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    Totally agree! That looks really great!

    Totally agree! That looks really great!
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    Thanks! I was feeling good about that last one....

    Thanks! I was feeling good about that last one. It helped a bunch to be able to use the new back gears to make it! 80 RPM felt right for the 3/4 diameter material.
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    The adjustment is for the V belts and shown in...

    The adjustment is for the V belts and shown in the "How to keep your lathe in trim" book. Yours may be fine but mine were not and the loss of power in cuts is what I was experiencing too.
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    I have no issues at all with cuts! I usually work...

    I have no issues at all with cuts! I usually work with materials that are known to be easy to machine tho!

    I had issues with belt tension for a while, then i discovered the adjustment on the back...
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    I made a cap/plug today. If I had a smaller set...

    I made a cap/plug today. If I had a smaller set of stamps I could stamp "OIL" on this!

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    I have a 1941 1 1/2 hp 3 phase motor in mine and...

    I have a 1941 1 1/2 hp 3 phase motor in mine and I went with a 5hp RPC from American Rotary. The idler motor is a bit noisy for my tastes but at least you know it's on! I wanted to preserve my motor...
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    I do this often. Few spins as I eye the material...

    I do this often. Few spins as I eye the material in the chuck to see if I have a good starting point too.
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    Wow! Much improved. I am not much of a video...

    Wow! Much improved. I am not much of a video person so I can't relate the incredible improvement but I was beating my lathe up with that old back gear assy. Now I am running quiet and I have new...
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    I think so. I just fit it and it seems right....

    I think so. I just fit it and it seems right. I'll report back when I run it tomorrow.
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    I got the replacement assembly today. It is much...

    I got the replacement assembly today. It is much lighter than my custom quill gear! I can't wait to get it installed and hear the difference!

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    Ahh, I too thought they were for debris! Some...

    Ahh, I too thought they were for debris! Some good engineering was done at the factory back in the day!
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    I thought he was offering to do it for you! LOL

    I thought he was offering to do it for you! LOL
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    The wear I have noticed was on aprons where the...

    The wear I have noticed was on aprons where the lock gets engaged on that flat land near the 3 position holes.
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    I did all of this. I wasn't super sure of my tool...

    I did all of this. I wasn't super sure of my tool angle, and the dial reading, since I started with it in whatever position I could get it to fit in the hole and never changed it so I did sneak up on...
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    I would love to have one of those too! There is a...

    I would love to have one of those too! There is a large chance that we will end up retiring to the mainland and if it happens this will be on my shortlist. Radial arm drill is way up there too!
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    Looks like it's on ebay too. Damn shame I don't...

    Looks like it's on ebay too. Damn shame I don't live within striking distance of that thing!
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    Oh yes, I am following suit with sizing of the...

    Oh yes, I am following suit with sizing of the needed materials. It's odd that when I first got my lathe ready to use there were very few choices of ebay places to buy small material lengths with...
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    Wow! I had no idea this was possible! I picked up...

    Wow! I had no idea this was possible! I picked up a beat up original stop last year and took it apart to see what was wrong. It was frozen with swarf and crud and messed up the threads. I put it in a...
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    Thanks for all the feedback fellas. I am slapping...

    Thanks for all the feedback fellas. I am slapping my forehead because I have too many dull drill bits that are large but I didn't follow through with sending the big ones out for sharpening yet! I...
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    Wait!! What are you saying? Will mine do this...

    Wait!! What are you saying? Will mine do this also?
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    Enlarging a Blind Hole

    I was wondering how you guys handle this lathe operation. I had some 8620 I wanted to use as a precision holding fixture for some thin wall tube and needed to machine an ID of .75 and a depth of 2"....
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    I would rock that in my shop! Nice!

    I would rock that in my shop! Nice!
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    There's a quill assy on ebay but not cheap at...

    There's a quill assy on ebay but not cheap at 275! If Ted doesn't have one I may have to go there.
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    I sent you an email Ted to see if you have one....

    I sent you an email Ted to see if you have one. Thanks
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    I cleaned up the gears and reset the gears to...

    I cleaned up the gears and reset the gears to .003 with the paper trick but it really didn't help too much with the noise. So I took the backgear assy out of the machine and found what is probably...
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