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    YES! thanks! :D

    YES! thanks! :D
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    Jer, this looks great and is a good example of...

    Jer, this looks great and is a good example of the space value trade off. I am not one of those guys that can look at the nut/bolt and tell the size so I often grab the whole set of wrenches and take...
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    Thanks for the offer Glenn. I don't spend too...

    Thanks for the offer Glenn. I don't spend too much time out on that side of the island but the offer is great. If I get in that area when you're around I will look you up. I heard that my lathe was...
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    Neat piece! ..."Considered one of his most...

    Neat piece!

    ..."Considered one of his most recognizable works, Good-Bye Cruel World is claimed to be Dutch's second "self-portrait." The piece features a meat grinder in the foreground processing...
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    Aloha Glenn, Its really great to see your post...

    Aloha Glenn, Its really great to see your post here. I also have a pearl harbor lathe that was sold to the public sometime in the early 70's and I acquired it last year for my personal use. I wish I...
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    It would be an honor to use it as it was intended...

    It would be an honor to use it as it was intended IMO.
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    So no one ever found an old can of O'briens...

    So no one ever found an old can of O'briens Machinery Maintenence Enamel?

    Southe bend accessories catalog 1949 references this :

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    They went to a lighter color by this 1951 reference:...
  8. Thanks for the thoughts and following along. It's...

    Thanks for the thoughts and following along. It's all good. I've been into a few things over the years and the internet has been a big part of my lessons and successes. This place is the best for...
  9. It was the TYPE A oil that comes in the rebuild...

    It was the TYPE A oil that comes in the rebuild kit. Do we have to cut our own shims or are there some patterns out there?
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    ...Once? :D

    ...Once? :D
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    Everything in that auction looked in unusually...

    Everything in that auction looked in unusually good condition to me! I am lucky that it was an ocean away because I might have bought a lot of stuff that I dont have room for!
  12. Started re-assembling the headstock end so this...

    Started re-assembling the headstock end so this is progress but mainly to clear off my long workbench so I can make a new wiring harness to connect to the RPC that is sitting on the bench too!

    I...
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    This is exactly what I needed to hear!...unless...

    This is exactly what I needed to hear!...unless there is a plug and play adapter I dont know about! ;-)
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    The lower belt cone assembly has an oiler at each...

    The lower belt cone assembly has an oiler at each end that you access through the pedastal door. They are ridiculous to get to and probably why my motor was so caked with oil and dust.

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    I want to get them closer to the door. Some kind...

    I want to get them closer to the door. Some kind of 6 inch extension should do the trick. I just havent seen one yet. I am sure its out there though.
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    I saw these, for presumably, an injected resin...

    I saw these, for presumably, an injected resin cooling run. Long end is straight thread though. Hex end is NPT, anyone seen a part like this that is NPT at both ends?

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    Oiler Modifications?

    Anyone modify there oilers so they are easier to access? I am talking about the ones in the pedestal area. On my 16 I am thinking there is a way to extend the Gits oilers toward the front of the...
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    It looks like a powder, is it mixed with linseed...

    It looks like a powder, is it mixed with linseed oil like white lead paint?

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    So in your example the ideal application would be for higher accuracy turning or bigger cuts for production...
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    I was shopping at the company store for one in...

    I was shopping at the company store for one in 1985. I can't recall the exact price but I decided to save some bucks and go for a Kenedey. I was 19 so the money was a big deal. Now all these years...
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    How about some of you old timers tell us young...

    How about some of you old timers tell us young bucks how you'll use the material? I am curious.
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    Great thread timing! I am getting closer to...

    Great thread timing! I am getting closer to putting my lathe back into service after a re-fresh and going over and I am not sure if I want shiny new tags on it since I didnt repaint it but it's on my...
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    I was dating a gal who was a Berkeley student at...

    I was dating a gal who was a Berkeley student at the time in the mid 90's. She told me that she had a group of researchers presenting the links between alzhiemers and aluminum and they were...
  23. It has been a 25+ year dream of mine to have a...

    It has been a 25+ year dream of mine to have a real lathe in the garage so I dont plan on giving up! I am not sure which gearbox pics you are looking at but I have the brass plug in mine. I have...
  24. Thanks Triple R! I haven't been posting too much...

    Thanks Triple R! I haven't been posting too much here but I have been doing a lot of work with the help of the guys in the antique machinery section of this place. I learned a lot about testing the...
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    Any chance you could post a picture of the...

    Any chance you could post a picture of the references you are using?
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