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    It would be hard to believe the marks were off...

    It would be hard to believe the marks were off from the factory. There are many parts that are hand fit, and some like levers that were hand drilled for taper pins, so they usually wont line up on...
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    K&T made specialized machines that were used at...

    K&T made specialized machines that were used at the Hanford site for Beryllium machining, some had an Autometric badge like a miniature HBM, high accuracy jigboring machines, and miniature mills...
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    Just in general, after some decades the seals...

    Just in general, after some decades the seals deteriorate, once that begins the components leak internally and externally, then may require considerable time and effort to repair, as often obsolete...
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    I worked in industrial photography back in the...

    I worked in industrial photography back in the 70s along with machine work, Kodak had great B%W films back then. I still have a Linhof 4X5 view camera, older less costly version.
    I still have a...
  5. More recent is the vegas shooting, just another...

    More recent is the vegas shooting, just another example that "place name or agency here" is less then truthful. For example "this guy made millions playing slot machines".
    Just me, I don't believe...
  6. Trail Break! Month ago, I was heading up this...

    Trail Break!
    Month ago, I was heading up this trail north of Butte to see a mining site worked in the early 1900s, one of the most remote and difficult to reach mines I have been to. Goes to show...
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    I have successfully cleaned those meters by...

    I have successfully cleaned those meters by soaking them in a now banned non flammable solvent for a few days, then with an easily rigged up manifold, pushed solvent through the meters using about...
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    Come on! Its a toolmakers lathe, make one.

    Come on! Its a toolmakers lathe, make one.
  9. I remember exactly the same, pounding the hell...

    I remember exactly the same, pounding the hell out of those vises with 3lb lead hammers!
    Its only logical that over tightening a machine vice will distort both the vise and the part. The old...
  10. Where I am, there are no tool grinding shops, no...

    Where I am, there are no tool grinding shops, no next day air either. So, a cutter grinder comes in handy.
    I have an old Sunnen MBB1600, I have found very useful for many fields of work, I happen...
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    at that price, the risk is minimal, because the...

    at that price, the risk is minimal, because the machine can be parted out and sold, a hassle yes, but......
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    I sometimes need to use a "sine" vise, so I took...

    I sometimes need to use a "sine" vise, so I took a look at the Kurt. It looks like a nice vise accurately ground on 3 sides, but as far as being a sine vise, this is what they say-
    "This vise can...
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    That is my oldest lathe, I am going to take a...

    That is my oldest lathe, I am going to take a look and see if the right bracket was lowered, it seems it had to have been lowered.
    One of the factory experts thinks the bed was not properly...
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    Here is an example of extreme bed wear on an EE!...

    Here is an example of extreme bed wear on an EE!
    https://i.imgur.com/q3qsKSt.jpg
    Inside surface of the front v way near the chuck. So much wear that the previous owner Battelle Lab, installed riser...
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    I noticed a problem in the first photo, there is...

    I noticed a problem in the first photo, there is a freaky guy behind the lathe. I would find out if the guy comes with the machine, and find out about what Meds are needed.

    Monarch lathe 10EE |...
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    I took a quick look, its an early square dial...

    I took a quick look, its an early square dial machine with motor generator drive,,the generator can be seen. A seemingly deluxe machine with Electric Lead Screw reverse, a nifty feature anyway..
    ...
  17. These are my basic woodworking tools, the...

    These are my basic woodworking tools, the Witherby draw knife at the top is an example of fine toolmaking a century ago. Thankfully no idiot had taken it to a power grinder!
    Not your regular draw...
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    I was not aware of the water brush, it actually...

    I was not aware of the water brush, it actually looks ideal for use on my 8mm collet lathe, very little room.
    Frank Fords "acid brush CF application system" looks perfect for larger machines. Both...
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    " Comes in handy when the QSD relay sticks...

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    Comes in handy when the QSD relay sticks closed and the braking resistor start glowing red hot....."

    The factory fixed that around 1979 with a new QSD circuit. I have seen the new unit fitted...
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    Not a Monarch part. The square dial machines...

    Not a Monarch part. The square dial machines covered many factory drive styles, then there are many aftermarket drives, perhaps that is a component for one of those.
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    The instructions for the older MG models states,...

    The instructions for the older MG models states, the commutators can be maintained using commutator dressing stones.
    The commutator and slip ring dressing stones available from Ideal Electric. The...
  22. Thread: Need Follow Rest

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    I hope some one can come up with a better looking...

    I hope some one can come up with a better looking one, then what I cobbled together!
  23. Here is a side shot of the Stevens torque...

    Here is a side shot of the Stevens torque limiting sub plate vise.
    The notched collar tightens the multiplate plate clutch, the clutch can be set using a hydraulic scale between the jaws, from a...
  24. Thread: Need Follow Rest

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    I would suggest making one, I did that because of...

    I would suggest making one, I did that because of problems I had using the factory follow rest.
    What I dont like about the factory ones is, they are designed to be used with the single "tool...
  25. Thread: Threading issue

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    I have worked on hydraulic cylinders for many...

    I have worked on hydraulic cylinders for many years, and the most common thread pitch pretty much regardless of size is 12 tpi, and that can be in V, stub acme, and even buttress.
    I picked up a tip...
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