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  1. The motor has a 4 speed gearbox on it that I have...

    The motor has a 4 speed gearbox on it that I have on the lowest speed. optical tachometer shows that this results in about 365 rpm which is a touch fast, but I'd think livable. I want to build a...
  2. Thanks John for the scans. Very informative stuff...

    Thanks John for the scans. Very informative stuff there. Here as promised are the pics of the lathe in entirety. I looked and can't seem to find a serial number.260181260182260183
  3. Yes, previoius Owner used grease everywhere. I've...

    Yes, previoius Owner used grease everywhere. I've been trying to clean it out and use oil.. The machine still makes decent cuts on parts, with care I can usually get my parts within a couple...
  4. LeBlonde Heavy Duty 21" Lathe ID and rehab

    I've had this LeBlonde 21" lathe for about 5 years now. When I got it, the previous owner had put this horrible v-belt drive on the thing which meant he removed the spindle to slip the v-belts over...
  5. So, my grinder is basically the brother to the...

    So, my grinder is basically the brother to the knees in n this thread: Line Shaft Driven Reid Brothers Surface Grinder This guy indicated his was serial 445 and mine is 443. My belts are routed a...
  6. Older Reid Surface Grinder feed belt tightening

    Hey guys,

    I've got an older Reid surface grinder that I've had for several years. It needed some rehab before use, and I didn't have time to mess with it. I dug into it this evening, got all the...
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    So from the document that Ramsay1 posted, I'm...

    So from the document that Ramsay1 posted, I'm looking at a touch less than 13k lbs for the weight of the machine, plus I don't have the arbor support (but I do have the universal swivel head, so...
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    Ok. So I called my local United Rentals. 60 ton...

    Ok. So I called my local United Rentals. 60 ton steerable skates are $260 for a week. Should be super easy rolling on a 14k lb machine.

    Trailer is a 40' Tandem duals air ride machine. I haul my...
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    I was thinking 3" schedule 40.. When I moved my...

    I was thinking 3" schedule 40.. When I moved my 6000 lb radial drill press on 1.5" pipe it wasn't even close to deforming them. didn't figure that 3" would crush that easily.

    Yes, I know about...
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    Moving a K&T 5H Plain

    Hello guys, haven't been on the forum in a while. I've been enjoying my 2CH vertical that I bought several years ago, and I've moved it and my Radial Drill press a few years back to my new house and...
  11. Yes! I know that much...

    Yes! I know that much...
  12. Miller 330ST Aircrafter low power output issue.

    Ok, so my buddy and I went together a few months ago and bought a used Miller 300ST Aircrafter for hobby use. Came with a water cooled torch. It is in my shop, wired into my breaker panel with 2/0...
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    Only issue I see with hardfacing is getting them...

    Only issue I see with hardfacing is getting them sharpened again. LOL. The more I think about it, I think Gbent is correct, the knives are probably a pretty soft material now that I think of it.
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    Yes, blades against a shearbar. The more I...

    Yes, blades against a shearbar.

    The more I think about it, this one piece setup has some issues.... Maybe better to do as most agricultural choppers do; a solid bar stock spacer and flat blade...
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    Material for Forage chopper blades

    Ok, guy called me up and wants to know if I can make him some knives for his forage chopper.. He has these specialty choppers for harvesting the male rows of the seed corn fields (which are normally...
  16. Shorter ramp isn't really a good option as these...

    Shorter ramp isn't really a good option as these are pretty steep already. However, I'm not against making 2 five footers with a support stand in the middle.. Might be easier as it opens me up to...
  17. You seem to miss the fact I want something...

    You seem to miss the fact I want something lighter weight...
  18. Building aluminum trailer ramps.. guidance needed

    Hey guys, I've got a large gooseneck trailer I use for hauling around my pulling tractor, or much of anything else I need to move. It's a straight tail trailer, (and no, I don't want to put a...
  19. A little different take on a Swedish Mauser scope mount.

    Hi all, I have a 1915 Carl Gustov swedish Mauser that I purchased a few years ago to build in to a long-range shooter. My eyes aren't the best, so my capabilities with iron sights are limited to say...
  20. LOL. Yah, I worded that a bit wrong! haha

    LOL. Yah, I worded that a bit wrong! haha
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    I see your point there Mike.. But, JD tractor...

    I see your point there Mike.. But, JD tractor transmissions have brass in em. :) But, I think the vote is in, we'll just stick with the AW68 hydraulic oil I've been using...
  22. I wonder about using plastigage like engine...

    I wonder about using plastigage like engine builders do to set the clearance...
  23. Thanks for the input guys. I'll do some more...

    Thanks for the input guys. I'll do some more checking into this. I know if I tighten the bolts down it binds the spindle so it turns hard.... So I left em how I found when I bought it (finger tight)
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    My apologies. I've never found a tag anywhere on...

    My apologies. I've never found a tag anywhere on my machine specifying that oil.... Did some looking..... Apparently DTE Heavy Medium is virtually the same as AW68 hydraulic oil, which is what's in...
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    JD Hygard as a cutting oil?

    Hi guys, I am currently working for my day job at the local John Deere dealership. I can get JD products for cost here.. Which got me thinking, my machines could all use an oil change, and I can get...
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