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  1. Check your spindle bearing preload. Inadequate...

    Check your spindle bearing preload. Inadequate preload would give you good tolerancing near the chuck and more random stuff as you move away from the chuck as the potential angular error increases...
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    Bliss bought out the Stiles Press Company, and...

    Bliss bought out the Stiles Press Company, and continued to make this type of press, although the later one's I've seen are beefier castings, but my guess is it could be an older Stiles press.
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    In my old shop we had two Lucas Boring Mills. A...

    In my old shop we had two Lucas Boring Mills. A No.3 and a No.4 both with Morse Tapers without drawbar. Impossible to retrofit because of the bearing arrangement, we made a round retainer that went...
  4. There are a lot of different types of Cast Iron....

    There are a lot of different types of Cast Iron. Typically in Machine Tools components where wear was a concern a lot of New England machine manufacturers used a higher nickel content cast iron than...
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    I agree! I have run my own shop and currently am...

    I agree! I have run my own shop and currently am working for The Man again. But I see it all as part of promoting a good company culture. As a very productive employee, I don't mind leading by...
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    I think that there's some truth in both the last...

    I think that there's some truth in both the last two posts. Granted, we're really talking about two different classes of worker here. One that is intelligent and motivated by things of interest that...
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    When I was in High School, most if not all...

    When I was in High School, most if not all schools had wood and metal shops. There were also a considerable number of dedicated vocational technical schools, as well as very active apprenticeship...
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    Tried messaging you but it sounds like you're box...

    Tried messaging you but it sounds like you're box is full. Get in touch.
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    Yes. This is exactly the point a lot of people...

    Yes. This is exactly the point a lot of people are missing. The government doesn't particularly care where their 25 percent is coming from because it's guaranteed off the top. As long as the milk jug...
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    Another question

    Also, on the back of the saddle there are three pockets closely approximating the locations of the three bearings for the feed drive shafting. From right to left facing the machine: The first is an...
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    To a customer trying to push delivery on a job. ...

    To a customer trying to push delivery on a job.

    You can have it Fast, Cheap, or Accurate... Pick any two.
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    Much appreciated. Yeah the collar set screw is...

    Much appreciated. Yeah the collar set screw is loose but it's going to take some work to get it off. Pretty typical for the shape this machine is in. I won't be starting in on the head for at least a...
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    Over the last week I've been taking parts off the...

    Over the last week I've been taking parts off the machine. It's in rough shape and appears to have spent most of it's production life running only a few jobs. There are a lot of "fix it good enough...
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    First of all. I've worked in machinery...

    First of all. I've worked in machinery repair/sales/rebuilding for my entire adult life (so far). I figured if it was a standard Acme and I could make the part out of commercially available threaded...
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    The machine is currently outside in a scrapyard...

    The machine is currently outside in a scrapyard and I have limited time to get it apart and removed. Sure I can measure it later, I just figured I'd get a leg up by asking you fine people.
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    Van Norman No. 12 Ram Lead Screw Pitch

    So. I've worked with and on machines for most of my adult life. My Dad's first job was as an apprentice at Van Norman, and after WWII he worked as a factory sales rep, while my uncle eventually...
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