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    Thank you, Joe. Your answers are always...

    Thank you, Joe. Your answers are always informative!

    If a power feed could be added to the top slide lead screw, it seems this apparatus could cut domes of various shapes. Sort of how the domes on...
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    Thank you, Larry. :) Kind of a fascinating...

    Thank you, Larry. :)
    Kind of a fascinating device to me for some reason. Probably because I did not know such a thing existed.

    Brian
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    Balling Carriage?

    Hello,
    This Hendy advertisement shows what is being called a "balling carriage".

    https://clevelandmachinery.com/lath/3078.htm
     
    Would somebody tell me what this does please?
     
    Thank you....
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    I thank you all for the responses.   Peter,...

    I thank you all for the responses.
     
    Peter, Thank you for saying it was an interesting question. I never know if my beginner questions are welcome here on what I recognize is a master machinist's...
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    Thank you, Michael. That is what I was doing...

    Thank you, Michael.
    That is what I was doing wrong. Searching individual forums for various topics has in each case given me the "No Matches Found" result.
    But searching the entire forum is now...
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    Rust Remover?

    Hello,
    I searched for "Rust" in thread titles in this Scraping & Reconditioning forum and got the "no matches found" reply.
     
    Would it be a good thing to stick a "Rust Removal Methods" thread to...
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    77 Degree Centers

    I have been reading Colvin & Stanley: "Turning and Boring Practice" from the year 1936. They say the railroad's practice of using 77 degrees for the included angle of lathe center points instead of...
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    I sure like this web site! I thank you all for...

    I sure like this web site!
    I thank you all for the informative replies.



    Sorry. I try to remember to search first, but this time I forgot.

    Brian
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    I hope it is acceptable etiquette to resurrect an...

    I hope it is acceptable etiquette to resurrect an old thread.

    I wondered what the opinion is of the Reed-Prentice lathes.
    Also Simmons. Not their giant railway lathes, but the ones they made in...
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    Lathe Weight Capacity?

    I have a beginner's question.
    I only see lathes measured in inches; inches of swing and length of bed. I have not seen a mention of pounds. Is it considered that the makers build lathes strong...
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    Jim, I thank you for recommending Cincinnati's...

    Jim, I thank you for recommending Cincinnati's milling book.
    I bought one; and as a beginner, I am learning a lot. Mine is the edition of 1916, but it is still full of information.

    Brian
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    Hello Bernie, I am on a computer. Brian

    Hello Bernie,
    I am on a computer.

    Brian
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    stephen thomas said: "Brian - Is your hobby old...

    stephen thomas said: "Brian - Is your hobby old steam locomotives and cable excavators, or is it watches?
     
    Richard King said: "I miss using a Turret lathe. They are fun to use."
     
    Hi Fellas,...
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    Thank you, Matt. :)

    Thank you, Matt. :)
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    Thread Subscription Options ?

    Hello,
    I sometimes find a thread of enough interest that I would like to be notified when new posts are added to it, but it is a topic on which I have nothing to contribute. I can subscribe to a...
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    Carbide with Nickel Cement ?

    Hello,
    Tungsten Carbide is sometimes cemented with Nickel instead of with Cobalt. Is this done to make it less expensive, or does the Nickel give the metal an improvement in one or several of the...
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    Thanks for the update. I like the original dark...

    Thanks for the update.
    I like the original dark moss green much better than Cincinnati's later intense green as seen on their Millers. At least as judged by internet photos.

    Brian
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    Hi, Is there any update on how this restoration...

    Hi,
    Is there any update on how this restoration turned out?
    I liked the lumpy top shape of the Headstock. To me it was an attractive styling.

    Brian
  19. I do not understand this question. Did my words...

    I do not understand this question.
    Did my words print as capitals on your computer? They are lower case on mine.
    Brian
  20. Hello, I don't know how much movement gavingear...

    Hello,
    I don't know how much movement gavingear desires, but this machine does appear to have some.
    The table does not have Y-axis in/out travel, but the cutter head has what appears to be more...
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    Thank you, 9100 Bill and Tyrone for the...

    Thank you, 9100 Bill and Tyrone for the responses. Tie your own shoelaes! That is very clever.
     
    Tyrone said: "If you get the nuts set nice and backlash free in the middle of the table travel...
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    Peter, my mistake. I thought outboard of the ball...

    Peter, my mistake. I thought outboard of the ball bearings the shafts were wrapped with springs.

    Peter said: "I would not bother looking for an old manual machine with a backlash eliminator in...
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    Joe Michaels said: "What I meant is the...

    Joe Michaels said: "What I meant is the underlying principal whereby backlash is minimized (never quite eliminated) is the same, regardless of how simple or complex the mechanism surrounding the...
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    I thank you both for the replies. It sounds like...

    I thank you both for the replies.
    It sounds like making multiples of the same thing is what would justify the turret. One of a kind projects seem to call for the ordinary engine lathe.

    Thanks,...
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    I twice tried to post that last one with your...

    I twice tried to post that last one with your names Bold Faced, and it would not post. When I got rid of the bold, all went well.
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