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    Thanks Lee. It has been a fun and educational...

    Thanks Lee. It has been a fun and educational project.
    While slow, I am making some progress. Motion sensing lights are now installed as well as felt in the drawers. (Felt over 1/8" ply wood for...
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    Already gone.

    Already gone.
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    Free Hardinge cabinet in LA, CA

    Already gone.



    No association with this, just saw it in Craig's and hopes I could help someone.
    CURB ALERT: lathe stand/cabinet - free stuff
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    Cabinet is finally finished. Not going to say...

    Cabinet is finally finished. Not going to say it's all down hill from here, but at least it should be a different set of tools!
    https://i.postimg.cc/wyMBy5WQ/20190908-183759.jpg
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    Looks almost too good to paint..... Almost. :)...

    Looks almost too good to paint..... Almost. :)
    Inside is painted to match the tray, outside is primed. I'm hoping to have it painted by end of day tomorrow.

    (No pics of primer. It's just...
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    I have some collets I believe are intended for a...

    I have some collets I believe are intended for a screw machine. Let me know if you're interested.
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    Thanks Rex! Heck of an idea on the lights. Hadn't...

    Thanks Rex! Heck of an idea on the lights. Hadn't thought of those and have them in my gun safe. I know just the ones you're talking about!
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    Took this week off as a vacation for myself....

    Took this week off as a vacation for myself. First time ever. (Kids in school, wife is working.) I'm not one to sit around so.... My personal goal is to have the cabinet finished by the end of the...
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    Labor Day? Yeah, laborious for sure. Making slow...

    Labor Day? Yeah, laborious for sure. Making slow but steady progress on the cabinet.
    https://i.postimg.cc/SntzcnGS/20190901-125059.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/3y4013Lg/20190901-125105.jpg
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    Soooooo much surface area. Should have had it...

    Soooooo much surface area. Should have had it blasted. But nooooo, I can do it......
    Getting closer. Tray. Length way.
    https://i.postimg.cc/bSZzM5T7/20190830-173114.jpg

    Drawers with outer...
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    Some great advice in here. Thank you all. First...

    Some great advice in here. Thank you all. First order of operation is to get the lathe working with the VFD. Ill use that read out until such time as I come up with a hall effect solution and a tach.
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    Progress continues, slowly. The cabinet, drawers,...

    Progress continues, slowly. The cabinet, drawers, and top are in various stages or strip, sand, paint. Not much metal work there. However, I am leveraging some "metal bumping" skills I've picked up...
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    Great feedback! Thank you all. I'm on business...

    Great feedback! Thank you all. I'm on business travel this week and can't stand posting from my phone. Will review, research, and respond once I get back.
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    Bill/Joe, great points and advice. Thank you....

    Bill/Joe, great points and advice. Thank you. Just the kinds of questions and ideas I need to get my imagination working.

    My lathe did not have a tach of any kind and all electrical has been...
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    Advice needed; Circa 1940s tachometer

    Would like to get yalls input. I'm restoring an old Wade 8a lathe. (Circa 1943) I'll be running it with a VFD and 3hp motor, jack shaft and permanent belt location(s). The VFD will be used to vary...
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    Condolences on your loss.

    Condolences on your loss.
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    Had to deal with my Grandmother passing away this...

    Had to deal with my Grandmother passing away this past week. 99 years old and still drove herself around her small town in central Texas. She blessed me with her faith in Christ, relentless...
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    It is a beast to move around but the results are...

    It is a beast to move around but the results are so satisfying! I still have some touch up but I'm getting closer.
    https://i.postimg.cc/S25vtsrY/20190808-124809.jpg
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    Now I have a REAL problem. I was using the...

    Now I have a REAL problem. I was using the cabinet to store the parts while working then on my bench. Good thing there aren't many small parts in the cabinet. Bad thing is I loose my benches due to...
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    Bed primed. The head stock and gear box are done,...

    Bed primed. The head stock and gear box are done, just forgot to take a picture. Next time.
    https://i.postimg.cc/N96Znnkc/20190805-184325.jpg
  21. Wade CAV lathe FS. (Boston Craigslist)

    No affiliation with this advertisement. I just thought maybe I could help someone looking for parts.
    $99
    wade lathe antique parts only - tools - by owner - sale
  22. Probably not and I hate to throw out decent...

    Probably not and I hate to throw out decent tooling. However, I'm space challenged. Thus the recycle attempt and situation I'm in now.
  23. Looking for advice/ideas Brown and Sharpe #10y Hardinge collets

    Picked these up hoping I could fabricate a tail stock collet system for my Wade 8a lathe. Unfortunately, my idea was flawed. (Had to try it though. ;)).
    Now I'm left with 34 +/- collets of various...
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    Good week. Made some great progress. Gear box...

    Good week. Made some great progress.
    Gear box primed and first coat of paint on it.
    Head stock as prepped as I can get it.
    Bed is now under the knife, so to speak.
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    I have a BXA Phase ii QCTP, piston style. No...

    I have a BXA Phase ii QCTP, piston style. No holders. $50 plus shipping and it is yours. Search for sale section for my name and bxa.
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