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  1. I guess I was wrong. It is for 55 degree inserts...

    I guess I was wrong. It is for 55 degree inserts but they claim a 62.5 degree angle. So they mean the pocket side angle relative to the bar axis not the insert angle. I do not understand why they...
  2. Maybe I missed it but how many Hp is the lathe?...

    Maybe I missed it but how many Hp is the lathe?
    Bil lD
  3. Why 62.5 degree inserts instead of 60 degrees

    Why do 62.5 degree rhombic inserts exist? I can understand the 60 degree ones for threading but I am not aware of any use for 62.5 degrees. Is there some common flare or groove feature that is 62.5...
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    Is that the threading dial on the top/right of...

    Is that the threading dial on the top/right of the apron? looks very big. I am impressed by the casting that holds up the lead screw on the right hand end.
    Bill D
  5. Switch to gear or chain drive and you need to...

    Switch to gear or chain drive and you need to spray oil onto the gears and gear bearings. Better if the bearings are directly pressure lubed This oil dripping back down has to be sealed off and...
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    Down in southern California that other big...

    Down in southern California that other big utility did not shut down their transmission lines. Started a little fire which has grown,due to the high winds, to 100,000 people under manditory...
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    Most of the time it is just a hole with no other...

    Most of the time it is just a hole with no other features needed. The amount of springback and spacing is some science and some art.
    Bill D.

    Winding a spring
  8. If you did find one i will be a fraction too high...

    If you did find one i will be a fraction too high or low and will have to be fitted to your exact machine. This is true even if they are consecutive serial numbers from a quality maker..
    Bill D.
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    We have all been thinking about this wrong. the...

    We have all been thinking about this wrong. the answer is to simply put the door tracks higher then the roof. Similar to the dog houses on top of theaters to pull the curtain up higher then the...
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    Spring winding?

    Spring winding?
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    I would look at the vertical clamshell doors used...

    I would look at the vertical clamshell doors used on dirigible hangers for ideas. But they probably have a central pivot on the top.
    Bill D
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    get the south bend "how to run a lathe" and the...

    get the south bend "how to run a lathe" and the military lathe manual online for free.
    Bill D

    look for your model here:

    Logan lathes
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    Only thing that comes to mind is large shielding...

    Only thing that comes to mind is large shielding doors that go down into the ground. They go down until flush with the floor then you can walk across them.
    Bill D.
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    Put a sheet of glass inside and its a table top. ...

    Put a sheet of glass inside and its a table top. Or turn it into a clock. A bit big for a hat rack or lamp base.
    Bill D
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    Europen lathes tend to measure diameter removed...

    Europen lathes tend to measure diameter removed while North American lathe measure radius with the cross slide.
    Bill D
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    Partly PG&E is hoping to get government...

    Partly PG&E is hoping to get government permission to cut back more trees and to eliminate legal liability for weather caused fires. Their current policy is similar to doctors requiring costly tests...
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    Do not know if it still applies but the big Tesla...

    Do not know if it still applies but the big Tesla had a special tax break because of it high weight it got a tax break as truck for your business. I think it had to be over 5,000 pounds and you...
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    You might contact the maker and see if they would...

    You might contact the maker and see if they would pay to have a spare.
    Bill D
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    Further reasearcg shows power companys wants 50"...

    Further reasearcg shows power companys wants 50" clearance on both sides of a power line. PG&E gets permission for about 20 feet only. The other issue is tall trees. They really should be topped...
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    It is not PG&E's fault. The local governments do...

    It is not PG&E's fault. The local governments do not allow them to cut back the trees as much as they would like. As far as cutting down the trees forget it. With the lawsuits it is cheaper to...
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    I like the carpet idea. I have a old wool skirt...

    I like the carpet idea. I have a old wool skirt I have used to keep some chips off the ways.
    Bill D.
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    Part of the problem is I know it is probably the...

    Part of the problem is I know it is probably the hardest thing to do right on a lathe with a high chance of snapping the blade or of for having the cutoff piece fly off. So I am not happy to run...
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    The first profession in the Bible is lawyer. From...

    The first profession in the Bible is lawyer. From the chaos God created the heavens and the earth. Who created the chaos..lawyers.
    Bill D
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    I would apply heat and squirt penetrating oil on...

    I would apply heat and squirt penetrating oil on the joint from both sides and wait a few days. The long bar approach should work but it risks breaking teeth on the bull gear etc.
    Bil lD
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    Are you planning to use a grinding wheel or a...

    Are you planning to use a grinding wheel or a carbide cutter to shape the HSS?
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