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  1. sounds like a decent buy. about tearing it down,...

    sounds like a decent buy. about tearing it down, My dad has bought two S.B. lathes and on both the oil wicks had build up in them that prevented oil to wick properly, which we discovered before any...
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    I have threaded a lot of 4140 both annealed and...

    I have threaded a lot of 4140 both annealed and hardened, almost every day. screws down to no.6-38 ( if memory serves) and up to 2"-12 always on manual lathes. first, high speed steel properly ground...
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    well I guess that was my mistake, I always rinse...

    well I guess that was my mistake, I always rinse and dry as soon as possible, quickly followed by a shot of WD40
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    I've used the Coca-cola method long before the...

    I've used the Coca-cola method long before the internet was prevalent, an old rancher brought a badly rust seized engine, we filled the affected cylinders with coke and changed it regularly for two...
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    please post a price on that nice machine! I'm...

    please post a price on that nice machine! I'm sure there are at least a couple of people out there who would like it, but don't like surprises.
  6. There are a few videos on Youtube ( Keith Fenner...

    There are a few videos on Youtube ( Keith Fenner did a well documented series on his build "the million dollar steady rest") of guys building them but I'm not aware of any prints. most guys just...
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    my tip to you might be an odd one, but watch some...

    my tip to you might be an odd one, but watch some manufacturing videos on youtube, you may see what they are doing differently. My guess to a fix is slight adjustments, and tinkering with scraps will...
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    I believe it depends more on the taper...

    I believe it depends more on the taper attachment, I repaired my dad's a couple of years ago. As I recall it had a long screw ( lots of damage, came from the military WWII surplus)his had the screw...
  9. hope you get more things to sell soon, good...

    hope you get more things to sell soon, good prices, fast shipping, very well packed, I look forward to future transactions. Thanks Lazz
  10. my daughter wants it, she did a pretty good job...

    my daughter wants it, she did a pretty good job restoring an old Hobart lathe I have, unfortunately shipping one in that condition would likely be more than it's value.as others have said it depends...
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    ok everybody, I looked in our old stock parts,...

    ok everybody, I looked in our old stock parts, and either we used up the heavy duty spindles, or moved them someplace I'm not looking ( did manage to find some parts for a flathead chrysler though)...
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    sorry about the confusion. it was an older single...

    sorry about the confusion. it was an older single post like you see in classic filling station photos, they were dangerous and required manual set safeties that were sometimes in the way. The single...
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    straight down, air over hydraulic single center...

    straight down, air over hydraulic single center post, antiques by today's standards they were notorious for failure but we were a young business with little money.
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    shapers are a bit "trendy" right now, they're on...

    shapers are a bit "trendy" right now, they're on a few sellers websites, we even recently bought two for running simple squaring work on rough or tough metals, they also work well for internal...
  15. no problem, another tip for leaking old gear...

    no problem, another tip for leaking old gear boxes, I have used NEW clean, quality chainsaw bar oil as a climbing oil in boxes that have no pump. lubricates and quiets chattery gears and chains,...
  16. probably a bad or weak winding on one of the...

    probably a bad or weak winding on one of the fields, this can happen if somebody jerry rigged a way around three phase. Or just plain old motor. It could be re-wound by an electrical repair shop. But...
  17. motor oil should never be used in machines as a...

    motor oil should never be used in machines as a lubricant due to the "scrubbing" additives, however pure petroleum oils work just fine in older machines. you should check vintagemachinery.org for the...
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    machining PLA isn't too bad at slow speeds with...

    machining PLA isn't too bad at slow speeds with sharp cutters, we did this to make a temporary thread dial for a couple of the lathes at the shop. (American Pacemaker parts are hard to find) printed...
  19. most likely the buyer would be doing a lot of...

    most likely the buyer would be doing a lot of work to this machine, as a buyer of all used machines that needed work to get our shop going, I have had to repair ways, replace motors, straighten lead...
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    @9finger nice muffler baffle, for the chainsaw of...

    @9finger nice muffler baffle, for the chainsaw of course, right?

    I've never known a machinist who always finished every personal project, we somehow supersede our own designs before even finishing...
  21. I just did a search on your model lathe, there...

    I just did a search on your model lathe, there are some nice photos on the world wide net that show mounting, location and plumbing of the pump. as to using flood coolant, absolutely! I love mine...
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    back when we used to do a lot of small engine...

    back when we used to do a lot of small engine work in our shop we used to see a lot of these, the housings were weak castings and broke apart in a variety of ways in few hours of use, it was a real...
  23. use a small mirror held at an angle ( think...

    use a small mirror held at an angle ( think dental mirror) there are sold in a wide variety of sizes shapes and lengths from nearly all hardware stores, auto parts stores and tool suppliers. they...
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    I grew up in a mechanic shop (three locations as...

    I grew up in a mechanic shop (three locations as we grew) never had a hoist go over but dad insisted in yards of concrete under each hoist anchor bolts welded to the re bar. on the other hand I...
  25. I'd like A pic 2, G,H,J pic 14. payment through...

    I'd like A pic 2, G,H,J pic 14. payment through paypal let me know how to proceed. Thanks
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