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  1. Whether I "can" or not, I'm far too jealous of my...

    Whether I "can" or not, I'm far too jealous of my waning TIME to not make use of mill and surface grinder services instead. That cuts the local labour back to surface "flake" only.

    End of the day,...
  2. Even low-eutectic soft solder would be a PITA to...

    Even low-eutectic soft solder would be a PITA to flow. No gain.

    Fasteners don't see much loading in shear, anyway.

    More common is to insert taller / add from cold start a shim between the...
  3. To be fair, it has a LOT of metal in it. Even so,...

    To be fair, it has a LOT of metal in it. Even so, the difference between its linear coefficient of expansion from the CI it is usally adhered to is yet-another concern.

    Not a big deal in...
  4. A bed regrind, I've been budgeting "someday,...

    A bed regrind, I've been budgeting "someday, maybe" at around $3,500, one, but not both 10EE. Ironically, the one with the MOST wear would be given a miss on a regrind because it actually needs it...
  5. Monarch forum for yah, then. "If you have not...

    Monarch forum for yah, then.

    "If you have not already read..."
    EARLY in the "stickies". The late, lamented Harry Bloom, writing as "beckley23".

    "Wreck" Update

    Another New Toy

    - In there...
  6. That can work, but.. how well, and for how long?...

    That can work, but.. how well, and for how long?

    Some things we know from long years of shared experiences:

    - TS quills wear in their bores, even when run steel against decent grey Iron

    -...
  7. The "right way" IS the "classical" way, It is...

    The "right way" IS the "classical" way, It is simply effort at least partially wasted if the bed goes up and down.

    While the TS ways are usually worn less than the carriage ways, the amount of...
  8. Wiser heads - yours among them - have been trying...

    Wiser heads - yours among them - have been trying to correct the excesses of that done to sell training classes rather than get machines back to work with skills we HAVE rather than WISH we had..
    ...
  9. Yah well.. perhaps most of us over age 50 worked...

    Yah well.. perhaps most of us over age 50 worked in an era when the machine-tool under our hands belonged to "the company".

    Worse- during periods of history when FAR too many of those companies...
  10. [/B] ^^^ THIS ^^^ And you can buy metal,...

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    ^^^ THIS ^^^

    And you can buy metal, tooling, even another machine off the money NOT spent on courses, travel, and lodging.

    All to rebuild what? Three machines in your lifetime that made...
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