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  1. No across the line power switching on that piece....

    No across the line power switching on that piece. And most likely a degauss cycle
  2. DO NOT DROP THE POWER ON A MAG CHUCK. You have...

    DO NOT DROP THE POWER ON A MAG CHUCK. You have to ramp the voltage down and on a large chuck you are going to likely need a de-mag cycle as part of the process.

    Dropping the power abruptly causes...
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    Take the guy out for a burger or a beer.........

    Take the guy out for a burger or a beer...... whatever. Knowledge comes in small bites
  4. At one point in my life I was a partner in a...

    At one point in my life I was a partner in a grinding shop. The order of the day was central dust collection, but of course there is still stuff in the air. We looked at the hanging air filters,...
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    What I have done in the past is pocket tool steel...

    What I have done in the past is pocket tool steel in the shank so it is well supported and then used TIX jewelers solder. It is relatively high strength and low eutectic temp material.
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    I wouldn't object to having a back up #2 wheel...

    I wouldn't object to having a back up #2 wheel spindle to rebuild or swap out for one that I need to reubild " the early flat belt drive".
  7. I've had the knee apart on a '56 vintage 2CH and...

    I've had the knee apart on a '56 vintage 2CH and still have one apart on a lend lease 2Hl. There was an alignment sequence for the feed selectors that had to be followed, going in or out. I am...
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    Well this depends upon if you are trying to...

    Well this depends upon if you are trying to simply get rid of or quantifying whats there.
    If you need to know how much and what of you need to meet certain requirements.

    Long story very short
    ...
  9. For what it's worth I have a 10ee of about the...

    For what it's worth I have a 10ee of about the same vintage. The upper cover when the machine came to me was in pieces and that piece was missing and replaced mostly with weld material. From the...
  10. On the Buhler laps we used to simply stick the...

    On the Buhler laps we used to simply stick the film down with Vaseline on the platen. There was enough surface area to keep the film in place for lapping.
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    At one point I bought a set of "Snap-Jaw" (tm)...

    At one point I bought a set of "Snap-Jaw" (tm) jaws for one of the B'ports. I liked the whole idea of a QC system so much that I ran off a bunch of blanks, including some tall ones as ersatz...
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    Not uber cheap but very versatile, I use a 2" x...

    Not uber cheap but very versatile, I use a 2" x 72" KMG style "knife makers grinder" Belts are cheap, easy to come by and they split down to 1" x 72" in a twinkling. Going from vertical to...
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    I gave one away years ago as there was never a...

    I gave one away years ago as there was never a job coming my way that couldn't be done easier via some other method.

    DC Morrison CO. (US Burke, Powermatic) still made and sold the compete machine
  14. A couple years from now, when you have 3-4...

    A couple years from now, when you have 3-4 chucks, a drawer full of collets, and dozens of tool holders (don't laugh, thats the way it goes) the cost of refurbishing the lathe will seem very trivial.
  15. The Baldor formed sheet metal stands for the 6" -...

    The Baldor formed sheet metal stands for the 6" - 8" grinder / buffers are at best 18 ga steel with a 16 ga top. They can be picked up with one hand.

    I have two of them purchased perhaps 20...
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    Manual.... well seeing as you are in So Cal, here...

    Manual.... well seeing as you are in So Cal, here is a "long shot", MXR662.

    When I bought my Harvel decades ago it came from Alex Skulsky, Skulsky Machiney Sales (Denver Ave in Gardena) Alex...
  17. I'm a rookie at SS sheet, but when I've done...

    I'm a rookie at SS sheet, but when I've done sheet SS, I was always told to tack every inch. And yes "CHILL BLOCKS" and back purge with Argon.
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    Wally At one time there were all sorts of...

    Wally

    At one time there were all sorts of things to bolt on to B'port series 1's and all as I indicted ate up daylight, and demanded a riser between base and ram casting. And I still keep a 9"...
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    IF it's the boremate attachment I recall, then...

    IF it's the boremate attachment I recall, then it's certainly interesting even if it's usefulness is questionable. The piece I am thinking of clamped to the quill and you could feed it out by hand...
  20. My 96 Chevy work truck got it's original plastic...

    My 96 Chevy work truck got it's original plastic lenses spiffed up about 10 years ago with Mothers Mag wheel polish. And after that every-time I clean the windows I hit the exterior lens's with...
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    I tried that many years ago on a Gidding and...

    I tried that many years ago on a Gidding and Lewis production lathe.... never going past the proto stage.

    For a test only PS, I used a automotive 12V battery charger, and was stopping a 3HP 3p...
  22. Nibble away at it with a rougher mill at modest...

    Nibble away at it with a rougher mill at modest RPM after clearing as much of the bulk as possible simply chain drilling. Start with some short flatted shank drill bits make chips. Even drilling...
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    The ONLY time I ever made money on farm equipment...

    The ONLY time I ever made money on farm equipment was making OEM parts for Cat Challenger's. Agri-business buys new or leases. If you get something worn out to repair it's only because there is no...
  24. It's been a long long time, but when I was racing...

    It's been a long long time, but when I was racing italian iron, I'd go over to Hoses Unlimited at the Oakland airport and have custom hoses made, fast and cheaper than I expected. I believe they...
  25. There is a Japanese version, smaller on a mag...

    There is a Japanese version, smaller on a mag base (Kanetec) that is pretty outstanding for occasional use with smaller taps.
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