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  1. Dave, many slow speed attachments do attach that...

    Dave, many slow speed attachments do attach that way. I believe W/T machines that are built to take the slow speed unit have a boss as part of the casting that is drilled to accept the threaded rod...
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    At one time (late 1960's when I was attending...

    At one time (late 1960's when I was attending Alfred University), Wellsville was home to a Worthington Pump Plant and an Air Pre-heater plant. Driving through Corning on Route 17, IR had a plant on...
  3. All that being said, it would be nice to see some...

    All that being said, it would be nice to see some of your work.

    Tom B.
  4. The response for not getting the answer he...

    The response for not getting the answer he wanted. Why ask in the first place??

    Tom B.
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    Hi Joe S.-we've exchanged comments on the Garage...

    Hi Joe S.-we've exchanged comments on the Garage Journal Forum and I bought a Prentiss vise from you a while back, tombell572 over there. Joe Michaels' comments are (as usual) right on target. A fine...
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    Emjie, I bit the bullet on my steel nickel-plated...

    Emjie, I bit the bullet on my steel nickel-plated pieces and had them nickel plated as original. That was about 20 years ago (or more). You might check the Gerstner web site for replacements to see...
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    Are you sure it's not an ATHOL vice? Granted...

    Are you sure it's not an ATHOL vice? Granted another base will be extremely hard to find in any case but correcting the name may help.

    Tom B.
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    You might also try the Garage Journal Forum,...

    You might also try the Garage Journal Forum, Vintage Tool section. Many serious collectors there who could probably identify what you've got.

    Tom B.
  9. We await your pictures. Tom B.

    We await your pictures.

    Tom B.
  10. Pictures would be helpful. I usually suggest that...

    Pictures would be helpful. I usually suggest that people wanting info on older vices check out the Garage Journal Forum, the massive "Vices of Garage Journal" thread in the General Tool Discussion...
  11. I use a Porter Cable head on an older flat belt...

    I use a Porter Cable head on an older flat belt Burke #4 horizontal. Made an arbor with shaft extending through the rear of the spindle and link it to the P/C drive shaft with a roller chain and...
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    I would be interested in the entire gear case...

    I would be interested in the entire gear case enclosure in addition to the door if that has survived. I need the whole assembly, so if you just have the door, I'll pass. Thanks.

    Tom B.
  13. Great to hear from you, Rick. An unusual little...

    Great to hear from you, Rick. An unusual little steamer brought back to life--excellent work as usual.

    Tom B.
  14. If you like steam locomotives, the Oregon Rail...

    If you like steam locomotives, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland (Our Locomotives :: Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation) is interesting. Two operable steam locomotives, one under restoration...
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    I fail to understand why an old flat belt machine...

    I fail to understand why an old flat belt machine in seemingly nice condition is criticized as obsolete in an antique machinery forum. Did I miss the point??

    Tom B.
  16. Click on your screen name at top of page. Then...

    Click on your screen name at top of page. Then click on Forum Actions, then Edit Profile.

    Tom B.
  17. B/W--please fix your location. BTW, amusing...

    B/W--please fix your location. BTW, amusing screen name.

    Tom B.
  18. Adrian, welcome to the PM Forum--you're in the...

    Adrian, welcome to the PM Forum--you're in the right place. I've had a Snyder D/P similar to yours for about 20 years and its great for hogging out large holes. I run it with a 1 1/2 horse GE motor...
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    Not sure about the value of the vise and repair...

    Not sure about the value of the vise and repair combined but Kevin's work shows up frequently on the massive "vise" thread on the Garage Journal Forum. His work appears excellent and he's got a lot...
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    I've passed this suggestion along before: check...

    I've passed this suggestion along before: check out the "Vises" thread at The Garage Journal Board - Powered by vBulletin. Many serious vise collectors there with a vast body of knowledge about older...
  21. Bill, that Windsor is beautiful! The casting...

    Bill, that Windsor is beautiful! The casting details are classic and the machine appears quite complete. I love to see great old machines going to good homes.

    Tom B.
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    Gits, of course, is the traditional and current...

    Gits, of course, is the traditional and current maker of these oil cups. I believe the caps on older ones were nickel plated. Current ones appear zinc plated and, yes, cheaper made. I also like...
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    Could he have really meant Acme? Tom B.

    Could he have really meant Acme?

    Tom B.
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    Zef, don't hit the drawbar too hard since it may...

    Zef, don't hit the drawbar too hard since it may damage the threads on the arbor end. I made a round steel bar with an inserted brass end. I remove the drawbar, insert this bar and hit the...
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    Certainly pictures would be necessary as a...

    Certainly pictures would be necessary as a minimum. Please look at the "Sticky" by SouthBendModel34 at the beginning of this forum for some helpful photo guidelines. Also, perhaps posting this in...
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