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    Snow and ice is slowing things down, the over...

    Snow and ice is slowing things down, the over arms are still stuck, but will move when the temperature is above 50f. So I pulled the ball crank, hand wheels, dials and clutches from the machine to...
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    I used the heavy 10s in my repair shop, up into...

    I used the heavy 10s in my repair shop, up into the 1990s, when the Monarch 10ee lathe became available at reasonable prices. The heavy 10s filled a gap from the geared head lathes much easier making...
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    The 1984 model ee brochure, that features the...

    The 1984 model ee brochure, that features the "BLUE" lathe, on the back cover shows the AMA standards, and the standards that Monarch use on the ee. I do "somewhere" have that brochure, I will...
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    Not a gunsmith, but why throw money and custom...

    Not a gunsmith, but why throw money and custom parts. at some old sentimental military "wall hanger" firearm that is already sloppy and unsafe?
  5. That looks like a great fix!

    That looks like a great fix!
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    Thanks for showing those gears!

    Thanks for showing those gears!
  7. I have been trying to beat the weather working on...

    I have been trying to beat the weather working on a machine trying to get it inside, so I cant follow forums as much.
    I looked over this and seen every test except running the machine without...
  8. There is a 12x30 model B in my family, and yes be...

    There is a 12x30 model B in my family, and yes be careful, they are tippy.
    A method of moving machines not often thought of is calling your local concrete company and having them use a crane truck...
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    This company has come up with some very hard to...

    This company has come up with some very hard to find bearings at reasonable cost for me, the last ones were Swiss made.
    Contact Us - Accurate Bearing

    I will mention this, if you have a cutter...
  10. There have been several horizontal mills...

    There have been several horizontal mills available really cheap in the region lately.
  11. Yes, the tongue of the taper attachment is all...

    Yes, the tongue of the taper attachment is all you have left, it will have to be pinned down for the cross slide to function properly.
    On later machines like this one, most of the time if a taper...
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    If you can avoid it, do not remove the spindle...

    If you can avoid it, do not remove the spindle and bearings, they may not go back together as accurately.
    I have the other version, model 2.
  13. Have you correctly adjusted the two trim pots in...

    Have you correctly adjusted the two trim pots in the module, one is for top speed the other is speed compensation?
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    Several years ago, the price for a factory...

    Several years ago, the price for a factory re-paint was $4000. Lathes are not easy to paint and have them look good.
    My 1983ee was ordered with Glidden Glid-Guard machine buffed paint, it has...
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    I think they are just called nuts, I do not think...

    I think they are just called nuts, I do not think Monarch ever offered a tool for them.
    I used an old adjustable bicycle pin spanner on them, then later made tools for it, I cant find a photo of...
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    I have the diving head in good usable condition,...

    I have the diving head in good usable condition, I think it reflects what the mill will look like in a few weeks. The effect of the rust on the bright cast iron surfaces is not as bad as I thought it...
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    Down and dirty, I do it also, it leaves a durable...

    Down and dirty, I do it also, it leaves a durable finish. Just be sure to fully immerse the part in the oil, or you could have a fire.
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    Thermite has very good advise there, for example...

    Thermite has very good advise there, for example the old Hanford surplus milling machine had beryllium chips in the sump mix with other metals, sand and sage brush. At the bottom was a thick, real...
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    I would certainly help this young guy out, I see...

    I would certainly help this young guy out, I see his adds about, he is going after it.
    The brochure has some interesting information, such as the common acceptable tolerance of one minute of arc,...
  20. I can usually get them going for awhile. Not an...

    I can usually get them going for awhile.
    Not an expert at all, but read a little, there seems to be two schools of thought. Oil on the pivots, or no oil.
    I use a small brush, and a banned solvent...
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    There happens to be one of those rare Axelsons on...

    There happens to be one of those rare Axelsons on ebay. Part of the lore was, they also used truck transmission gears in the headstock. All that I have heard about the welded Axelson, was it was a...
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    I don't have much experience with Fiskers, but...

    I don't have much experience with Fiskers, but that looks like a good hammer, I am interested in the tight spot effectiveness as that is most often needed
    I broke the handle on my Proto copper...
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    I made my hammer mold from a motorcycle cylinder...

    I made my hammer mold from a motorcycle cylinder sleeve, so I have to wrap it up with some foil and wire to keep the hot lead from leaking out. At first I used a tin can by punching a hole in the...
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    It has been awhile since I have worked on one,...

    It has been awhile since I have worked on one, the transformers are T6 and T7, not T7 and 8.
    Peter H did a sticky regarding wiring the filament transformers, using these notes from my 12-1983...
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    I run into the worst problem with the over arms,...

    I run into the worst problem with the over arms, the photo shows a couple of holes someone drilled in the top of the machine for a on-off switch to replace the more difficult to fix, broken factory...
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