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  1. On the subject of Black Diamond and Rush.....I...

    On the subject of Black Diamond and Rush.....I see Rush make spares for BD ,as some have mentioned BD are hard to deal with.
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    The two big S&F cutters seem a bit...

    The two big S&F cutters seem a bit optimistic.....but I think its a quite well done mod on an old machine that otherwise be scrap...with a small saw or s&f cutter ,for doing small keyways ,or maybe...
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    I scrapped a big radial drill that had a taper...

    I scrapped a big radial drill that had a taper quick change adaptor jammed in the #5 Morse spindle ,that had defied all attempts to remove it......since it was scrap,I used the old method of...
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    Another result of crazy land prices ,is...

    Another result of crazy land prices ,is yuppie-fication of areas where you could have a truck,bit of a repair shop,storage yard,and all these idiots (mainly rich retired) will complain to council...
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    Ive been chased by real estate prices ...left my...

    Ive been chased by real estate prices ...left my big shop 20 years ago,then sold out my yard a year ago,now Im getting flyers in the letter box offering $5M for my house land where Ive just finished...
  6. The Rush and Brierly seem to be on the principles...

    The Rush and Brierly seem to be on the principles of the old Herbert Hunt patents (1920s) ,with the improvement that a six jaw chuck replaces the need for bushings ......this is a big plus ,because...
  7. More likely some BP residue is...

    More likely some BP residue is remaining.....anyhoo,wash the parts in boiling (very hot) water ,and the hot metal will deal with any water in the crevices.......then oil the gun thoroughly with a...
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    I used to do hydraulic repairs and...

    I used to do hydraulic repairs and rebuilds.....the only thing can be done is to lap the rotor (hard steel) on a Lapmaster ....any attempt on a surface grinder will heat check the surface .....the...
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    The Chinese made probably the most momentous...

    The Chinese made probably the most momentous discovery in history....that the masses would accept worthless paper money in lieu of value,and so make the empire infinitely rich ...then made the second...
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    Definitely get fixed up before applying .......I...

    Definitely get fixed up before applying .......I used to do interviews,and millenials would come over about how they d be needing time off right away for some medical or relationship...
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    If you search PM for "Richmond radial...

    If you search PM for "Richmond radial drill".......there are good images of one the same as mine for sale about 4 years ago.
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    Been there,done that.....dont waste your time...

    Been there,done that.....dont waste your time ....the "brass" is bronze sinter coating.....once scored its cactus....Eaton (and others) are very cunning and the cost of one part is more than a new...
  13. The Black Diamond has features of the old WW2...

    The Black Diamond has features of the old WW2 Warren and Brown....so I assume there is a earlier grinder the ideas are lifted off....unfortunately the W&B while simple is only for number size up to...
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    When I went for a job after years of working for...

    When I went for a job after years of working for myself,and dabbling in various businesses,I was told in the preliminary interview that it was a major problem.......but in the final interview ,the...
  15. 3"Dia thread by the tape behind #1......would be...

    3"Dia thread by the tape behind #1......would be a costly piece to have made.......Bit like the elevating screw nut on a big radial drill ...costs $Ks to replace .
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    Drill through a hardened bushing against the work.

    Drill through a hardened bushing against the work.
  17. 6TPI leadscrew seems a bit small for a 16"...

    6TPI leadscrew seems a bit small for a 16" lathe,check if its two start thread.........for instance ,a lathe that size would normally have 4 tpi ,or even 2 tpi,single start,which is what my 20" Swift...
  18. The gear that meshes with the leadscrew is quite...

    The gear that meshes with the leadscrew is quite easily made freehand with an angle grinder,if thats all you have ....it simply meshes with the screw and turns the numbered dial......which is also...
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    I have a larger Richmond,and the feed works by a...

    I have a larger Richmond,and the feed works by a cam on a handwheel .....if yours is like this,then I d say you need to build up and reprofile the dog clutch teeth on the feed ......there is an...
  20. I think the model is an IXB 4.....or might be a...

    I think the model is an IXB 4.....or might be a JXB 4.....Hercules made more crap motors than anyone else in the history of IC...they made millions and millions and lots of quality truck makers used...
  21. Year mid 50s,and not a Challenger ,IMHO..My first...

    Year mid 50s,and not a Challenger ,IMHO..My first forklift was one of them.......the little Hercules wasnt too bad,the weak part was a sort of gear train in a case down to the tranny proper.......In...
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    I get it now.......if you can guess whats under...

    I get it now.......if you can guess whats under the tarp you win a Bobcat......OOPs...think I may have given a clue there!
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    When I do repair work,inevitably the part I have...

    When I do repair work,inevitably the part I have made is no longer available.....however on the odd occassion it is available,the manufacturers price is so astounding that one off is still a saving...
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    HR is paid for by the boss/owner....so why would...

    HR is paid for by the boss/owner....so why would it be any kind of charity?......Back in my day ,HR was a model of Holden car ,and the pay office was called "the pay office".....they did all the...
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    The new frontier of workers getting screwed is...

    The new frontier of workers getting screwed is casual labour hire run by specialists.....and the so called gig economy that the young have been fooled into believing gives them freedom ....or...
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