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    I've used the Robertson screws in the past on...

    I've used the Robertson screws in the past on woodworking projects. Never knew the history behind them as well. I watch a lot of documentaries but the history guy is the only way my wife will watch...
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    Glad you were still able to find it :)

    Glad you were still able to find it :)
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    Robertson, Phillips, and the History of the Screwdriver (YouTube)

    Don't know how many of you guys watch the history guy on YouTube, but I thought some of you might find this interesting if not so much entertaining.

    Paul

    YouTube
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    Any of the HW rifles are excellent. The HW97 is...

    Any of the HW rifles are excellent. The HW97 is a very nice rifle and would a excellent choice. It is a little on the heavy side, but if that doesn't bother you it's very accurate and one of the...
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    Nice people to deal with. They've done a couple...

    Nice people to deal with. They've done a couple for me as well. They let me know when they had a opening and had everything done by the next morning. Paul
  6. Over the years it has always amazed me how...

    Over the years it has always amazed me how someone calling me for information on how to do something are usually arguing with me by the end of the call. I've learned to lower my expectations and cut...
  7. Standard Modern makes a 16" lathe that does...

    Standard Modern makes a 16" lathe that does exactly what you want. They are made in Canada. The ones I've had and have are very good quality. Paul
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    I have one that was on a TFB I bought last year. ...

    I have one that was on a TFB I bought last year. There was only one scale hooked up to it but it worked fine. It's in a box somewhere around here. I'll get it out and make sure it powers up and...
  9. FWIW: Cleveland Mo-Max makes a P3N blade. I've...

    FWIW: Cleveland Mo-Max makes a P3N blade. I've bought mine from MSC and whenever they pop up on Ebay.
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    Provided that they are clean, they make great...

    Provided that they are clean, they make great packing material.

    Paul
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    The most common cause for no heat at idle is low...

    The most common cause for no heat at idle is low coolant. On a good many cars and trucks the core is one of the highest points in the cooling system. It doesn't take much and having a so-so level...
  12. My Dad's job when I was young was "checking...

    My Dad's job when I was young was "checking wells". I would ride with him and hang out while he did what he had to do. Most of those old Ajax motors he worked on ran on drip. When they would...
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    Drill, ream about .002 undersize and hone. ...

    Drill, ream about .002 undersize and hone. Sunnen sells tooling for just about any size hole. The Sunnen mandrel for that size hole is a D2F-084. You'll also need the adapter and various grit...
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    Just don't try and do any machining without the...

    Just don't try and do any machining without the spindle turning, problem solved :) When attempting to turn to tenths the cutting pressure on final passes are usually negligible unless you are trying...
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    So sorry you have to deal with this while...

    So sorry you have to deal with this while grieving the loss of your father. Sounds like you have your head on straight though. Giving it some time will help you to not make any emotional based...
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    You might want to use the red Scotchbrite on that...

    You might want to use the red Scotchbrite on that one :eek: Seriously, it looks like a good project for electrolysis.

    Paul
  17. Looks nice. Wish I had the patience to paint...

    Looks nice. Wish I had the patience to paint mine :rolleyes5:
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    Finally made some chips tonight. Still a way to...

    Finally made some chips tonight. Still a way to go to be complete but it's usable at this point :) Picked up a used Aloris post on Ebay but it was a different size than what it was listed as. I'll...
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    http://youtu.be/icmRCixQrx8 :eek: :D

    http://youtu.be/icmRCixQrx8

    :eek: :D
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    Much nicer than the one I just picked up :D Very...

    Much nicer than the one I just picked up :D Very nice!

    Paul
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    Thanks I appreciate it. I'll probably just make...

    Thanks I appreciate it. I'll probably just make a new one from PH4140. The threads are worn in the middle and the nut is worn slap out. It was full of dirt and grit when I tore it down.

    Paul
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    A previous owner had tried to remove and...

    A previous owner had tried to remove and re-install the bearing caps without removing the bearing expanders. The front thrust bearing had come apart and no doubt was the original problem trying to...
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    Yes both parts are there. I'm going to try and...

    Yes both parts are there. I'm going to try and clamp it down to a piece of plate and braze it back together. both cross feed and compound screws are broke off on the ends and bent. I'm going to...
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    Thanks. Yes there was a extra gearbox. I had to...

    Thanks. Yes there was a extra gearbox. I had to rob one of the gears in the selector levers from it. Other than that it's intact.

    Paul
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    It's all there shy the 5C collet adapter and door...

    It's all there shy the 5C collet adapter and door for the base. All I've done is a clean up and tear down on the headstock to see just how bad it is. The bed is hardened and cleaned up nicely. As...
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