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  1. Thread: A simple problem

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    Clam hoe tine cutting rig

    I believe I've solved my problem and had some fun in the process. Not an original idea but made a duplicator plasma rig from a drafting machine. Not counting my plasma cutter, about $100 in the...
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    Like to point out that Dick sent me a refund,...

    Like to point out that Dick sent me a refund, very honest decent eBay seller.

    We both learned something.

    Paul
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    A little further investigation reveals that the...

    A little further investigation reveals that the replacement screw I purchased is 8 1/2 tpi while the original is 8 tpi. I used a caliper, in 4 inches the new screw has 34 threads while the original...
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    South bend 13 cross feed screw variations

    In looking at the south bend lathe parts manual, there are two part numbers listed ( 20 and 21 ) but only one (non-taper attachment) pictured which is 20. It is labeled direct reading dial. However...
  5. Thread: A simple problem

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    Because these are hand implements, weight is a...

    Because these are hand implements, weight is a big factor. Going thicker, I suspect would add too much weight. Clam hoes are often made from garden spade forks, these are thicker but narrower. For...
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    Thanks to everyone that offered suggestions, I...

    Thanks to everyone that offered suggestions, I think I've resolved the problem for now. Since my scale of production is so small, it seems I'm better off simply refining my plasma technique which I...
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    They don't have to be a sharp point and even if...

    They don't have to be a sharp point and even if they start out sharp they wear down pretty quickly. I start out with 1075/1080 hr steel then cut out, weld, heat,bend, heat treat then temper. There...
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    Looking into that option, thanks

    Looking into that option, thanks
  9. Thread: A simple problem

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    Would such a plate shear handle high carbon...

    Would such a plate shear handle high carbon (1080) steel? All the ads give specs for mild steel....

    I really like the idea of a shear if it would work. Just don't want to spend the money and find...
  10. Thread: A simple problem

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    I have a inexpensive plasma without a drag tip....

    I have a inexpensive plasma without a drag tip. The problem I've had with templates is hard to explain. They should work but often the points are uneven and require too much grinding. I've made V...
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    You are right I should have had a better topic,...

    You are right I should have had a better topic, would edit it if I could....
  12. Thread: A simple problem

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    are you saying there are vendors that could offer...

    are you saying there are vendors that could offer the 1080 steel precut to my specs? That would be great if the cost factor wasn't prohibitive. I don't know of any suppliers like that.
  13. Thread: A simple problem

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    A simple problem

    I have a very small scale fabrication problem. I make and sell clam hoes. Many are made from 1 inch wide by 1/8 inch thick 1080 steel. I use a plasma cutter to cut the tines, the cross cuts are a...
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    So far so good, I used the eBay purchased...

    So far so good, I used the eBay purchased replacement cap. I shimmed it until I had approximately .001 movement using a one foot bar. Then I very carefully ran a 5/16 end mill down each alignment pin...
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    How do you deal with the bearing expander when...

    How do you deal with the bearing expander when checking the blue in fit?

    I think I would rather not use the shop made bearing cap because it's a bit oversized and interferes with the bull gear...
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    Another thought, once every thing is bolted down...

    Another thought, once every thing is bolted down tight and working I might run a end mill the size of the pin down the alignment pin holes so that I might be able to reinstall the alignment pins by...
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    I pressed the alignment pins out. I think that...

    I pressed the alignment pins out. I think that did the trick. I haven't finished shimming but I was able to tighten the bolts to the point where there is little to no up and down spindle movement...
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    The pins appear to go all the way through the...

    The pins appear to go all the way through the bearing cap and are a tight press fit. I will try to press them out.

    Thanks,
    Paul
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    Spindle is the larger of the two sizes and...

    Spindle is the larger of the two sizes and appears to the eye to be correct.

    Thanks,
    Paul
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    South Bend 13 spindle bearing caps

    A couple of years ago I bought a south bend 13. It wasn't very expensive and at the time I didn't notice that the front spindle bearing cap was a shop made replacement. I've used it that way for a...
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    Thanks, I appreciate the input. I thought there...

    Thanks, I appreciate the input. I thought there must be some advantage to the tapered spindle but never ran into those circumstances. So far, all of my lathe work has been pretty basic.

    -Paul
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    South Bend 13 L00 vs 2-1/4x8 spindle

    I have a south bend 13 with a L 00 taper spindle. In acquiring some parts I needed I now also have a 2-1/4 x 8 spindle. I am wondering if, in the long run it makes sense to swap out the L00 in favor...
  23. Actually, I just looked at the parts breakdown...

    Actually, I just looked at the parts breakdown and there is a pin that holds the CF bushing that's the break point.
  24. It snapped off flush with the outside of the...

    It snapped off flush with the outside of the dial. The broken piece is just what the handle goes on. I was imagining a repair like the one you suggested, but have no experience brazing or soldering...
  25. South bend 13 cross slide dial is broken off at the pin

    Don't ask how, but the cross slide dial on my south bend 13 is snapped off right at the handle. Anyone make a repair like this? I'm thinking the shaft where it's broken could be turned down and...
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