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  1. Absolutely the motor mount plate is far from...

    Absolutely the motor mount plate is far from flat. And it's attached to a very awkward part of the frame of this old camelback type drill press. I'm sure if it were practical to machine the motor...
  2. scraping a 10x10" plate flat - starting with a raw casting

    I'm working on a motor mount for an antique 1hp GE motor patent date 1912. On the machine, it had all kinds of washers and shims stuffed underneath it because the machine's cast motor mount is...
  3. That's a pretty convincing argument, Richard. I...

    That's a pretty convincing argument, Richard. I will attempt to add zigzag to my oil grooves and may also flake the bottom of the compound so it can retain more oil. Thank you for sharing your...
  4. My suggestion is to take him into the shop and...

    My suggestion is to take him into the shop and let him watch as you make a part the old way and the new way. While the machines are running you can explain about the importance of balancing design...
  5. I had a machinist friend who wound up with a...

    I had a machinist friend who wound up with a Sheldon no. 0 horizontal mill. He removed the spindle and made a whole new R8 spindle on his CNC lathe.

    Different approach. Either way costs money.
    ...
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    Is that machine fitted with a reversing switch?

    Is that machine fitted with a reversing switch?
  7. Actually, it's a Nardini 1440E Mascote from 1991,...

    Actually, it's a Nardini 1440E Mascote from 1991, one of the green ones. These are well respected machines and almost never found in home shops.

    I have a new theory. My new theory is that inside...
  8. I guess I should have posted this picture before....

    I guess I should have posted this picture before. This is the bottom of the compound. You can see the 0.159" holes towards the left end of the oil grooves.
    ...
  9. The holes admitted a 0.159" pin gauge but not a...

    The holes admitted a 0.159" pin gauge but not a 0.160" pin gauge.

    I'll pull the compound and look at the hole/oil groove interface. Maybe there's some flashing or something.

    metalmagpie
  10. Really good guess, very shrewd. But my holes...

    Really good guess, very shrewd. But my holes connect directly to oil grooves. I'll try your red rag trick.

    metalmagpie
  11. I got a little farther today but am not any...

    I got a little farther today but am not any closer to understanding. Here's the scenario: on top of my compound are 3 ball oilers. Two are on the outsides and pass oil to the slideways. The third...
  12. Good idea. But sadly it doesn't work. When I try...

    Good idea. But sadly it doesn't work. When I try to apply oil normally, I get a little puddle of oil on top of the oiler. If I push the ball down slightly the puddle just sits there.

    My compound...
  13. I prefer a vintage General Electric...

    I prefer a vintage General Electric Grill/Wafflebaker. Lest you think I don't know how to spell, see:

    http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/wafflebaker.jpg

    Mine isn't quite as fast as the George...
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    I could hardly disagree more. That's if you are...

    I could hardly disagree more. That's if you are willing to learn a little about what you're doing. If you insist in operating in blind ignorance then the above advice is sound. I learned to operate a...
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    And such a trivial machine to recondition - look...

    And such a trivial machine to recondition - look at how quick Keith Rucker's planer is coming together. :-)

    metalmagpie
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    Blazemaster, PM is incoming.

    Blazemaster, PM is incoming.
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    The plot thickens. I drained and flushed...

    The plot thickens. I drained and flushed (somewhat) the oil baths. Not real pretty - what came out looked like really nasty gray gravy. I put in some gear oil and retried. Maybe a little quieter but...
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    Thank you, Rich. I don't have any reason to...

    Thank you, Rich. I don't have any reason to believe that the motor was run without proper lubrication which would have caused shaft wear. The journals are brass, so this should have taken the wear...
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    I can certainly use higher viscosity oil. I'm...

    I can certainly use higher viscosity oil. I'm using light spindle oil now. What would you suggest? One guy who rebuilt a repulsion/induction motor on YouTube used Marvel Mystery Oil. Or maybe 90...
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    please help with this old GE motor

    Nameplate:

    http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/nameplateLegible.jpg

    Note the patent date of Nov. 12, 1912.

    http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/inPlaceOriginal.jpg

    This machine came to...
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    WTB flat cast iron piece

    I need to make a cast iron flat plate that finishes out at 8x9-1/2" of 0.375-0.5" thickness. Don't want to pay McMaster's price. If you have one that will fit in a flat rate box, please let me know....
  22. I have found a company that makes oilers in the...

    I have found a company that makes oilers in the size I need. Unfortunately, they are in Germany: albertkuhn.de

    Their product is Modell 532 - Kugeldrucköler, size 1/2.

    Anyone know how I can...
  23. I use lead sheet, the kind roofers use. I wash...

    I use lead sheet, the kind roofers use. I wash them after every use and don't store them in the bath long term. They work fine, no dropoff in current.

    metalmagpie
  24. MSC sells a plate from (China? India?) grade B...

    MSC sells a plate from (China? India?) grade B about $550 plus shipping,
    say $800. I can drive an hour up to Grizzly and pick up this one for $350:
    Grizzly Industrial

    I don't really want a grade...
  25. looking for 24x36" surface plate near or shipped to Seattle

    I see quite a few surface plates come around for sale but they are always on the east coast. Or else they are 5-7X the price and here on the west coast. I can't afford $1200 for a surface plate. I...
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