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    I'd give it a good inspection, check bearings and...

    I'd give it a good inspection, check bearings and journals, wouldn't rebuild the bottom end unless warranted. Take the head apart and clean the valves, they get gummy from years of oil residue and...
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    Years ago, I used to see air motors on Amish...

    Years ago, I used to see air motors on Amish machines, hadn't seen hydraulic motor conversions. 9-10 years ago, we had a tribe of Amish move in around here. I call them faux Amish, traditional...
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    Interesting way to get the speed reduction and...

    Interesting way to get the speed reduction and maybe variable speed too?
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    I've got an old lineshaft 16 inch running off a 1...

    I've got an old lineshaft 16 inch running off a 1 1/2 HP motor. It will have to have the rpm dropped down to about 200 rpm by some means of speed reduction.
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    I stumbled across a 2CHL, twenty years ago. It...

    I stumbled across a 2CHL, twenty years ago. It was like winning the lottery, good shape, tiny by K&T standards, but still a beast. The BP has seen more use lately, due to digital readout and...
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    I don't have enough room for what I have, but it...

    I don't have enough room for what I have, but it doesn't stop me from looking. The internet has made this stuff too easy to find.
    I still fear that I will do something impulsive..............it has...
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    When did water treatment become commonplace? ...

    When did water treatment become commonplace?

    Some years ago, I worked in close proximity to a High School that was still coal fired, built in the twenties. They had a head custodian that was...
  8. IIRC I was bending 304 and it did great

    IIRC I was bending 304 and it did great
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    This is the first time that I have used the new...

    This is the first time that I have used the new phone for pics, can see it is garbage.....disappointed with how it looks. The wooden box and all make for a nice display, don't see a set that large...
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    A couple more pictures 261081261082

    A couple more pictures

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    Vintage Keystone tap and die set

    A friend was cleaning out his dad's garage, after he passed, ran across some things that I might have some interest in. He tried to explain what he had run across, one was this tap and die set. I...
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    Maybe someday it will be a...

    Maybe someday it will be a collectible................if so, I have a 2010 catalog
  13. They can be powerful problem too. Just had a...

    They can be powerful problem too. Just had a unique experience with mine. Day before yesterday, Verizon shut my flip phone off and had an email saying it was due to suspicious activity. Called...
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    The school I went to, run by the university, was...

    The school I went to, run by the university, was in an old WWII ordnance plant. The university decided they only wanted four year programs, so the tool and manufacturing program was shut...
  15. If I understand you right, the Hendey has been...

    If I understand you right, the Hendey has been there two years and still isn't up and running.......................I believe you have answered your own question.
    The Monarch seems to be a deal,...
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    I got one of their South Bend lube posters, looks...

    I got one of their South Bend lube posters, looks real nice...........was going to put it in the shop, but it is hanging in the living room right now.
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    I used to think this stuff would always have some...

    I used to think this stuff would always have some value AND might likely increase in value as time and CNC took over......for those repair and one off jobs............but that doesn't seem to be...
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    Yes on avoiding Chicongo, we went to pick up the...

    Yes on avoiding Chicongo, we went to pick up the daughter at O'hare a year or so ago...............my wife said: Never again. The toll roads are beyond ridiculous.............buying a pass on-line...
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    When you take the four bolts out, the problem...

    When you take the four bolts out, the problem will be getting the half nut off the leadscrew. (depending on how it is made) I figure this is still a single wall apron, which has less to deal with. ...
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    I think it is safe to say Gould & Eberhardt...

    I think it is safe to say Gould & Eberhardt didn't have anything to do with this one. Also doubt it is any newer than early forties...........probably older. Very nice size though and if it were...
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    I've wondered what it was like to live in a place...

    I've wondered what it was like to live in a place where you could scrap out such a machine........................here, it would be top dollar.
    And yes, whoever left it there should be horse whipped.
  22. Looks like somebody wasn't satisfied with the...

    Looks like somebody wasn't satisfied with the generous 16 inch swing, which was probably 18 inch in reality......and butchered on the ways underneath the chuck.
  23. Thread: Use of Dry Ice

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    We got a shipment in once, it was packed in dry...

    We got a shipment in once, it was packed in dry ice. After we got it unloaded, the driver said, watch this, and carved a little groove in a chunk of dry ice, then put a quarter in it. Pretty soon...
  24. Looks like they may have been wet. From a...

    Looks like they may have been wet.
    From a functional and not historical perspective, I would saturate them with fiberglass resin. It soaks in decent, fills voids and will give a nice surface finish.
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    I would have liked to see them offer something...

    I would have liked to see them offer something like a Buck 110. They stayed with the old and true pocket knives. For whatever they became, years ago, they were one of the best. Just another sad...
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