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  1. Congratulations, Dan! You've been looking for...

    Congratulations, Dan!
    You've been looking for years & I'm glad it came together for you.

    smt
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    Try a pipe organ company. Though that thin might...

    Try a pipe organ company.
    Though that thin might be a problem, i really don't know.

    Mohler, in Hagerstown (long gone, i went to the auction about the same time PM started, IIRC) made tin sheet...
  3. Did i miss it somewhere in the multiple posts-...

    Did i miss it somewhere in the multiple posts-
    When was the last gage made?
    When did the last employee leave the shop?
    When did the office close/last inventory item sold?

    Thanks!


    PS: ...
  4. Just in case anyone ever searches or finds this...

    Just in case anyone ever searches or finds this post, who also needs the info:

    I dug around on EAA members' forums and found a link to the controlling FAA document (AC 20-27G) for certifying...
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    So probably the 5 footer, 22" between columns? @...

    So probably the 5 footer, 22" between columns? @ 5,500 lbs +/-

    smt
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    Flush bolt door drilling machine?

    Sometime within the past year or so, i saw a machine on an online auction, for gun drilling deep holes from the bottom or top of doors, along the edge, as would be used for some flush bolts Or...
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    Doug - Most high end and custom skis have...

    Doug -

    Most high end and custom skis have always been wood core.
    Dynamic pioneered the torsion box 'glass wrap. They had a "dynamometer" to measure the stiffness of each ski after it was fully...
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    Hardly OT - you can build those kind, too. We're...

    Hardly OT - you can build those kind, too. We're a big tent.

    My "kid" brother (He's only 65 or 66) does that kind of slogging all winter in MN. Not sure he's completely quit tobacco, either....
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    Larry - the photo you reposted is a perfect...

    Larry - the photo you reposted is a perfect example of my frustration:
    In my files as downloaded the threads are obvious and relatively clear.
    As they show up on PM, regardless the level of...
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    Larry - my problem is i can never get "high res"...

    Larry - my problem is i can never get "high res" files to load. So have to edit (compress) quality down and trim the pixels like crazy, or it just disappears when i hit upload. I figured out just a...
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    Making the nut blanks for the collets above was a...

    Making the nut blanks for the collets above was a turret process, feeding a bar.
    These nuts are for 3/4" Greenlee and Oliver collets and just at 1" OD. 1-3/16" OD nuts for 7/8" body collets for...
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    328837 Gosh, the photo repro values on this...

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    Gosh, the photo repro values on this site have really deteriorated as far as detail.

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    Maybe you can get a sense from this one:

    328839
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    Very well, thank you. :) For multiples, it is...

    Very well, thank you. :)

    For multiples, it is the fastests manual single pointing process; assuming threaded lengths under maybe 2-1/4" or so.

    It is cool for "production" because you can run...
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    I never got good enough, nor could spend enough...

    I never got good enough, nor could spend enough time on the slopes to join a ski patrol. But tried to keep at it over the years despite no one else in family including son ever interested. Dropped...
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    Pretty sure that surface has nothing, or at least...

    Pretty sure that surface has nothing, or at least not primarily, to do with bearings. It's too regular.

    46I fast, sharp wheel dress with sharp diamond facet.
    If that does not fix it, try setting...
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    Larry gave a great description. That was a...

    Larry gave a great description.

    That was a very nice lathe when it was new! Cataract with thread cutting (chasing) capability on a steel stand!
    And as Larry alludes, looks to be 5c when most were...
  17. This might seem cut and dried to some; however...

    This might seem cut and dried to some; however there are several ways to approach it from my perspective.
    Sort of a developing spread sheet.

    "Best"/easiest would be: do necessary repairs,...
  18. Your first sentence is the one that worries me....

    Your first sentence is the one that worries me.
    The weird thing is that as many aviation connections as i have, it appears i don't know anyone who has heard other than scuttlebutt about question...
  19. Yes. We had informal discussion 2 yrs ago at...

    Yes. We had informal discussion 2 yrs ago at Wings meeting our EAA hangar. He indicated Exhibition was the easy route.

    Sept 1 this month (First wings for us since Covid) was supposed to be about...
  20. Any experience with AWC for "import" exp. aircraft?

    I've already posted versions of this Q on a couple marque-specific and homebuilt sites.
    Surprisingly no one has stepped up to report actual experience or insightful comments.
    Will try the Van's...
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    Are you saying the ball bearing goes inboard and...

    Are you saying the ball bearing goes inboard and locates the shaft/screw?

    I'm not familiar with heavy 10's either, but that does not seem at all like SB original.
    If it was a well done upgrade,...
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    Ski builds in process?

    Who else is marking the calendar, lining up season pass, and remembering they meant to build a new set of skis before snow flies & fun starts for the year? :)

    No, seriously, any builds in...
  23. I'm not familiar with the Covel - does it provide...

    I'm not familiar with the Covel - does it provide the option/do you intend to run with dead centers?

    If not & you have a Hardinge 5c "dead" center collet, the extension is long enough to grip with...
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    Best of luck! smt

    Best of luck!

    smt
  25. I don't even think it was an "upgrade". Just a...

    I don't even think it was an "upgrade". Just a different choice. Most of the tooling that fits that size lathe/turret is 5/8" shank. OTOH I carefully set up and bored one hole in one of my turrets...
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