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    I will turn 71 in October and I learned to put...

    I will turn 71 in October and I learned to put Vactra 2 from My Dad who was a famous rebuilder and used it for years too.. We put it in our lathes and customers (who paid us to rebuild their...
  2. One of the May students shipped his Bridgeport to...

    One of the May students shipped his Bridgeport to A&D Machine rebuilders in Roberts WI and is picking it up today and will scraping the bottom flats and dovetails during the class. I'll be sure to...
  3. The May class starts tomorrow. I have 3 students...

    The May class starts tomorrow. I have 3 students signed up for the June class and need one or 2 more. I'll add some photos' of the May class soon.

    Rich
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    I use Mobil Vactra 2 or P 47 way oil in Lathe...

    I use Mobil Vactra 2 or P 47 way oil in Lathe head-stocks and aprons.
  5. Were still looking for a couple of more students...

    Were still looking for a couple of more students for the June class. Remember if the Canadian Border opens by September, we will doing one in Springfield VT. It looks like we will be doing one in...
  6. Midwestern Machinery used to wait until winter...

    Midwestern Machinery used to wait until winter when it was 20 below F and they went to a scrap yard off Snelling in Minneapolis and they used a wrecking ball to break the cast iron pieces. They buy...
  7. I can't come over unless you want to buy me a...

    I can't come over unless you want to buy me a ticket. Some advice, thought. Practice turning the handles with themachine shut off. You will need to get some co-ordination.
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    I have also used the Iso-flex grease and in their...

    I have also used the Iso-flex grease and in their instructions it says to use 20% pack. No more or it will get hot. I saw a good show on You Tube where the tech used a syringe and counted the...
  9. I found this booklet for a Clausing -Colchester...

    I found this booklet for a Clausing -Colchester 15 and on page 23, fi.26 shows the nut backlash eliminator and page 6 - 1 part 17 shows the nut assembly and part 113 shows the nylon lock nut that...
  10. Hooch...take a photo of the top of your...

    Hooch...take a photo of the top of your cross-slide. It may have a push pull set screw and bolt on the slide top that has a tapered wedge between the 2 piece nut. .300 is a lot. Must be that or a...
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    Email these guys. I am assuming your talking...

    Email these guys. I am assuming your talking about several vises on the table lined up in a row so you can machine several at a time. You searched for batch production | Kurt Workholding
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    Hardinge was sneaky and used their specially made...

    Hardinge was sneaky and used their specially made bearings with their own thrust settings compared to off the shelf bearings. Before installing them, stack the old bearings up (with the spacers) on...
  13. I used to work on them too. If I remember right...

    I used to work on them too. If I remember right on the end of the screw there is a box with limit switches in there, maybe a stuck contact or I think it's a stuck solenoid in the electrical box. I...
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    Thanks Donnie for sharing that about the...

    Thanks Donnie for sharing that about the underside hold down, that's slick. The Lathe is a Heavy duty machine, that's for sure.. I see on Page 68 of the following Axelson Booklet it shows that. ...
  15. These guys still make them. A&W Precision, Inc....

    These guys still make them. A&W Precision, Inc.
  16. If you want someone to help from that end, we...

    If you want someone to help from that end, we have 2 brothers who are members who live in Austria. Franz and Stefan Lutfinger - undefined [[email protected]] Their PM name is Maschratur.
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    I sent this to Phil Perry, who is the rebuilder...

    I sent this to Phil Perry, who is the rebuilder who is famous for "the gold plated lathe" He might be interested. Rich
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    On most old Blanchard's I've seen the bed ways...

    On most old Blanchard's I've seen the bed ways are worn, high on the ends and the bottom of the saddle is high in the middle, in Many the ways under the magnetic chuck are scored as many never drain...
  19. Ben, You can come to the June class as the May...

    Ben, You can come to the June class as the May class is full. Tell Denis he can stay home as he has already attended 2 of my classes. The first one was when he had Honeywell hire me to teach him...
  20. I cut and Pasted it to my friend at ASAP...

    I cut and Pasted it to my friend at ASAP Industries in Houma, LA....they may buy it, better then see it scrapped.
  21. KING-WAY Scraping Class - YouTube...

    KING-WAY Scraping Class - YouTube
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    The way Ido it, I scrape the gib taper before I...

    The way Ido it, I scrape the gib taper before I glue on the turcite and on you case the steel shim. I only use steel on emergency breakdowns.
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    Anderson makes a nice one: Hand Scraping...

    Anderson makes a nice one: Hand Scraping Accessories | A&W Precision, Inc.

    Matt from my last class 3 D printed his. He had some extra's. PM me your email and I'll write him and copy you.
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    You should check the underside of the lathe bed...

    You should check the underside of the lathe bed to be sure it isn't worn under there. I am assuming you scraped the top and under there is co-planer to the top. Many lathes have brass shims under...
  25. You may want to email these guys as I bet they...

    You may want to email these guys as I bet they have a lot of reference books. APM - American Precision Museum
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