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  1. Part of my space problem is I do already have 2...

    Part of my space problem is I do already have 2 lathes. If I didn't have any I would be all over this in a heart beat.
  2. It's very similar to the Macgregor Gourlay lathe...

    It's very similar to the Macgregor Gourlay lathe I am just finishing up getting back to working condition. Same size swing but it sounds like the bed might be a foot or so longer than what I have....
  3. Very old Monarch lathe is it worth saving?

    Long story short I found an old Monarch lathe I believe is pre 1912. He wanted far more than it was worth when I first talked to him a couple weeks ago. He contacted me last night and told me I could...
  4. I also have a small chuck with this same problem...

    I also have a small chuck with this same problem except it is only one screw. I have gotten buy for the last 10 years with it that way but it is a super big pain in the but. I have been racking my...
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    Sadly I don't yet have a face mill. I have been...

    Sadly I don't yet have a face mill. I have been getting by with just using fly cutters. I usually just turn on the power feed and let the fly cutter slowly work its way across. From what I am...
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    That has been on my list of things to do. I...

    That has been on my list of things to do. I really have no good excuse as to why that isn't protected. But a bad excuse is I'm not really sure of a good way to do it. How are horizontal spindles...
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    End mill use best practice

    I am fairly new to milling and in the middle of making a piece when I realized there are two ways of doing it. Well technically three ways. What is the best way or proper way to do this? Do I

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  8. That is my plan for the mean time but I did that...

    That is my plan for the mean time but I did that with my mill and I found it to be a constant pain in the but. Eventually I out a cheap DRO on the mill to avoid the human error factor when it came to...
  9. Cross feed dial or DRO on antique lathe

    As my Macgregor Gourlay lathe restoration is finally starting to rap up I am now getting around the the smaller details. Like making it more practical to use. The current problem or inconvenience is...
  10. Some of the old manufacturers used jarno in their...

    Some of the old manufacturers used jarno in their tail stocks Barnes did on some of their lathes. I shouldn't need to make an adapter for the headstock as it came with a center that fits. It's the...
  11. I blued up the MT3 and checked it in the tail...

    I blued up the MT3 and checked it in the tail stock. It had good contact up until about a half inch from the large end. I also measured the opening on the tail stock and it came in and .700" give or...
  12. Help identifying taper on MacGregor Gourlay lathe

    I have what I believe to be a MacGregor Gourlay lathe and am having trouble identifying the tapers in the headstock and tail stock. I tested two centers in the tail stock and they both seemed to fit...
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    That video was great and gave me a lot of good...

    That video was great and gave me a lot of good ideas. Thanks for posting it.
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    Wooden machinist tool box

    With all this free time I started to think it may be a good time to build a wooden machinist tool box/chest. I have all lots of woods to choose from all I need is a design. I'm not looking for plans...
  15. That's fare. Thank you for answering my question...

    That's fare. Thank you for answering my question I now know for the future.

    I'm sure it's to late now but in that case should it not have been retitled to something about threading square cut...
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    Rule Number one on this forum Is never ask a...

    Rule Number one on this forum Is never ask a question that you want a straight forward answer on and never ever say you are new! People on here will happily spend time to type out all the ways you...
  17. Can Anyone tell me how or why the tittle of this...

    Can Anyone tell me how or why the tittle of this thread was changed?

    I am aware that one person did not like it however they never said why? I can understand moderators changing it if it was...
  18. I would never dream of mentioning the "A" word on...

    I would never dream of mentioning the "A" word on this forum:D They are nothing but paper weights. Speaking of paper weights please don't look to closely at the 3rd picture in my last post I wouldn't...
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    Clearly price is no object for you as it is for...

    Clearly price is no object for you as it is for the OP. If we all had your money we could burn ours.
  20. Well if I had to choose between owning a cell...

    Well if I had to choose between owning a cell phone and an internet connection or investing in babbitt for a one time hobby repair:scratchchin: Not to mention That babbitt cost more than I have into...
  21. And the rest of the pics.

    And the rest of the pics.
  22. That is all good advice except it doesn't address...

    That is all good advice except it doesn't address the problem of both my very small budget and not being able to get babbitt especial at any reasonable price. The web site that was linked to in one...
  23. Macgregor Gourlay lathe (was The struggle is real)

    After letting my lathe project sit for the last couple years I figured now was a good time to get going on it again. It is a Macgregor Gourlay lathe from 1885-1910. Where I stopped a couple years ago...
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    I have never started and stopped the motor before...

    I have never started and stopped the motor before on my other lathe when threading not sure why I would start now:scratchchin:
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    The Leviton switch we are talking about is...

    The Leviton switch we are talking about is MS303-DS and is rated for 5HP at 240Volts 30amps.
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