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    Style "A", small bushing for piloted arbors, used...

    Style "A", small bushing for piloted arbors, used for light work and where extra room is needed under arbor support... Style "B" large bushing for running bushing and has studs for attachment to arm...
  2. Cutting Helical Gears

    Shaft center distance, real pitch, numbers of teeth, are all factors which apply...Been there, done it, but I have slept since then....Ramsay 1:)
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    I have a Midgetmill with 2mt spindle and "thou"...

    I have a Midgetmill with 2mt spindle and "thou" meter...It is useful for many light duty operations.. I also have a Bridgeport "M" head which I can use on either my 2hl universal or 2h plain.. I much...
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    Wow mine use to be clean like that once upon a...

    Wow mine use to be clean like that once upon a time.. Oil will stain your paint as well....Funny ... When you get them all cleaned up, they look really nice. Somewhat of a shame to use them and get...
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    Thanks John.. I don't have or can't find one bit...

    Thanks John.. I don't have or can't find one bit of info on the weight of the rotabs.. I have weights on most other attachments but for some reason my info does not show the weights.. Ramsay 1:)
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    I checked the serial number and it says it is a...

    I checked the serial number and it says it is a 20... Seems the rotabs don't have weights like the other attachments.. Maybe it is because they would have two weights, one for power driven and one...
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    4639 should be a 20" table but I can't find a...

    4639 should be a 20" table but I can't find a weight on it...Ramsay 1:)
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    I remember a lamp similar to this in a Colby ship...

    I remember a lamp similar to this in a Colby ship yard gantry crane.. The crane was diesel electric and this lamp would light when full voltage from the generator was available to run the electric...
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    And don't forget the rotab drive bracket for my...

    And don't forget the rotab drive bracket for my 2d for five dollars.. But alas, not any more....Too many dealers giving people ideas..Good thing I got what I could when I could get it...My 800 dollar...
  10. All three of my K&T mills have gear type coolant...

    All three of my K&T mills have gear type coolant pumps.. Gears work much better with oil than they do with water...Mine are happy and I can leave them unattended for months and they are still happy...
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    If you bolt your lathe to the floor, be sure to...

    If you bolt your lathe to the floor, be sure to take test cuts on a bar to make sure your bed is not sprung.. It is easier than you would think to spring the bed of this machine with anchor bolts.......
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    No I have never seen one in the flesh just...

    No I have never seen one in the flesh just pictures...With the prices like they are lately, it is doubtful I will have one either... Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    Forget the vfd... If you don't have three phase...

    Forget the vfd... If you don't have three phase power, either buy or build a rotary phase converter and be done with it.. VFD is ok for some things but not this.. Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    I could find no peculiarity among 10, 12, and 14"...

    I could find no peculiarity among 10, 12, and 14" Model K as far as hole plates and according to literature, the astronomical fits directly in place of the hole plates so one would think it would fit...
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    Ditto on the chuck key.. I personally knew a man...

    Ditto on the chuck key.. I personally knew a man who was seriously injured by a flying chuck key that hit him in the eye all the way in the other end of the building many years ago...I cringe every...
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    Light bodied cutting oil for the coolant sump of...

    Light bodied cutting oil for the coolant sump of your K&T after all the dead animals are retrieved and sump sanitized and put the stink factor to rest forever... Just add oil every few years as the...
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    On the lugs, maybe you can drill and tap for a...

    On the lugs, maybe you can drill and tap for a socket head screw on each side..Is the gear hardened? File hard? Find a socket head screw that is close to the slot size in the spindle or maybe that...
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    Drive Gear and Motor

    Does not look like a factory gear..The drive lugs are missing for sure how about the spacer disc? If the motor is modern, it is probably ball bearing...2hl takes 3hp and 2h takes 5 hp..The vertical...
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    They are quiet as gears are well made and fitted...

    They are quiet as gears are well made and fitted for quiet operation.. Edward Kearney, though he died before this machine was made, was constantly trying to find ways to make machinery quiet in...
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    YVW.. You will enjoy having that attachment and...

    YVW.. You will enjoy having that attachment and using it on your machine.. It is very versatile and quite rigid for doing heavier work...Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    Many of the bearings in that unit are special...

    Many of the bearings in that unit are special bearings or precision bearings ...The bearings on the spindle I can guarantee are special and costly.. The best thing to do is lube the unit and run it.....
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    Adam Booth (Abom 79 on youtube) not long ago got...

    Adam Booth (Abom 79 on youtube) not long ago got a G&E shaper and did an oil change...I can't remember if he showed what oil he used but it should still be on youtube..It hasn't been that long ago...
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    If you can't find a bolt for your milling head,...

    If you can't find a bolt for your milling head, you could make one from soft steel then case harden with kasenit..You could make the nut the say way.. I have done this in the past with other bolts...
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    That is a std hi speed head that can move away...

    That is a std hi speed head that can move away from the column..You will notice on the drive gear that there is a spacer disc unless some expert removed it.. You cannot install this head on the...
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    Do you have the drive gear and spindle plug for...

    Do you have the drive gear and spindle plug for that std hi speed milling head or is it MIA? Just curious.. Ramsay 1:)
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