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  1. Only in fantasy land. Just because your employers...

    Only in fantasy land. Just because your employers taxes got cut to zero doesn't mean you're gonna get a raise. I certainly wouldn't turn up my nose at the SB. Metal gears and all.
  2. Grizzly's higher quality lathes, with all the...

    Grizzly's higher quality lathes, with all the things I mentioned are called "South Bend" because Grizzly own South Bend -- and they still make the Heavy Ten of South Bend fame. Of course it is...
  3. FFS, just crack open the Grizzly catalog and get...

    FFS, just crack open the Grizzly catalog and get the current production Heavy 10. Very well supported, high-class NTN bearings, A-B electrics, hardened ways, etc etc. It has been decades since...
  4. How about silicone? Red Wing sells it in bottles...

    How about silicone? Red Wing sells it in bottles for their boots. Armor All sells it everywhere. The stuff does indeed lube, and is damn near impossible to remove. They should use Armor All on...
  5. Thread: Sb 9 table ideas

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    Well, my bench is raw wood, in a wood house on a...

    Well, my bench is raw wood, in a wood house on a wood floor and I still hit my numbers to .001 total just fine.

    Craftsman digital level says it's 0,0 in all directions. I mean, let's be realistic...
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    FWIW, my SB 9A has the original factory GE 1/2 HP...

    FWIW, my SB 9A has the original factory GE 1/2 HP motor at 1725 RPM.
    In back gear, if I stall it doing something stupid, it has enough balls to twist and bend the entire machine -- you can actually...
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    A former employer buys this stuff by the roll for...

    A former employer buys this stuff by the roll for (large) gaskets:...
  8. Thread: Sb 9 table ideas

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    Only if its heavy and solid enough. And even then...

    Only if its heavy and solid enough. And even then I would want a sheet of steel on top. I thought about doing that till I realized it wouldn't have any stiffness compared to the alternatives.

    What...
  9. Very true. I've noticed that they still want our...

    Very true. I've noticed that they still want our votes.
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    I guess that's just too bad. There is a very good reason why I'm now independent, and buy only made in USA even on my lowly wage....
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    Most steels have the same modulus of elasticity...

    Most steels have the same modulus of elasticity so IMHO it doesn't really matter what you use. 1045 would be OK. My rule of thumb is to use the fattest bar you can get in the hole, and still have...
  11. Same as me -- like I say, look on eBay with the...

    Same as me -- like I say, look on eBay with the search term "K72 4-jaw chuck" mine is independent, very well made, and was less than $70 if I remember.
  12. There are plenty of sellers on eBay right now,...

    There are plenty of sellers on eBay right now, dealing in new tooling. If you search for "K72 4-jaw chuck" you'll find plenty, all of decent quality. And under $100 (no back plate). There seems to be...
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    Unless you need the certs for government...

    Unless you need the certs for government contracts, I would not spend the extra money on the high-end square.

    Some time ago I made my own cylinder square out of a large Diesel piston pin. (New Old...
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    I'm still using the 3-ton floor jack I got from...

    I'm still using the 3-ton floor jack I got from Sears Craftsman back in 1996, it's been used plenty. Still is. Pretty sure they're all clones built in the same factory, though. If I have to buy new...
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    The hardcore jeep guys use 4140 DOM in the exact...

    The hardcore jeep guys use 4140 DOM in the exact size you said your tractor has. Search the ads on pirate 4x4 or go online metals.com, they have it pretty cheap.
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    That's what 90WT is for, ya sick freak.

    That's what 90WT is for, ya sick freak.
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    You may wish to let the son point that out to the...

    You may wish to let the son point that out to the boss ;)
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    It will be a few days before I can get to it, but...

    It will be a few days before I can get to it, but yes. Going for surgery in a few hours.
  19. X2 on the Waterloo, we used to beat the crap out...

    X2 on the Waterloo, we used to beat the crap out of them at the old millwright job and they kept on going. Didn't care how much weight was in them, or what kind of floor surface.
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    Festool or Metabo. Everything else is made in...

    Festool or Metabo. Everything else is made in china to a price point, including Milwaukee. Even if the design and marketing is USA, they are riding the brand fumes into oblivion.
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    If you can afford to drive a ways, I can...

    If you can afford to drive a ways, I can recommend shopping at HGR industrial surplus (hgrinc.com). A lot of what they have is used factory machines. Probably the lowest prices you'll find anywhere....
  22. Wow that cleaned up nice! And right here in NY...

    Wow that cleaned up nice! And right here in NY too, how did I miss that??
  23. Congratulations, you found a classic in great...

    Congratulations, you found a classic in great condition! Kinda like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, they can be found but it is non-trivial. Myford is a pretty decent name, I'd be...
  24. No, they have to be stopped in order to reverse...

    No, they have to be stopped in order to reverse things. IMHO that is good practice anyways. For example when doing metric threads, I'll have the lead screw and spindle in normal rotation, and just...
  25. ... and yet my SB9 is effectively 9x36 capacity...

    ... and yet my SB9 is effectively 9x36 capacity and weighs around 350-400 kg (say 700 lbs)... and yet I managed to move it all by myself without machinery. Broken down a bit, and one piece at a time,...
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