My single phase Logan has a 3 position rotary switch providing spindle reverse. Nice that the 12" L-1 chuck won't go spinning off the spindle nose in reverse, like the threaded 5" Logan chuck likes to do.
    You can use a lock nut on the spindle, behind the clutch to prevent that. A 1/8" - 1/4" thick lock nut would probably work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morestainless View Post
    It is my understanding that bare iron (metals) absorb gases, including water vapor. Before waxing, the surface must be heated with a torch to drive out the moisture. That is obviously what is happening.
    You get water vapour from the combustion of blowtorch gas condensing on the iron surface initially until it warms up and drives it off again. You'll see little, if any condense on the iron surface using an electric hot air gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morestainless View Post
    It is my understanding that bare iron (metals) absorb gases, including water vapor. Before waxing, the surface must be heated with a torch to drive out the moisture. That is obviously what is happening.
    To paraphrase Einstein, 'For every phenomenon there is an explanation which is simple, obvious and wrong'.

    The water vapour most definitely is not coming out of the iron.

    PDW

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    ...starting to look like a lathe.
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    Cleaned up the carriage, installing 4 new Bijur FKA-0 control units and a new oil line. The pump works great now. Have to keep something on the floor to catch all the gear lube drip. My Dad (88) is having a time with the needle scaler.
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    With 6 gallons of Casterol AW 68 anti-wear hydraulic oil and ample Vacuoline 1409 it was ready for the first power on test. I traded the old 5hp single phase motor for a new 5hp three phase motor and run that off a 5 hp, non derated, VFD at 60hz. Smooth shifting and operation through all speeds, with the exception of the large idler gear between the head stock dog clutch shaft and the quick change gearbox, which had some less than perfect teeth repair done that is a bit noisy. Something to eventually fix. The test cuts in mild steel had "good bearings" smooth surface finish. Yeah!

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    Lathe is starting to look nice!

    Can you give me an idea on what a 5HP VFD costs ? Does it go from single to three phase ?

    When I looked in the past, they were really pricey. I'd like to get one for my lathe, short of buying a Phase Perfect.

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    Thanks.

    I paid $146.00 for the VFD + $50 shipping, from China. I'm putting 1ph 230v in and getting 3ph out. No issues. Some noise with CF at 2khz but quiet at 4khz. Seller with 100% + rating. )l

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    Lead screw I made for the taper attachment adjustment.
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    Added small hand wheel. Still need a cross slide screw cover.
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    Need to finish up the foot pads. They work good.
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    Test cut video. Very smooth finish. I'll do some measuring after levelling.
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    Lucky for you that the vendor allowed you to strip the machine down in their works. A couple of years back I and Mac wanted to rescue a very similar size Lang in Wishaw,but the owners were so unhelpful that it went for scrap.

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