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  1. Does it really matter if it is a static seal? Or...

    Does it really matter if it is a static seal? Or a dynamic seal? It really doesn't really matter...

    I've been doing engineering for nearly 40 years in the profession I work in. Only had one or...
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    Bought the exact same one off of Amazon a couple...

    Bought the exact same one off of Amazon a couple months ago for about $250. So far, I'm impressed with the accuracy of the unit. I don't see this unit as something you turn loose in the shop for...
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    The carbon brushes are in a self contained unit...

    The carbon brushes are in a self contained unit that looks like a old limit switch. Not sure of it's mounting on the shaper. Just follow the flexible conduit to them and go from there. This was...
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    Salvage the valve stem if it is brass/bronze. ...

    Salvage the valve stem if it is brass/bronze. Scrap the rest.
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    Yeah, they are equipped with Warner electric...

    Yeah, they are equipped with Warner electric clutch and brake. It is DC voltage, from what I remembered it is 90 volts max. There is two brush carriers, check those for wear, crud, destroyed. Go...
  6. Thread: Leblond 13 inch

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    Pictures??? We love pictures... Sounds like...

    Pictures??? We love pictures...

    Sounds like you have a "round head" LeBlonde lathe. There's lots of threads here on this model lathe. Post the serial number for us, too. Ken
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    Looks like a early Becker mill. But I've never...

    Looks like a early Becker mill. But I've never seen one with a swivel head. The one I had many years ago had a fixed head that moved up and down.
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    Another poster that did not post pictures. Now...

    Another poster that did not post pictures. Now the listing is gone!!!
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    That must be where STM Surplus on eBay got their...

    That must be where STM Surplus on eBay got their endless supply of tooling people have been going crazy over for the past 10 years!!!
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    Thermite, you have no clue..... Try sourcing a DC...

    Thermite, you have no clue..... Try sourcing a DC motor and drive package in the 10-15 HP range. Especially one that allows you to keep base HP at 50% of full RPM. They are hard to find in the...
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    Your manual is probably the best you are going to...

    Your manual is probably the best you are going to get for that lathe.

    Coming from Monarch, I'd be afraid to ask what you paid for it. Regardless, that's a very nice find. If the drive ever goes...
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    Vise looks like it has been modified. That vise...

    Vise looks like it has been modified. That vise I believe is part of a compound swivel type and made to use on a Cincinnati T & C grinder. The real milling vise they offered was fairly big and...
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    Way back in time when I was rebuilding lathes,...

    Way back in time when I was rebuilding lathes, the shafts in the gear box that ran in bushings were usually scored up and very worn. I would machine the journal just enough to clean up for the...
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    Or, the machine is flat worn out. Lots of wear...

    Or, the machine is flat worn out. Lots of wear on the bed ways.
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    Taper attachment may be for a Logan lathe.

    Taper attachment may be for a Logan lathe.
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    Your attachments are not coming up on the screen.

    Your attachments are not coming up on the screen.
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    Find you chrome-vanadium steel such as a grade...

    Find you chrome-vanadium steel such as a grade AISI 6150. After making the wrench, Q & T to around 40-45 HRC. Ken

    Edit: May try A-500 plate, still Q&T to around 40-45 HRC. Your original Heat...
  18. I use strips of roofing lead I put in between the...

    I use strips of roofing lead I put in between the back jaw and work piece. When it gets thin, fold it over and reuse.
  19. Thread: China rising

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    My visits over in China, the only cats I recall...

    My visits over in China, the only cats I recall were the plastic one's in the window waving it's pawl. Any real one's usually wound up on someone's dinner table when they got to a certain age. But...
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    Back around 1988-1990, I bought a replacement...

    Back around 1988-1990, I bought a replacement lock for a old Gerstner chest I have. Had I known back then you could buy replacement keys I would have done so. Oh well. Back to the story. They had...
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    You're over killing it!!!! It doesn't have to be...

    You're over killing it!!!! It doesn't have to be any greater in strength than it's mating material. In this case, cast iron.
    The pin in the L & S I had was pretty much "butter" when I cut on it. ...
  22. Thread: Skinner Chuck Key

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    Bill, If you would spend less time filling...

    Bill,

    If you would spend less time filling this forum with your "comments" you would have all sorts of time to spend in your shop making stuff that you could show us pictures of here on PM.
    ;)
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    I had a similar Cincinnati planer in the 22" x...

    I had a similar Cincinnati planer in the 22" x 72" version with the standard table back in time. Never had any literature on it, but would guestimate the weight of mine at around 4500-4800 lbs. ...
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    You could pick up and move to where the planer is...

    You could pick up and move to where the planer is located....:(
  25. Thread: China rising

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    My first trip to China back in 2005, we visited...

    My first trip to China back in 2005, we visited the Three Gorges Dam. I didn't really see it as being that big! Don't get me wrong, it is big, but not as big as the Hoover Dam is. I brought back a...
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