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  1. The smallest I have ever seen was about a 2"...

    The smallest I have ever seen was about a 2" spindle. It was at a sewing machine manufacturer north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. IIRC it was an Italian machine.

    If overall size is your problem, check...
  2. As long as you are folding the leaf by hand...

    As long as you are folding the leaf by hand (assuming you aren't a heavyweight class powerlifter) you probably won't hurt the brake. If you think its to hard to pull, set the top leaf back another...
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    Worn out pumps and motors usually work ok with...

    Worn out pumps and motors usually work ok with cold oil. Then they fade as the oil warms up and the viscosity falls.
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    Who left the key in the chuck? Is there a...

    Who left the key in the chuck?

    Is there a steady rest?
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    The first thing you have to know about tooling is...

    The first thing you have to know about tooling is whether your machine is set up for European or American style tooling. The punch differs by where the pressure is applied relative to the tip of the...
  6. Nice looking machine. First thing drain and...

    Nice looking machine. First thing drain and refill the waylube. While most of the machine was truly top notch, the most junior person designed the way lube system. It is a recycling system with no...
  7. No, moving is a one time cost. The expense is in...

    No, moving is a one time cost. The expense is in keeping a roof over his head and room for appropriately sized work pieces to be moved to and from the table.

    What does Mr Fosdick use for a...
  8. search the for sale posts for Kwik switch 200...

    search the for sale posts for Kwik switch 200 spindles. They are miss identified, and are actually Kwik switch 300 spindles. have the bearing diameter ground to a common end Mill size and then run...
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    Call Wilson Tool, get a salesman to come out to...

    Call Wilson Tool, get a salesman to come out to look at your brake and your prints. Be prepared to spend 3-7 times the cost of the brake.
  10. I've never done a lot at a time, but I'm thinking...

    I've never done a lot at a time, but I'm thinking a fixed OA torch, the steel held with pliers in one hand and a steel poker in the other to push the carbide off. You better check the price of braze...
  11. I have a center made from pre hard I just chuck...

    I have a center made from pre hard I just chuck up for such a circumstance. If its fussy, I recut it. It has a step so it can't be pushed back into the jaws. That way the jaws are clamped solid,...
  12. Hopefully Brian, the owner of the company, will...

    Hopefully Brian, the owner of the company, will see this and chime in. I have a 32. Iirc, the posts are 1 and 1/8 diameter on 4 and 1/2 inch center. It is a #3 Morse machine. I would think a...
  13. Mechanically tinning the surface. I'll have to...

    Mechanically tinning the surface. I'll have to try that.
  14. A friend who runs a couple of fiber lasers...

    A friend who runs a couple of fiber lasers scrapped relatively new CO2 lasers to install the fiber laser. The operating cost of the fiber is so much lower it paid for itself in a year and a half. ...
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    I have some Gulf Coast paint that is a moisture...

    I have some Gulf Coast paint that is a moisture cured urethane that comes with a separate can with zinc powder to mix with the paint. It has held up well on pipe risers with soil contact.
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    If you aren't busy enough and want something else...

    If you aren't busy enough and want something else to do with your time expand your existing business. You already have the infrastructure, experience, and capital.

    The person you need to manage...
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    I have a shop made dividing plate for a larger...

    I have a shop made dividing plate for a larger B&S you could borrow if you can't come up with anything easier. You could remake the center as necessary to fit your K&T.
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    IME, a BP doesn't balance worth a darn with the...

    IME, a BP doesn't balance worth a darn with the eyebolt. The front is heavy, then you end up moving the ram forward to get it to balance better. That doesn't help much because it moves the heavy...
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    That's fair 'nuf

    That's fair 'nuf
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    Would you give an example of "something funky"?

    Would you give an example of "something funky"?
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    If the parts are going to have subsequent work...

    If the parts are going to have subsequent work performed, why would you risk that work with an unknown filler? If you are going to stick weld, use 6011. Wire, OA, or Tig weld use er70s6.
  22. There are hand maneuvered rotary floor cleaners...

    There are hand maneuvered rotary floor cleaners for power washers that do a pretty good job of containing the splash. They look about like a round small push mower. You still have lots of water to...
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    Anything that works would be helpful. The state...

    Anything that works would be helpful. The state of Kansas manages their deer herd to maximize car-deer collisions. Lots more sales tax revenue that way. The majority of all accidents in my area...
  24. Thread: Moore Jig borer

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    That was a running change on the early #3...

    That was a running change on the early #3 machines, not with the change from #2 to #3.
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    The last I heard China wasn't buying much scrap. ...

    The last I heard China wasn't buying much scrap. Don't get your hopes very high.
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