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  1. Hi Bruce, going back to your original question,...

    Hi Bruce, going back to your original question, going back 20 years (my last contact with a Deckel) one sure way of removal with chucks was to clock up the dividing head on axis with the vertical...
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    Posted by Daniel Livshitz on finishing.com in...

    Posted by Daniel Livshitz on finishing.com in 2003 (I think): electroless nickel plate the rod together with a thin square sheet of the same material for the same time, having weighed both...
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    Maybe if you immerse both rods in a salt...

    Maybe if you immerse both rods in a salt solution, any strength common salt, measure the resistance of each, rod-to-solution with an Ohmeter. The surface area of each should be in the inverse ratio...
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    Hi Kevin, the more you play with that motor the...

    Hi Kevin, the more you play with that motor the more nervous I get .. I don't think you realise what a gem you have there. Not a betting man but I'd almost put money on your not getting a modern...
  5. Hi Peter, interesting that your drawing above...

    Hi Peter, interesting that your drawing above seems to show inner rings on both bearings whereas the applications brochure I referred to supports your WWW observations. Might be a...
  6. Hi, only place I've seen mention of those...

    Hi, only place I've seen mention of those bearings is in an INA applications brochure. For our Deutsche speakers (not me)the description (?) is: Speileinstellbare Nadellager NA 49..S Welle k5,...
  7. Apparently, like McMC, Regal considers Ozzies...

    Apparently, like McMC, Regal considers Ozzies enemy aliens. No joy with Limi's link.
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    3/8" is a loooong way from the 'sweet spot' of a...

    3/8" is a loooong way from the 'sweet spot' of a 19 ton crank press. All else too A D D speaks the truth.
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    OK, warning heresy coming up! If your...

    OK, warning heresy coming up! If your grinder/chuck combo is good enough for grinding the shims, thicker ones admittedly, can you get approval to grind a face on each bearing race to accommodate...
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    Shim BOTH inner & outer races, grind ONE shim to...

    Shim BOTH inner & outer races, grind ONE shim to get the required difference starting with 'sensible' thickness shims like the 0.040" you mentioned.
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    Hi, coloured 'varnish' was generally used as a...

    Hi, coloured 'varnish' was generally used as a simple/quick indicator of 'poling' much more applicable to plain bearing motors than to b.bearings. If you are after 'authenticity' just clean it up...
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    Maybe .. puts 13 y o cap on .. you unscrew the...

    Maybe .. puts 13 y o cap on .. you unscrew the top cap of the DI & press on the stem to open the jaw disc (like a vice jaw) pop the specimen in & allow to close .. measure?
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    Hi Lydia,I have a scan from the 1937 McPherson...

    Hi Lydia,I have a scan from the 1937 McPherson catalogue which shows a 6" centre height Macson lathe possibly similar/same as your grandfather's. If you PM me with an email address I could send it to...
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    Hi PDW , PM sent to you re this Macson

    Hi PDW , PM sent to you re this Macson
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    Oops! The OP DID mention fine blanking .. my...

    Oops! The OP DID mention fine blanking .. my mistake. Hide the shimstock!
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    Suspect that with a clearance of 0.0002" per side...

    Suspect that with a clearance of 0.0002" per side the OP is punching shim, but what?? Insufficient data ..
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    Didn't mean to mislead, my lathe is not a...

    Didn't mean to mislead, my lathe is not a Schaublin but because I spent a fair amount of time on one in a former life I tend to use Schaublin's methods as a benchmark. Mine is but a humble Colchester...
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    Background to comment #5 is recollection that the...

    Background to comment #5 is recollection that the 1986 Schaublin 125 camlock spindle nose had cross-hatch finish & even the work face of the 240mm faceplate had similar. Currently having the same...
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    Hi Ballen, I suppose you've studied photos of...

    Hi Ballen, I suppose you've studied photos of similar articles freshly manufactured by reputable people? The finish will tell all. Thinking stuff like camlock lathe spindle faces, even chuck...
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    Is it just an illusion or does cap C47 have a...

    Is it just an illusion or does cap C47 have a slight bulge in its top? If so it could be your original problem. No help till you get that transformer replaced. I think the writing is on the wall to...
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    Hi Dazz, if you have a Bunnings nearby have a...

    Hi Dazz, if you have a Bunnings nearby have a look at their 'Dale' clip lamp .. 5W LED has a bit more punch than the Ikea Jansjo. Nice stiffish water/oil-resistant gooseneck, only problem I've found...
  22. 'In a piece of tubing' utterly meaningless...

    'In a piece of tubing' utterly meaningless statement without mentioning material .. what? Brass? Stainless steel? Nicralloy? Lead? Nylon? Beryllium?
  23. Chromed bar I scored for similar reasons...

    Chromed bar I scored for similar reasons identified as 1045v & is induction hardened to quite variable depth but of little consequence to machining .. it turns & mills nicely even with HSS but prefer...
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    Ian, I think the greatest difficulty you face is...

    Ian, I think the greatest difficulty you face is building up the gear teeth without something cracking. I'd say a lot of general preheat as on a charcoal fire, gear flat on its back,&, not being...
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    #24 ...absolutely!!!!

    #24 ...absolutely!!!!
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