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    Two of the Gorton 9-J's we had, had a triple pole...

    Two of the Gorton 9-J's we had, had a triple pole three-position toggle switch that you used to reverse the motor with. You switched it when the motor was not running. I cannot remember where in...
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    To cut 2-3/8 EU 8 RD TBG threads will require a...

    To cut 2-3/8 EU 8 RD TBG threads will require a taper attachment and to do it right, thread gages. I don't think your little lathe will handle this. My 15" Sheldon will just barely handle the task...
  3. M.B. I have a CAD drawing of a steady rest I'm...

    M.B.

    I have a CAD drawing of a steady rest I'm in the process of building for my 15" Sheldon lathe if you're interested. IF so, send me your email address and Ill be glad to send a copy.

    Ken
  4. Steve, That goose neck tool I gave you there...

    Steve,

    That goose neck tool I gave you there I'm sure was carbon steel when it was made at the turn of the century.
    Dad always used a broad nose cemented carbide tool for cleaning up wide...
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    The majority of the parts I deal with, we have a...

    The majority of the parts I deal with, we have a general note in the title block that indicates "All diameters are concentric to a common center line within .005 T.I.R.".
    Since almost everything...
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    I was taught by my dad to use tooth picks, but...

    I was taught by my dad to use tooth picks, but any ways small metal rod works good too. Probably better so you don't have to worry about breaking off the tooth pick in the hole resulting in digging...
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    It was the development of the Manchester cut off...

    It was the development of the Manchester cut off tooling that made this possible back then for what it's worth.
    Ken
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    Are you guys pushing the wick down below the...

    Are you guys pushing the wick down below the surface of the bearing and holding it down by inserting a tooth pick into the cross hole just above the Gits oil cup to hold the wick down until the...
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    Need to get you a thread pitch gauge or thread...

    Need to get you a thread pitch gauge or thread profile thread gauge to check the number of threads per inch. Measuring with your calipers, start at the edge of the tip of the thread and count the...
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    The copyright still stands, I can't afford to...

    The copyright still stands, I can't afford to take a chance on distributing copies of it. They do come up for sale every once in a while on eBay, it's a far shot. Is there a particular connection...
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    If I remember correctly, those Acme threads are...

    If I remember correctly, those Acme threads are on a slight taper like 1-1/2" TPF. That was part of the old Houston Engineers product line when the two companies merged together way back in time. ...
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    Resurrecting a 7 year old thread here. OP has...

    Resurrecting a 7 year old thread here. OP has not posted here in almost 5 years...
    One thing that was not mentioned before, if the old and new chucks are Jacobs brand and bear the same base number...
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    Houston, we have a leak!!!!! What do we do?

    Houston, we have a leak!!!!! What do we do?
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    If the bearings feel smooth and not bumpy, I...

    If the bearings feel smooth and not bumpy, I would leave it alone. Believe me, if you take it apart, it'll never be the same again on Gorton Mills. They were a nice high precision mill for its...
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    You going to have to rig up a puller to pull that...

    You going to have to rig up a puller to pull that sheave. What ever you do, don't grab the edges where the vee belt groove is. You will break it! That sheave is cast iron!! Probably have to drill...
  16. Sorry it took so long to reply to this thread. ...

    Sorry it took so long to reply to this thread. I've been recovering from my hip joint replacement. I am back to being myself again!
    I had a hard time finding this thread under the name "AEON"...
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    They are not wanted as much today as they once...

    They are not wanted as much today as they once were. Stick it in a corner, may need it some day.
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    As far as I know, it is another Bridgeport clone...

    As far as I know, it is another Bridgeport clone out there. Parts should interchange with most after market parts. Ken
  19. Thread: Planer in Vietnam

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    That open side planer looks like a reversed...

    That open side planer looks like a reversed engineered one of a Rockford planer, made in China. Seen a Chinese copy of a Cincinnati double housing planer on one of my trips to China years back. ...
  20. PM me your mailing address and I'll get it in the...

    PM me your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail to you in a day or two. The scribe was given to me many years back, the man was getting rid of stuff and offered it to me. It's yours if you...
  21. I have a "Metric" scribe here that may fit your...

    I have a "Metric" scribe here that may fit your height gage.;) Might cost a fortune to ship to your address though.:o

    I have a similar model I use occasionally. Usually, I have a mount for...
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    You might tighten up the clearance on them Timken...

    You might tighten up the clearance on them Timken bearings on the spindle a little before doing this operation. Just don't run the spindle over 75-100 RPM. Once done, go in and readjust your...
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    I'd use something a little beefier for 3/8" size...

    I'd use something a little beefier for 3/8" size shanks than ER-16. I would suggest ER-32's for anything larger than 1/4" shank tools. If clearance is an issue, ER-25's. To me ER-16 is a bit too...
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    Notice the chain wrapped around the leg of the...

    Notice the chain wrapped around the leg of the machine. Be careful there, that leg is thin and can be easily "yanked" out from under the lathe. Suggest running the chain around the entire lathe and...
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    If you have to use a chisel and hammer to break...

    If you have to use a chisel and hammer to break it loose. Get you a piece of 1" OD cold roll mild steel bar and a two pound hammer. Work around the nut until it breaks loose. Don't stay in one...
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