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  1. For something like monkey bars, you should add a...

    For something like monkey bars, you should add a impact factor, multiplying that static load of 180lbs by 2-3 times.
    Since the owner will likely jump up to the bar, not ease his weight on to it.
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    Not only are they The Friendly Machinist Forum,...

    Not only are they The Friendly Machinist Forum, they give out praise and participation awards??

    What is not to like? LOL
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    The list of issues grows..... Missing...

    The list of issues grows.....

    Missing crossfeed handle/dial/shaft.
    Burred up apron shafts.
    A few small off the shelf ball and thrust bearings, seals for the apron and leadscrew/feedscrew...
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    Possibly soy bean based insulation instead of...

    Possibly soy bean based insulation instead of petrochemical?

    They use soy based wiring insulation on late model cars, living out in the country the field mice eat it like corn on the cob.

    My...
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    Pulled the motor out enough to switch it from...

    Pulled the motor out enough to switch it from 460v to 230v. Bearings felt terrible, no big deal to change that.
    Then I discovered the leads out of the EMA Tamal motor were solid wire (never seen...
  6. They still have a good phone number.

    They still have a good phone number.
  7. Still all for sale, with a updated CL link....

    Still all for sale, with a updated CL link.
    Lathe and A ton of machining parts - tools - by owner - sale
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    Wow, you guys have a machinery rebuilding club?

    Wow, you guys have a machinery rebuilding club?
  9. Hmmm... I think that is a very reasonable price....

    Hmmm... I think that is a very reasonable price.
    I would expect them to want stripped for the least cost and hassle.

    Apparently they install a grinding head on a planer to do bed grinding.
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    Might as well go all in and make a wood...

    Might as well go all in and make a wood processer. :)

    Log loader, hydro saw and a good automotive engine like a GM Iron Duke 4 cylinder with 80+ hp.


    I think a better use of that cylinder,...
  11. Any Portland, OR or Seattle, WA Lathe Bed Grinding Services?

    Have a Toolmex/Andrychow lathe with hardened ways.
    Considering having it reground.

    Any west coast firms that do bed regrinding.

    Schaffer Grinding in LA is a long ways away.
  12. Many bugs chew right through the plain old white...

    Many bugs chew right through the plain old white polystyrene.
    They make more bug resistant stuff.
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    Brake cleaner eats paint, not sure what it would...

    Brake cleaner eats paint, not sure what it would do on the lacquer/shellac/mystery coating on windings.

    Suspect it would eat it too.
  14. Come on,,, I think someone is holding out on me....

    Come on,,, I think someone is holding out on me.

    Bueller?
    Bueller?
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    Good job!!! I felt the dread when that burred...

    Good job!!!

    I felt the dread when that burred up pin gage was giving a 'what the hell' reading. lol



    I was tearing into my project lathe's (Andrychow TUG 40) carriage last night. Could not...
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    Well I have asked in the General section with no...

    Well I have asked in the General section with no results.

    Any Tug owners here that know which oil and how much to put in the headstock and feed box?

    Getting close to powering it up and checking...
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    Like Dalgirl I have rebuilt a few of this...

    Like Dalgirl I have rebuilt a few of this era/cast iron thumpers, like Quincy, Saylor Beall and Kellogg American.

    On those rebuild kits were available, but otherwise it is off the shelf roller...
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    It is a done deal guys. :) Light scrubbing...

    It is a done deal guys. :)

    Light scrubbing with Simple Green and a soft chip brush.
    Hosed out with a 40 psi garden hose, did want to risk damage using my pressure washer.
    Parked by warm heat of...
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    I would imagine that long winded posting 24/7 on...

    I would imagine that long winded posting 24/7 on every topic cuts into your 'professional' billable hours. :)

    Jeez, I just want to clean some old stinky grease out of a motor, slap some SEALED...
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    Best way to clean electric motor windings

    I have a single phase Baldor motor that the prior owner way over greased the motor bearings zerk fittings.

    Black, nasty grease is thrown in the windings.
    What is the best way to clean all that...
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    You need idler pulley in there on that dual...

    You need idler pulley in there on that dual groove location in the center. Either W or R has to be a idler and allowed to turn at a different rpm than the other because the belt speeds are the same,...
  22. Thanks I have that brochure. But what I am...

    Thanks I have that brochure.

    But what I am hoping for is another TUG owner has the info rather than call a distributor about a lathe that hasn't been made in 25 years and getting oil...
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    Yes, and wear out your pump that much faster. ...

    Yes, and wear out your pump that much faster.

    The old cast iron, slow rpm pumps like Quincy, Saylor Beall, Kellogg lasted forever if you changed the oil.

    New aluminum higher rpms pumps wear out...
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    Yes, it seems there are many reasons and tax...

    Yes, it seems there are many reasons and tax distortions (Cash for Clunkers) why machines and stuff is scrapped, even though it isn't really scrap.

    Obviously a seriously flawed use of the planets...
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    You would be shocked at what gets scrapped. ...

    You would be shocked at what gets scrapped.

    Brand new material, brand new bearings, brand new usable shop and project 'stuff'. Plus plenty of good used things.

    Two trips back I bought a brand...
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