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    I wish my little Rockwell turret lathe had the...

    I wish my little Rockwell turret lathe had the Hardinge type of quick speed and reverse setup but it does have a lever operated variable speed control which is fairly convenient and a geometric die...
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    Thanks. I would love to spend a day or two in a...

    Thanks. I would love to spend a day or two in a shop that uses those machines.
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    Screw machine die threading question

    I'm scratching my head at the die action in this video. At 1:24 the die/holder seems to pull off at the end of the threading op but later in sequence you can see what looks like an ordinary split...
  4. When I wanted to match the European-ish green...

    When I wanted to match the European-ish green paint on my Boxford lathe I took a piece of it to an auto paint supply store to see if they could help. They had a paint spectrophotometer wangdoodler...
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    Looks like it may be an LOO spindle? There...

    Looks like it may be an LOO spindle? There appears to be a collar if you look closely. But.... there's no keyway in the tooling.
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    " every time someone asks me if I have a pencil...

    " every time someone asks me if I have a pencil sharper " maybe even better as a toothpick sharpener.:)

    I hope your elbow is feeling better!
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    Yes it's still available. Look forward to hearing...

    Yes it's still available. Look forward to hearing from you.
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    Just a bump The interested party never...

    Just a bump

    The interested party never followed through so it's still for sale.
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    Nice shop for sure Gordon. "It isn't a...

    Nice shop for sure Gordon.

    "It isn't a large shop. I've written "my story" more than once in PM " Do you have a link to any of those threads? Way too many to search through. Just curious...
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    " the blue on blue lettering is not easy to...

    " the blue on blue lettering is not easy to notice..."

    For sure! The last thing I need or want is ebay directing me to what they think I want to see. :rolleyes5:
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  11. Thread: Schaublin 125b

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    Yes, it's beautiful. Curious about the turret...

    Yes, it's beautiful. Curious about the turret type stops on the right side of the apron. How are they used?
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    Congratulations Motion for expanding your biz but...

    Congratulations Motion for expanding your biz but also but also your outlook on life!
  13. Thread: fyi... My exit

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    God Bless and Godspeed to you RJ. I've always...

    God Bless and Godspeed to you RJ. I've always enjoyed and learned from your knowledge and insights. You leave a very fine legacy here and I'm sure with every one who's life you've touched. The...
  14. Thread: OT My Shop Stereo

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    Proton integrated amp, 80's vintage Polk 5jr's...

    Proton integrated amp, 80's vintage Polk 5jr's (cheap ebay find), cd changer and tablet for Pandora. I have a pair of baby Boston Acoustics that need to be refoamed that will round it out. :-)
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    I think it uses a scotch yoke sort-of thing...

    I think it uses a scotch yoke sort-of thing incorporated into the mechanism. Arthur Ganson has made some pretty neat pieces.
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    Sold "I'm trying to figure out how exactly it...

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    "I'm trying to figure out how exactly it works?" This thing polishes the bearing surfaces of the gear shafts (pivots) in watches. The shaft is placed in the collet in the headstock. The...
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    For sale Hauser Pivot Polisher

    It's a little dirty but everything works. Includes a bunch of collets and a few extra burnishing wheels. I bought it for the "neat gadget" factor but now I need the room. I don't want to ship it so...
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    Like Forrest and Lakeside, I run my vfd step...

    Like Forrest and Lakeside, I run my vfd step pulley setup (bridgeport clone) on the second to highest range. Never had an over heating problem. Plenty of torque and speed for nearly everything I do....
  19. Thread: Way OT !!!

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    Wish you well with the surgery and a full and...

    Wish you well with the surgery and a full and speedy recovery.
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    Thanks for the info everyone! I'll look into the...

    Thanks for the info everyone! I'll look into the wodmaster mandrels.
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    Expanding Mandrel for wood lathes?

    Hello,

    The wood shop teacher at our local middle school where my wife works has purchased some blanks for the kids to make duck calls. The shop is equipped with those ubiquitous little...
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    Congratulations! I'm always excited to see you...

    Congratulations! I'm always excited to see you post your latest creation or past work. This was a well deserved honor.
  23. " And what is going on with the spindle, is that...

    " And what is going on with the spindle, is that it is bloody gone"

    Yep it's a sad sight. I don't think the reid or steptoe were ever used after he bought them. He did have a large-ish...
  24. "is that style of "universal" table on the drill...

    "is that style of "universal" table on the drill press unusual in the US?"

    I would think it's somewhat unusual. It caught my eye when I was looking at it. I don't recall when I've seen one like...
  25. "What did this guy do? " Old family friends...

    "What did this guy do? "

    Old family friends of ours. He ran the welding shop at one of the larger machine shops in Richmond VA. At his home shop here in Mechanicsville he mostly did work for...
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