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    I would say the bed has certainly been reworked...

    I would say the bed has certainly been reworked at some point. As previously stated, a machine from that era would not have ground ways, they would be planed and possibly frosted, maybe left as...
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    Am I understanding this right??? So, the one for...

    Am I understanding this right??? So, the one for sale is one of only four known to exist?
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    Did you get the half nuts?I'd imagine they are...

    Did you get the half nuts?I'd imagine they are the only thing different from a standard machine in the apron.
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    Well, it seems you have the machine now cutting...

    Well, it seems you have the machine now cutting the correct lead of 1mm, so that problem is solved if I understand correctly.

    The reason your thread looked so torn up is because the half nut was...
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    First, you can NOT release the half nut when...

    First, you can NOT release the half nut when cutting metric threads with an imperial leadscrew. This was causing a tracking problem which led to the torn up threads you were getting before. Easy...
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    Gregg, your inbox is full. Most of the machine...

    Gregg, your inbox is full.

    Most of the machine is sold at this point. Thanks to many here who have bought parts.

    Pretty much all that remains is parts of the cabinet(leveling feet, covers,...
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    Sorry, the sliding gear has been sold. I do...

    Sorry, the sliding gear has been sold. I do still have the quadrant arm, and the wide 75 tooth gear that is the final driven of that gear train, if that is any help.
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    I totally agree with above comments that it is...

    I totally agree with above comments that it is more of a "feel" thing, and the right answer in one case, with a particular machine, wheel, dress, use of coolant, depth of cut, ect., may not work in...
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    I have the operation/service manual as well as...

    I have the operation/service manual as well as the parts manual for all Techmaster grinders. I'd be willing to make copies if you cover my time and expenses. Please message me if I can help.
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    Yup, my first thought was that somebody is gonna...

    Yup, my first thought was that somebody is gonna make a fortune off of the tax payers with this one.

    Why don't these folks go convince the Chinese how great this idea is? I'm sure the'll love it....
  11. Tightening the gib adjustment screws when not...

    Tightening the gib adjustment screws when not using the compound would have a very similar effect on rigidity and be a lot cheaper and easier. This is even more true on a SB 9 because it has a...
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    The part is round, and spinning in a lathe chuck....

    The part is round, and spinning in a lathe chuck. Exactly which side is the "left"?

    Someone tried to explain this early on in this thread, but it fell on mostly deaf ears it seems. When...
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    Ok, so my first post was condescending. You...

    Ok, so my first post was condescending. You started out by saying "This is probably a newbie question", IF, you truly were a "noobie" and had no idea what the possible causes of your problem could...
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    So... You don't know how much the part is...

    So... You don't know how much the part is running out in the chuck, you don't know if the drill is on center or even close, and, you don't mention any spotting tool you're using so I assume there...
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    If iwananew10k passes, I'd be interested in...

    If iwananew10k passes, I'd be interested in buying it.
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    I have nothing to add as far as the stove, I...

    I have nothing to add as far as the stove, I agree with the others, be careful and you should be good.

    If you are going to Yellowstone, be sure to check out Grand Teton as well. It's just outside...
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    Well, I'll say that I have made many parts from...

    Well, I'll say that I have made many parts from sketches on napkins, envelopes and the like, which had clear dimensions and tolerances. The parts were made to spec, the parts worked, I got paid. ...
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    The part is a disc, 6.000" - 6.500" in diameter,...

    The part is a disc, 6.000" - 6.500" in diameter, .450" - .550" thick.

    There is ONE face groove cut into one side of the disc. This grove is 4.740"-4.760" diameter at the outside, and...
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    OK, so I haven't had any coffee yet, what am I...

    OK, so I haven't had any coffee yet, what am I missing? What numbers don't make sense?:confused:
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    OK, thank you for clarifying. But so what! The...

    OK, thank you for clarifying. But so what! The drawing is a bit wonky. Lots of other indications the guy who drew it doesn't know how to use whatever system he used to draw this properly. Notice...
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    Am I missing something, what is all the confusion...

    Am I missing something, what is all the confusion about? The grove is described with an ID, OD, depth, and corner radius call outs. The plate itself is given a diameter and a thickness, both...
  22. Both Slater Mill and Gold Industrial Machinery...

    Both Slater Mill and Gold Industrial Machinery are just south of Boston (about a forty five min car ride) in Pawtucket RI.

    Gold International Machinery | The One Stop Shop for all of your...
  23. Here's a thread with some pics and video of a...

    Here's a thread with some pics and video of a manufacturing model. As stated above, no lead screw nor conventional tail stock, but rather a powered turret. Other minor differences as well I'm sure....
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    Wow, those are really cool! Bullard was better...

    Wow, those are really cool! Bullard was better known for their vertical turret lathes, or VTL's, but they did also make HBM's. The style of machine depicted in the ash trays seems later model, 60's...
  25. I can't remember exactly how the TA works on a...

    I can't remember exactly how the TA works on a 10EE, but on many lathes it works by moving the cross slide screw, which is held axially only by a thrust bearing in the TA and is therefore allowed to...
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