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  1. I second steve-l. I see a decent paint job and a...

    I second steve-l.
    I see a decent paint job and a no so decent flaking job done where it shouldn't be. Personally, I don't give much importance to the paint, unless the machine has to be a show piece...
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    B&S straightedges have vertical tabs to which the...

    B&S straightedges have vertical tabs to which the wooden "handles" are attached with screws running side-to-side, not vertically.

    At a glance, it also look thicker and heavier than B&S...
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    I second JST: the main goal of scraping is...

    I second JST: the main goal of scraping is re-establishing alignment. If you apply some abrasive film to something that has been worn out of alignment by moving over the very same mating surface, how...
  4. Thread: hinging parts

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    Are we sure that it doesn't have any bur at the...

    Are we sure that it doesn't have any bur at the ends? They could be very hard to see, but tall enough to mess with the hinging and, at the same time, small enough to allow the bluing of the rest.
    I...
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    I guess you meant top left (circled in the...

    I guess you meant top left (circled in the picture). The one on the right is to put under tension the belt.

    Paolo

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    You need to oversize (i.e. de-rate) only VFDs...

    You need to oversize (i.e. de-rate) only VFDs made to take only 3-phase input, sun on single phase, since you would channel the input current on only 2/3 of the original input.
    I hope it makes...
  7. Saving the pictures for posterity. Compound...

    Saving the pictures for posterity.

    Compound slide: I think it's a leftover of a relieving attachment.

    Paolo

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    Could you, please, explain yourself a bit better?...

    Could you, please, explain yourself a bit better?

    Flutes on what?

    Paolo
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    And, speaking of scraping, that's the way you...

    And, speaking of scraping, that's the way you would "tram" such a mill (i.e. scraping the elements back into alignment, if needed).

    Paolo
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    That;s not the Switzerland I know and remember...

    I lived in Basel from 1996 till 2000 and the only regrets I have is of not having profited of all what was available to me there.

    Big companies like Novartis, Roche, etc. have dedicated workshops...
  11. For steel parts that "require" a good finish, you...

    For steel parts that "require" a good finish, you may use 12L14 (leaded steel): it machines beautifully and has decent tensile strength and wear resistance.
    I am puzzled with your issues with...
  12. I am ready to bet that this lathe has not been...

    I am ready to bet that this lathe has not been advertised on Craig's List, Facebook, or any other site, or the price is astronomical. Otherwise, I would be really surprised that it is still there and...
  13. I don't know if it is still the case. But, until...

    I don't know if it is still the case. But, until some time ago, if you started a thread you had to subscribe to that thread, in order to get notified about the replies. It could well be that the new...
  14. Probably, your lathe is too new. tailstocks bases...

    Probably, your lathe is too new. tailstocks bases tend to wear more toward the hadtock. Therefore, in new and remanufactured lathes is common practice to "adjust" them to point slightly upward, so...
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    If you're talking about the wooden box with prism...

    If you're talking about the wooden box with prism straightedges, I think they are handles that can be screwed onto the hollowed side of the prisms.

    Paolo
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    Very naive thought: what about EDM? Paolo

    Very naive thought: what about EDM?

    Paolo
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    Not an expert in Turcite or similar polymers....

    Not an expert in Turcite or similar polymers. However, my understanding is that the surface must be machined flat, left with a rough surface, be clean from dirt and oil, so that the epoxy glue forms...
  18. Better option would be to make a flange adapter,...

    Better option would be to make a flange adapter, fitting the spindle face on one side and mimicking a true 40 taper spindle on the other.

    Paolo
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    The center pulley need to be a step pulley, like...

    The center pulley need to be a step pulley, like on the ~1920 Rockford planer at Tuckahoe (click on the picture for a larger version).

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  20. One has to consider that an important limiting...

    One has to consider that an important limiting factor of "overclocking" an old lathe is the geartrain at the left of the spindle not having adequate lubrication for much faster speeds.

    Paolo
  21. I don't have the chart in front of me. But I'm...

    I don't have the chart in front of me. But I'm almost sure that the 80 tooth gear is used as an idler (i.e. transferring the motion directly to the next gear, not keyed with a second gear to change...
  22. To me it looks like in decent conditions. I don't...

    To me it looks like in decent conditions. I don't see where the foot is broken. Anyhow, you'll spend much more money in getting another 9" than scrounging/making the parts that are missing in yours....
  23. I'm sorry, but I still cannot understand why....

    I'm sorry, but I still cannot understand why.
    For helical milling you that the projections of the axis of the spindle and the axis of the dividing head intersect exactly at the cutter.

    All this...
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    I have enjoyed this video like the previous ones....

    I have enjoyed this video like the previous ones.
    The only partial criticism I'd make, is that, given the fact that the bearing pads are fairly short both on the bed and on the gap, personally, I...
  25. Well, it would be irrelevant on a universal mill,...

    Well, it would be irrelevant on a universal mill, since you orient the X axis. Therefore It isn't anything intrinsic to the machine.

    Similarly to TGTool, I have hard time imagining any operation...
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