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  1. A friend headed me to this post. I don't get...

    A friend headed me to this post. I don't get here often anymore. I'm on road showing my ole iron exhibit in Meridian, Mississippi

    Joe described the pedals great.

    The #13 and 5-1/2 Barnes has...
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    I do check in sometimes...

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    Did you get a change gear plate with either lathes? It will specify spindle, stub, and to screw gear location for feeds, and threading

    CAUTION!!! largest gear 104T on screw tends to get...
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    You will have to join yahoo group to access. In...

    You will have to join yahoo group to access. In the files section is copies of manuals for several Ross Carriers. File TM-1642 covers the fork lifts 15HT, 18HT and 19HT. The file was up loaded in 2...
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    Yahoo! Groups...

    Yahoo! Groups
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    I machined buckets of similar tensile specimens...

    I machined buckets of similar tensile specimens 30 years ago for NASA research from 718 Inconel, 286 stainless, and the R&D Alloys for Shuttle engine redesign, mostly on a 40 year manual lathe. ...
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    I have some gears from a SF apron. Can't...

    I have some gears from a SF apron. Can't remember which gears I have. May take me a few days to remember to look for them and a few more days to remember where to look. How much worse does it get?...
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    Best site to catch Dennis and Dalton information...

    Best site to catch Dennis and Dalton information is yahoo group Dalton Lathes

    Yahoo! Groups

    Ray :D
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    A little disappointed ....

    I got to see the tow motor last week.

    It wouldn't run fast enough to burn the rubber off the wheels, leaving marks on concrete, and no competition in a drag race. Definitely the Tortoise in a...
  9. Great information Ed!!! Still digesting the...

    Great information Ed!!!

    Still digesting the enormous number and variety of foot & hand powered machines in your care. Appreciated the hurried tour you shared with me in my visit with you in June....
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    Starrett 204/205 micrometer

    Acquired an odd Starrett #204/205 micrometer last week. The barrel is marked 204 and has the quick release for fast adjustments.

    The odd part is the c-frame is marked 205. Another oddity is the...
  11. ""1864-1930's metal cutting machines"

    Sorry, I didn't put "1864-1930's metal cutting machines" in the title.

    After typing it in several times on this small keypad, dealing with spell check and fat fingers, frustration sets in.

    I...
  12. Foot Leg Armstrong Sweat & Hand (FLASH) exhibit

    My Foot & Hand powered metal cutting exhibit has been invited to the Tannahill tractor and engine show July 8, 2017, in MaCulla, AL. I plan on attending unless heavy rain and/or flooding is predicted...
  13. Bet that is why gear in apron is missing. No...

    Bet that is why gear in apron is missing. No safeties designed into drive train.

    I'm a big Barnes fan, however for a regular user lathe can't recommend to inexperienced users as Barnes are not...
  14. Buying & Restoring a Barnes is a slippery slope!!!

    Have to exercise self-restraint or you will have many Barnes machines.

    The #4-1/2 with legs removed will fit in most cars. I hauled a #5, which has a longer bed, 900 miles in a rented Toyota...
  15. #4-1/2 Barnes lathe

    The #4-1/2 Barnes lathe was introduced in 1885 and the only major design change was guards for back gears in the teens. They were designed as an inexpensive foot or line shaft powered machine, with...
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    Likely 1-3/32"-8 spindle thread. I seem to...

    Likely 1-3/32"-8 spindle thread. I seem to recall some odd size spindle threads on the BF Barnes lathes.

    Yes was originally treadle powered.

    Ray :D
  17. Bruce, Matt mentioned his intentions to visit...

    Bruce,
    Matt mentioned his intentions to visit you in the near future, you need to load the shaper on his truck and let him bring to me and my associates to evaluate, the possible manufacturer. No...
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    That's what I located also. Ray :D

    That's what I located also.

    Ray :D
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    Steve, Located SB owner, haven't contacted yet,...

    Steve,
    Located SB owner, haven't contacted yet, but do have contact info.

    Thanks
    Ray :D
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    Mike C. Walter was a pilot also. He told of a...

    Mike C.
    Walter was a pilot also. He told of a plane he flew, that cars on interstate traveled faster. :D

    Ray :D
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    Honor and Pleasure

    I'm planning to make a trip to Walter's Saturday exercising visitation rights to "our" P&W shaper. Besides he really has the shop cleaned up. In my opinion, it always looks great, much cleaner and...
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    A 15/16" drill with s #3MT, which has been bent,...

    A 15/16" drill with s #3MT, which has been bent, has been donated to the cause. Now to modify shank to fit the "Packer Ratchet".

    Thanks
    Ray :D
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    Hello Steve, Appreciate any leads for SB treadle...

    Hello Steve,
    Appreciate any leads for SB treadle parts. I would much rather copy as generate patterns for casting.

    I have a Shepard lathe between my SB and Seneca Falls lathes. :D The SB...
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    Hello Larry, Thanks for the reply, however I...

    Hello Larry,
    Thanks for the reply, however I hope to acquire a drill more of the modern twist drill design, easily sharpened on one of my drill sharpeners.

    I may have to make one from a #3 MT...
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    In the conversion ....

    They used the treadle parts to make the electric motor mount. :willy_nilly:

    I'm interested is acquiring treadle SB parts to restore my SB lathe to its original order.

    Ray :D
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