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    Doug, I will PM you! I am wondering about...

    Doug,
    I will PM you!
    I am wondering about grinding the spindle on my VN 12 and the thin skin issue could be a serious problem.
    What year is your VN 12?
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    When I got the mill, it had deposits welded in...

    When I got the mill, it had deposits welded in from spun toolholders. These I was able to scrape out with a hard steel tool- the spindle is so hard the tool would slide on the surface yet cut the...
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    The.002 referred to is having the grinding stone...

    The.002 referred to is having the grinding stone .002 below the spindle taper contact, on a vertical centerline axis- so as to give some clearance if the stone does not run true. I will definitely...
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    "The patience of desperation"- I resemble that...

    "The patience of desperation"- I resemble that remark!

    I am a woodworker by trade, the whole machining thing started when I needed a simple plug turned for a motorcycle crankcase, and it was...
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    I considered using a boring bar, but there were...

    I considered using a boring bar, but there were some factors that discouraged me-
    first, my lack of experience!, second there are two drive dog slots and a keyway interrupting the cut which...
  6. Did you ever sell the toolpost grinder?

    Did you ever sell the toolpost grinder?
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    Hmmm. That is an interesting idea-

    Hmmm. That is an interesting idea-
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    The mill table will have to do this case, the...

    The mill table will have to do this case, the only compound I have is wimpy! I have scraped in the ways and it is smooth and easy - hopefully the mass will be helpful in damping any vibration. The...
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    Regrinding spindle taper on VN 12

    The old VN 12 has a out of center spindle taper.

    .0006" TIR, measured on the taper. This translates to about .002", two inches from the spindle nose.

    If you are not familiar with the VN12,...
  10. Antique lathes and VN mill on CL, Western WA.

    Saw this on CL, no relationship, but looked like a couple old lathes, an old VN 12 mill, and a a bunch of tooling. Maybe someone can save them.

    Lathe and A ton of machining parts - tools - by...
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    Did not like the Miata idea, eh? OK. So you...

    Did not like the Miata idea, eh? OK.

    So you have a bike. Practice. This does not mean ride to work and back , or ride around the area. It means deliberate focused practice.
    find a place you can...
  12. I use old ones mostly. 4", 6",8",12" steel and...

    I use old ones mostly. 4", 6",8",12" steel and rosewood. Just check them against a good machinist square. If they are slightly out. I tap them into square and wick some super glue between the blade...
  13. Help- lighting a small shop- LED flat panels?

    Anyone have experience with the new LED troffers and flat panels? I am building a tiny shop (190sq ft) and need some lights. The ceiling is 9', and I was thinking some sort of flush lighting would...
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    The political problem is the regulators need...

    The political problem is the regulators need jobs. They need to grow their empires. they do not need to make a profit, as money can be extorted out of the taxpayer, at gun point if necessary. And...
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    Find the work, then buy the iron.

    Find the work, then buy the iron.
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    Peter, I am not sure I understand this. Is the...

    Peter, I am not sure I understand this. Is the grease expanding the mandrel, or the grease getting between the mandrel and part that clamps?
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    I have an Acra Turn 1340 lathe, made by GOSAN ...

    I have an Acra Turn 1340 lathe, made by GOSAN (ShyeSheng) in Taiwan. It sounds from the discussion that "Acra Turn" is a reseller of machinery from various manufacturers.
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    What function do the wires serve? Could a...

    What function do the wires serve? Could a oversize sleeve be crimped around the tube with three flanges left by the crimping?
    I guess it would take some sort of three part crimping die. Just a...
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    Get a small car. You could by a nice used little...

    Get a small car. You could by a nice used little Miata, top down on nice days, for no more than an inexpensive MC. good MPG, and it will run forever.

    I have been riding bikes for 50 years. It...
  20. IMO- Stop. If you are so new you do not know...

    IMO-
    Stop. If you are so new you do not know what the stuff is, you are going to end up with a collection of stuff you will never use, and have to store. Most of it looks old, big, very...
  21. Nice machine! I wish my VN12 had a quill!

    Nice machine! I wish my VN12 had a quill!
  22. Thank you. This is the idea I will try to...

    Thank you. This is the idea I will try to implement.
  23. I am going to make a simple clamp to hold a scale...

    I am going to make a simple clamp to hold a scale on the table edge, as you describe.
    BTW,did Hauser supply tape for the fingers with the machine? I am told it is the best way to keep track of...
  24. Ya think? Have you ever lost count of anything?...

    Ya think? Have you ever lost count of anything? Never been interrupted?
    You think those guys who wrote the book "Accurate Tool Work" needed tape on their fingers? They seemed quite enamored of a...
  25. 1910 give or take- I don't have the book in front...

    1910 give or take- I don't have the book in front of me, but they were speaking of gauge blocks like they had just pulled the sword from the stone.
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