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    The totes are limited to 48 inches in length. The...

    The totes are limited to 48 inches in length. The only piece you would have problems with is the bed. but you could do it end for end.

    Takes the pieces out when clean, spray with alcohol to...
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    Well, I looked it up myself. They are called IBC...

    Well, I looked it up myself. They are called IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) Tote Tanks. You can buy them for $50 used on Amazon Marketplace.
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    BTW: If you do this, I want to see pictures!

    BTW: If you do this, I want to see pictures!
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    I think people use welders as a power supply when...

    I think people use welders as a power supply when using that much water.
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    The best way to clean up this lathe is to put it...

    The best way to clean up this lathe is to put it in a giant electrolysis tank. If you could find someone with an old swimming pool, that would be best (I have seen it done). But if you disassemble...
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    Spend some time here: Machine Tool Archive...

    Spend some time here:
    Machine Tool Archive
  7. Thread: Antique Planer

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    What is the machine behind the planer on the left?

    What is the machine behind the planer on the left?
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    Here is some more information: Catarcat Lathes...

    Here is some more information:
    Catarcat Lathes
    and
    Sheldon 11" & 12" Lathes
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    Wire wheel everything first; then use...

    Wire wheel everything first; then use electrolysis to get to the hidden areas. This is much faster overall.
  10. If you shifted the hole down a bit you could have...

    If you shifted the hole down a bit you could have given him an earring. :D
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    Been there, done that. Fun machine.

    Been there, done that.

    Fun machine.
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    Never heard of it; can't find it on Daly's...

    Never heard of it; can't find it on Daly's website. Was it old stuff?
  13. Very Early Rhodes Shaper (Hand Cranked) For Sale

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    I saw this and thought someone here might be...
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    We need pictures.

    We need pictures.
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    Please post a video link showing this machine in...

    Please post a video link showing this machine in operation. Would love to see the various operations it could perform.
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    Since no one has asked...what are these used for?...

    Since no one has asked...what are these used for? "Why, drilling half a hole, of course!"

    No, seriously.
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    Pretty sure #3 is reversed.

    Pretty sure #3 is reversed.
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    First of all, I have a wonderful wife who would...

    First of all, I have a wonderful wife who would totally understand and be okay with it, if I asked her. That is not an issue at all.

    The time I spend away from machinery is way more than the time...
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    I was thinking along the same lines. Seems like a...

    I was thinking along the same lines. Seems like a good idea. Wouldn't want to test it though.
  20. If PM published a calendar with pictures of old...

    If PM published a calendar with pictures of old machines, that one should be included.
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    Well, this thread got some attention. I should...

    Well, this thread got some attention.

    I should add that I am just a hobbyist who occasionally machines. So not wearing it is not an option.

    I think a little ring box for the pocket might be a...
  22. Wow, I was expecting something rather crude. ...

    Wow, I was expecting something rather crude.

    Nice work and paint job.
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    Wedding Ring Safety

    16 months ago I got married; rather late in life. All these years I have not had to worry about wearing a ring while working in the shop; now I do.

    What do you do with your ring while working...
  24. PM has a forum dedicated to these issues:...

    PM has a forum dedicated to these issues: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/transformers-phase-converters-and-vfd/

    You may want to ask over there.

    Don't be intimidated by the VFD. Yes, it...
  25. Put a VFD on it. Then you can vary the speed as...

    Put a VFD on it. Then you can vary the speed as you wish.
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