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    Yeah, that scribe does not look original to that...

    Yeah, that scribe does not look original to that one, too. I have both a vernier one and dial one and they both have similar scribes, but are not interchangeable with each other.
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    I bought one from HF for doing the same exact...

    I bought one from HF for doing the same exact same thing. But it never happen...Yet!
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    Why would you ever put a cheater pipe on a chuck...

    Why would you ever put a cheater pipe on a chuck wrench on a 6" chcuk of any type!!!! Especially a 6-jaw chuck. Argggg...

    As Thermite said, give it a proper burial and go buy a new one. This...
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    Back in my earlier days in the shop where I...

    Back in my earlier days in the shop where I worked in 1978, we were putting together a double end trepanner that had a 200 HP motor-generator set. Remember those? Owner was too cheap to go with SCR...
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    I have two lathes and two grinders I've bought...

    I have two lathes and two grinders I've bought from them. All had to be resurrected from the dead! Did get them at bargain prices but I knew what I was buying before hand and knew there would be...
  6. Thread: Thread Quality

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    I try to keep an open mind on the many different...

    I try to keep an open mind on the many different types of gaging systems out there that are available for checking PD of threads. There are many advantages and disadvantages to everyone's system...
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    Gagemaker is nice and for most applications good....

    Gagemaker is nice and for most applications good. Ah yeah, expensive!! But compared to a tool room full of plug and ring gages, cheap! To do the full range of threads, Vee, Acme, Stub Acme, Metric,...
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    Always wondered if those gear lappers they built...

    Always wondered if those gear lappers they built and used ever did a good job of lapping gear teeth on the headstock gears???

    The picture of the oiling system shown above, I have the original...
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    Rather have one made from stainless so it can be...

    Rather have one made from stainless so it can be reused...

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    Oops! Wrong material. It's Delrin, a little easier on the teeth!!:)
  10. Thread: chuck key size

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    If I tried to file a square or hex to perfect...

    If I tried to file a square or hex to perfect size, it would look like crap!!! There would be nothing parallel about it!!! Thanks for sharing Joe.

    Received a chuck wrench with an wore out lathe...
  11. Thread: O-ring sealing

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    I have used Teflon O-rings before in certain...

    I have used Teflon O-rings before in certain applications. There are a pain in the arus to install in a OD groove! Almost as bad when used in internal groove, too!
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    Picture no. 3 shows the back end of a shaper... ...

    Picture no. 3 shows the back end of a shaper...

    Many years ago, dad drug home a old Becker No. 3 "production" mill. Had rack and pinion on the X-Y travels!!! We did some improvising on it to...
  13. Thread: chuck key size

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    I have a Cushman 4-jaw that has an odd ball...

    I have a Cushman 4-jaw that has an odd ball square size in the screw. Do what I did make a chuck wrench to fit the square needed. I've taken used chuck wrenches that the square was rounded off and...
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    My son, the youngest at 23, I've tried to teach...

    My son, the youngest at 23, I've tried to teach him some of what I know, still hasn't got brave enough to turn on a lathe! He works on all of our cars when something needs fixing, does full brake...
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    Before you try to come up with something, better...

    Before you try to come up with something, better check and make sure there isn't a active patent on that stuff. Just saying. Ken
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    One place I worked at years ago, if the inspector...

    One place I worked at years ago, if the inspector didn't get the plug or ring gage to screw on, they would beat on the gage handle or on the OD of the ring gage to get it to go. Always blamed it on...
  17. Thread: Dayton Lathe 36"

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    Chinese junk! Or is it a wood lathe?

    Chinese junk! Or is it a wood lathe?
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    Used to be a guy in Houston back in the late...

    Used to be a guy in Houston back in the late 1970's that made chuck screws by the hundreds for most any size chuck. Some of these screws were close to 2" in diameter and up to 12" long. All he used...
  19. Darn John, You missed it by 10 pounds!!! Good...

    Darn John, You missed it by 10 pounds!!! Good job!

    Ken
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    in the 50 plus years of running the 9" SBL I...

    in the 50 plus years of running the 9" SBL I have, Only once I had to take the ODP motor apart and clean out the steel shavings that had collected in the bell housing. Luckly, the chips did not...
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    Sounds like the OP is trying to calculate how...

    Sounds like the OP is trying to calculate how much carbide grit he needs to lay on the OD of a stablizer body used on drilling tools in the oilfield. If so, there's a lot of missing information...
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    If that doesn't correct the problem, the two...

    If that doesn't correct the problem, the two pistons that direct the hydraulic oil flow in the control handle on the carriage handwheel may have worn ball checks in them. Last, could be the clutch...
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    Add pressurized oiling to the spindle bearings,...

    Add pressurized oiling to the spindle bearings, should get up around 1200 RPM!!!:eek: With the amount of wear in the journals. Just saying.
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    If this dorm is part of the college system, not...

    If this dorm is part of the college system, not privately operated. Why don't they turn it over to the engineering department, provided there is one, and let them design and build a new one for the...
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    This is a little off topic... Height...

    This is a little off topic...

    Height restriction never stopped my dad for bringing home a Avey No. 3 upright drill press that stood up 9 foot tall with the belt guard installed. It stuck up...
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