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    I think it was 1948 when my father gave me a Big...

    I think it was 1948 when my father gave me a Big Bang carbide cannon. We shot it once in the living room and it sprayed dirty water out onto the rug. Mom said no more of that.

    In 1952, I built...
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    No doubt special order, but deep hole taps do...

    No doubt special order, but deep hole taps do exist. I have this 3-flute one by Threadwell with about .5 inch more thread than normal.. It is marked 3/8-16 NC HS G H 5 3896-2 772 STL P 5544.
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    The lowest price 3-jaw will be marked Hardinge...

    The lowest price 3-jaw will be marked Hardinge Made in England (Pratt Burnerd) and will have the taper mount machined directly into the chuck back. The jaws will be solid and the second set of jaws...
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    Does the number of jaws matter (3, 4, or 6)? Do...

    Does the number of jaws matter (3, 4, or 6)? Do you care if the chuck has a separate back plate?

    Larry
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    You do not have the rack, but you do have the...

    You do not have the rack, but you do have the gear. So determine the pitch of the gear and see if you can get a matching rack from Boston Gear or some other source. ...
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    Note the power canal running under the left...

    Note the power canal running under the left (south) end of the building in the above picture. The plant building originally stopped with the four story tower comprising the southeast corner, so the...
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    Fast because their past customers always go to...

    Fast because their past customers always go to Victor first for special taps and dies. If they don't have it, you will probably need to special order it from them. But so far, they have had what I...
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    There is a huge wheel press in working order in...

    There is a huge wheel press in working order in the roundhouse at The Henry Ford (Greenfield Village) in Dearborn, MI. They are currently closed to the public and I do not have a picture of it or...
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    Thank you. PM replied to with payment info. ...

    Thank you. PM replied to with payment info.

    Larry
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    I have these Hardinge R8 collets: 1/4" good...

    I have these Hardinge R8 collets:

    1/4" good used $15 (new price is $59)
    1/2" good used $15 (new price is $59)
    7/8" stepped NIB $35 (new price is $101)

    Postage extra, but will be under...
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    What sizes do you want? I know I have at least...

    What sizes do you want? I know I have at least one, but I will wait to know what you want before looking for them.

    Larry
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    Contact Bokum Tool Co., a USA maker of internal...

    Contact Bokum Tool Co., a USA maker of internal threading tools of many sizes, including really small in HSS and carbide. They also make great boring bars. The tips are form ground, so you just...
  13. A few decades ago, I saw a Servo Products...

    A few decades ago, I saw a Servo Products miniature CNC mill being demonstrated. I think it was about the size of an IBM typewriter. I think they went through a few model changes, but have stopped...
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    First I heard of such a thing, and I could not...

    First I heard of such a thing, and I could not find it on the Hardinge website. Probably a very rare item, possibly even custom made on special order. I would estimate the new price at $30-40,000....
  15. I think the rare spiral geared chucks have an S...

    I think the rare spiral geared chucks have an S on the model, like 16S. The 16N chucks made in the USA are fairly common on eBay and old used K4 keys are probably not rare.

    Larry
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    Any watch repair person, the kind that can make...

    Any watch repair person, the kind that can make balance staffs, not just replace batteries, can turn and polish hardened steel to around .005 inch diameter. Smaller diameters would seldom be needed,...
  17. I have one of the tappers like the ones...

    I have one of the tappers like the ones previously linked. Mine is the Phase II "brand," so it is the same generic Chinese copy of the USA-made Lassy tapper. I think it was about $150 around 15-20...
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    This company has been my source for a while. ...

    This company has been my source for a while.

    OnlineMetals.com(R) | Buy Metal and Plastics at Online Metals

    Larry
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    If it is a USA-made HLV with 5 inch wide bed,...

    If it is a USA-made HLV with 5 inch wide bed, then it was made in 1954.

    Larry
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    What top eye? Are your hole saws really on...

    What top eye?

    Are your hole saws really on 3/4" arbors?

    Your mill probably has a Morse taper or Brown & Sharpe taper bore in the spindle. It is imperative that you figure out which it is and...
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    Is it true that 5C collets fit the Wade, only...

    Is it true that 5C collets fit the Wade, only requiring a new draw bar with the 5C threads?

    Larry
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    What he means is, O1 is sold in the annealed...

    What he means is, O1 is sold in the annealed condition, the softest possible condition. It can be easily machined. In that condition, it is probably not noticeably harder than common 1018. But O1...
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    I have a 1944 Hardinge model ESM59 high speed...

    I have a 1944 Hardinge model ESM59 high speed precision lathe (9 x 18) that has the OEM motor. The two speed constant torque motor is rated 3/4 HP at 1725 RPM and 3/8 HP at 875 RPM and weighs 90...
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    You have to consider the source of your...

    You have to consider the source of your information. Cheap import machine makers may think it a good idea to overstate the power, perhaps as part of a competition with makers of similar goods. It...
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    See link to their website in post # 2. Their...

    See link to their website in post # 2.

    Their website says, "Meehanite® is the registered name [sic] trade name of a family of cast ferrous materials manufactured under rigid metallurgical...
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