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  1. Reading up on it more, there's a thread from...

    Reading up on it more, there's a thread from 2013. Pretty informative with different insights from some big brains. The whole thread is a good read:
    2 collar lathe test question
  2. Ah, finally answers I can grasp, lol. I...

    Ah, finally answers I can grasp, lol. I appreciate the replies. No joke I couldn't find a reason people thought this method worked. I even watched a 30 minute video and didn't get that out of it:...
  3. My problem with the two collar method, as I...

    My problem with the two collar method, as I understand it anyway, is it only shows the amount of inaccuracy of a work piece over a given distance. It does not tell you why, or how.

    In simplest...
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    Voltage by itself is not a problem. But what is...

    Voltage by itself is not a problem. But what is the voltage ? How many amps does that motor need to run .

    If you're not sure, how fat are wires/cables to run motor ? What size wires ?

    If the...
  5. Hey, when we don't have exact tools for...

    Hey, when we don't have exact tools for everything under the sun, we do what we have to. You're boring bar trick is a perfect example. You probably got it within thousandths, instead of a 1/4" away....
  6. I don't disagree, im not super in love with...

    I don't disagree, im not super in love with shimming. But mis alignment is worse imo.

    Alternatives grind and scrape are expensive.

    In marine industry for alignments there's an opoxy called...
  7. I'd prefer a 12" test bar for tailstock, because...

    I'd prefer a 12" test bar for tailstock, because the greater length will let you see the variance more. Plus with tailstock retracted, slop in casting and spindle will be less of a factor.

    But we...
  8. In theory, you are right. In reality, no. Be it...

    In theory, you are right. In reality, no. Be it original machining, warpage of machine over 80 years, im not sure. But I'll bet you a dollar the headstock is out of align with ways.

    The best part...
  9. Sitting on vee ways you wouldn't think so. But...

    Sitting on vee ways you wouldn't think so. But both HS and TS can have a slight right or left turn.

    As an example to correct HS. If it was pointed slightly left. . . To correct you would shim...
  10. I know for a fact a SB 16 HS taper is a special...

    I know for a fact a SB 16 HS taper is a special SB proprietary taper. 9a im not sure. But i know and recommend a company that makes test bars for SB tapers, I'll look them up tonight, to post their...
  11. For visual representation of what I mean, I drew...

    For visual representation of what I mean, I drew a pic. Yeah, quit laughing I'm not an artist, lol:

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    With the current tool you are measuring a straight line between two centers.

    In...
  12. He's pretty well known in these forums, but...

    He's pretty well known in these forums, but mostly hangs out in the "machine reconditioning, scraping, and inspection" section of the forums when he's active.

    His classes are usually held at...
  13. First thing I wanted to do was to get slider to...

    First thing I wanted to do was to get slider to actually slide nice through hanger.

    I first went over the part carefully with a file to de-burr. Then I stuck the slider on my running lathe in a 3...
  14. Working on the slider that goes through hanger,...

    Working on the slider that goes through hanger, and controls thrust of rear crossfeed screw.

    You can see two different versions. The one on the left is a newer style, and has a counter bore on...
  15. The threads on the back plate, being new, most...

    The threads on the back plate, being new, most likely needed to wear in to spindle threads a bit. Or the collar that stops back plate from spinning any further on spindle.

    I'd leave chuck off....
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    Yes they are compatible, though fit and finish...

    Yes they are compatible, though fit and finish may be slightly off. But you should be able to mix and match anyway you like. If you check, or cross reference most will tell you they are compatible...
  17. Not intimately familiar with yours, but based on...

    Not intimately familiar with yours, but based on what I see, and knowing how mine came out, I would expect crossfeed screw to just push through toward your wall.

    If you are trying to get inside...
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    You know how it is. . . Naturally after paying...

    You know how it is. . . Naturally after paying for a new tool post, this pops up on ebay, lol:

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    Its supposed to be frozen, and someone put a bead of weld on the tee slot of tee nut, But...
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    Buying new CA is definitely more. But used I'm...

    Buying new CA is definitely more.

    But used I'm finding it a push on prices.

    It's all too late for me now as I've committed anyway, lol. A new CA Aloris tool post shipped for $595.
    Used Aloris...
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    I feel my 16 is pretty rigid, where we are...

    I feel my 16 is pretty rigid, where we are lacking is horse power to spindle. We won't get 5hp or better to spindle to truly utilize all the strength of 1" tools. As spindle is belt driven, a larger...
  21. This 2H lathe I feel more personally invested in,...

    This 2H lathe I feel more personally invested in, and it had a lot of original extras to begin with. The other 16" I'm also fond of, but will most likely sell it to clear space when finished.

    I...
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    For those interested and shopping around, Ajax...

    For those interested and shopping around, Ajax Tool Supply is an online seller that has their own site, as well as selling on ebay. They sell Aloris, Dorian, Phase II, and economy chinese under their...
  23. One thing I wanted to address on taper attachment...

    One thing I wanted to address on taper attachment was the oil holes in main hanger, for the slider that cross feed goes through. I'm doing two Taper attachments at once, and on both, the oil holes...
  24. Moving along, got a lot of the bulk cleaning,...

    Moving along, got a lot of the bulk cleaning, de-burring, and prep done to most of taper attachment pieces.

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    One funny thing. With inner dial in and apron up, as well as being I'll say...
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    If given options, I lean toward bigger and...

    If given options, I lean toward bigger and heavier for stability/rigidness. My question would be how much height do you have to work with over spindle. In most cases, probably not an issue. But if...
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