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  1. I didn't try to match that yucky green when I...

    I didn't try to match that yucky green when I cleaned up my KO Lee T & C grinder. Rustoleum makes great rattle cans, a couple of light-medium gray worked perfectly. Even repainted both the...
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    Yeah, tapped my share of 1-1/4-7 holes in my...

    Yeah, tapped my share of 1-1/4-7 holes in my young adult years while going to college. I don't know what was worse A-36 gummy plate or AR-100 plate.:( Just as fast as I sent the dull taps out for...
  3. I bought a pile of gage blocks a couple years...

    I bought a pile of gage blocks a couple years back for a low price that had been in storage for many years in a uncontrolled environment. Out of about 350 blocks only a couple had no rust or...
  4. Along with what Tyrone said, you can also detach...

    Along with what Tyrone said, you can also detach the table from the hydraulic cylinder and remove it from the bed. That would make a two truck loads to move. I've had a little experience with a 36...
  5. That place is GROSS!!!! Much better places...

    That place is GROSS!!!! Much better places around here. Up the road in Wharton, Texas, is one that I consider the best of the area, can't remember the name of it at the moment.
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    From the two Sheldon lathes I've owned, I highly...

    From the two Sheldon lathes I've owned, I highly doubt Sheldon used anything more than 12L14 or 1215 for tailstock spindle. Maybe 1045 if they ran out of a particular grade of material. Since you...
  7. I was always told, anyone born north of IH-10 was...

    I was always told, anyone born north of IH-10 was a Yankee:confused:


    The only BBQ place in Lockhart I liked was the one on south side of town, there on 183. Smitty's was okay, didn't like...
  8. I don't know of any small towns in Texas with...

    I don't know of any small towns in Texas with machine shops in them. Maybe a shop or two in the smaller towns tied to the farming community and that's it. There are many shops here in Texas that...
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    I have a K O Lee T & C grinder that I've used...

    I have a K O Lee T & C grinder that I've used with a Denver air spindle my dad bought years ago and sharpen over 150 HSS end mills in the 3/8" to 1-1/2" diameter range. Just ground the flutes,...
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    M.B., It's "scrape" not scrap. Sorry, ...

    M.B.,

    It's "scrape" not scrap.

    Sorry,

    Ken
  11. Have you tried Vintage Machinery.org?

    Have you tried Vintage Machinery.org?
  12. Thread: Crane drop

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    Makes you wonder what kind of rigging they used...

    Makes you wonder what kind of rigging they used to lower it down in the hole. OF course, going down probably less forces happening than lifting up.
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    Scuffy, One reason that many don't know...

    Scuffy,

    One reason that many don't know anything about this component is, it's been obsolete for nearly 45 years. It was almost obsolete when dad taught me how it worked and to install it back...
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    I have the tool for driving the bushing into the...

    I have the tool for driving the bushing into the hole. In theory, it's supposed to be tight fit when originally installed. But the soft copper tubing gives out and over time will loosen up. As...
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    Might work for poor man's welding leads until the...

    Might work for poor man's welding leads until the insulation starts to melt.

    I think Phil in Montana has it....
  16. The lathe I had was a Sheldon Sebastian lathe. ...

    The lathe I had was a Sheldon Sebastian lathe. More or less a cross bread from Sebastian lathe co. but with Sheldon engineering designed. The taper in the spindle is of that of a no. 5 Mores taper,...
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    Gzig5 hasn't posted here since April 2019. May...

    Gzig5 hasn't posted here since April 2019. May try sending him a PM and see if he answers back.

    As for power feed on one of these old mils, buy a Chinesim Bridgeport clone power feed unit and...
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    Like I said, I've never taken apart a piston...

    Like I said, I've never taken apart a piston style tool post. I've taken apart several wedge type tool post in the past.

    If you look closely at the face of the piston, there is a tapped hole,...
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    Have you done any searching here on PM? There is...

    Have you done any searching here on PM? There is many threads on taking these apart, both piston and wedge types. I've personally have never taken apart a piston type. The last one I had went out...
  20. I don't think you will hurt anything upping the...

    I don't think you will hurt anything upping the input RPM of the input shaft of your lathe by using a smaller OD sheave. As for boring out a sheave to fit your input shaft, use a taper lock bushing....
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    Will the powder, beads, etc., mess up the tire...

    Will the powder, beads, etc., mess up the tire pressure sensors installed inside a tire?
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    One more reason I don't hang out over there!!!!

    One more reason I don't hang out over there!!!!
  23. Something else to think about. The threaded...

    Something else to think about. The threaded connection between the body of the head and the shank is probably fluid locked, which is almost impossible to break loose. May want to drill a thru hole...
  24. Thread: South Bend Shaper

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    That guy is trying to sell a family hireling with...

    That guy is trying to sell a family hireling with a "I don't want to sell" price. That one is nice though.

    There's several versions of the SBL shaper they built over the years. Try to find one...
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Hendy Lathes. ...

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Hendy Lathes. Always wanted one at one time. Always admired the one's that John Oder had many years ago. The government used to have "white rooms" set up...
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