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  1. It is very unlikely that you can find a source of...

    It is very unlikely that you can find a source of "sets" of only round dies without taps and handles, so look for individual sizes that you actually expect to use.

    I have some 5/8" diameter dies...
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    Years ago, I made a business trip to Chatham,...

    Years ago, I made a business trip to Chatham, Ontario with an overnight stay. I found the Sears store and bought every size of Robertson screwdriver they had, and a few other items not sold in my...
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    About halfway down this page, you will see four...

    About halfway down this page, you will see four nearly identical cross sectional drawings of Cataract bench lathe headstocks. As far as I know, the TTP lathes are very similar in construction. Note...
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    You seem to have a Hardinge Cataract "Turret Tool...

    You seem to have a Hardinge Cataract "Turret Tool Post Lathe." It is missing parts and has been modified. This is what later was developed into the model HCT chucker.

    It is not a quick change...
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    ABB (Baldor) catalog for polishing lathes says,...

    ABB (Baldor) catalog for polishing lathes says, "True-running chucks
    Made to close-tolerance specifications, keeps vibration to an absolute minimum. All chuck guaranteed to match ABB lathes andother...
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    Here is a reminder of the origin of Volkswagen...

    Here is a reminder of the origin of Volkswagen AG.

    May 26, 1938: Laying the foundation stone of the first Volkswagen plant:

    Volkswagen Group - Wikipedia

    Larry
  7. Good job, Terry. I noticed that TH checked the...

    Good job, Terry.

    I noticed that TH checked the drawing, which calls the knob p/n 1042E-2, but calls it item 4 on the assembly drawing.

    I would not machine the plate's edge chamfer to a knife...
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    Copy mill? Let us see a picture of the machine....

    Copy mill? Let us see a picture of the machine.

    That cutter is not one I would use for anything, let alone a plain flat surface.

    I also get good results on wide flat surfaces with a flycutter...
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    Yes, I usually use screws when I replace a plate...

    Yes, I usually use screws when I replace a plate after repainting a modern machine. But 100 year old Hardinge machines have cast brass plates fastened to the cast iron with brass escutcheon pins...
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    They are called drive screws. Like machine...

    They are called drive screws. Like machine screws, 1/8" is a number 5.

    Drive Screws | U-Drive Screws | Hammer Drive Screws | Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet, Inc.

    Larry
  11. I use a straight aluminum oxide wheel to grind...

    I use a straight aluminum oxide wheel to grind back the steel from the brazed carbide. Then I use a diamond side wheel to grind just the carbide.

    On another grinder, I use a straight green wheel...
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    I advise you to set the price at what you are...

    I advise you to set the price at what you are willing to pay and see if anyone will sell it to you for that. You should be willing to pay more for evaluation equipment than you would for production...
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    The dimensions for body and thread are wrong for...

    The dimensions for body and thread are wrong for Derbyshire WW or Magnus-Elect collets.

    Webster-Whitcomb (WW) body is 8 mm and thread is about .270"-40 TPI vee form.
    Magnus-Elect body is 10 mm...
  14. Hardinge claims to stock 5C collets in increments...

    Hardinge claims to stock 5C collets in increments of .001 inch, but the 3 mm collet will be cheaper, especially if you get an import. I have a Hardinge .300 inch 5C collet I needed for a particular...
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    The 1020 and 1030 have standard L0 spindles with...

    The 1020 and 1030 have standard L0 spindles with rectangular slots in the nut for the hook spanner.

    But the 918 has a special small L000 spindle, not listed in the long nose specs. So you would...
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    Yes, I have one in my collection. Each clock...

    Yes, I have one in my collection. Each clock uses one key to open it to change out the paper record of the watchman's rounds. That key was secured in the boss' office and never given to the...
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    It would be easy to see Lord Hardinge keeping the...

    It would be easy to see Lord Hardinge keeping the knife in his (fox) hunting kit in 1926. Or, it would be the thing to carry for a mounted military officer. The Brits here might know better, but I...
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    If the name is hand engraved, it would indicate...

    If the name is hand engraved, it would indicate an owner rather than a maker or an advertising item.

    The Hardinge brothers (Franklin and Henry H.) were Canadian and moved to Chicago in 1890. They...
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    Maybe it is English. They like the carriage feed...

    Maybe it is English. They like the carriage feed wheel on the right side of the apron. And it will cut 12 threads per inch, but not 13. In the USA, very common 1/2 inch UNC threads are 13 TPI, but...
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    Most engraving tools these days have 1/8"...

    Most engraving tools these days have 1/8" straight shanks, so no use in a 15 J0 chuck. I did notice that Sphinx has tiny engraving tools, but their spotting drills are probably better suited to...
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    I thought all 5-40 taps have a .141 inch shank. ...

    I thought all 5-40 taps have a .141 inch shank. Please explain what you mean by reduced shank.

    What tapping fluid are you using?

    Larry
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    You could use an Albrecht 30 J0 chuck on a...

    You could use an Albrecht 30 J0 chuck on a sensitive adapter. They are rated to close to .015 inch, about a 78 or 79 drill size. The 15 J0 chuck is rated to close to .008 inch. I have drill bits...
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    I have expanding mandrel sets from KO Lee (USA)...

    I have expanding mandrel sets from KO Lee (USA) and a set made in Germany. Any of these sets can do either inch or metric bores within their diameter range. Last I looked, these are very expensive...
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    I suggest you visit the site and wait for a...

    I suggest you visit the site and wait for a freight train to approach. Then lie down on the ground and pretend you are a machine tool. See what you think about how solid the ground feels and...
  25. There are companies that sell round steel sleeves...

    There are companies that sell round steel sleeves with square holes broached through them. Try MSC or your favorite mill supply company. The sleeves can be cut to length and silver brazed into a...
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