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  1. I'm not sure of the grade as we haven't needed to...

    I'm not sure of the grade as we haven't needed to buy it in awhile, but I use a bare brass rod and canned flux. Punch a hole in the lid, warm the tip of the rod, stick it in, and the flux will stick...
  2. Thanks, that gives some good references. I'd...

    Thanks, that gives some good references. I'd imagine the ID would be at least the swing over the cross-slide. Might be best to make them suit the full 12" diameter and have longer/shorter fingers as...
  3. Ok, another question: I'm not yet sure if the...

    Ok, another question:

    I'm not yet sure if the lathe has any steady rests, but I've seen (not yet done) where people will use multiple steadies on shorter lathes. How do you figure how many to use,...
  4. ^^^ That's my preferred method too.

    ^^^ That's my preferred method too.
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    Probably has more and better iron in the engine...

    Probably has more and better iron in the engine block "frame" than in most horrible fright mills.
  6. The owner said it measured 12.5", but perhaps he...

    The owner said it measured 12.5", but perhaps he was measuring over the saddle.

    So you would level the 2 legs on the head stock side like a normal lathe (via test bar, level, 2 collar test, ect.),...
  7. I like that retractable way cover mechanism. I...

    I like that retractable way cover mechanism. I wonder if that's original or someone else's bright idea?
  8. Long 3 Legged Lathe (Whitcomb Blaisdell) Questions

    (Kind of a toss up to post this here, or in the general forum, or in the reconditioning forum)

    So I'm in some negotiations horse-trading machinery again. I have an opportunity to pick up another...
  9. Agree'd. It looks like Hendey used their low...

    Agree'd. It looks like Hendey used their low speed head stock as part of the set-up for low lead threads. It was less about the speed range and more about changing the spindle-to-lead-screw ratio.
    ...
  10. We have a Brown & Sharpe #12 horizontal...

    We have a Brown & Sharpe #12 horizontal production mill from somewhere around 1890-1910 that is stamped "AmOrdCo," or American Ordinance Co. Given it's age, I've always considered it was a World War...
  11. Agree'd that there is no one-size-fits-all...

    Agree'd that there is no one-size-fits-all machine. The rule of thumb I've always gone by is that 99% of shops be it a hobby or production operation, will have a large and a small machine. You're...
  12. No ideas? I've half a mind to attempt to make one...

    No ideas? I've half a mind to attempt to make one someday. My Hendey has enough bed length if I can sort out the wear up close to the headstock.
  13. Yes, like a milling speeder, only more ridged and...

    Yes, like a milling speeder, only more ridged and fixed to the bed of the lathe but not a permanent part of the machine. Something that you could change out between jobs.

    Most of the low speed...
  14. Overdrive sub-spindle for manual lathe?

    Every now and then when reading literature for some of these old heavy iron manual lathes, I've seen sub-spindle attachments that gear down the spindle speeds. These would apparently thread onto your...
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    3rd button might be a "jog" function. Momentarily...

    3rd button might be a "jog" function. Momentarily bumps the spindle so you can get around the chuck or run an indicator around a part.
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    Looks like he did a decent job making a...

    Looks like he did a decent job making a make-shift wood cone pulley for the jack-shaft. I've got a couple old machines I'll need to do that on.
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    Could be that the doner lathe was refitted during...

    Could be that the doner lathe was refitted during it's life and they surfaced both the headstock and tailstock down to adjust for wear in the tailstock? Headstocks and tailstocks ideally are paired...
  18. I'm a die-hard Acu-rite guy. If cost is an issue,...

    I'm a die-hard Acu-rite guy. If cost is an issue, keep an eye on Ebay. I purchased the components separately, all open package, lightly used, ect., and ended up getting our Delta Rockwell lathe set...
  19. I think the ones made in the states "were" the...

    I think the ones made in the states "were" the ones being made in the orient now (as in they moved production over there). We had a cast rack like that on each of our BP's. Most had the big "CHINA"...
  20. I'd consider moving the jack-shaft assembly...

    I'd consider moving the jack-shaft assembly closer forward, but also higher so that the standard length of belt would still fit and there's no loss in pulley contact

    Ultimately, if all you're...
  21. They have their place, for sure, and it's not...

    They have their place, for sure, and it's not always in the hands of Bubba;). But I've known guys that don't like Vernier calipers because you can't see .0005" variance like you can with their...
  22. Each has their place IMO. Digital takes the least...

    Each has their place IMO. Digital takes the least brains to read, but batteries die and corrode, seals leak. They seem to be the most prone to bad things happening DESPITE your best care.

    Verniers...
  23. Those would be "fun" to use:). I'd love to have...

    Those would be "fun" to use:). I'd love to have them!... but in the same way I'd love to have 20+ 1940's-1950's classic cars in a garage too.:cloud9:

    Agree'd it's a great price for what they are,...
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    I got a couple of these awhile back for our L00...

    I got a couple of these awhile back for our L00 and L1 spindles. They work great, even on spindle nuts that had a little hammer/chisel action in the past.
  25. We're 1/4 mile from the scrap yard we use. They...

    We're 1/4 mile from the scrap yard we use. They don't mind selling off the pile by the pound. Last time I was there I saw what looked like a small VTL and a very large cylindrical grinder. Both had...
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