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  1. hit a bit of a milestone - got the bed on the...

    hit a bit of a milestone - got the bed on the bench! Boy this thing is heavy. Cleaned the ways and stoned down the odd burr, then cleaned the rack, which was tedious and unpleasant.
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    I tried CBD oil for anxiety and depression. It...

    I tried CBD oil for anxiety and depression. It helped a bit, but left me feeling wooly headed. not stoned by any stretch, but feeling a bit stupider. To be honest I'd rather smoke a joint - I'd get...
  3. thanks! I never throw anything useful away,...

    thanks! I never throw anything useful away, though I did have to buy a 100k pot and the 2 main switches. The dial came from some piece of scientific equipment a college where I worked was scrapping....
  4. agree to all of the above. I had a dingbat of an...

    agree to all of the above. I had a dingbat of an eBay seller supposedly ship me 2 6" chucks in a large flat rate box with a sheet of newspaper. I got one of them and it was a piece of junk. Got a...
  5. good point, I have done that a few times on large...

    good point, I have done that a few times on large facing cuts to avoid chatter on the outer part and get a good finish towards the center.

    alright, all finished.

    Changed the sketch to reduce...
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    that's a cool looking stout bench lathe! How does...

    that's a cool looking stout bench lathe! How does the tailstock handle work - is the handle captive and the screw moves through it to move the quill?

    Also, it looks like your chuck might not be...
  7. wow, that's a lot of metal. Most likely someone...

    wow, that's a lot of metal. Most likely someone who deals in scrap and can move things that large will take it - there aren't many people around who would want them that could move those machines...
  8. given how many people strip out 10EE DC motor...

    given how many people strip out 10EE DC motor generator set ups and replace them with 3ph+VFD, I think your idea of fun might be different to most other people. It's your lathe and you can do with it...
  9. if you already have a good sized 3ph motor...

    if you already have a good sized 3ph motor already on the lathe then just get a VFD. It's not going to be any more complicated than installing a DC motor and setting up the drive. There's plenty of...
  10. if you're going to be buying stuff to do this,...

    if you're going to be buying stuff to do this, rather than working with what you have at hand, a 1 1/2hp 3ph motor and VFD would be alot more straight forward and likely give you more options than a...
  11. I don't think I'd want to be in the same room as...

    I don't think I'd want to be in the same room as an 8ft fan being spun at 1000-4000rpm :)

    To the OP - how much torque will you need to get that rotor up to speed (low 10s rpm?). Figure that out...
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    crazy. seems like a good way to damage the ring...

    crazy. seems like a good way to damage the ring gear, the teeth on the jaw or the sleeve itself.
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    don't press on the jaws!! Press on the center...

    don't press on the jaws!! Press on the center part of the chuck that holds the jaws, use a socket or something that will go over the jaws. Personally, if they move smoothly I'd leave them alone. You...
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    you need to sit down with someone (who doesn't...

    you need to sit down with someone (who doesn't work on commission) and figure out total costs, then work out returns either as a grid tie (most common and depends on what feed-in tariff you'll get,...
  15. Thnks! I love variable speed - it's not quite as...

    Thnks! I love variable speed - it's not quite as awesome on a lathe as it is on a mill, but it's still something that makes a big difference
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    wow, that's a hell of a deal. Can't see that...

    wow, that's a hell of a deal. Can't see that hanging around for long!
  17. alright, drive is (mostly) complete, phew! ...

    alright, drive is (mostly) complete, phew!

    Control box made and stuck up on top of the headstock. It's bigger than I would have wanted but back gear handle and other stuff is still accessible....
  18. I'm guessing most of you saying torque specs on...

    I'm guessing most of you saying torque specs on bikes are nonsense have never worked on medium to high end bicycles. The difference between working on bikes and working on cars/ trucks is enormous....
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    if you want the perfect flashlight for your uses,...

    if you want the perfect flashlight for your uses, just make one. They're not that hard to make (couple of tubes) and there's a whole array of different parts you can put together to get exactly what...
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    I'd be more worried about having steel chips all...

    I'd be more worried about having steel chips all over my floor, desk, bed, dinner etc. than any aspect of machine design.
  21. cool car, I remember hearing one of those many...

    cool car, I remember hearing one of those many years ago, quite unforgettable. Prices are all over the place, from $50k up to $500k depending on year and provenance.

    I'm not familiar with how...
  22. holy cow, Miura engine? Wow. Even the engines out...

    holy cow, Miura engine? Wow. Even the engines out of that era Italian sports cars were beautiful. I don't think a twin cam V12 from a $350-800,000 car would be one I'd want to learn on. I'd start...
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    that's pretty wild, never seen anything like that...

    that's pretty wild, never seen anything like that either. I'd agree with ^ that it looks like something that is supposed to mount to the spindle (bit that holds the collets) and bed (bit that closes...
  24. ​a very VERY big thanks to George Bulliss for his...

    ​a very VERY big thanks to George Bulliss for his help with this - it would have been considerably harder without the help file and sketch.

    Got the treadmill motor running with an MC2100 drive and...
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    Rex that looks very period correct too! Glenn,...

    Rex that looks very period correct too!

    Glenn, you can make something out of wood if you wish, or steel if you're handy with a welder. For the top, 2 pieces of nice 3/4" plywood glued and screwed...
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