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  1. Exactly where did I say to check the lathe level...

    Exactly where did I say to check the lathe level using those flats? I already pointed out in a previous comment to run the level back and forth using the carriage. On a highly worn lathe and since...
  2. Anyone have any idea why it might be important to...

    Anyone have any idea why it might be important to level the bed before checking spindle alignment?[/QUOTE]

    Leaving aside the fact the OP's lathe will have at least some or a lot of bed/slide wear,...
  3. One very old mechanics trick that's saved me a...

    One very old mechanics trick that's saved me a few times and few seem to know of it today. But it just might work? Warm up the assembly hot enough to melt candle wax, roughly 180 degrees F. Use the...
  4. Well I didn't expect his lathe to be in perfect...

    Well I didn't expect his lathe to be in perfect unused condition. With any used machine your going to have to make compromises and get it to cut as taper free as possible. And that could also involve...
  5. And why are you moving the level along the lathe...

    And why are you moving the level along the lathe bed by hand at all? Think about what your trying to do, your actually trying to get the bed in a single plane along and across it's length with the...
  6. I almost always use the same idea as MilGunsmith...

    I almost always use the same idea as MilGunsmith does. A piece of scrap turned half way down it's length to leave a step, flip it 180 degrees with the step against the jaws, then turn your 60 degree...
  7. I've been down this road and it doesn't work...

    I've been down this road and it doesn't work because I wasn't and your not visualizing how a movable slide and specifically how the top slide operates under real world conditions. For any object to...
  8. I used to work in the cross country shipping...

    I used to work in the cross country shipping business but have arranged my own within North America. No not the same as marine shipping at all, but one thing I learned real well is there's vast...
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    Fwiw the tool holders that have that built in...

    Fwiw the tool holders that have that built in upward angle as already mentioned would be the correct one's. What you have can be made to work of course. Those rocker tool posts are meant as something...
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    I of course don't know at this point H & W aren't...

    I of course don't know at this point H & W aren't selling USA or maybe still Japanese made Lyndex brand collets Rob. And your right, a phone call would be the next step. And maybe I'll do so just to...
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    Shereline does offer a 4 jaw independent but you...

    Shereline does offer a 4 jaw independent but you have to dig a bit to find it so who knows it just might be a scroll chuck.

    (Sigh) re-read your question from a total strangers viewpoint Rob. Are...
  12. Very happy to see this thread pop back up as I...

    Very happy to see this thread pop back up as I didn't know of it before. Another excellent book by Goodrich & Stanley, Tool and Gauge work copyrighted in 1907 and mines a 1920 edition, but copies...
  13. Thanks Larry, I've learned something.

    Thanks Larry, I've learned something.
  14. I fully agree that chuck would have been much too...

    I fully agree that chuck would have been much too large. And since you've already decided against it this will only be useful for general information. After buying a smaller and only 80 mm in...
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    Great, I guess that now answers and throws Lyndex...

    Great, I guess that now answers and throws Lyndex out of the running for me. But many thanks for starting this thread and posting the pictures Ranchman. I've been closely watching this thread because...
  16. Actually AXA is a semi universally used term for...

    Actually AXA is a semi universally used term for the tool post and holders meaning there SIZE and it's certainly not a brand. Aloris, Dorian, Multifix, etc will all use the term.
  17. This may sound negative, it's not meant that way,...

    This may sound negative, it's not meant that way, I'm being factual.But it sure as hell won't be cheaper to build one instead of buying. That contradicts the cost savings of mass production and why...
  18. No mill? If you've got an independent 4 jaw chuck...

    No mill? If you've got an independent 4 jaw chuck and an indicator to set the part alignment within the chuck you can machine any square or even rectangular parts without a mill right on the lathe...
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    You mentioned having the capacity to adjust...

    You mentioned having the capacity to adjust speeds with a VFD rather than using the belt change. Sorry but the VFD will only reduce the need for doing so and not totally eliminate it. Even more so...
  20. Why are they expensive? A whole lot of time &...

    Why are they expensive? A whole lot of time & work went into that tool so I'd assume it's new price would have been up there and at least comparable to something like a Holdridge. Just for future...
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    This, How carbide inserts are made by Sandvik...

    This, How carbide inserts are made by Sandvik Coromant - YouTube is the best explanation I know of for why top quality inserts cost what they do. As the video shows it's a highly automated process...
  22. Thanks for the thoughts about scraping softer...

    Thanks for the thoughts about scraping softer material since I hadn't thought of that yet. Lol, I try not to buy rusty equipment but do have a couple of future projects where there's at least some...
  23. Home produced HSS scraper blades?

    Fwiw I'm slowly gathering up information and the tools to at least do some entry level scraping. I did buy a Darpa hand scraper with the 40 & 60 mm carbide blades. Some years ago through a contact at...
  24. No disrespect to the OP and it really doesn't...

    No disrespect to the OP and it really doesn't appear there for sale anyway. But the assessments on there actual value so far seem more than fair. Yeah Lufkin made as good or possibly/maybe arguably...
  25. That's a hell of a deal on the EE DG61. I've seen...

    That's a hell of a deal on the EE DG61. I've seen lots of South Bends priced higher for 1/10th the lathe. So that one won't last long.
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