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    WTB - long bed lathe - poor condition OK

    Looking for something over 10' between centers for sanding operation. Worn out ways, sloppy lead screw, missing or broken compound, etc. not a problem as long as gear head and carraige travel work....
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    Here is the you tube....

    Here is the you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceD8U-TgOH0
    Simple and probably serve my purpose.

    I dug out the Clausing manual and now understand how the "telescope" works. Parts are...
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    Thanks for the responses. Allow me to give you...

    Thanks for the responses. Allow me to give you the whole story.
    I have an oldie but goodie Carol Jamison lathe that does have a taper attachment. I frequently make tapered brass plugs for heat...
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    Adding a taper attachment

    Is it feasible to add a taper attachment to a Clausing 5900 series lathe? I posted a while back looking for one but now am wondering how difficult the mod is even if I find it. The machine I have is...
  5. WTB - Taper attachment complete for Clausing 5900 series

    PM or email if you have one. SCOTT
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    Reality check - Seeing all the possibilities and...

    Reality check - Seeing all the possibilities and options has clouded my purpose. What I really need to do is concentrate on my immediate need for a circle/ring burner. A pantograph or cnc table would...
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    Ha! Ha! I want a machine that makes money, not...

    Ha! Ha! I want a machine that makes money, not spends it!
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    A CNC table would be sweet but I hate to put out...

    A CNC table would be sweet but I hate to put out that much money.
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    Thanks Steve, I appreciate your research. After...

    Thanks Steve,
    I appreciate your research. After some internet searches I am getting more interested in a magnetic shape tracer/pantograph. Looks like not much more work and a little more versatile....
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    I can do that but really looking to build a...

    I can do that but really looking to build a compact unit that I can set on large plates to burn fairly small circles and rings (20" and less) in 3/4 and 1/2" plates.
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    Bulding circle burner - gathering parts

    Hi Guys,

    I havn't posted for a while. Looking to build a circle burner. I used to have an old cantilever burner in the shop but it didn't get used enough to merit the huge space it took up. I...
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    That might be a little too large. Ideally a 24 or...

    That might be a little too large. Ideally a 24 or 25" swing over ways (or gap bed allowing same). 16 foot between centers. I guess "large" is a relative term. I'm doing some 1/2" thick flanges and...
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    Thanks for the cool pics and weight. So ----- I...

    Thanks for the cool pics and weight. So ----- I just got back from an inspection trip (900 miles round trip) whew! The big Pacemaker was not quite what I expected. I'm suspect it weighs way more...
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    Well John, since this guy was manufacturing...

    Well John, since this guy was manufacturing hydraulic cylinders I can hope that the ways are in good shape. (she says they are) The top speed is listed as 800 rpm so I might get lucky and find a...
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    Thanks Jon. Wow, That 14000 lbs. I can rig it on...

    Thanks Jon. Wow, That 14000 lbs. I can rig it on my end but getting it rigged and hauled here might be a deal breaker. Would you be concerned about the "Non-Hardened" ways? Also my RPC is only good...
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    Needing Pacemaker info

    I posted a WTB in the classifieds and was provided with a lead for an American Pacemaker. Before making the 500 mile trek to inspect it am hoping someone can help me make some determinations. Owner...
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    Thanks Michigan buck but that one is too short....

    Thanks Michigan buck but that one is too short. I'm working 14-16' conveyor rolls.
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    Thanks Tommy1010, That Pacemaker is pretty...

    Thanks Tommy1010,

    That Pacemaker is pretty appealing. I have contacted seller. Owner is injured and info is being relayed through his wife. Best I can gather is 27'6" overall length - 20' between...
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    No, "will consider one needing repair" means that...

    No, "will consider one needing repair" means that I am not in a hurry and I have the capability to make repairs.
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    WTB - Large lathe

    Looking for older machine for occasional use - would consider something needing repair

    16 - 20 foot between centers
    20-24" swing

    [email protected]
    Scott Mootz Welding
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    I'll check that tomorrow. It would be nice to...

    I'll check that tomorrow. It would be nice to find some obvious wear or a sheared key.

    Does your shear have a brake band or does it used the "follower dropping into a detente" method? Was the key...
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    niagara shear problem

    Working on a small Niagara shear (IR4)for a buddy. It makes a constant clicking sound and clunks pretty hard when stroke ends. It was apart when I was called so there could be a timing issue but I...
  23. Those R-Ps are built like a tank! Even if you are...

    Those R-Ps are built like a tank! Even if you are unable to bring it to perfect standards it is still a machine worth having around. Mine is pretty tight but it still gets used mostly for roughing...
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    I am waiting on quotes from a few commercial...

    I am waiting on quotes from a few commercial guys. That may be my best bet depending on price. The thought of building/buying my own is intriguing. If it were here I know I would use it.
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    I've only seen the Harbor Freight rollers in...

    I've only seen the Harbor Freight rollers in pics. It doesn't appear that I could extract a completed ring. I know this would be a pretty big project and I am up for that. I have ideas, just hoping...
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