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  1. What floor soap is everyone using for their shop?

    I use to use a product years ago (circa 2000) called "Hotter 'N Hell" made by Zep. It was one of the heaviest bases I had ever seen in a soap, and could clean anything off a shop floor. ...
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    Milling Machine DRO recommendations nowadays?

    So, can these new Chinese DRO's be trusted? Not for production, but for my home milling machine. It seems like a lot of them are copies of each other, so I don't really know where to begin. I went...
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    WTB: Aloris CXA tool post

    Looking for a genuine Aloris or Dorian wedge style CXA tool post. Let me know!
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    WTB: 4-jaw independent L0 chuck

    Looking for a independent 4-jaw chuck in L0 taper. Preferably Bernerd, but any decent quality chuck would work. 8-12" is acceptable.
  5. All good info in here. The type of powder as...

    All good info in here. The type of powder as already mentioned is also key in velocity. A slow burning powder will yield a higher velocity in a longer barrel. A faster burning powders will yield a...
  6. Now when I reinstall it, how exactly do I get it...

    Now when I reinstall it, how exactly do I get it on there straight, or do I just need to spend a few hours with a dial indicator and an allen wrench?
  7. Well, that's exactly what my lathe looks like...

    Well, that's exactly what my lathe looks like right now, haha.
  8. Easier to clean and paint the bed. Also makes it...

    Easier to clean and paint the bed. Also makes it feasible to lift the bed off the cabinet without a hoist. I don't need to do it, but it would make things easier.
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    hah, yep, put two indicators on that because I...

    hah, yep, put two indicators on that because I couldn't believe it myself.
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    Thanks for everyone giving me insight on this...

    Thanks for everyone giving me insight on this machine. I appreciate it. I took a look at that thrust sleeve John and Clive both mentioned and initially I thought it was in fact riding on the...
  11. Thanks for the heads up. I found a retailer that...

    Thanks for the heads up. I found a retailer that sells all sizes for around $12-17 each. It took me a while to lock down one of the manufacturers of the original glasses. They're all pretty poor...
  12. Has anyone pulled the headstock off a Colchester round head?

    I'm in the middle of restoring a 1968 Clausing Colchester Master Mk1.5, the lathe is pretty much stripped to the castings but I have yet to unbolt the headstock from the bed out of the fear of...
  13. Yes sir, I sent you a response. Thank you.

    Yes sir, I sent you a response. Thank you.
  14. Leadscrew is in remarkably good condition. The...

    Leadscrew is in remarkably good condition. The reason my nut is damaged is because someone pulled the engagement handle off and reattached it incorrectly so it was only half engaged on the threads.
  15. Wow, yes I'm imperial, that's my lead screw size....

    Wow, yes I'm imperial, that's my lead screw size. That would be great
  16. I assume you mean in the leadscrew? That's an...

    I assume you mean in the leadscrew? That's an interesting approach I hadn't considered. I guess I could also 3d print one and use lost pla to cast one out of bronze, then cut a proper one out of...
  17. WTB: Colchester/Clausing Mk 1.5 Master lead screw half-nut

    Looking for a leadscrew half nut for my '68 Clausing Colchester mk1.5 Master. Doing a rebuild and the previous owner had the engagement lever adjusted to only engage halfway on the leadscrew which...
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    That was one of my concerns. I know Laguns do...

    That was one of my concerns. I know Laguns do have better support now. The mill he had was definitely a workhorse and not in as good condition. If I could get him down to $1,500 I'd probably take...
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    I ran it at a fixed speed probably around 200rpm...

    I ran it at a fixed speed probably around 200rpm and it sounded perfectly fine to me. I'll run it harder before buying. I wanted to make sure the motor ran and the DRO worked. Both checked out. ...
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    Need thoughts on Ex-Cell-O milling machines

    Hello everyone!

    I'd like to get some input on XLO milling machines. I ran across one which has been sitting at a local machine shop (closed since the 90's). The old man is finally selling off...
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    Does this machine happen to have a 4th axis...

    Does this machine happen to have a 4th axis addition?
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    Okay. A little confused but let me make sure I...

    Okay. A little confused but let me make sure I understand. On the tailstock side of the leadscrew you add a thrust washer bearing? I'm assuming since the concern is LH threads you're saying it...
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    Did a full inspection of the gearbox this evening...

    Did a full inspection of the gearbox this evening and saw no damage to any gears, looks good throughout. I have yet to inspect the headstock gears but they all work and I don't hear any issues. As...
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    Thanks for the heads up on that. How exactly...

    Thanks for the heads up on that. How exactly should the bearing be replaced if pressing it off isn't the right way? If there's one thing it seems the previous owner did well, it was keep it oiled. ...
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    Ah! So it is a Mk 1.5. Initially I thought it...

    Ah! So it is a Mk 1.5. Initially I thought it was, but then for some reason I convinced myself it wasnt. Seems pretty obvious re-reading lathes.co.uk now, though. Thanks!
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