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    Chucky, congrats on the new mill. K&T made some...

    Chucky,
    congrats on the new mill. K&T made some fine tools and fun to work on.
    I had a 2H that I ran for a while. I ended up scraping it out. In the process I was able to take it apart and learn...
  2. Saw your ebay post and drooled all over it.......

    Saw your ebay post and drooled all over it....
    Looks like its in pretty good shape!
  3. thanks for the advice. I will pass on this one.

    thanks for the advice.
    I will pass on this one.
  4. Gonna go ahead and drag up a 3 year old thread...

    Gonna go ahead and drag up a 3 year old thread here cuz it's so full of Fadal info. Honestly what I need here is a reality check. So here we go.

    I have a chance to pick up a Fadal locally. Has low...
  5. Success! for now at least. I know that...

    Success!
    for now at least. I know that correcting one problem can cause another somewhere else.
    I was able to solve the graphics issue by adjusting the M43 parameter.
    this is the parameter that...
  6. I bought this lathe from a guy who used to work...

    I bought this lathe from a guy who used to work in a shop that had many powerturn lathes.
    After I got it into the shop and started running it and noticed it wouldn't stay in high feed range I called...
  7. Time is the most precious. Money is available...

    Time is the most precious.
    Money is available but the lathe came at a price and gears cost more than the lathe.
    The suggestions are most certainly taken as worthy and I have expressed my...
  8. Ha ha! Thanks for the replies gentleman. The...

    Ha ha! Thanks for the replies gentleman.
    The things that one can assume is hilarious. My writings here have led you to this conclusion.
    Whether or not I am a hack is for others to judge....but I...
  9. I'm hoping a call to Mazak on Tuesday will give...

    I'm hoping a call to Mazak on Tuesday will give me a clue.
    The relationship between the toolsetter and the turret I believe to be the issue.
    I think I can trace it back to a wreck I had where I...
  10. Somehow there is a difference between the turret...

    Somehow there is a difference between the turret and where the tool setter sets the tool.
    I was able to get rid of the z axis drive alarm by getting rid of my long boring bar and drills.
    I guess it...
  11. ok! so in the tools section is where my problem...

    ok! so in the tools section is where my problem might be.
    the manual refers to machine parameters of B17-B32
    Is this the #2 column of B parameters??
  12. I could see where flipping the gear 180 might...

    I could see where flipping the gear 180 might help a little. The amount of effort needed to get in and flip the gear doesn't work well with hours allowable on this project. If this were a restore...
  13. back in the shop this morning I'm noticing...

    back in the shop this morning I'm noticing something weird.
    I'm running a normal OD turning tool holding it directly in the tool block that is located in the turret.
    for some reason when I run the...
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    Sweet mill. I'm gonna guess its on the early end...

    Sweet mill.
    I'm gonna guess its on the early end of the CH builds.
    I think the serial number will be on the left hand side from facing the mill.
    Enjoy! bent handles aren't too big a deal. this old...
  15. QT8 T2 Z axis stored stroke error parameter check please

    Howdy folks,

    trying to turn a long-ish part on this machine.
    part is 7.5" long.
    Sure seems like it should be able to do it.
    well within the travel from home to beginning of part.
    My parameter...
  16. Howdy ya'll and TGIF! Finally have an update on...

    Howdy ya'll and TGIF!
    Finally have an update on this fast feed issue.
    Called up Monarch lathe who owns Lodge and Shipley now. Scott was a huge help and sent me actual drawings of the parts I was...
  17. Lodge and Shipley Powerturn falls out of high feed gear

    TGIF everybody,

    I recently acquired a L&S Powerturn 1610 from FEB of 1957 serial #43500.
    Got it leveled and made first chips with it yesterday.
    So far the only problem that I'm having is that it...
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    Howdy, sorry for neglecting this post. ...

    Howdy,

    sorry for neglecting this post.

    D.Gibson- I don't have the "bow tie" door handles
    Mark Latham- I sent you a pm
    Tom Doudna- I replied to your email.

    Okay, I gotta shut this thing...
  19. I am the new owner! this will be going into the...

    I am the new owner!
    this will be going into the student shop of the Ohio University Engineering school.
    very excited.
    Grigg has an amazing collection of machine tools
    thanks Grigg!
    a fabulous...
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    Bob, I got that part. PM sent Joey

    Bob,
    I got that part.
    PM sent
    Joey
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    No pics of what I have left. there is still a...

    No pics of what I have left.
    there is still a lot of it.
    Would be more trouble to photo it all.
    If there is something you need lemme know and I can tell you if I have it or not.
    Most of the...
  22. cutting carbon fiber sheet on sheet metal shear

    Howdy,

    Some students have been in my shop cutting carbon fiber sheet on an old foot operated sheet metal shear.
    Seems to be working good without any noticeable draw backs. They have been getting...
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    I still have all these 2H parts in my shop but...

    I still have all these 2H parts in my shop but they will be leaving this month.
    Been a year so just wanted to give another "last call" on anything left on this machine

    Thanks,
    Joey
  24. RIP david bowie

    Here it is again on here.


    http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/ot-bridgeport-clone-featured-music-video-292573/

    one of my favorites RIP.
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    At my previous job they were filling a dumpster...

    At my previous job they were filling a dumpster twice a week with packing material. mostly plastic shrink wrap.

    There is a local agency here that helps businesses re purpose their waste. The...
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