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    Great feedback! Thank you all. I'm on business...

    Great feedback! Thank you all. I'm on business travel this week and can't stand posting from my phone. Will review, research, and respond once I get back.
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    Bill/Joe, great points and advice. Thank you....

    Bill/Joe, great points and advice. Thank you. Just the kinds of questions and ideas I need to get my imagination working.

    My lathe did not have a tach of any kind and all electrical has been...
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    Advice needed; Circa 1940s tachometer

    Would like to get yalls input. I'm restoring an old Wade 8a lathe. (Circa 1943) I'll be running it with a VFD and 3hp motor, jack shaft and permanent belt location(s). The VFD will be used to vary...
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    Condolences on your loss.

    Condolences on your loss.
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    Had to deal with my Grandmother passing away this...

    Had to deal with my Grandmother passing away this past week. 99 years old and still drove herself around her small town in central Texas. She blessed me with her faith in Christ, relentless...
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    It is a beast to move around but the results are...

    It is a beast to move around but the results are so satisfying! I still have some touch up but I'm getting closer.
    https://i.postimg.cc/S25vtsrY/20190808-124809.jpg
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    Now I have a REAL problem. I was using the...

    Now I have a REAL problem. I was using the cabinet to store the parts while working then on my bench. Good thing there aren't many small parts in the cabinet. Bad thing is I loose my benches due to...
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    Bed primed. The head stock and gear box are done,...

    Bed primed. The head stock and gear box are done, just forgot to take a picture. Next time.
    https://i.postimg.cc/N96Znnkc/20190805-184325.jpg
  9. Wade CAV lathe FS. (Boston Craigslist)

    No affiliation with this advertisement. I just thought maybe I could help someone looking for parts.
    $99
    wade lathe antique parts only - tools - by owner - sale
  10. Probably not and I hate to throw out decent...

    Probably not and I hate to throw out decent tooling. However, I'm space challenged. Thus the recycle attempt and situation I'm in now.
  11. Looking for advice/ideas Brown and Sharpe #10y Hardinge collets

    Picked these up hoping I could fabricate a tail stock collet system for my Wade 8a lathe. Unfortunately, my idea was flawed. (Had to try it though. ;)).
    Now I'm left with 34 +/- collets of various...
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    Good week. Made some great progress. Gear box...

    Good week. Made some great progress.
    Gear box primed and first coat of paint on it.
    Head stock as prepped as I can get it.
    Bed is now under the knife, so to speak.
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    I have a BXA Phase ii QCTP, piston style. No...

    I have a BXA Phase ii QCTP, piston style. No holders. $50 plus shipping and it is yours. Search for sale section for my name and bxa.
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    That makes sense. I guess I will be keeping the...

    That makes sense. I guess I will be keeping the shaft extending from the tower towards the tail stock. Never know when you may need a PTO. ;)
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    Interesting! Do you happen to have any pictures,...

    Interesting! Do you happen to have any pictures, Andy?
  16. Face palm, duh moment!! Circa 1998 I was chaining...

    Face palm, duh moment!! Circa 1998 I was chaining skuzzi drives as a LAN Admin for a small business. Never thought I'd see that world coalesce with this world. I appreciate the "AHA" moment. I KNEW I...
  17. Interesting. Is ribbon cable internally shielded?...

    Interesting. Is ribbon cable internally shielded? Or, does one run power separately from the ribbon?
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    That makes sense. Bar moves side to side as the...

    That makes sense. Bar moves side to side as the lever is moved to change pulleys. Well, now it's a PTO. :) I won't have a pulley changing lever as I dont have any of the supporting infrastructure....
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    I snagged this picture from an old Gov auction...

    I snagged this picture from an old Gov auction site. It shows a PTO shaft on bed side of the tower. My question is why is it there? Does it drive something?
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  20. As a relative newbie, I'd love to see this...

    As a relative newbie, I'd love to see this process written up. I assume I'm reading this incorrectly "and back painted it using my CNC". You painted via CNC? I'm aware of CNC painting on large scale...
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    Where in Texas are you? I've found that anywhere...

    Where in Texas are you? I've found that anywhere South of D/FW is basically a desert for lathe items. Keeping with the analogy, there are oasis strewn about around Austin and Houston. My point is, to...
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    Just got back from buddy's shop. Great news. Run...

    Just got back from buddy's shop. Great news. Run out at the spindle was .00025. We THINK the roughness we're feeling is a bit of varnish, possibly some minor corrosion, or maybe some warping on the...
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    Sandiapaul. That's a cool idea. I may have to...

    Sandiapaul. That's a cool idea. I may have to give that a go, if I reuse the zerks.


    I'll take some of that action, and more. Email sent! Thanks Andy.
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    Solid copy! If funds allow, I'll use the oil...

    Solid copy! If funds allow, I'll use the oil reservoirs when/where I can. A bit messy? Sure. But I like the look and function. Plus, theres less chance of a grease gun finding it's way into the mix....
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    I recall you mentioned that point. "The zerks are...

    I recall you mentioned that point. "The zerks are for oil, not grease." :) I'm using a thin coating of engine rebuild grease on parts that need oil later. Where I do use grease. Thicker grease will...
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