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  1. Some have recommended machining the worn flat and...

    Some have recommended machining the worn flat and V ways on the bottom of the tailstock and screwing on 1/8" to 1/4" thick shims then scraping to fit. I'm curious why no one has recommended this fix...
  2. Understand, thanks

    Understand, thanks
  3. So am i to understand that Moglice would be...

    So am i to understand that Moglice would be applied to the bearing surfaces on the bottom of the tailstock and does not exhibit the "sliding problem" when clamped for drilling?
  4. I took the horizontal measurements as recommended...

    I took the horizontal measurements as recommended and came up with what looks to be a linearly increasing variation over the length of the bed. Then it occurred to me that i have not yet leveled the...
  5. great point as that will directly effect the cut....

    great point as that will directly effect the cut. I'll take that measurement.
    thanks for the tip
  6. Yes, I'e basically got the same machine but...

    Yes,

    I'e basically got the same machine but with a much less pretty paint job. The set up i used to take the bed measurements is shown in the pic below. This set up assumes the top point of the...
  7. I'm sorry I was a bit unclear. The machine in...

    I'm sorry I was a bit unclear. The machine in the picture is the mid 30s reed prentice which is in really good condition. The machine we've been discussing here is a monarch 16 CY with 56" bed from...
  8. Bill, Thanks for the tips

    Bill,
    Thanks for the tips
  9. As near as i can tell by estimating the bed wear...

    As near as i can tell by estimating the bed wear using two diverse methods, the bed wear is on the order of .005 over the first 30 inches or so of carriage travel. I'm thinking this is not horrible...
  10. This is kind of my thinking exactly. I would...

    This is kind of my thinking exactly. I would think that even if a newbie like me who moves at a glacial pace ought to be able to tackle this in tens of hours, not hundreds. I really don't mind the...
  11. The great thing about this board is the diversity...

    The great thing about this board is the diversity of viewpoints. All points of view are valid and, as they say, where you sit is where you stand. As i mentioned above, I'm a hobbyist and I have the...
  12. I don't see this as a massive project at all. ...

    I don't see this as a massive project at all. I've learned that all of these old machines have issues and you don't know what you have until you take them apart and look. The fun is in figuring out...
  13. Thanks for all the input. When i separated the...

    Thanks for all the input. When i separated the top and bottom castings there was some kind of paper shim in there so clearly someone tried to correct for some amount of wear. The comments on not...
  14. This is why i need to learn to use turcite and hand scrape

    Monarch 16CY tailstock. The flat bearing surface is badly scratched. The wear on one end is .022 greater than on the other.

    I will be hosting one of Richard King's scraping classes in my shop in...
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