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    I will drive up and get them if you cant ship to...

    I will drive up and get them if you cant ship to Sam stlouis.
  2. Generally the same here for the last 30-40 yrs or...

    Generally the same here for the last 30-40 yrs or so.
  3. Lots of talk about rockwell on here if you search...

    Lots of talk about rockwell on here if you search for it. I dont have one so did not pay attention to what was said about them, I think positive info, double check me to be sure though...
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    Are you using engine lathe? If so do the final...

    Are you using engine lathe? If so do the final sizing with the tool in compound to keep it straight.

    Mount the tube in the lathe at double length, air spin the cone down to 2 1/2" all the way to...
  5. better relations with Taiwan = cheaper machines?

    I just saw this news today and thought this could give us in USA some favorable pricing on Taiwan imports. Have not looked at it detail, bed time now. Might be a good thing or??

    Pompeo says U.S....
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    I have a spinning lathe but have only done...

    I have a spinning lathe but have only done flatish steel "dishes" with it. From what I have learned is you probably want to make an internal mandrel, could be hard tight grain wood, and start with a...
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    Look at a belly scraper, could also be called mid...

    Look at a belly scraper, could also be called mid mount blade. This goes under the tractor, between the wheels, like a mini road grader. Easy to keep things flat, sounds like you will be doing. ...
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    Anneal it?

    Anneal it?
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    Did you get any tracking info when you sent them?...

    Did you get any tracking info when you sent them? Nothing here yet, should be soon since the Christmas rush is over now...?
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    Swing up and pin in place is a great idea. How...

    Swing up and pin in place is a great idea. How else could one guy open it up all the way? You know one day you will need it to be open and NOBODY else nearby just then.... Maybe even have a cable and...
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    I randomly saw this yesterday, "near" you. might...

    I randomly saw this yesterday, "near" you. might meet your needs:

    Sip #4 Jig Bore - tools - by owner - sale
  12. I am watching your write up closely and may try...

    I am watching your write up closely and may try to retrofit onto my 16cw.
    Please post the actual boston gear part #'s in addition to the amazon links in post #3. After a little time the links will...
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    Where I am in Calif my main supplier of a36...

    Where I am in Calif my main supplier of a36 shapes wont hold quote prices due to weekly price increases. Smallish sizes are around $1.00/lb where a few months back the same was around $.65/lb. Beams...
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    "Problem" most likely was your lathe compound is...

    "Problem" most likely was your lathe compound is thinner than most, not the aloris. Not a big deal since as you have now learned, that nut should be made to fit on almost any lathe.
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    For the high volume pump can you put it on a...

    For the high volume pump can you put it on a small vfd to vary the speed/flow? I think we all have confidence in you to have it looking factory original with a vintage speed control knob...

    Edit:...
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    The 4 bar bushings look handy, thanks for showing...

    The 4 bar bushings look handy, thanks for showing us. :cheers:

    I have always used chain vise grips or even hose clamps work great on bundles of 7 rounds. I use minimum of 3 clamps, one at the far...
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    A lighter wallet?

    A lighter wallet?
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    Not familiar with what you have but can you make...

    Not familiar with what you have but can you make a longer new drawbar to go through the cat 40 and pull on the R8? Sandwiching the cat 40 and not clamping it direct?
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    So what do you do with scrap parts? The scrap guy...

    So what do you do with scrap parts? The scrap guy is bound to see them, does he sign the NDA also?
  20. These might be useful to watch: Stahli...

    These might be useful to watch:
    Stahli Instructional Lapping Video - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnoVV-RWIWY
    This guy is talking optics but similar principle: Pitch polisher is...
  21. I would try a "jig" (carrier) that is the size of...

    I would try a "jig" (carrier) that is the size of the OD of the iron ring. This is a round part maybe 4" or so in dia that has pockets in it for as many pics as you can nest on one end.
    To test it...
  22. I would think corian could work, it might not...

    I would think corian could work, it might not last long though. If you did then you probably dont want to use "rings", just make a carrier that is the same dia as the rings and mill shallow guitar...
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    That 1200 ppm is liquid gravel... I thought my...

    That 1200 ppm is liquid gravel... I thought my water was hard at around 750 ppm.
  24. The rings serve multiple purposes. One is to hold...

    The rings serve multiple purposes. One is to hold the parts, another is to keep the table flat. This is done by moving them in or out on the table. If you get to light on the rings they may not do a...
  25. Like milland said above- nothing special at all...

    Like milland said above- nothing special at all about the rings. Probably need to be cast iron, not steel. Just be sure to know what size the original ones were, thickness and height as well as O.D.....
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