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  1. Depends on where you plan to head in life w/r...

    Depends on where you plan to head in life w/r rebuilding machines vs USING machines.

    If all you need to do is restore - for example:

    - three "major" machine-tools

    - for your own use

    -...
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    Texas? Be fair. Why... I know a guy in South...

    Texas? Be fair.

    Why... I know a guy in South Carolina as sold a far dirtier HBX-360-BC at a lesser-price ... apparently because he didn't have time nor inclination to CLEAN it.

    :)
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    You can expect to please a LOT of folks if you...

    You can expect to please a LOT of folks if you manage to do that effectively and document it well enough to be copied...

    "Meanwhile, back at the spindle nose.."

    Among the fastest and least-cost...
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    Heat. Maybe. Since UV can no longer penetrate...

    Heat. Maybe. Since UV can no longer penetrate very far.

    Artists "watercolors" aside, most paint vehicles don't "dry" - as-in shed solvents by evaporation - so much as polymerize or "cross-link"....
  5. I like your thinking. Here's another case for...

    I like your thinking.

    Here's another case for RPC flexibility:

    I have a "Combo" mill (USMT Quartet) with four 3-P motors, only one of them with any form of clutch:

    - the fractional HP...
  6. "Time lost" is why. Can't save it in banks nor...

    "Time lost" is why. Can't save it in banks nor hide it under a rock. Can't buy it new. Can't repair it. Can't rebuild it, nor hire it rebuilt. Can't buy time at any price and hoard it.

    Spend too...
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    Surely. Just stop buying rattle-cans. Even a...

    Surely. Just stop buying rattle-cans.

    Even a cheap H-F HVLP spray rig will do a better job with the most modest of practice.

    Not that you need spray at all.

    It's a machine-tool, meant to...
  8. Thread: Motor Smoking

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    They have always been a "distinct minority" in...

    They have always been a "distinct minority" in the single-phase world, yes.

    Good move!
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    Unless it is marked Lovejoy (and THEIR part...

    Unless it is marked Lovejoy (and THEIR part number), or so-called-out in the manual as Lovejoy, it might be one of the several OTHER similar-in-concept, different-in-execution couplings.

    Some...
  10. Resembles a vintage bowl rest for swarf stew...

    Resembles a vintage bowl rest for swarf stew chilli, economy "blue bowl special" size, wartime rations, and abused by a careless eater.

    WTF?


    Clean it up!!!

    "You know you want to!"

    It...
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    Ah, the nostalgia! Period-correct as with...

    Ah, the nostalgia! Period-correct as with round-fendered cars, wide white-sidewall bias-ply "balloon" tires, fender "skirts", and ...... two-tone paint jobs!

    :):):):):)
    ============
    ...
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    .. before you even start.. suggest you price-out...

    .. before you even start.. suggest you price-out 3J collets, new, plus scout for how easily found used, and at what asking price for those in still-decent condition.
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    It is FAR faster to "cross-link" than B-M...

    It is FAR faster to "cross-link" than B-M Super-Spec.

    Both show a lot of differecne between winter(ish) and summertime application. Not extreme. Just the diff between say a 60-65 F shop and an...
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    Benjamin-Moore's tough and easy to use "Super...

    Benjamin-Moore's tough and easy to use "Super Spec" industrial alkyd is represented in the UK.

    Tintable. Practically any colour you have a sample of or a code for.

    They wont be alone in that...
  15. Grisely list a kit for their lathes in that size...

    Grisely list a kit for their lathes in that size range for about $600.

    Personally, I'd rather make one entirely "from scratch".

    As one can purchase precision-ground die steel flats, it isn't...
  16. I'd bet they could get a HIGHER price if they...

    I'd bet they could get a HIGHER price if they made the tool "modular" so motors were less a worry, going forward, ever-again.

    Now, I do NOT mean designed as power-drill attachments. Nearly every...
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    I might even use Dee Cee, but only because I have...

    I might even use Dee Cee, but only because I have a major already-paid-for stash of them (and controllers..)

    Single-phase in that application will work just fine [1]. Be aware there are MANY 1-P...
  18. Split the difference?

    A compromise?

    Invest mostly in tool HOLDING (and work holding) - including adaptors - far more than in rat-holing cutting-tools.

    My needs are - or WERE:

    - D1-3 goods (work) and backplates...
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    It might not have. Not ALL the paint was even...

    It might not have. Not ALL the paint was even burnt-off your mill. Motors are meant to run at temps higher than the boiling point of water and are "baked" at even higher temps.

    I'd still replace...
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    When new, AND if, and only if, kept "saturated"...

    When new, AND if, and only if, kept "saturated" to the point that a shot of oil IN produced a comparable amount OUT, just perhaps slowed-down and spread out over time, if-even that, it would be...
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    *sigh* Ox's shop is not your average "one-fan...

    *sigh* Ox's shop is not your average "one-fan bike shed". Doesn't matter. The dynamics of moving air happen to "scale".

    Unducted, single-stage, airfoil-blade type "fans" are notoriously prone to...
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    Or just adapt what we've all seen on some other...

    Or just adapt what we've all seen on some other machine tool.

    Problem is.. most such systems need access - else dis-assembly - to be able to USE the more common cut (or "hinged") or two-piece to...
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    Who cares how it started? The PM community is...

    Who cares how it started? The PM community is better than that.

    Several folks took what might have been s**t and turned it into fertilizer - useful information for others who need it and can get...
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    That's exactly what my Microaire units...

    That's exactly what my Microaire units (previously linked, in-thread) use for their supplementary intake filter, BUT...

    .. because of the restriction that creates - or can do, as it loads-up -...
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    Check and see if your pin is arranged to have...

    Check and see if your pin is arranged to have eccentricity. Old as these machines are, who knows if what we find is OEM .... which revision (if any) if so...or the second or third field-refurb by...
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