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    -This thing, of course, has no cabinet, but I've...

    -This thing, of course, has no cabinet, but I've been thinking of whipping up a sort of low, drawered cart to go under the drip tray, between the legs.

    Years ago, I whipped up a low tray with...
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    Yep. Already have a couple sections of...

    Yep. Already have a couple sections of hardware-store perforated sheet I've been noodling over, to make something exactly like that.

    Like all of us, there's a big habit in putting tools, parts and...
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    That's not a bad idea, but keep in mind I'll be...

    That's not a bad idea, but keep in mind I'll be using cutting oil, not water-based coolant.

    And while I have quite a bit of work for this thing, I'll by no means be running it eight hours a day,...
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    My dad bought a car, used and sort of rare-ish,...

    My dad bought a car, used and sort of rare-ish, back around Christmas of 1977. Drove it sparingly before a major mechanical failure sidelined it in the spring of '78. He fixed it shortly thereafter,...
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    And DONE! That is, done-done. Anything after...

    And DONE!

    That is, done-done. Anything after this is just minor detail work, really. She is now back up to being 100% operational! :D

    With the electrics done and able to be run at will, I...
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    Closing on on the finish line! I finally...

    Closing on on the finish line!

    I finally managed to arrange my waterfowl into colinearity, with all the parts painted, fresh wire markers in hand, some heat-shrink, and so forth.

    When I'd...
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    -You young'uns an' yer newfangled electronics. It...

    -You young'uns an' yer newfangled electronics. It ain't a real machine unless it's runnin' paper tape! [spits tobacco]

    :D

    Doc.
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    Jim R! By some small miracle, your spigot...

    Jim R! By some small miracle, your spigot assembly showed up today, well-packaged and none the worse for wear.

    http://docsmachine.com/projectpics/lathe/turret/WSno2TL-611.jpg

    No indication of...
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    "Suddenly" means the rubber is starting to...

    "Suddenly" means the rubber is starting to delaminate from the hub. With continued use, at some point it will let go, and probably be pretty gol-dang exciting, especially if you're grinding a knife...
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    The other half of the wiring is of course the...

    The other half of the wiring is of course the connection to the buttons, which on this machine are built into the headstock. The enclosure for the buttons is connected at the back via a pipe-threaded...
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    Next up on the rapidly-dwinding to-do list is...

    Next up on the rapidly-dwinding to-do list is some sort of junction box for the connections to the motor, on the back of the motor casting.

    There's two cast-in 'wings' on either side of the cable...
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    This is what you fellows really need. :D ...

    This is what you fellows really need. :D

    http://docsmachine.com/2020/sandy1.jpg

    Note the switch by my thumb. :)

    And here it is sitting on my 2x72:

    http://docsmachine.com/2020/sandy2.jpg
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    -That's exactly what I plan to do. The only...

    -That's exactly what I plan to do. The only reason I was considering the big 1-1/4" stuff was simply that I already had it. But it's just too big to fit anywhere on the enclosure.


    ...
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    There's a ton of back plates for L1 on eBay, of...

    There's a ton of back plates for L1 on eBay, of various sizes.

    As for a cheap ready-to-go chuck, there's this literal no-name import, with 2-piece jaws, key and L1 backing plate.

    For the price,...
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    As usual, not much time to spare today, and, of...

    As usual, not much time to spare today, and, of course, some of the suppliers I need for parts, are closed on the weekend. :D

    First thing I did today was capped off the top of the main support...
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    Didn't know they had a power-feed turret that far...

    Didn't know they had a power-feed turret that far back.

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    -Technically, the four cutters move in an out,...

    -Technically, the four cutters move in an out, similar to a drill chuck, using that knurled ring. So theoretically, I suppose, it could work sort of like a tiny 4-jaw.

    However, the jaws are not...
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    Now that the mag-starters are here, tested and...

    Now that the mag-starters are here, tested and awesome, it was time to actually bolt them to the machine.

    I'd originally thought about just hanging the box on a nearby wall, but I liked the idea...
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    That's not a chuck, it's called a 'hollow mill',...

    That's not a chuck, it's called a 'hollow mill', generally used on turret lathes.

    The four bars are cutters, and reduce the size of a rod to whatever they're set at.

    Doc.
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    Oh yeah. Most of the turret setups I've seen,...

    Oh yeah. Most of the turret setups I've seen, unless they need so many tools they literally don't have the space for 'em all, have a parting tool upside down at the rear. Which, for a bar-fed...
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    -Yeah, but if you waited 'til summer, you could...

    -Yeah, but if you waited 'til summer, you could get some fishing in. :D



    -Quite well. There was no real handling wear on the outside packing, and zero damage to the inner packing.



    -I...
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    -I'm all for fun projects, and would be...

    -I'm all for fun projects, and would be interested in seeing a 'blog' or photos of the build.

    But I think the issue Blackrain was getting at is basically the fact that turret lathes in general,...
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    -The only other option I can offer, if you...

    -The only other option I can offer, if you haven't tried already tried it, is either Small Tools or the aforementioned Gahr Machine (which may or may not be either branches of, if not the same...
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    Solved! (Well, kind of... I think.} Turns out...

    Solved! (Well, kind of... I think.}

    Turns out the issue was... actually kind of a nonissue. I poked around at it this morning, starting with the simple expedient of plugging my surface grinder...
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    Solved! (Well, kind of... I think.} Turns out...

    Solved! (Well, kind of... I think.}

    Turns out the issue was... actually kind of a nonissue. I poked around at it this morning, starting with the simple expedient of plugging my surface grinder...
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