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  1. I have one of those, complete. Bought it new old...

    I have one of those, complete. Bought it new old stock from a high school. Those tips are carbide on mine. I'm sure they are not as good as an air bearing Weldon, but it works fine for me. I'm a...
  2. Here are the requested measurements: I measured...

    Here are the requested measurements: I measured threads per inch as close as I could with a good scale. 10 turn distance traveled measured by depth mics for accuracy.

    Top Slide:
    Screw = 12-3/4...
  3. Thanks for the reply! I'll do that and post...

    Thanks for the reply!

    I'll do that and post results when I post the screw measurements later today. But, as I posted in my first post, I put a dial indicator on the slide and one full rotation of...
  4. Thanks for the reply Larry. I was hoping you...

    Thanks for the reply Larry. I was hoping you would do so.

    I didn't post the number of divisions on the dials, because they are shown in the pictures, but the dials have 200 divisions. The numbered...
  5. Hardinge Cataract lathe with metric compound slide dials!!??!!

    Just wondered how common these are. I never dreamed that a piece of equipment made in the USA in the 1940's??? would have metric dials, but I'm convinced this one does. Dang! Maybe the slide is a lot...
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    Larry, Jim told me the type of oil he uses...

    Larry,

    Jim told me the type of oil he uses (thanks Jim). What oil do you typically use? I have 3 light weight Mobil spindle oils on hand and am hoping to be able to use one of those.

    I'm not...
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    Thanks Larry! Ted

    Thanks Larry!

    Ted
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    Thanks for the reply! Great information. I'm...

    Thanks for the reply! Great information.

    I'm talking about rotating the spindle by hand with the belts disconnected. We had to break everything down to get it out of the PO basement. So, is the...
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    A few more pictures for those interested: ...

    A few more pictures for those interested:

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    Hardinge Cataract lathe questions

    A few questions for you that are familiar with these gems. First, a short background. I'm a retired hobbyist. I already had a 15 and 13 inch lathes (along with 3 mills, SG, shaper, T&C grinder, etc.)...
  11. I, too, am teaching myself tig welding. I asked...

    I, too, am teaching myself tig welding. I asked the same question about dabbing or steady moving and the guys I used to work with that weld at a pressure vessel factory told me to do the dab method....
  12. When I'm looking for CAD files I always check...

    When I'm looking for CAD files I always check grabcad.com

    Ted
  13. Google South Bend's book "How to Run a Lathe". It...

    Google South Bend's book "How to Run a Lathe". It will be a great resource for you. You can download it for free from several sites.

    Ted
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    A couple more...

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  15. It was a pretty machine. I had a "shaper wanted"...

    It was a pretty machine. I had a "shaper wanted" ad and he sent this to me before he listed on Craig's List. I turned it down because I already have a 7" Rhodes and want something a little larger.
    ...
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    Jet sells parts directly at: Jet Parts Store...

    Jet sells parts directly at: Jet Parts Store

    I would check there first to get their list price and then do some Googling and see if you can find better pricing elsewhere.

    Ted
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    Yes, I do agree with that. You are correct. I...

    Yes, I do agree with that. You are correct. I over simplified.

    Thanks,
    Ted
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    They would need to be the same size or the belt...

    They would need to be the same size or the belt wouldn't fit properly for the different steps.

    Ted
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    Another thing came to mind... how many, if any,...

    Another thing came to mind... how many, if any, wheel adapters come with it? These things are expensive, like $65 each new. You'll need at least one. I have 4 for different wheels and that works OK...
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    You can download a manual here:...

    You can download a manual here: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2185/19871.pdf

    I have the 2LB. Manual feeds only on mine, but for a hobby machine no problem. A lot of people use machines with no...
  21. Go here for some great videos: YouTube...

    Go here for some great videos: YouTube

    They also sell parts and decent prices. I've bought stuff from them before. Great service.

    You can also order a book like the one I got from Amazon (or...
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    I'm a hobbyist with space limitations as well. I...

    I'm a hobbyist with space limitations as well. I started with a Brown and Sharpe 2B surface grinder. No coolant on that machine, but if I have a lot of material to take off or if I'm concerned with...
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    Fusioin 360. It's free for hobbyist, very...

    Fusioin 360. It's free for hobbyist, very powerful and there are a lot of resources for learning it.

    Ted
  24. I suggest you buy this book:...

    I suggest you buy this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1482367912/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I did when I re-worked my first vari-speed head and it was very helpful....
  25. You will most likely find some good info for your...

    You will most likely find some good info for your machine here:

    Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org

    I have a B&S 2B mill that is the same vintage as yours with...
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