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    At 22 years old, the big boss and owner drags me...

    At 22 years old, the big boss and owner drags me out of the office to go turn the OD on a couple of steel bars 18" diameter x 7 foot long. He didn't trust anyone else in the shop to do it. I still...
  2. Thread: Dumore Grinder

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    I can tell by the badge that grinder is very old....

    I can tell by the badge that grinder is very old. Like the previous poster mentioned, probably equivalent to a newer model 44. Vintage MAchinery might have a catalog from the 1930's or 1940's that...
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    Just a little F.Y.I. On the larger Lehmann...

    Just a little F.Y.I. On the larger Lehmann Hydrotrol lathes, the QCGB has thread pitches that match up to certain cable sizes just for cutting cable drums like your doing there but much bigger. Ken
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    For my 9" SBL, I just slide the cross slide all...

    For my 9" SBL, I just slide the cross slide all the to the back where it is hanging on by about an inch. Squirt oil on the screw, and oil on the slide/dovetails, then reassemble. Do this...
  5. Couldn't remember if RP had a feed rod or if the...

    Couldn't remember if RP had a feed rod or if the leadscrew did all of the work.
  6. Thread: Dumore Grinder

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    How about posting some pictures of the grinder...

    How about posting some pictures of the grinder you have?
  7. Worse yet, the key driving the cone gear in the...

    Worse yet, the key driving the cone gear in the apron has completely worn out and the lead screw is just spinning in the gear and not driving anymore. This should be a easy check by shining a flash...
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    Please start a new topic over in the GUN Forum,...

    Please start a new topic over in the GUN Forum, not here. Asking about this. You will get much more help and direct answer over there than here. Ken
  9. That looks like tooling to a vertical turret...

    That looks like tooling to a vertical turret lathe.
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    I don't remember the size. Seem like it was...

    I don't remember the size. Seem like it was either .250" dia or .312" dia. It wasn't a odd ball size, it was a standard size from what I remember. Sorry I'm not of much help.

    Ken
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    In the oilfield, we will go to 60D nitrile for...

    In the oilfield, we will go to 60D nitrile for sub degree temperatures to keep packing elements from shattering when hit. 90 hard Viton in general, not made for sub zero temperatures. BUT, there...
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    Be interested to follow the loaded trucks out of...

    Be interested to follow the loaded trucks out of there to see what direction they take. Either going north or going south to Mexico. IF going north, probably bought up by the bigger machinery...
  13. Thread: 18” Lehmann

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    The is for cutting those funny looking oil...

    The is for cutting those funny looking oil grooves on journal boxes, I assume for the old style railcars back in the day. Long before the Timken equipped bearings used today replaced them. I want to...
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    You mention it was loose. Good chance the face...

    You mention it was loose. Good chance the face of that sleeve is mushroomed from the bearing outer race spinning against it for quite sometime. May have to get rough with it until you get it out. ...
  15. See if any of those numbers cross over to the ISO...

    See if any of those numbers cross over to the ISO standards. They seem to have taken over the world on most any standards that used to esist under other bodies and entities today. Ken
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    That so called bushing is nut that holds the...

    That so called bushing is nut that holds the spindle together. It has a LEFT HAND thread, that's why it gets tight trying to get it off. This feature is on all sizes of Gorton mills. Ken
  17. Thread: 18” Lehmann

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    Texasaggie, Looks like someone did a very nice...

    Texasaggie,

    Looks like someone did a very nice job rescraping your lathe. Being that old, I don't think that would be factory.... I could be wrong. I did notice in my pictures, LEhmann did spot...
  18. Thread: 18” Lehmann

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    One more posting of pictures. There's two...

    One more posting of pictures. There's two pictures here of special machines they built at one time. They were known for making speciality turning machines back in the days.
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    Here's some more pictures.....

    Here's some more pictures.....
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    For grins, here's a picture or two to share. ...

    For grins, here's a picture or two to share. Some ot the lathe pictures posted may have the serial numbers marked on the back of the picture. I'll try to find them and post information if I can...
  21. Thread: 18” Lehmann

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    Tesasaggie, I used to own a 18" x 84" Lehmann...

    Tesasaggie,

    I used to own a 18" x 84" Lehmann Gearhead lathe s/n 1249, which was born in 1929. At one time I had copies of most of the drawings to the parts on that lathe. They are long gone...
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    I used to have a so called manual to that size...

    I used to have a so called manual to that size lathe. It consisted of a list of parts and a fold out blue print of the lathe showing where all the parts went. The lathe is relative simple to work...
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    No, I have not contacted them in several years. ...

    No, I have not contacted them in several years. At least, they were active about 10 years ago, couldn't say now.
    The smallest lathe they built was a 16" that would swing 18". Serial number is...
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    The "73" indicates shield on one side of the...

    The "73" indicates shield on one side of the bearing. If it was "773" this would be a double shielded bearing. It is a "extra light series" bearing according to my bearing interchange manual. 6009...
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    Send John a PM with your email address. He may...

    Send John a PM with your email address. He may miss this posting.....

    BTW- what size lathe do you have there? And do you have the serial number of the machine?

    Did you try to contact Lehmann...
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