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    Way back in time when I was rebuilding lathes,...

    Way back in time when I was rebuilding lathes, the shafts in the gear box that ran in bushings were usually scored up and very worn. I would machine the journal just enough to clean up for the...
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    Or, the machine is flat worn out. Lots of wear...

    Or, the machine is flat worn out. Lots of wear on the bed ways.
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    Taper attachment may be for a Logan lathe.

    Taper attachment may be for a Logan lathe.
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    Your attachments are not coming up on the screen.

    Your attachments are not coming up on the screen.
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    Find you chrome-vanadium steel such as a grade...

    Find you chrome-vanadium steel such as a grade AISI 6150. After making the wrench, Q & T to around 40-45 HRC. Ken

    Edit: May try A-500 plate, still Q&T to around 40-45 HRC. Your original Heat...
  6. I use strips of roofing lead I put in between the...

    I use strips of roofing lead I put in between the back jaw and work piece. When it gets thin, fold it over and reuse.
  7. Thread: China rising

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    My visits over in China, the only cats I recall...

    My visits over in China, the only cats I recall were the plastic one's in the window waving it's pawl. Any real one's usually wound up on someone's dinner table when they got to a certain age. But...
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    Back around 1988-1990, I bought a replacement...

    Back around 1988-1990, I bought a replacement lock for a old Gerstner chest I have. Had I known back then you could buy replacement keys I would have done so. Oh well. Back to the story. They had...
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    You're over killing it!!!! It doesn't have to be...

    You're over killing it!!!! It doesn't have to be any greater in strength than it's mating material. In this case, cast iron.
    The pin in the L & S I had was pretty much "butter" when I cut on it. ...
  10. Thread: Skinner Chuck Key

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    Bill, If you would spend less time filling...

    Bill,

    If you would spend less time filling this forum with your "comments" you would have all sorts of time to spend in your shop making stuff that you could show us pictures of here on PM.
    ;)
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    I had a similar Cincinnati planer in the 22" x...

    I had a similar Cincinnati planer in the 22" x 72" version with the standard table back in time. Never had any literature on it, but would guestimate the weight of mine at around 4500-4800 lbs. ...
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    You could pick up and move to where the planer is...

    You could pick up and move to where the planer is located....:(
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    My first trip to China back in 2005, we visited...

    My first trip to China back in 2005, we visited the Three Gorges Dam. I didn't really see it as being that big! Don't get me wrong, it is big, but not as big as the Hoover Dam is. I brought back a...
  14. Thread: Skinner Chuck Key

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    You better jump on this one before someone else...

    You better jump on this one before someone else buys it.
  15. Thread: Skinner Chuck Key

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    Remember, they didn't use Metric measurements way...

    Remember, they didn't use Metric measurements way back when this chuck was made. It's all fractional or odd ball decimal dimensions as Buck, Cushman, and Union used on some of their chuck wrenches...
  16. This may not apply, I'll throw it anyways. I use...

    This may not apply, I'll throw it anyways. I use a couple of heat transfer fluids that have a very high flash point and not supposed to diesel on you under pressure. I deal with pressures up to 23K...
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    Unless the bed vee's are showing signs of scaring...

    Unless the bed vee's are showing signs of scaring and lack of lubrication, I wouldn't pull the table. First thing I would do, if it was me, get the machine set up and running. Make sure the lube...
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    I would guess around 15K for the table. That's...

    I would guess around 15K for the table. That's interested to take off the table to level it. They more than likely want you to place two harden and ground cylinders in the vee's with a precision...
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    I did some design work on one about 25 years ago,...

    I did some design work on one about 25 years ago, converted it to a special purpose gun drilling machine. Drilled a hole about 1" diameter by about 8" deep. Parts were about 1-3/4" dia. x 8" long. ...
  20. Original version of the Ridgid Shop Vac.:) ...

    Original version of the Ridgid Shop Vac.:) Before the days of available electricity.
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    If it actually is 8'9" or 105", that just puts...

    If it actually is 8'9" or 105", that just puts you barely within legal limits on width. Then you have to worry about height. Talking 106" plus whatever the trailer bed height is. So the trailer...
  22. I paid $176 for mine plus about $45 shipping from...

    I paid $176 for mine plus about $45 shipping from HGR years back.
  23. Or dad, "it's two tenths too small!!!...

    Or dad, "it's two tenths too small!!! WTF!!!":eek:

    I have a five year old granddaughter that loves to come out in the shop and twist and turn the knobs and handwheels on my 14" lathe and mill and...
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    Funny you mentioned that. I heard the same thing...

    Funny you mentioned that. I heard the same thing from a Starrett tool salesman back in the late 1970's. Also was told when it was not "squared" they took a ball peen hammer and peened the blade...
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    Excello twin spindle gun drill.... Or twin...

    Excello twin spindle gun drill.... Or twin spindle precision boring machine.
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