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    Bolted to a stout table, with having unbroken...

    Bolted to a stout table, with having unbroken wires and perhaps adding a ground wire to the motor it is a decent small wood lathe.
  2. A 6 machine shop an a 40 person shop. What do the...

    A 6 machine shop an a 40 person shop. What do the machinists do make and repair fixtures, make an odd machine part, repair something? Does the tool shop have any production jobs, parts ? If that is...
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    What? $3700 for the entire lot and 10 letters to...

    What? $3700 for the entire lot and 10 letters to boot.
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    Made in Taiwan is a plus. Ball way slide can be...

    Made in Taiwan is a plus. Ball way slide can be in great condition or wore out. best to pull the table and see what is under,If you have a manual and can do that safely... Don't know how the cross...
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    #2 is OK now.

    #2 is OK now.
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    Can't read post #2 from here. It seems yellow...

    Can't read post #2 from here. It seems yellow but can't make out the words.
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    Richards method of setting the whole gib on a...

    Richards method of setting the whole gib on a chuck flat sold at the desired taper is best, but the gib may be longer than your surface grinder chuck., and you may not have an extra chuck or a...
  8. Qt{ A 30 wt way oil was recommended earlier }...

    Qt{ A 30 wt way oil was recommended earlier } likely I recommended 30wt.

    Good to find an older tool supply store in your neighborhood because they often have what you need and enough experience...
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    I ran a lathe that had a 4jaw with teeth in the...

    I ran a lathe that had a 4jaw with teeth in the jaws with a center v in the center of 3 such Vs going deep to the chuck. I think it was a Cushman chuck (?)
    I would eyeball two jaws to be vertical,...
  10. Might be good to ask the owner "What do you want...

    Might be good to ask the owner "What do you want me to do with the likes of Robby who has terrible work habits? Fire Robby and the two older machinists may resent your doing that..

    I was asked to...
  11. Don't lift it with not taking out the cross feed...

    Don't lift it with not taking out the cross feed screw because if you bend something it is a bugger to get things back straight.

    http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/3348/6031.pdf
  12. Guessing it would take a about 4 3/8" round to...

    Guessing it would take a about 4 3/8" round to make 1 1/4" square.
  13. Outfit like Amazon paying no tax and doing so...

    Outfit like Amazon paying no tax and doing so well, while putting many people out of jobs could pay .5 to 1% in tax on gross to still be successful and pay something for use of high ways and and...
  14. Might put your finger under the belt and lift it...

    Might put your finger under the belt and lift it high enough to clear the rub. Then think of what pulley and placement with a holding bracket might with touching the inside or the outside oh the...
  15. QT Op: [requires thin walled square mild steel...

    QT Op: [requires thin walled square mild steel tubing. Something around 1 1/4" with 18ish gauge wall.

    Taking from outer wall would be easy but it would no longer be 1 1/4"

    16G (.059)to 18G...
  16. Grinding .065 down to .048 wall x 12" long on 4...

    Grinding .065 down to .048 wall x 12" long on 4 sides is an easy job for a wet surface grinder.

    One might trepan cutter it on a mill.

    I might would fill it with wax or low melt plastic to make...
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    My gunsmith who is in hos 60s uses an old 1236...

    My gunsmith who is in hos 60s uses an old 1236 Logan handed down from his dad who was also a gunsmith. Motor is so weak you give it a hand spin to get it started.
    I guess I would want a 1236 with a...
  18. part of Friedman's thinking was that corporations...

    part of Friedman's thinking was that corporations (back when they weren't "people") shouldn't be doing things like making charitable donations (or, today, perhaps poltical bribes).

    I agree to...
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    QT:[ I’m so close to having perfect threads.]...

    QT:[ I’m so close to having perfect threads.] What?

    If the part is file soft a (nail shaving) HSS bit should have worked.

    So maybe more than the insert.
  20. You can feel you have a handle on anything ..but...

    You can feel you have a handle on anything ..but nothing beats working under/with a master/mentor in any subject.

    I could teach more in a week about grinding than you could get from reading all...
  21. QT:[ The fact is people haven't changed, have and...

    QT:[ The fact is people haven't changed, have and still do predictably act in their own best economic interests. If anything that basic human behavior ...]

    It seems common people are so easily led...
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    Add to the list: Shim seat solid and not the...

    Add to the list: Shim seat solid and not the pocket washed out near front under the insert so screw is holding insert straight but insert not solid underneath. Put a small .002 shim under the...
  23. Oh it is one of the apprentices who does that. I...

    Oh it is one of the apprentices who does that. I thought it was the owner.

    Agree it is mot easy to change bad things that have been practice for a time. QT: [one of the apprentices, his dad is...
  24. I have in-laws living in France and it seems a...

    I have in-laws living in France and it seems a tough place to make a living.
    Guess France needs to double tax on everything.. and likely they would not be well off.

    With a new baby coming being...
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    Looks good in Russia for perhaps 100 years or...

    Looks good in Russia for perhaps 100 years or more. ?


    Fukushima is not much in the news but work is still on-going.

    Fukushima: current state of the clean-up
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