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    The old atlas horizontal milling machine used a...

    The old atlas horizontal milling machine used a zamac(pot metal) drive gear for the table motion. If it crashed into the end limits the gear would strip out as a safety feature.
    Bil lD.
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    Maybe you can buy or make a new gear and press in...

    Maybe you can buy or make a new gear and press in or weld in the center part of the old one. I can not see where this gear fits. Does it have to be metal or would acetal or such be enough. My...
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    Why do they call them packing "peanuts" when they...

    Why do they call them packing "peanuts" when they replaced popcorn and they still look more like popcorn then peanuts? Was it a marketing gimmick to differentiate between the two when the plastic...
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    The post office reduced the size of their flat...

    The post office reduced the size of their flat rate boxes several years ago so a lot of stuff does not fit. A basketball does not fit in their biggest box.
    Bil lD
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    How did you pay? can you cancel payment like with...

    How did you pay? can you cancel payment like with a credit card.
    Search here for Al Babin and kick yourself for not looking here first. Thank your lucky stars it is repairable. If it is a common...
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    Note that most other brands refer to length by...

    Note that most other brands refer to length by distance between centers. This is a much more useful term then SB's bed length. Bed length include the unknown length of the headstock and the...
  7. Cooking oil will go rancid when open to the air. ...

    Cooking oil will go rancid when open to the air. I would suspect in under a week the smell will be noticeable. Bacteria and molds will soon grow in the organic oil.
    Bill D
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    I bet a tesla has a lot of parasitic battery...

    I bet a tesla has a lot of parasitic battery drain when it is parked. They thought the big battery meant there was no need to conserve and everyone parked it to be charged every night. I think they...
  9. I can not imagine not using the arbor support for...

    I can not imagine not using the arbor support for that deep a cut at that diameter. I am sure increased cutting speeds will more then pay back the time to set up the arbor support if you already own...
  10. How deep do you need to bore? making a bar that...

    How deep do you need to bore? making a bar that is supported at both ends can make things stouter and allow deeper cutting.
    Bill D.
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    I have a spray can of olive oil and Garlic made...

    I have a spray can of olive oil and Garlic made by McCormack over 27 years ago. Used some last week it is not rancid.
    Bil lD
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    Cyanide explains that. California still ;has...

    Cyanide explains that. California still ;has problems with cyanide and mercury in rivers and streams from gold processing more then 100 years ago. California was the first to outlaw pollution more...
  13. Maybe it will go away after a night in a trump...

    Maybe it will go away after a night in a trump brand hotel.
    Bill D.
    I did not spend a night in a Holiday Inn Express.
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    I do not really understand why heat treating...

    I do not really understand why heat treating would cause any pollution. Maybe some of the special packing materials get burned off and add heavy metal into the air? Probably much less then a burger...
  15. I understand construction machinery is switching...

    I understand construction machinery is switching to higher pressure since the cylinders are smaller so they can fit more into some special machines. And if it springs a leak less oil is spilled and...
  16. Diesel fuel biocide additives for machine coolants

    Responding to a previous thread I thought my response should start a new thread. Any thoughts or experience on using diesel fuel additives designed to kill bacteria that can grow in diesel fuel? ...
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    Fish ponds can use uv Sterilizer/filters. It is...

    Fish ponds can use uv Sterilizer/filters. It is a sealed unit that water is pumped through barbered fittings. Bleach will cause rust. Any method that is not 100% kill will gradually evolve into...
  18. Problem I see is that they may be blind holes. ...

    Problem I see is that they may be blind holes. It may be easier and cheaper to make them open all the way then weld a cover over one side to seal them back up.
    Why would you need a sealing plug...
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    On my lathe I had to remove the armature and wire...

    On my lathe I had to remove the armature and wire brush it off. Especially the end where it contacted the fixed pole pieces. it just did not close enough to make good contact and hold the point...
  20. How thick?

    How thick?
  21. Thread: Victor 1660

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    Do you realize how much that machine weighs? A...

    Do you realize how much that machine weighs? A engine hoist will probably not lift it high enough to get it into a truck. Lathes are top heavy and easy to tip.
    Seems like a good deal if it is in...
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    Time for Forrest to jump in and say a quality...

    Time for Forrest to jump in and say a quality motor will have the windings dipped and baked at the factory. You can take the winding's to a shop and have them dip and bake them. The dip and bake...
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    And still no one has answered the question. On...

    And still no one has answered the question. On my Father's SB lathe you are supposed to loosen the spindle cap bolts a little for extended high speed running. This increases clearnace so it does...
  24. Sanding screen to remove the finish. Anything...

    Sanding screen to remove the finish. Anything else will clog fast. I bought a 12x18 ros standup sander for about $400 on c-list included $100 worth of paper.
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    Wood saws have rubber tires and are supposed to...

    Wood saws have rubber tires and are supposed to be released after every use so the tires do not get a flat spot. I never release my 14" wood saw. the tires wore out and threw off before they...
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