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  1. In the 1990s George Washington Machinery had a...

    In the 1990s George Washington Machinery had a 1000ee, I believe it was made in 1964. There were some differences from the model 70.
    It had a longer electrical cabinet with 6 big vacuum tubes for...
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    If you happen on to a B&S machine, you will find...

    If you happen on to a B&S machine, you will find not a lot of information is available, and that B&S made a lot of changes in the later machines. The machine I have is a war board machine that is a...
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    The 5c system is really old, and more solid...

    The 5c system is really old, and more solid locking collet systems have pretty much taken their place. The problems I have encountered are mostly related to defection from tool pressure.
    The set up...
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    Monarch used a variety of ways to secure the...

    Monarch used a variety of ways to secure the lever end to the back of the machine. Early machines had a iron upper part of the rear cover, that is much more ridged then the normal cast aluminum upper...
  5. Thread: Vise jaws

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    I had to do that just last week, I used strips of...

    I had to do that just last week, I used strips of brass shim to help reduce causing damage to the vise itself. Strips of sheet lead work great if the edges are rough.
    If you think you have a...
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    That Yamabond is a remarkably good sealant! My 51...

    That Yamabond is a remarkably good sealant! My 51 ee has a flat sheet metal splash plate with a round screen located just under the filler hole. It still has a dry gasket on the heavy iron top cover,...
  7. The parts here I needed to be a little more...

    The parts here I needed to be a little more careful with because of the engraved numbers on the dials. I used a brass brush to get the pieces to look clean but lightly stained, then lightly scrubbed...
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    Snow and ice is slowing things down, the over...

    Snow and ice is slowing things down, the over arms are still stuck, but will move when the temperature is above 50f. So I pulled the ball crank, hand wheels, dials and clutches from the machine to...
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    I used the heavy 10s in my repair shop, up into...

    I used the heavy 10s in my repair shop, up into the 1990s, when the Monarch 10ee lathe became available at reasonable prices. The heavy 10s filled a gap from the geared head lathes much easier making...
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    The 1984 model ee brochure, that features the...

    The 1984 model ee brochure, that features the "BLUE" lathe, on the back cover shows the AMA standards, and the standards that Monarch use on the ee. I do "somewhere" have that brochure, I will...
  11. Thread: clearances

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    Not a gunsmith, but why throw money and custom...

    Not a gunsmith, but why throw money and custom parts. at some old sentimental military "wall hanger" firearm that is already sloppy and unsafe?
  12. That looks like a great fix!

    That looks like a great fix!
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    Thanks for showing those gears!

    Thanks for showing those gears!
  14. I have been trying to beat the weather working on...

    I have been trying to beat the weather working on a machine trying to get it inside, so I cant follow forums as much.
    I looked over this and seen every test except running the machine without...
  15. There is a 12x30 model B in my family, and yes be...

    There is a 12x30 model B in my family, and yes be careful, they are tippy.
    A method of moving machines not often thought of is calling your local concrete company and having them use a crane truck...
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    This company has come up with some very hard to...

    This company has come up with some very hard to find bearings at reasonable cost for me, the last ones were Swiss made.
    Contact Us - Accurate Bearing

    I will mention this, if you have a cutter...
  17. There have been several horizontal mills...

    There have been several horizontal mills available really cheap in the region lately.
  18. Yes, the tongue of the taper attachment is all...

    Yes, the tongue of the taper attachment is all you have left, it will have to be pinned down for the cross slide to function properly.
    On later machines like this one, most of the time if a taper...
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    If you can avoid it, do not remove the spindle...

    If you can avoid it, do not remove the spindle and bearings, they may not go back together as accurately.
    I have the other version, model 2.
  20. Have you correctly adjusted the two trim pots in...

    Have you correctly adjusted the two trim pots in the module, one is for top speed the other is speed compensation?
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    Several years ago, the price for a factory...

    Several years ago, the price for a factory re-paint was $4000. Lathes are not easy to paint and have them look good.
    My 1983ee was ordered with Glidden Glid-Guard machine buffed paint, it has...
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    I think they are just called nuts, I do not think...

    I think they are just called nuts, I do not think Monarch ever offered a tool for them.
    I used an old adjustable bicycle pin spanner on them, then later made tools for it, I cant find a photo of...
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    I have the diving head in good usable condition,...

    I have the diving head in good usable condition, I think it reflects what the mill will look like in a few weeks. The effect of the rust on the bright cast iron surfaces is not as bad as I thought it...
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    Down and dirty, I do it also, it leaves a durable...

    Down and dirty, I do it also, it leaves a durable finish. Just be sure to fully immerse the part in the oil, or you could have a fire.
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    Thermite has very good advise there, for example...

    Thermite has very good advise there, for example the old Hanford surplus milling machine had beryllium chips in the sump mix with other metals, sand and sage brush. At the bottom was a thick, real...
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