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    Another good source I used was Object moved...

    Another good source I used was

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    I don't recall paying much over $10 a piece for my carriage bearings.
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    You should feel lucky! Com is looking great! It...

    You should feel lucky! Com is looking great! It will clean up handsomely. It will take some work, but that is the single most important thing to keep clean and tuned up in a DC motor.
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    On spot as always Cal. Thanks

    On spot as always Cal. Thanks
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    ... You are WAY WAYYYY over thinking this. ...

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    You are WAY WAYYYY over thinking this. Shove some felt in there to help distribute and dampen the flow of oil, shove some candle wick or torn up t-shirt in there for the same result. Put...
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    I used a piece of wool "felt" I purchased from...

    I used a piece of wool "felt" I purchased from McMaster. Same material I am using to make way wipers and so forth.
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    Meanwhile back at the mill (literally). I...

    Meanwhile back at the mill (literally).

    I was cleaning up some rash on the cross slide...mostly cosmetic. I put a .125" x 4.80" chamfer on top edge of the cross slide assembly. Looks a lot...
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    Yes Yes, I was debating either getting a new nut...

    Yes Yes, I was debating either getting a new nut or machining something to either re-sleeve / re-establish a solid bottom for the pin hole in the nut. I'm leaning this way for the moment.

    The nut...
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    currently where we are at with the lathe 259601

    currently where we are at with the lathe

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    Did some quick experimenting tonight and found...

    Did some quick experimenting tonight and found that the "pin" that goes down in the non threaded hole of the nut does bottom out before hitting the lead screw. There isn't much meat down there but...
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    that pad looks exactly like the one I took out of...

    that pad looks exactly like the one I took out of my tail stock which my senses said was original. my feeling is it "dampens" and spreads out the flow / distributes of the oil.

    I replaced my...
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    So pondering my cross slide feed nut backlash...

    So pondering my cross slide feed nut backlash adjustment. In my case (but not everyone's) the "supposed" backlash adjustment pin hole in the nut is open through the bottom. Obviously and as...
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    and more... 259449 259450 259451 ...

    and more...

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    and some more.... 259445 259446 259447 ...

    and some more....

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    Some pixs from some recent efforts on the...

    Some pixs from some recent efforts on the carriage, apron, way wipers, etc

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    Sorry to be short, but yes the one locks the...

    Sorry to be short, but yes the one locks the screw, the other two in the nut secure and adjust the nut's backlash. Regarding what goes on without a taper attachment for the screw/draw bar I'm not...
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    Nope, point them to 12 O'Clock, check the diagram...

    Nope, point them to 12 O'Clock, check the diagram and do buy new parts as needed from macit or I may have some surplus for you. Regardless get the marks heading north and maybe bump the Chuck or...
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    Good tip Donie. I also suggest you just can...

    Good tip Donie.

    I also suggest you just can not put enough effort in discerning which end is the small end and which is the large end. If you start whacking on the wrong end you are digging...
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    Well I think you got your answer........sling,...

    Well I think you got your answer........sling, fling, splash, climb, etc the oil should get up there and drain down the lines. Likely old gravity drain lines may need some attention to continue...
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    this helps illustrate what everyone is saying ...

    this helps illustrate what everyone is saying


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    Oil pump is located in the bottom of the apron. ...

    Oil pump is located in the bottom of the apron.

    There is no forced / pumped oil in the headstock...its all splash / sling supplied

    Here is about where I started rebuilding my apron and lube...
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    So trying to decide if I need to pinch off the...

    So trying to decide if I need to pinch off the end of the tube that feeds the worm gear reservoir for the apron drive. During bench testing this tube seemed to hog most of the oil feed into the...
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    that's the supplier I used. By the way,...

    that's the supplier I used.

    By the way, where are you planning on using 3/32" tube? I thought it was all 5/32
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    the old crap I dug out of there. 257971

    the old crap I dug out of there.

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    OK Some more progress. Getting ready to put the...

    OK Some more progress. Getting ready to put the carriage on. I suspected, but confirmed tonight that the oil tube that feeds the carriage was shit. After close examination it was replaced by a...
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    I am correcting myself....that is an ELSR (IIRC)...

    I am correcting myself....that is an ELSR (IIRC) which I know nothing about.......I initially thought I was looking at the the threading lead screw. None the less, get those taper pins out of there...
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