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  1. Rather than adapting the existing "wrong"...

    Rather than adapting the existing "wrong" retainer you might be better off making a new one, assuming you've got an operational lathe and mill at hand. Probably just an hour or two of turning and...
  2. The $100 Micromaster is ALIVE! Cross feed problem though...

    Is the bearing retainer symmetric? Perhaps just rotated from correct orientation?

    Halcohead, the “oil pockets” on the table flats shown in your photos do not look correct/factory. They are...
  3. It sounds like the problem is coming from a...

    It sounds like the problem is coming from a botched repair. In some ways that's good, because all you need to do is remove the mess and then do it properly.

    Regarding the ways, you have two...
  4. If you post a photo of the ways in the "Machine...

    If you post a photo of the ways in the "Machine Reconditioning, Scraping and Inspection" and ask about B&S MicroMasters, I am sure that someone there can tell you.

    You've checked the geometry...
  5. Good that you are cleaning out/fixing the...

    Good that you are cleaning out/fixing the lubrication system.

    To my eyes the ways don't look good. This is what good ways look like:
    ...
  6. You might be right about this -- I am not sure. ...

    You might be right about this -- I am not sure. I think it has to do with the rate at which oil is being fed to the long ways.

    My two grinders (J&S 540 surface grinder, Studer RHU-450...
  7. I don't see any oil pockets or flaking on the...

    I don't see any oil pockets or flaking on the bottom ways. Are there oil pockets scraped on the table side? If not, it seems ripe for stick-slip problems.
  8. I was struck by "10 gallons per minute". That is...

    I was struck by "10 gallons per minute". That is about 40 liters/minute or close to 1 liter/second. How do you avoid a flood? Is the machine completely enclosed?
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