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    Rolling right along on this project, the bearings...

    Rolling right along on this project, the bearings are good in the dividing head, so I am going to give it some more attention, and time. The high quality cast iron has cleaned up remarkably, just...
  2. Center in this photo is an adjustable for run-out...

    Center in this photo is an adjustable for run-out collet chuck I fabricated on the also fabulous Monarch ee lathe, for my Moore #2 special from the High Energy Weapons Program.
    I fabricated that...
  3. That is a tool grind vise for a tool&cutter...

    That is a tool grind vise for a tool&cutter grinder, looking at old catalogs, you might find the manufacturer.
    Now you have that, go ahead and get the grinder!
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    The milling machine he had hauled outside the...

    The milling machine he had hauled outside the gate, this drill is tucked away, he didn't plan to sell it, might need it sometime thing.
    I pointed this out to the kid.
    In this photo, the oil and...
  5. I simply do not believe that those tube...

    I simply do not believe that those tube replacement actually replaces tubes, maybe they will turn the spindle and one can pretend to have the problem solved, but, I bet they wont hold up to the...
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    I have been talking to two people on this drill,...

    I have been talking to two people on this drill, the one that makes final decisions was injured, today from the hospital, he agreed!
    But, there is a lot more stuff moved in there, and the nature of...
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    On those diode brass ends, I cheated and used a...

    On those diode brass ends, I cheated and used a Hardinge chucker, I drilled the 1/4" brazing rod deep, then parted them off like baloney. I made a little heat sink out of a piece of aluminum can, to...
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    The diodes in rectifier 3 can get hot and degrade...

    The diodes in rectifier 3 can get hot and degrade faster then the others, the diodes failing will often indicate a problem in the circuit they are in.
    At this point, check the condition of the...
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    I am really digging in my memory of strange...

    I am really digging in my memory of strange Monarch sightings, I think the first one of this type is a model 71, had a large motor generator. The castings such as the compound were more old style and...
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    That doesn't sound right, one thing that should...

    That doesn't sound right, one thing that should happen is, when the spindle start lever is in neutral, the center switch should be activated. I remember posts about getting the cam, or another part a...
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    The thing that irritates Americans the most is,...

    The thing that irritates Americans the most is, slow wifi!
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    In another thread about a Lehman toolroom lathe,...

    In another thread about a Lehman toolroom lathe, it was mentioned it was designed to take advantage of the then new ceramic tooling. Often being successful cutting exotic materials with exotic...
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    There are new people getting these old machines...

    There are new people getting these old machines going, I think its best for the forum to work out problems in real time here. I know a lot has been covered before, but the photos are gone if they...
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    One really has to stand next to one of those big...

    One really has to stand next to one of those big jig borers, to see how impressive they are.
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    I used one of those in a hydraulics shop I worked...

    I used one of those in a hydraulics shop I worked in, they also had a larger version, they just really used those daily. I remember they had few problems, but they complained about replacement parts...
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    I think its been discussed here several times...

    I think its been discussed here several times about the 3 window headstocks suddenly dropping oil level in the front bearing window, or slowly leaking down. My 1951 MfG model EE, does it all, it can...
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    I remember the Nebel that was out of Hanford...

    I remember the Nebel that was out of Hanford discussed here, I asked one of the old timers if he remembered the Machines, he didn't. He said they tried many other brands, but basically Monarch won...
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    There is a small cover on the heavy and doweled...

    There is a small cover on the heavy and doweled rear cover, it has a small drip oiler that will drip oil down to the center of the motor sprocket. Cast in the cover is "OIL Little"
    There is a local...
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    Here is a look at the chain drive, the drive...

    Here is a look at the chain drive, the drive motor is 5hp
    https://i.imgur.com/ov5xTQC.jpg
  20. "Ebay did not allow me to sell a scope mount for...

    "Ebay did not allow me to sell a scope mount for the Ruger mini-14, as they have determined it to be an assault rifle. "

    Its the official "Hill Billy Rifle", and don't need no scope no how!
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    I repair many different mechanical things, and...

    I repair many different mechanical things, and modify existing parts, the BXA is too fat and in the way much of the time "I do have one".
    I can see if you had a lathe the next size up that uses...
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    15 hours working on the mill its beginning to...

    15 hours working on the mill its beginning to transform back to a useful machine. The coolant sump was full of sand, so it sat outside at the Hanford site for some time there. I am moving forward on...
  23. Now you are really stuck, almost like adopting a...

    Now you are really stuck, almost like adopting a cat! "What did I just do!"
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    I made the deal, I have some hours of work ahead....

    I made the deal, I have some hours of work ahead.
    https://i.imgur.com/gF0p7hO.jpg
  25. I stumbled on. it from another thread, I cant...

    I stumbled on. it from another thread, I cant comment on price, there are many where I am located.
    The machine has the newer style headstock oiling, and the heavier tailstock. I looks like it still...
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