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    Man there are machines everywhere around...

    Man there are machines everywhere around Houston... My friend found a shop that was selling a 12 inch grinder and he wanted me to come along and look it over... I was glad I did! The shop was...
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    Link please...

    Link please...
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    I put a commercially produced product made...

    I put a commercially produced product made specifically for ultrasonic rust removal in my ultrasonic.
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    Today I broke out the Hougen HMD905SK mag drill...

    Today I broke out the Hougen HMD905SK mag drill for the first time... It worked great and I am kicking myself not not buying one 35 years ago! Made a nice ladder for the mezzanine with about 45...
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    Rust removal for lazy people :)

    I'm almost in heaven! Today I started cleaning up a bunch of large drills I received when I purchased another camelback drill press. I found a method that is just flat out great! Makes me want to...
  6. After I did this...... ...

    After I did this......


    https://youtu.be/GE579qY1zyU


    I ran an old hand reamer through the 1 inch holes. Also in the video you can see two white disks in two holes... Those are 1 inch...
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    Either one of those would just kill me now :)

    Either one of those would just kill me now :)
  8. The step drills have a regular drill tip on the...

    The step drills have a regular drill tip on the end and you can start the hole with it. Step drills I buy usually are found in the electrician tools section. Ones that can do up to 1.25" are around...
  9. I carry step drills on my work trailer that is...

    I carry step drills on my work trailer that is set up for installing access systems and gate operators. Out in the field they work very well for making electrical conduit holes in boxes and drilling...
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    The effects of not oiling your machines.

    Please just keep your machines oiled! This is a short video of the difference oil makes... Two identical lathes, close to the same serial number, that have vastly different wear.

    I'll wage the...
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    Yes she served me well! She is getting a bit...

    Yes she served me well!

    She is getting a bit of an internal makeover the last few nights. The compound is being scraped back into shape... :)
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    It could be arranged :)

    It could be arranged :)
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    Oh Boy! A shot at the longest video on YouTube...

    Oh Boy! A shot at the longest video on YouTube record! :)
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    Near Houston

    Near Houston
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    I just finished a short demo on how I remove...

    I just finished a short demo on how I remove paint from machines I work on... Have a look and give it a try :)


    https://youtu.be/uJOSNwFcEgo
  16. I have a 13 that is complete if you need pictures...

    I have a 13 that is complete if you need pictures just holler...
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    This was my axelson 16" I sold this one and the...

    This was my axelson 16" I sold this one and the guy took it on and has really , really done a nice job... Needle scaler is the way to go! Probably took 8 to 10 hours to get this down to bare...
  18. My bridgeport TC 22 is a three phase machine...

    My bridgeport TC 22 is a three phase machine running on single phase 220. IT was super simple to convert as everything in the machine, with the exception of the spindle, every motor and control was...
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    Sure Ask away! What kind of lathe is it?

    Sure Ask away! What kind of lathe is it?
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    Axelson 16" Refurbishment EYE CANDY!

    A few months ago I sold my Axelson 16 to Don to make room for an Axelson 20". Don has taken a good machine and made it better and a joy to look at!

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    Inprogress.....
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    I would read through the thread that this post is...

    I would read through the thread that this post is in..... https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/1947-model-9a-128005/index3.html#post579465

    Paula had a 5 lead motor. The motor...
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    Well this is strange! I never looked at the...

    Well this is strange!

    I never looked at the date of this post because it showed up in the "New Posts" Sorry for dragging up an 8 year old post.....
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    I would read through the thread that this post is...

    I would read through the thread that this post is in..... https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/1947-model-9a-128005/index3.html#post579465

    Paula had a 5 lead motor. The motor...
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    Sorry the first part was soooooooo looooong and...

    Sorry the first part was soooooooo looooong and BORING! I'll try to do better with this one! In part 2 we starting putting the frame together and layout the main crosses.. They are tricky to cut...
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    Yes Skill was good.... Just like Craftsman and...

    Yes Skill was good.... Just like Craftsman and others that have succumb to the bean counters :(
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