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    Your Pb will cast a lot nicer if you get some tin...

    Your Pb will cast a lot nicer if you get some tin into the mix and flux / skim well. Unsalted lard is cheap and works fine.
    A good clean casting will be easire to finsih off.

    I've seen Pb...
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    Yup, Dad came out of the Army Air Corps at that...

    Yup, Dad came out of the Army Air Corps at that end off WWII and went to school at Mare Island Navel Yard, He was in their first post war apprenticeship program and became real enamored of screw...
  3. This may be one of those scenarios where a tiny...

    This may be one of those scenarios where a tiny bit of rotor axial run-out is needed to kick the pads back from the rotor.
  4. A back story on the differential micromter heads?...

    A back story on the differential micromter heads? I just bought one of your off ebay, thinking it might be be cool to have.
    Covid boredome I suppose!
  5. As a guy who's had a grinding shop I'd urge you...

    As a guy who's had a grinding shop I'd urge you to not circle grind or thread grind on a T&C grinder. You'll do better and have a lot less grief with a rigid Tool post grinder on a lathe.

    IF you...
  6. The knife grinding crowd tend to run pretty low...

    The knife grinding crowd tend to run pretty low SFM on their belt machines.

    I have a quasi 2" x 72"clone,that sees a lot of use; best of the Wurtz and the Beaumont.

    I am not a knife maker...
  7. Ekertz. Belongs right next to the Volstro...

    Ekertz.

    Belongs right next to the Volstro planatary head, watts drill and the B'port E head. At issue with all is that there is not nearly enough daylight twixt spindle and table on most knee...
  8. Ray B'port had one that between rotating on...

    Ray

    B'port had one that between rotating on the quill and a 45 degree elbow gave all angle versitility. I've worked in a couple of shops that had them. Never saw on actually on a machine in 30...
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    40 taper? IF so I would be interested in the...

    40 taper? IF so I would be interested in the inserts... no interest or need for the trays and make sense if dgcope wants only the trays.
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    Appropos of nothing. We used to have a 16 foot...

    Appropos of nothing. We used to have a 16 foot planer that did see use, but not as a planer... at least not in the conventional sense.

    The clapper box we removed and a grinding spindle grafted...
  11. Overland Old school science is your friend,...

    Overland

    Old school science is your friend, make use of the gas laws (Robert Boyle circa 1662)... cheap!
    High heat and high pressure gas (compression) holds lots of watter.
    Low heat and low...
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    Another "TEAM OPTI-VISOR" member here; Not to be...

    Another "TEAM OPTI-VISOR" member here; Not to be an old "Crank" but growing up around a shop that was doing aerospace work the job sheets called for a touch up grind on brand new drills before they...
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    Lewis Machinery has been selling machinery for...

    Lewis Machinery has been selling machinery for about as long as I can remember. I was there once 1980-ish at the time a pretty grim warehouse.

    Prices were high, machinery was sketchy and no...
  14. On my Monarch ee which generally comes under the...

    On my Monarch ee which generally comes under the "light lathe" catagory I went to Carbide Depot and bought the high positive 332 (3/8 inscribed circle size ie SMALL) WNMG brand name inserts.

    They...
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    McMaster Carr McMaster-Carr...

    McMaster Carr
    McMaster-Carr
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    And the iceing on the cake would be the oft...

    And the iceing on the cake would be the oft sought after, and rarely found accessories. Best wishes!
  17. Same deal, there was a freighter that could't get...

    Same deal, there was a freighter that could't get underway with a ventalator down. I was the only guy who answered a phone call. All they needed was a motor end bell sleeved. EZ money and they...
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    Off topic: Grant's (metalmagpie) Uni-Grinder...

    Off topic: Grant's (metalmagpie) Uni-Grinder builds are fantastic, they put to shame all the 2" x 72" grinders the knifemakers are so fond of as well as the various offerings from Bader and so forth!
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    The ubiquitious "camel-back" upright drill, made...

    The ubiquitious "camel-back" upright drill, made by many. Semi collectable in some circles.
  20. Thank you Ben. When I sort out what it went too,...

    Thank you Ben. When I sort out what it went too, I'll post photos in the market place. Much apprecaated!

    Cheers
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    Don't limit yourself to 1ph 120. A cheap VFD fed...

    Don't limit yourself to 1ph 120.
    A cheap VFD fed 120 VAC, 1ph will run a 2-3hp 220 / 240 3ph system rather nicely!
  22. Holdridge raidi tool and lathe specific mount... maybe Southbend

    I seem to be suffering from an age related memory dump. I've had a Holdrige tool for way too long and I cannot recall if it was set up for a Southbend or a Logan 2500. It would be nice to find it a...
  23. Holdridge raidi tool and lathe specific mount... maybe Southbend

    I seem to be suffering from an age related memory dump. I've had a Holdrige tool for way too long and I cannot recall if it was set up for a Southbend or a Logan 2500. It would be nice to find it a...
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    Myself as well. The parts I have purchesed have...

    Myself as well. The parts I have purchesed have all been OEM quality. Price and availability has always been good. Shipping quick and efficient.
  25. Thread: Mo Max...

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    Calvin I'm the same way with 3" and larger ...

    Calvin

    I'm the same way with 3" and larger NOS HSS Shell and snd slab mills. I'll buy if I can fang a dozen or so of a specific size in good shape
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