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    Rethreading die for probably less than the cost...

    Rethreading die for probably less than the cost of a file perhaps?
    1-377-100,WSL,KBC TOOLS INC,,1-8 2 IN.OD BSW CARBON DIE,KBC Tools & Machinery
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    Wrong board. See machinery discussion guidelines....

    Wrong board. See machinery discussion guidelines.
    1 minute of google yielded: Unimat DB/SL Lathe, Belts, Manual,Links.
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    A properly sized VFD will give you full power and...

    A properly sized VFD will give you full power and on-the-fly speed control for probably less than 200 clams. If you only have the one three phase machine, and don't plan on more three phase machines,...
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    Last resort, cut it off, get another chuck and...

    Last resort, cut it off, get another chuck and make a backplate.
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    I don't think you can call a standard shaped...

    I don't think you can call a standard shaped object a couterfeit because it it made in another country out of some sort of material
    I'll say this, I bought some Chinese inserts once. Only once. ...
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    Malware bytes is good, but it may or may not not...

    Malware bytes is good, but it may or may not not work on this. It is most likely a browser hijacker. Removal instructions vary by browser. Be aware they can be a real PITA to get rid of.
    Try...
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    I have vague recollections of Pucci motorbikes or...

    I have vague recollections of Pucci motorbikes or scooters from say the mid 1970's.
    And I found this, but no specific mention of CM Pucci. Pucci seems to be a fairly common surname.
    Lot PUCCI...
  8. Thread: 13" Leblond

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    "for the next time" - when you make a copy of...

    "for the next time" - when you make a copy of your spindle nose for a tester, measure the thread over wires on the spindle and on your workpiece. (Search "measure threads 3 wire method")

    DO NOT...
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    Keyway is more likely .1875" wide, or at least...

    Keyway is more likely .1875" wide, or at least started life as such.
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    One other note: On my old 13, the crossfeed...

    One other note: On my old 13, the crossfeed screw was so worn it had sharp points in the middle rather than ACME flat tops. While yes, most bronze is softer than most steel, the bronze being softer...
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    Note on the alum method, I am believe this only...

    Note on the alum method, I am believe this only works on carbon steel taps, not HSS taps.
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    without seeing the nut I can't tell you if this...

    without seeing the nut I can't tell you if this will work. I did this on a small mill I own.
    I bought a hunk-o-acme screw and a bronze nut to match. I took the original nut and drilled it out as...
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    If you can dunk the part in a solution of alum...

    If you can dunk the part in a solution of alum and water, maybe warm the solution up a bit, it will eat the tap but not the bronze. May take a few days.
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    There was one about that size parked several...

    There was one about that size parked several hundred feet inshore in Miami after Andrew. I left not long after, don't know what they did about it.
  15. Not going to comment on Shars...but - look at the...

    Not going to comment on Shars...but - look at the math.
    2 x $80 is 160. Which is less than 170. Just swap chucks. I have two 3 jaw chucks, one has outside jaws, the other has inside jaws, and...
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    It's really not reaming per se, it's just getting...

    It's really not reaming per se, it's just getting rid of high spots. As above, no need unless the taper quits holding. My lathe had seen some abuse since 1941, a few turns with an MT reamer...
  17. Thread: Thread Chatter

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    One more vote on getting some good inserts, like...

    One more vote on getting some good inserts, like Carmex. I had some of the imports, had issues, went back to Carmex, threw out the import inserts.
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    "By law a business must accept US currency " ...

    "By law a business must accept US currency "

    Err, not anymore. They may want you to pay them in plastic dollars, and not plastic rubles, but no, they don't have to take cash.

    The Fed - Is...
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    Paypal got me for a little over 200 once. Chump...

    Paypal got me for a little over 200 once. Chump change I know.
    Someone I had never heard of "sold" something to me and took the money out of my account, then cancelled the sale or something....
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    OK, I'm reading this a bit differently. He says...

    OK, I'm reading this a bit differently. He says he uses a "draw in rod" but it becomes loose. I'm hearing "draw bar" when he says "draw in rod".
    Possibly the drawbar is a replacement made out...
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    So how are you measuring runout? Does your...

    So how are you measuring runout? Does your number include how ever much your arbor is out?
    (Just had to make a new arbor for my horizontal because the one that came with it was off. Cutting is...
  22. I have a cheapy CAD program I use for layouts. ...

    I have a cheapy CAD program I use for layouts. One thing to be aware of is that the minimum unit used by some CAD programs can throw off results - you get a slightly different result on the...
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    Possible solution If you have an existing worn...

    Possible solution
    If you have an existing worn out nut, buy the bronze nut, turn it down to a size that you can drill out your existing nut. Sweat solder new nut into hole in existing nut. If it...
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    Some compounds are marked differently - the crank...

    Some compounds are marked differently - the crank should be at about 5 o'clock when you look straight down on the compound, i.e, 29.5 off perpendicular to the spindle axis, or stated another way 60.5...
  25. In case you DO want to figure out center to...

    In case you DO want to figure out center to center distance..
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