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    Shit head forklift drivers are always messing up...

    Shit head forklift drivers are always messing up otherwise good machines. If it were me,I'd just make a new shaft,accurately threaded, for your lathe. And,a new handle as well. The nut that the...
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    I used D bits a lot in my early days. I used them...

    I used D bits a lot in my early days. I used them to drill out flintlock pistol barrels as they are a very accurate type drill for deep hole drilling. I drilled all the way through an 18" brass...
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    Someone above said gelatin is a weak hide glue....

    Someone above said gelatin is a weak hide glue. That might depend upon how you mix it. Fact is that a major manufacturer (Lyon and Healy)has been using gelatin glue forever on their harps. They...
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    IIRC,Starrett instrument oil,which I do use, is...

    IIRC,Starrett instrument oil,which I do use, is nothing but high grade mineral oil. You might could just buy a bottle at a pharmacy for refills.

    Someone tell my I'm nutzo !!!
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    At 77 I forget many words.No old timer's yet,just...

    At 77 I forget many words.No old timer's yet,just age.
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    Nah,the mill is in better shape ! What do you...

    Nah,the mill is in better shape ! What do you mean spelling error. I didn't get that. Anyway,it sold despite the assholes who did their damned best to try to mess it up.
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    The Deckle mill I posted has been sold.

    That says it all.
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    The fp1 hasn't been sold yet. Since my surgery I...

    The fp1 hasn't been sold yet. Since my surgery I just haven't seemed to have the desire to go to the computer much. I have heard that being put under can change you some.
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    This roll of blades was 1/4" wide,with pretty...

    This roll of blades was 1/4" wide,with pretty fine teeth,about like a coarse tooth hacksaw blade. Years ago. I can't recall details. They were carbon steel,and cut just horribly. Maybe they had too...
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    Sorry for my absence. I had my first knee...

    Sorry for my absence. I had my first knee replacement on Dec. 12. Not very able to sit at this computer till now. I'll try to be here more often.

    My 2nd. knee will be done when this first one...
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    HSS will get a LOT sharper than carbide. I never...

    HSS will get a LOT sharper than carbide. I never have a problem getting a smooth surface with HSS,and an acute angle on the cutting edge. Hone the cutting edge to a fine degree after grinding it.
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    I had a 13" Sharp lathe at work. It had a...

    I had a 13" Sharp lathe at work. It had a labyrinth that slung an oil spray when running fast. I was just going to turn a large ring that would be tightly fit over the raised flange cast integrally...
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    You really need pictures.

    You really need pictures.
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    Such joints might have been referred to as "cash...

    Such joints might have been referred to as "cash register joints". At least I know of a similar one that is called by that name. Looks like a good joint!
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    Still for sale.

    Still for sale.
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    Hide glue is very easy to find. Any woodworking...

    Hide glue is very easy to find. Any woodworking supplier like Woodcraft sells it. There are different grades,but usually they only list one strength. I got a bag of hide glue "pearls" so transparent...
  17. Those cross feed screws and compound screws have...

    Those cross feed screws and compound screws have adjustable nuts as you may already know.
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    I hung out in a gun shop sometimes when last...

    I hung out in a gun shop sometimes when last dragged to the beach! The owner had a german pistol he had given up trying to get firing pins for. I took the one he presently had in the gun home and...
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    The moderators will allow discussion of...

    The moderators will allow discussion of industrial size machinery,not hobby size kittle machines. I think you're o.k.. I'd try to get the mill cheaper. No parts are available on any Asian machinery...
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    A great deal of skilled work went into that...

    A great deal of skilled work went into that machine!!
  21. Same wood lathe I have.

    Same wood lathe I have.
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    Still for sale

    Still for sale
  23. Milacron,as you knowe,I've been to the worst...

    Milacron,as you knowe,I've been to the worst !!!:) However,over many years of persistence,I have gotten some great bargains.
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    Do the blades say anywhere that they are SOLID...

    Do the blades say anywhere that they are SOLID HSS ? Or,are the teeth just HSS (or maybe they are old fashioned carbon steel?)
  25. Do you mean dies like this one? I hand chisel...

    Do you mean dies like this one? I hand chisel them with die sinker chisels that I also make.

    It takes a long time to make a hand cut die,so they might be too expensive.
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