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    I would recommend that you consider using a VFD....

    I would recommend that you consider using a VFD.
    A good friend who bought a 745 from me did that and it works WAY better than the variable speed mechanical head on my 847.
    The 847 head is quite...
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    Hello Dundeeshopnut! I am also a Hendey nut ( I...

    Hello Dundeeshopnut!
    I am also a Hendey nut ( I have 2 Hendey T&G lathes)
    I live in Kemptville just south of Ottawa.

    I am about to launch into cutting some change gears for my T&G. I have a...
  3. ask Mr Google to find you the army manual for the...

    ask Mr Google to find you the army manual for the Index 847. The lower part of the head is the same as the 845.

    I didn't have any trouble with my 847, once I had it cleaned up.
    iirc it should...
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    One caution... Make sure you lay out your tape...

    One caution...
    Make sure you lay out your tape pattern based on the area of the saddle that actually contacts the bed, not the slideway itself. OR... you will have way oil slobbering down over the...
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    Aciera F4 auto feed stops

    I have been making good progress with the "basket case" F4.
    I have the machine mostly together and running, and have made a few "test" cuts.

    The person who disassembled the machine was pretty...
  6. I stand by my comments about 5c collets! I bet...

    I stand by my comments about 5c collets! I bet you a coffee and donut that you won't find a hex, square, or rectangle 6h collet. BUT you can get them and many others in 5c.

    "generic" 5c-5mt...
  7. I built a version of the Pat Loop collet chuck...

    I built a version of the Pat Loop collet chuck that was in "home Shop Machinist" some years ago. I built it to accept 2J collets so I could make use of the large spindle bore.
    I also have a Bison...
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    As Jim said, very close connection to Mcdougal...

    As Jim said, very close connection to Mcdougal lathes that were made in Guelph or Kitchener.
    If I remember correctly Mcdougal was owned by VDF near the end.
    Mcdougal lathes, towards the end, were...
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    Send me a private message here. I may be able to...

    Send me a private message here.
    I may be able to help you
    Pete
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    Out of town at the moment. pics when I get back....

    Out of town at the moment.
    pics when I get back.
    Pete
  11. Old picture of a camelback straightedge

    from another thread
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-and-history/putilov-factories-1867-1915-a-373905/

    Check out the picture of the camel back in the foreground at 1:36
  12. Great slide show. did any one else catch the...

    Great slide show.
    did any one else catch the camelback straight edge at 1:36?

    Peter
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    Quasi I finished it probably 8 years ago and...

    Quasi
    I finished it probably 8 years ago and have been using it happily since. It is a wonderful machine!
    I have just finished (except for new belts) a Smart and Brown 1024, and have another Hendey...
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    "Maybe it is just that the wipers were no good,...

    "Maybe it is just that the wipers were no good, or might be something else."

    The machine does not have wipers on the longitudinal slide.
    The long moving part overlaps the short stationary. ...
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    MCritchley, Those are pretty cool. I plan to...

    MCritchley,
    Those are pretty cool.
    I plan to have a go at this when I get back from a work assignment, next week.
    The scraping pattern on my Aciera F4 is similar to your example, but slightly...
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    I want one...
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    Rick King, Thanks for your advise on the...

    Rick King,
    Thanks for your advise on the scoring. I think I will head that way.

    Rklopp
    Yes there is a roller for the oil that goes in that pocket. I have it and the spring. I can't say if it...
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    Not sure how I got the 5th picture in there or...

    Not sure how I got the 5th picture in there or why it is sidways...
    It's the machine when I put it together to see what I had...
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    Scoring on slideways. What to do?

    I am "repairing" ( not rebuilding or restoring) an Aciera F4 milling machine.
    It has seen some abuse in its life, having been either tipped over, or hit by a forklift or something similar.
    That...
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    Thanks all for the info! if you look at my other...

    Thanks all for the info!
    if you look at my other thread you'll see some of wha I am up to.

    Peter
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    Pull scraper??

    Could anyone post a few pictures of a pull type scraper, and perhaps offer some basic dimensions?
    I am working on an Aciera F4 mill that has this style, and I would like to try to keep it "similar"....
  22. There are 4 distinct drives for these machines:...

    There are 4 distinct drives for these machines:
    1) mechanical variable speed (old)
    2) tube drive
    3) magnetic Amplifier
    4) single phase input variable speed uses variacs.

    All are obsolete and...
  23. Run away fast! These machines have a very bad...

    Run away fast!
    These machines have a very bad reputation for infecting the owners with OID.

    Now that you have been warned...
    I have 2 of these machines ahl 40075 which is in "to be fixed "...
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    Standard Modern built a lot of those lathe for...

    Standard Modern built a lot of those lathe for the military for "mobile repair shops" usually in a big trailer.
    Generally well thought of, SM lathes are kind of middle of the road, like the smaller...
  25. Nice T&G! What is the serial number? Any chance...

    Nice T&G!
    What is the serial number?
    Any chance you could post a picture of the inside of the electrical cabinet? There are at least 3 possible electronic drive types.
    Have you got any goodies to...
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