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    Mini lathes are for brass and aluminun. Forget...

    Mini lathes are for brass and aluminun. Forget about using ss in it and go back to the sander for the ss.
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    Air hose drops are common but how about a central...

    Air hose drops are common but how about a central vacume system with drops at each machine.
  3. As I recall this thread started in the General...

    As I recall this thread started in the General Forum and was moved to the Antique Forum. So is it now the policy that Atlas lathes are allowed here but not in other forums?
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    I would doubt any Corian would have sand or...

    I would doubt any Corian would have sand or pebbles in it. Wood working tools are used to shape it. There are quartz countertops that use such fillers however.
  5. Post questions/comments about hobby machines like...

    Post questions/comments about hobby machines like your lathe at a site like this one:

    Home - Home Shop Machinist

    The Practical Machinist site is more for professionals and commercial machines....
  6. The motor plate means......This motor can be used...

    The motor plate means......This motor can be used in the US with it's 60 hertz electric grid or in Europe with their 50 hertz grid.

    It can be used in a commercial/warehouse building with an...
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    Stop in a a countertop shop. They have lots of...

    Stop in a a countertop shop. They have lots of Corian drops they throw away. It machines and sands easy. You will have to buy the two part matching glue as the drops are 1/2" thick. Glued and clamped...
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    The gearbox is sold.

    The gearbox is sold.
  9. The other question affecting value is where is it?

    The other question affecting value is where is it?
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    McKean is a great dealer. I stop in when ever I...

    McKean is a great dealer. I stop in when ever I am in Cleveland. Good people to deal with, the owner is a pleasure to buy from.
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    Get some Cerrosafe Cerrosafe - Wikipedia...

    Get some Cerrosafe Cerrosafe - Wikipedia from Ebay or Brownells and cast the taper. Then you can measure it.
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    FS-- Monarch 10ee two speed gearbox

    This 10ee gear box came in a pile of some other items I bought at an estate sale. The current issue of HSM magazine has a step by step article on mounting a three phase motor to this type of...
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    A large chuck on a big machine may not be able to...

    A large chuck on a big machine may not be able to close tight enough to grab on to a 1/16 inch bit. So therefore they made the shank bigger so a small bit can be used in a big machine.
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    From this video of the new style bolted to a...

    From this video of the new style bolted to a bench it looks like they can quickly punch a clean hole in thick metal. It looks to be much faster than drilling and deburing. For portable use I had not...
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    Roper Whitney #20 portable punch

    I have been thinking about getting a RP #20. The newer ones have cast-in mounting ears to bolt them down to a bench. The old style used a separate base. Most often the old style used ones are sold...
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    If I move it will be some place warmer, near but...

    If I move it will be some place warmer, near but not right on the ocean, and with cheaper real estate than the DC area. Got to have a major airport within an hour so I can travel when I want and fine...
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    Not planning a move now but may when I retire in...

    Not planning a move now but may when I retire in a few years. No giant collection of machines like you had to move. Just a Monarch 10ee, BP series II, surface grinder, and 10-15 smaller machines,...
  18. Chain drill it then use an end mill to neatly...

    Chain drill it then use an end mill to neatly connect all the holes. That way you won't get the swarf buildup that breaks small end mills.
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    For years the price for one around me (east...

    For years the price for one around me (east coast) was around $2,000, now it's double. I know there is a big shortage for the trailers for them so I wonder if the price increase has more to do with...
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    Hi Kustomizer I read this thread from the...

    Hi Kustomizer
    I read this thread from the beginning over the holidays and very much enjoyed it. I hope you and the red head long enjoy your beautiful new home. A couple of thoughts/ questions come...
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    I get rid of any galvanized water pipe I find. I...

    I get rid of any galvanized water pipe I find. I used to be a big copper fan but now try to only use pex or cpvc except for stub outs where I still use copper for ridgitity. These plastics of today...
  22. Yes but that thing has zero rigidity so it is...

    Yes but that thing has zero rigidity so it is worthless as a limp dick.
  23. Completely wrong. Clearly you don't understand...

    Completely wrong. Clearly you don't understand Heat Pump Systems for homes. Every house takes a different amount of freon as the line sets are different lengths. A set up where the compressor unit is...
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    If I am understanding this right, can't you cut...

    If I am understanding this right, can't you cut this on a lathe?
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    Try going to a place that makes countertops and...

    Try going to a place that makes countertops and get a scrap of Corian from them. It is 1/2" thick, very slick, and easy to drill, saw, and work with. You can rough up one side with 50 grit sand paper...
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