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  1. All very nice ! Except the Bridgeport vice....

    All very nice !

    Except the Bridgeport vice. Its terrible. I'll pm you my address, so you can ship it to me.
  2. Again, you are in a much better area for buying...

    Again, you are in a much better area for buying machines than I am, but at $1250, I'd be all over that. Should fit your floor space requirement. Gear head lathe and a really well built machine. The...
  3. You know a comfortable foot print to walk around...

    You know a comfortable foot print to walk around the Pacemaker is probably 6 x 14. But the machine is probably 4 x 11-ish. Might be able to squish that into a 5 x 13 corner. :D The Monarch 61 I got...
  4. Man, that Pacemaker though. . .:D

    Man, that Pacemaker though. . .:D
  5. I can relate to bigger and heavier, while I love...

    I can relate to bigger and heavier, while I love my 2H and plan to keep it. I also really like the heavier Monarchs and Pacemakers. So much so I just recently got a Monarch 61 series. You just need...
  6. Truly I was an idiot when I bought the machine. I...

    Truly I was an idiot when I bought the machine. I knew nothing about it. But tearing it down in a million pieces I learned a few things. Learned a bit more in using it.

    A couple of things for food...
  7. On an engine lathe, tail stock has shims between...

    On an engine lathe, tail stock has shims between its base and main body. As it wears, you add shims to raise TS.

    The turrets dont have that, yet you dont throw it away if it wears .005". On the...
  8. Yes, and its a sleeve you should be able to still...

    Yes, and its a sleeve you should be able to still get new, and cheap, albeit foreign made. The sleeve is not tapered externally, but the internal has a variety of stuff, mt3, mt2 etc. to fit what you...
  9. Chuck key is not a big deal, you will probably...

    Chuck key is not a big deal, you will probably end up with a few chucks as you begin to operate.

    On spindle bearings. To truly know, you need to lift each cap. Two allen head bolts per cap, to...
  10. I own one of these the thread for it is here:...

    I own one of these the thread for it is here:
    South Bend No. 2-H Turret Lathe 16"x6' Restoration

    Replacing compound rest is not a terrible idea. Love the tail stock though. Not for production...
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