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  1. Be sure your truck and trailer tires are inflated...

    Be sure your truck and trailer tires are inflated to the spec on the tire, and check them often with a walk-around.
    Be sure your straps or ropes don't ride over any sharp edges. actually, a 1/8...
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    QT: I will go out and sacrifice one of my...

    QT: I will go out and sacrifice one of my chickens and see if that helps.

    Just for a little more confusion about forces...,

    If you chop off a chicken head with first your right, and the next...
  3. People being jealous of their neighbors causes a...

    People being jealous of their neighbors causes a lot of racist thinking/blaming othrers.

    I know, I should stay out of Hen's chatter, likely open can of worms., and I have a board to cut and some...
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    I have hand-dressed to about the best I can...

    I have hand-dressed to about the best I can ..Then take a taper holder with compound and lapped the last bugs.

    Checking it is good to plate check your gage giving it a few 90* turns and marking +-...
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    Rather than wasting a bore just OD turn a 5" slug...

    Rather than wasting a bore just OD turn a 5" slug with the normal way taking .03 and then .002, then face the tool bit from the backside and spindle reverse and do the same 5" .030 and then.002. You...
  6. Might a well through this into this enlightening...

    Might a well through this into this enlightening thread, Men stand to go pee, girls sit to go pee because that seems to often work better.
    If a man sits it might take longer to pee..If a lady stands...
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    Normal boring one has the bit/insert facing the...

    Normal boring one has the bit/insert facing the operator, so forces go that way.
    Normal turning one has the bit/insert facing away from the operator, so forces go that way.

    OP says the machine...
  8. Making a male taper between centers easier (IMO)...

    Making a male taper between centers easier (IMO) because one can pull the part and bench check it. Making it longer would make checking better to insure better accuracy. If it was made 1 1/2" (or 2")...
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    Poor title but a great idea. I have a fellow who...

    Poor title but a great idea. I have a fellow who wants me to come to show him the ropes on surface grinding...He is a distance away (about 50-60 miles) but I would love to do it if I could find the...
  10. Likely one would not sit down to dig a hole with...

    Likely one would not sit down to dig a hole with a shovel...so the kind of work means something.
  11. My BSA 500 looked like that but had two saddle...

    My BSA 500 looked like that but had two saddle seats. I can't find any photo of it on the net. I forget what year it was. I had multiple sprockets and use a higher one because I was only 135 pounds...
  12. Job well done, it looks good....but A photo of...

    Job well done, it looks good....but

    A photo of the bike would be appreciated.
  13. QT: [And as long as my threads will mate with the...

    QT: [And as long as my threads will mate with the opposite part, I just don't spend even one second worrying about it. And if some old-fart machinist wants to tell me I am not doing it right, I will...
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    QT: [I’m not doing precision work so I will be...

    QT: [I’m not doing precision work so I will be staying under $200.]

    But soon you will hate a junk chuck and wish you had bought a better one.
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    A better chuck is worth $100 more, and money well...

    A better chuck is worth $100 more, and money well spent. Any 4jaw might center a part to your indicator zero but wobble may exist. Even if a chi /or no name chuck runs true to wobble poor materials...
  16. And nowadays in the USA they are getting away...

    And nowadays in the USA they are getting away from the long men's factory urinals because the next guy might see your pecker...oh wait, the next guy might be a girl who feels like she is a boy that...
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    It seems that pink hand soap sold in gallon...

    It seems that pink hand soap sold in gallon bottles mal\es a good coolant. Most if not all brands have enough washing soda to help avoid rusting parts.
    Just dry washing soda and water makes a good...
  18. The old school method for a bleeding cut was to...

    The old school method for a bleeding cut was to wash it vigorously with soap and warm water. Then wrap it with a thick brown paper bag..yes, you put the never touched side to your skin.

    Out in the...
  19. A catalog insert is likely dead true to center...

    A catalog insert is likely dead true to center and both angles perfect off that point. Knowing your holder is holding that insert at a good right angle you can't do much better than going off the...
  20. Why don't semi-third world countries utilize a...

    Why don't semi-third world countries utilize a chauffeur-driven limo instead of walking?
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    If the lathe bed was so worn out the tool bit...

    If the lathe bed was so worn out the tool bit went lower than center so it would cut a taper OD turning, but the Op said it cuts a straight OD turning...just ruling that out.
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    QT{You are looking for a simple answer to a very...

    QT{You are looking for a simple answer to a very complex system of force vectors.} Yes-> make it do the task.

    Mostly I'm saying to try a boring test. To bore a bore with the tool bit at the far...
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    With a low-end name-brand new chuck likely there...

    With a low-end name-brand new chuck likely there will be more quality... and parts years away.
    Atlas 4-Jaw 6" Independent Plain Back Iron Body Chuck 0644-1000

    Agree you need one to fit your...
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    QT:[ why do the forces change? That's what has me...

    QT:[ why do the forces change? That's what has me stumped.| One thing that changes forced is that OD turning pushes the saddle toward the operator and ID work pulls the saddle away from the operator.
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    Od tuning the cutting forces are down and toward...

    Od tuning the cutting forces are down and toward the operator position. Typical Id (boring)the force is down and away from the operator position. This would twist the carriage one way for turning...
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