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    Largest SB I ever used was a friend's Dad's 13"...

    Largest SB I ever used was a friend's Dad's 13" whilst he was mentoring the both of us.
    Lot more time on 9" and 10".

    Work of half or a third what they could clear over the cross, "light" and low...
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    "Some people" ... go all religious-orgiastic....

    "Some people" ... go all religious-orgiastic. even frothing at the keyboard four-letter violent over ELSR - as if it were black magic fit only for use by the gods?

    It works OK.

    Claiming it is...
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    Gearboxes, mining machines, steam, gasoline, and...

    Gearboxes, mining machines, steam, gasoline, and Diesel engine guts. Sealing casting porosity...

    Might have been discovered by some sort of "accident" but it surely turned out to be a fortuitous...
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    More compact than a horizontal mill conversion, ...

    More compact than a horizontal mill conversion, but waaay more work.

    Those are seriously "specialized". Just because your ring resembles a drum brake, don't overlook that there is still a lot to...
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    LOL! Did NOT stall? Itty-bitty inch & a...

    LOL!

    Did NOT stall? Itty-bitty inch & a quatah?

    Machine has the balls you could be wasting an op with those pilot holes?

    See "balanced" boring-bar, Gun drill. Spade drill. Insert drill....
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    Do photographs. CLEAN. Similar to selling a...

    Do photographs. CLEAN. Similar to selling a house. Abrasive-free waterless hand cleaner, NO WATER is a safe and easy way to remove oil and dirt. I use "Goop" brand and a shoe-polish dauber.

    Don't...
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    Me culpa. I thot he had, I was in error. Round...

    Me culpa. I thot he had, I was in error.

    Round post or rectangular, guiding a cutter at adjustable angles is dead easy.

    Woodworkers - and not only - have been doing it for - literally -...
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    No need. I keep pistols loaded so I can just...

    No need.

    I keep pistols loaded so I can just shoot myself rather than get sucked into the organized crime web of the US Health Scare system and leave my Widow bankrupted.
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    LOL! Given 5205 lb Avoir of Quartet needs a...

    LOL! Given 5205 lb Avoir of Quartet needs a 9-foot diameter circle just to switch from Horizontal mode to Vertical mode?

    DeVlieg jig bore, thanks! Gonna give-up that much space, might as well get...
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    Aye. He SAID right up front that he was running...

    Aye. He SAID right up front that he was running rigid rod, not cable.
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    ^^^ THIS ^^^ Flex as they do, one sort of has...

    ^^^ THIS ^^^

    Flex as they do, one sort of has to be "married" to any given BirdPort and gradually "wear along with it" over time to keep current with its particular ways.

    No "nod" available on...
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    A 5 HP to 7.5 HP motor can become an RPC idler...

    A 5 HP to 7.5 HP motor can become an RPC idler stout enough to run any one machine-tool at a go he is likely to ever acquire, small one-man shop.

    No re-wiring of any machine nor its OEM controls...
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    If I thought it could save the sorely...

    If I thought it could save the sorely disadvantaged State of New Jersey, I'd prolly donate one.

    Relocate to Pennsyltucky, you might find one easier?

    :D
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    LOL! My one, vintage of 1910, having onct set...

    LOL! My one, vintage of 1910, having onct set some sort of world-record for concrete that exceeded 30 day test at 7 days and exceeded theoretical max at 30 days that got cars and even a helicopter...
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    ROFL! Too true! Owned a Ford Fiasco for cheap...

    ROFL! Too true! Owned a Ford Fiasco for cheap commuting, "fuel crises".

    Got sandwiched, two cars ahead, one behind - some fool tail-ended the "stack'.

    New seat still angled way back. Floor...
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    No, you should not be. Guide bushing yes. ...

    No, you should not be.

    Guide bushing yes.
    Common drill reliant on generating a hole off a center point NOT.

    Guide a hole saw, plunge end mill, or annular cutter.

    Work the corner edge, not...
  17. All you need. Shop floor, foreman doing...

    All you need.

    Shop floor, foreman doing tasking would have said "run it on the Greaves".

    Much as tasking to a K&T mill was "run it on the Milwaukee."

    On edit;

    Responded to your email.
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    24 V batteries exist. Diesel-engined trucks...

    24 V batteries exist. Diesel-engined trucks commonly have 24 V starting systems, twin 12V, sometime dual pairs of them.

    Alternator in series atop a 12 V would not be common, nor easily kept in...
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    What Sami said. Not a likely "find". Steel...

    What Sami said. Not a likely "find".

    Steel collar that size should be a stock item, motor and coupler goods.

    Got Old Skewl Blacksmiths many parts of Pennsyltucky as can make and fit a decently...
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    How can you say that? That's how it was done...

    How can you say that?

    That's how it was done for thousands of years, "leaf' stone bow drill on sea-shells, pearls, lapis, jade, etc... to high-alloy steel, yet today.

    So it must be surely be...
  21. GREAT idea! PM has some nice ones, already....

    GREAT idea!

    PM has some nice ones, already. Fast-retract for easier single-point threading control, for example.

    AND. as time passes, absent a sticky with "links", we have a harder and harder...
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    3" shell mill. On an are-ate arse. With an entire...

    3" shell mill. On an are-ate arse. With an entire head of what .. 70 lbs, Avoir?

    An advancing quill.. and three movable swivels, knuckle joints, or pivots.... on a sliding ram... atop a rotating...
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    Top of the list? Not "hate". Simpler than that....

    Top of the list? Not "hate". Simpler than that. Economic time-as-well-as-money "sanity check".

    Probably a safe bet that no other vertical ever built has been abused as long, often, and badly as...
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    I think you meant to say "Single-phase 220-240"?...

    I think you meant to say "Single-phase 220-240"?

    Not impossible. Just not likely. Nor, necessarily, even wanted.

    You'll need to include an RPC (whole zoo) or one or several VFD (one animal at a...
  25. Meaaaah. There was a time I could even march a...

    Meaaaah. There was a time I could even march a gang of rowdy rabble in step well enough to win parades, so yah. Can do!

    :)

    Just went and checked. Still have the Akai 8-track player, but...
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