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    Do I understand the gear is 16" OD and the rotary...

    Do I understand the gear is 16" OD and the rotary table is 5" OD?

    Please attach pictures.
  2. Used to be a magazine published monthly, I think...

    Used to be a magazine published monthly, I think it was called "Industrial Machinery News". Dad would get it at work and bring it home for us kids to drool over. I haven't seen a copy of it in many...
  3. Thread: Wiping Rags

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    Dang it! Clicked a "like" on a 13 year old...

    Dang it! Clicked a "like" on a 13 year old thread!

    Darn spammers!
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    I don't know where in Texas your are located in,...

    I don't know where in Texas your are located in, Durabar Metal services (Formally Lokey Metal Services) in Ft Worth can provide you with either G-2 Gray Iron or 80-55-06 Ductile Iron slugs for making...
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    Yeah, I was one of four that were banded from HM...

    Yeah, I was one of four that were banded from HM a few years ago, from a knee jerk reaction, and I won't mention a name.
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    That looks like a gib screw that was shorten,...

    That looks like a gib screw that was shorten, from a Sheldon lathe.
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    Post #13 clarified that Kurt did this. From the...

    Post #13 clarified that Kurt did this. From the horse's mouth!!! Kurt themselves
  8. Better go back and put "OT" in front of your...

    Better go back and put "OT" in front of your title!!! Or it may get a locked thread
  9. Thread: Machining a penny

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    Tried that when I was around 14 years old. Not...

    Tried that when I was around 14 years old. Not profitable....:o
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    I usually wear mine, but when I do take it off,...

    I usually wear mine, but when I do take it off, it either goes on my key ring or hang it on one of the knobs of my Gerstner tool chest.:)
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    My 645 Wells Index mill has a 3.125 OD Quill, so...

    My 645 Wells Index mill has a 3.125 OD Quill, so does the 745 and 747 mill. Maybe all of them, I don't know. I use a split bushing with the BP right angle head that I have on my mill. It's a...
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    You're probably going to have to pull the motor...

    You're probably going to have to pull the motor and take it to a motor repair shop and let them trace the leads back to the windings. While you are at it, get new leads put in, the old ones are...
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    The chuck could be a sloppy loose fit to the...

    The chuck could be a sloppy loose fit to the register on the back plate, causing the that much run out. If so, chuck up your part and indicate it in by bumping the chuck around until it is running...
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    Bringing back old memories of the 9-J mills my...

    Bringing back old memories of the 9-J mills my family used to have.

    Need to be careful of those three-prong plugs you have there. If those were used to provide power the the motor for each speed,...
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    If the old lathe has a pressurized oil pump,...

    If the old lathe has a pressurized oil pump, which most do, you should see oil flowing thru that sight glass. Not dripping, but a flow of oil. If not, something is wrong with the pump. if the...
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    The handle was made by J H Williams tool company....

    The handle was made by J H Williams tool company. The vise, who knows, almost a copy of the old Bridgeport vise. Nicely built. Maybe someone else will chime in with their thoughts. Ken
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    They did. Later when W & S went under, I believe...

    They did. Later when W & S went under, I believe it eventually ended up with Valenite, and of course now Wida. I was totally thinking of something way different. Now I know...Learned something...
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    Ran across one of those "electric" #1's over in...

    Ran across one of those "electric" #1's over in Sealy several years back. Only had the ram turret and no cross slide, lots of collets, though. Back then they wanted $700 for it. I turned it down,...
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    On removing the arbor from the spindle. It's...

    On removing the arbor from the spindle. It's done using the draw bar that I don't see in any of your pictures. Get you a piece of 5/8-11 B-7 all threaded rod, insert into the spindle from the top...
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    You are correct. Way too early for me to comment...

    You are correct. Way too early for me to comment on.
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    Rather than bronze bearings, look at cast iron. ...

    Rather than bronze bearings, look at cast iron. Far much less thermo expansion when it starts to heat up. Look at the spindle on a 10" L South Bend lathe, most of them are running on cast iron, with...
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    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachments/...

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachments/f19/273136d1577050075t-ot-stoody-hard-facing-lathe-1122.jpg

    I used to build these for a company in Houston many moons ago. The slide, eccentric,...
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    Watch them mixing rubber in a mill and the stuff...

    Watch them mixing rubber in a mill and the stuff that is poured in, in buckets full. Makes you wonder if that crap will mold or not afterwards. Viton compound by itself has a very short shelf life,...
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    In some of the older Parker O-Ring manuals, they...

    In some of the older Parker O-Ring manuals, they use color to identify their o-rings in use. Brown was for Viton. Other sources we used to buy Viton O-Rings from, they were black. But you could...
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    We used to use a jewelers coping saw to scarf cut...

    We used to use a jewelers coping saw to scarf cut backup rings with.

    Most of the seal companies today scarf cut them with some kind of sharp knife, in a guillotine setup. Also seen setups where...
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