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  1. The blade sharpeners that I have replaced those...

    The blade sharpeners that I have replaced those strips I got a big surprise. The cast iron under the strips were pitted with rust. I had to fill them with Diamant Score ex. I hope yours is ok. I...
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    On bigger parts on the single point side you can...

    On bigger parts on the single point side you can put stabilizer jacks with finger tightness on the outside edges. Or say .0001" up pressure. It take a little practice, but the more blocks around...
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    These guys use it all the time. They use...

    These guys use it all the time. They use machinist jacks with a pointed top, so they can get it indicated in straight and then they block the part in around it. They are excellent rebuilders /...
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    I would level and align the base ways and ignore...

    I would level and align the base ways and ignore the table for now. As Tom said the table bottom could be worn. I would build a sled that looks like a T and fasten a precision level on it. As...
  5. Call some of these guys and see if they have a...

    Call some of these guys and see if they have a hydraulic press. Many rebuilder won't repair punch presses because the liability insurance is HIGH on them. Especially those old ones with a manual...
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    I just Googled "Machine tool rebuilders in...

    I just Googled "Machine tool rebuilders in Massachusetts" and found a few. I see this company has grinders. A few pictures of what you have. I am assuming the quill OD is worn and so is the ID of...
  7. Thanks Warren. I thought I would share this as...

    Thanks Warren.

    I thought I would share this as the format of all my classes follow this. We now do a mixture of Basic & Advanced classes, so if your a rookie with no experience or a Journeyman...
  8. Use some tobacco pipe cleaners. buy the bigger...

    Use some tobacco pipe cleaners. buy the bigger ones 3/8" x 12" and if they are to big, twist some small ones up and try them. One more thing is be sure the head-stock is loose enough so it is...
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    I saw this one on Ebay... I would probably...

    I saw this one on Ebay...

    I would probably draw file the T-slots first before scraping them. If I were you I would do some lock and unlock the head and table before scraping and expecting...
  10. Please email me for more info on the class and to...

    Please email me for more info on the class and to sign up.
    Thanks. [email protected]
  11. I've been ill with Shingles, that's why I have...

    I've been ill with Shingles, that's why I have not written as good as I should....I'm feeling much better....thanks
  12. The class will be held inside a Co-Op ...as I...

    The class will be held inside a Co-Op ...as I hear more I will let everyone know.
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    Nice scraping on the double V....

    Nice scraping on the double V....
  14. Garlock make a sheet material that is brown.

    Garlock make a sheet material that is brown.
  15. All hope is not lost. I just had a Gentleman...

    All hope is not lost.

    I just had a Gentleman in Burbank CA (just north of LA) offer to host a middle of November 2020 Class. I will keep you updated when he picks a date. He said he has AC and a...
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    These guys have part blue prints in the 1 block...

    These guys have part blue prints in the 1 block long library and they may sell you a set of prints....or make them for you but big $$'s I bet. Rockford Machine Tool Planer Mill, Shaper, Slotter...
  17. Marcus over in Perth said we would be better...

    Marcus over in Perth said we would be better doing them in April as it get a 45c + in Perth in March. I had hoped to go metal detecting for gold when I was over on the western side. I am hooked on...
  18. If anyone wants a Connelly Book I am a...

    If anyone wants a Connelly Book I am a distributor of them. PM me for info and yes on page 171 see attached pictures.291335
  19. As far as the sharpening, the way the diamond...

    As far as the sharpening, the way the diamond wheels have come down in price you can get a better or sharper edge with a diamond wheel or disc then goofing around with a green wheel. I used a green...
  20. From now on your going to have to buy a used...

    From now on your going to have to buy a used Glendo as the factory no longer makes them. Here is a recent letter I received from them:
    Hi Rich,

    Hey I need to let you know that we have dropped...
  21. I wrote about this several years ago and If you...

    I wrote about this several years ago and If you Google .010" Nylon wear strip Hardinge Chucker and you can read about in several post on a couple of forums. The white material is a Nylon Strip that...
  22. PTFE Rulon 142 use as a wear strip on worn machines

    I wrote Dave Biering the VP of Technical Sales at TriStar Plastic's about some info he gave me years ago after seeing some Drake Thread Grinders I was rebuilding. It was the first time I had seen a...
  23. Australian Groups organizing rebuilding classes in 2021

    Hey everyone,

    2 groups are organizing 2 classes in March or April in Australia. Perth and Gold Coast near Brisbane. Message me or they put up some forums on Facebook. I will add the links. I...
  24. Looking for a California Shop to host a scraping class

    The former host in Vacaville CA has decided not to host the November Scraping class because of worries about the Pendemic. I would prefer out in the country vs in the city because of safety. ...
  25. (OT) a bit I used to rebuild machines for SIFCO...

    (OT) a bit I used to rebuild machines for SIFCO in Minneapolis who made jet engine blades and they had a rotary mag chuck that looked like a rotary table in the tool room and they would use it on...
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