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    Probably made by Hemco. We have a couple DoAll...

    Probably made by Hemco. We have a couple DoAll dial bore guages and by my research, Hemco made them under the DoAll brand. I was trying to find replacement tips for ours and found that they were...
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    I've done it before. The only harm would be if it...

    I've done it before. The only harm would be if it slid into your tail-stock and tool bits collided or it kept sliding and pushed something off the end of the bed. Especially on bigger lathes with...
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    I have replaced a few broken or missing vials,...

    I have replaced a few broken or missing vials, but they were all on (IMO) low accuracy tools like combination square heads, so i wasn't too concerned about how precise they seated. If the bubble was...
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    I've never done a large cast surface plate but...

    I've never done a large cast surface plate but would like to get one eventually and I'll need to be able to check it. My understanding is that you can use a smaller calibrated surface to print and...
  5. Bump. Any other ideas?

    Bump. Any other ideas?
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    I've got a similar old blue Biax. It has the...

    I've got a similar old blue Biax. It has the chrome knurled nut to attach the motor, but a different motor, and it has a blue steel case, so I think it was a slightly newer generation, but I think...
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    I didn't catch that typo. Osborne makes leather...

    I didn't catch that typo. Osborne makes leather working tools and while they might be used else-ware too, those pieces would probably do better aimed at a leather working forum. They're a bit like...
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    I wonder if the bed might have been re-surfaced...

    I wonder if the bed might have been re-surfaced at some point and they re stamped the numbers? The could have stamped the last digits wrong.

    My company manufactures a machine that was first...
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    I've had decent success with e-z out bits, but...

    I've had decent success with e-z out bits, but they are not a cure-all. They're a good way to grab hold of a broken bolt, but they will not help you loosen a seized bolt. You also need to consider...
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    What do the screws do? Are they for adjustment,...

    What do the screws do? Are they for adjustment, or do they just keep junk from getting in the spanner holes?
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    They come in handy, but I know a lot of...

    They come in handy, but I know a lot of machinists that can't give them away. I think they'd be lucky to get $75 for the collection.
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    Typically we have something to send out every 6...

    Typically we have something to send out every 6 months and mostly it's been Starret and Mitutoyo stuff. There are times that I get a no-quote on a tool because parts are not available for it, but so...
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    Dumbest one was we had a couple of pallet jacks...

    Dumbest one was we had a couple of pallet jacks getting kits put into them. One ended up on the scrap truck while I was out of the shop. When I asked about It he got the 'oops, I F'd up," look and he...
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    I'd definitely buy used quality tools before I...

    I'd definitely buy used quality tools before I buy cheaper import ones. I like getting tools that can be serviced when things go wrong, and often you can't do that even with the "really good" import...
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    At our old shop we were something like an hour...

    At our old shop we were something like an hour drive away from the nearest scrap yard, and those yards were just small time transfer stations, so they didn't give top dollar. We had a couple...
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    I'm not sure how it is post-covid around here. I...

    I'm not sure how it is post-covid around here. I actually need to get a load over to our favorite yard to free up some barrels. Our scrapper is just around the corner from us (less than 1/4 mile) so...
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    I always spread a thin coat of NLGI#2 (generic...

    I always spread a thin coat of NLGI#2 (generic axle grease) between the two when they're apart.
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    After getting some advise on here, I used the...

    After getting some advise on here, I used the lube routine for our South Bend Heavy 10 since it was similar construction, and adjusted it to fit the machines heavier slower build.

    I keep 3 cans...
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    I'd guess earlier than 1900. My 1909 Hendey has...

    I'd guess earlier than 1900. My 1909 Hendey has an early 10,000 range serial.
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    Inserts are nice for being able to instantly fix...

    Inserts are nice for being able to instantly fix a chip'd or worn cutting edge, but I think it's important for new guys to learn to grind their own cutting tools. It saves money, but more...
  21. We build a machine that's been on the market for...

    We build a machine that's been on the market for over 100 years and we had a customer buy a couple that would be sent to a factory in China. We were a little apprehensive at first, but decided to go...
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    ^^^ 100% agree. The stuff pops up on Ebay...

    ^^^ 100% agree. The stuff pops up on Ebay periodically and it is "rare" in the sense that it takes time to scrounge up the correct size of bearing or pulley and the industrial decorators don't care...
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    Problem Solved!:) I was trying to find the...

    Problem Solved!:)

    I was trying to find the contactor for the lead in the Wire Feed unit, then realized it wasn't in there, it was in the main power supply, and that it had an on/off switch....
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    Ok, so the feed inconsistency was an easy fix....

    Ok, so the feed inconsistency was an easy fix. There was some grit/oil on the wheels and the tension was maxed out. I cleaned the wheels and backed off the tension and it's feeding consistently. I...
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    Come to think of it, we did replace the gun and...

    Come to think of it, we did replace the gun and cable assembly a while back, so It could be something was connected wrong? It feeds in pulses at times, so there's definitely something wrong. I don't...
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