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  1. Paul, when you call or email I will give you the...

    Paul, when you call or email I will give you the names of the 2 bearing companies I get mine from. One sell to the public at wholesale prices. I still think you need to consider scraping low spots...
  2. Paul if you have any questions, call me. Im in...

    Paul if you have any questions, call me. Im in the USA. 651 338 8141. I also own a Clausing parts machine.
  3. If your saddle gets stick slip you may want to...

    If your saddle gets stick slip you may want to take it off and try to 1/2 moon the saddle ways as the reason machines get scratching or scores is there is no place for the oil to adhere to the saddle...
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    3 x 6 probably. I still have that plate, but...

    3 x 6 probably. I still have that plate, but sorry to say I now use it as a table that students scrape there projects on. I do have a smaller one, maybe 18" x 36" Taft Pierce surface plate in...
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    I used to do that....but when we had to scrape...

    I used to do that....but when we had to scrape the center section we tipped it up vertically and sat on a stool. What a painful job...makes my back hurt just looking at it..lol
  6. Years ago I had a student who took the class we...

    Years ago I had a student who took the class we did in Maryland at the Tuckahoe Steam and Gass Association Machine Shop Museum and one of the students bought a large granite plate at an auction and...
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    These guys sell individual bushings and oil-lite...

    These guys sell individual bushings and oil-lite bearings. www.gobeilco.com
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    Contact these guys as they build special machines...

    Contact these guys as they build special machines plus they are a USA company and built here.
    Home - Drake Mfg
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    In the old days they used those holes to lag it...

    In the old days they used those holes to lag it to the shipping skid. In later machines and other copies started to use them for leveling. I used to tap the holes too, or drilled to a tap size and...
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    Just a though. It may not work, but most...

    Just a though. It may not work, but most Grinders that use coolant now-a-days uses one of these. Maybe you can rig it up some how or it might give you another route to think about.
    You are being...
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    Sure,....it's a great teaching moment....:-)

    Sure,....it's a great teaching moment....:-)
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    I use the same techniques in smaller machines...

    I use the same techniques in smaller machines too. No need on a 1440, just leveling as I said and then the 2 collar test. Leave the TS end 1 to 2 tenths big to compensate for tool push-a-way.
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    Aligning and Leveling a Lathe

    I think this Lodge & Shiply Lathe manual show how to properly align a lathe bed with Levels. As I have said for years now, If your not going to use coolant then leveling is not to important. You do...
  14. The OP is a You Tuber and he has increased his...

    The OP is a You Tuber and he has increased his income with us watching his show. Another example of poor advise given on You Tube. There is valuable advice on You Tube but it seems many of us agree...
  15. Give these guys a callas they are a wealth of...

    Give these guys a callas they are a wealth of information.
    Shears, Mechanical and Air Squaring | Gladwin Machinery
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    Looking for machinist in oklahoma

    Looking to hire a few full or part time machinists to work on non CNC machines. Set up and run Lathes, HBM's, Cyl Grinders. If you have some maintenance skills too it would be helpful. He would...
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    If Steve wants to host another class in February...

    If Steve wants to host another class in February 2022, I'd be willing. He has some of my 48" straight-edges and Granite surface plates ready and waiting for students to use. I love to see he has my...
  18. Dan the student with the whiskers sent me this...

    Dan the student with the whiskers sent me this nice letter.
    "Richard,
    I'd like to thank you again for the opportunity to attend your class. I learned so much and I look forward to putting the...
  19. I agree, advising to grind the spindle on an old...

    I agree, advising to grind the spindle on an old machine without checking the spindle and bearings is not what any professional rebuilder would do would do. Has Barry from H&W been asked? He is our...
  20. I have issues with phone numbers. Writing them...

    I have issues with phone numbers. Writing them down in the correct order. I also have a hard time when someone calls and leaves a phone number on my answering machine. People rattle off their...
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    give these guys a call and ask them. They have a...

    give these guys a call and ask them. They have a service department and one of their guys may know or know someone. Tell them I said they could help. CNC Machinery importer, distributor, and...
  22. My spelling sucks too, that's why sometimes I go...

    My spelling sucks too, that's why sometimes I go off on someone as I read it wrong or didn't read it 2 or 3 times.

    I have it too. I had to take special reading class as a kid. I still have...
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    Take a mag base and the smallest dial indicator ....

    Take a mag base and the smallest dial indicator . A .0005 would do if you don't have a .0001. Put the mag base on the compound top behind the T slot and indicator on the top of the front of the T...
  24. If I were you I would pull the spindle out and...

    If I were you I would pull the spindle out and check it in V blocks as Paolo mentions. I agree with him. To make sure it is not bent. Check the spindle bearings and see if the quill is straight...
  25. John I di the flashlight trick too a Old one with...

    John I di the flashlight trick too a Old one with a bulb, the new LED's don't heat up so much. Last week I was helping scrape a 48" Brown and Sharp camelback and it hinged or pivoted in the middle. ...
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