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    Got a propane or MAPP gas torch? Apply some...

    Got a propane or MAPP gas torch?

    Apply some penetrant or light oil to the spindle nose threads. Let sit overnight. Or don't.

    Apply some heat around the spindle nose, to the face plate....
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    It's all fun and games, at least, until you come...

    It's all fun and games, at least, until you come outside and find out that despite the brand new pen, and a thousand extra dollars worth of toys for the goats to play with, their favorite place to...
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    I'd be about checking that the spindles are...

    I'd be about checking that the spindles are straight, as a first step.

    I have a JD 425 with a 54HD deck, and a lot of ground that includes a fair whack of rocks.
    Never had a bearing blow up, but...
  4. Cars have to be Registered gets trotted out here...

    Cars have to be Registered gets trotted out here in Canada a LOT. But nobody sends a cop out to check on your car, maybe take it away from you, if you decide not to renew the registration. You just...
  5. Probably, ebay is going to be your best bet. ...

    Probably, ebay is going to be your best bet.

    But you never do know what might show up around here.

    Had a pretty good bin full of spares and parts when I was at work, but them days is long gone,...
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    Oh, no indeed! But to have to wear the stuff I...

    Oh, no indeed! But to have to wear the stuff I did young and dumb, into the future, would be a whole lot different than having to wear the stuff I did later, when I knew what I was about!
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    LOL! Yeah, many MANY thankful thoughts in my...

    LOL! Yeah, many MANY thankful thoughts in my life, that there were not cameras everywhere, to record the dumb stuff I did as a kid for all eternity!
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    Well, to his credit, he DID explain the choice he...

    Well, to his credit, he DID explain the choice he made, and eventually, he built arbors for the wheels that fit directly in the taper, which isn't that far off from industrial practice in that...
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    A quarter? Oh holy hells! Have you seen how many...

    A quarter? Oh holy hells! Have you seen how many hours he dragged that out for?

    He made a friken CAREER outta that project!
  10. Pricing themselves out of the market is exactly...

    Pricing themselves out of the market is exactly why Grizzly Tools is now selling merchandise with larger than life South Bend logos all over it.

    Them and Myford ended their days trying to sell the...
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    Standard answer to a question like that used to...

    Standard answer to a question like that used to be "Do you own, or can you borrow, a video camera?"

    Usually followed by "Do you have a set of recent pictures that the reconstruction team can use...
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    Or, and this is a real possibility on an older...

    Or, and this is a real possibility on an older machine, there is a bad wire somewhere in the loom, and when the parts got shuffled around while playing pokey-feely, they wire is making contact again....
  13. The D bed lathes also called a Geneva Pattern...

    The D bed lathes also called a Geneva Pattern Lathe, have a vertical flat surface that indexes the head and tail stocks. It amounts to being how the Swiss thought things 'ought to be done', vs. the...
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    Not much to lose, having at'er! Use a multi-meter...

    Not much to lose, having at'er! Use a multi-meter to check the resistance values of the coils. They should match from side to side.

    I picked up a 425 a couple years back. Compared to the die cast...
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    Looks like mostly stuff for use on a tool and...

    Looks like mostly stuff for use on a tool and cutter grinder. Might be factory stuff for a particular make, or might be aftermarket accessories. It'll take better knowledge than mine to tell you...
  16. I see two D bed lathes and the rest pretty much...

    I see two D bed lathes and the rest pretty much Webster Whitcomb style, aka: WW watch makers or jewellers lathes. Typically 50mm center height, 8mm bore through the headstock.

    Hit up the...
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    Yep. If you wanted to be clever(ish) about it,...

    Yep. If you wanted to be clever(ish) about it, put a set of keyways on both the slab and the casting, spaced so that when the slab gets installed hot, and bolted down, on cooling, it pulls the ends...
  18. Hope springs eternal...

    Hope springs eternal...
  19. That'd be what I'd figure. A repeat or...

    That'd be what I'd figure.

    A repeat or multi-part run that justified making a little fixture so as to dummy-proof a compound angle on a part.

    Makes a swell fishing weight, or a storage place...
  20. If you can stand the wait and the occasional...

    If you can stand the wait and the occasional risk, check out the Government Surplus Sales website, and follow it for a while.
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    Oh, considering some of the necrotic threads that...

    Oh, considering some of the necrotic threads that have been dug up around here, I sorta doubt that's a record.

    Would love to know how or why these guys are digging that far in to the past, that...
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    Honestly, if I had to pay for the operating...

    Honestly, if I had to pay for the operating costs, I think I'd be all over putting a air tank in line with the original compressor, and setting the pressure switches up to best take advantage of...
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    Wow. Just another day, that I wished I was...

    Wow. Just another day, that I wished I was closer!

    Having visions of an all stainless steel 1885 High Wall! :)
  24. If you do some digging aroundd, you can find some...

    If you do some digging aroundd, you can find some of the uses for a staking tool.

    I kept one of the several that I had accumulated while I was playing with clocks and watches, before I realized...
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    Aluminum foil and any spray can full of oil works...

    Aluminum foil and any spray can full of oil works pretty well too. The foil tears without too much provocation, and does not tend to rope up if it does get snagged into the chuck.

    Best not done....
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