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    If not mentioned a little side-to-side clearance...

    If not mentioned a little side-to-side clearance is common for heat expansion. The small side to side can be used to assure the there are no tight places as the crank turns in the bearing. You wiggle...
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    A simple lathe video Metal Lathe Basics Tutorial...

    A simple lathe video
    Metal Lathe Basics Tutorial | How To Use A Metal Lathe - YouTube

    Tubalcain Videos are among the best for beginner lathe guys.
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    First to buy/have. A set of used HSS tool bits...

    First to buy/have.
    A set of used HSS tool bits off eBay. (so to understand tool bits)
    A tail drill chuck,
    Headstock chuck (I like a 4jaw)
    A center drill.
    A 60*center for your head and tail.
    A...
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    Looks like it was setting for a time.. Be sure...

    Looks like it was setting for a time..

    Be sure the headstock is getting oil.
    Good to oil all the oil places and give bare metal oil rag wipe. there may even be an oil place at both ends of the...
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    I'm trying to not register for the auction,

    I'm trying to not register for the auction,
  6. Viedo, this guy makes it look easy. I have never...

    Viedo, this guy makes it look easy. I have never used one of these.
    CutterMaster Mill Sharpener
    Cuttermaster Professional Basic End Mill Grinder - CM-01DC - Penn Tool Co., Inc
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    The granite machine RE: [Was going to start doing...

    The granite machine RE: [Was going to start doing my own Smith work, but don't have the health or dexterity for it now.] and perhaps not having the experience to do Smithing as that may not be the...
  8. Good idea there you have for loading. I made a...

    Good idea there you have for loading.

    I made a lever jack so a 2' lever swing would give a 1 1/2" drop. just a short-chain a lever and a hook catch. I used the to lower a big mill cutter onto the...
  9. Fake news can make people hate the stock market...

    Fake news can make people hate the stock market because that seems like rich people's stuff.

    And then they may wake up someday and say Where did my 401K (retirement) go.

    FN can make someone...
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    We already have cormorants and likely nobody in...

    We already have cormorants and likely nobody in Michigan uses them for fishing or cooks them for food.

    Some people want to shoot them...not me.
  11. What part? the cover? I have a friend who...

    What part? the cover?

    I have a friend who makes custom footpegs.
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    it is a shame the radius dresser and lathe chucks...

    it is a shame the radius dresser and lathe chucks are so rust pitted.
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    I think a Warner & Swasey collet chuck that would...

    I think a Warner & Swasey collet chuck that would fit a lathe chuck would be the berries because you would have a broad range of sizes.
    Perhaps have some tool steel hardened to 46c or so and make it...
  14. Menards has some real nice 7 ply 3/4" plywood, I...

    Menards has some real nice 7 ply 3/4" plywood, I think that beats particle board.
    And with plywood things can be screwed together so less need to glue, and at the time of moving can be torn down.
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    Good that the government is admitting that the...

    Good that the government is admitting that the dam is distorted and has cracks.
    How does a concrete and re-rod structure bend and still be safe?

    Likely the China government will say "Ops, a...
  16. You might put a 1/8 thick piece of leather under...

    You might put a 1/8 thick piece of leather under each motor foot. Back in 1912 that was a common practice.

    But fresh new scraping is really pretty and good talent to learn.

    About 7/16 at the...
  17. That looks like a decent machine, and 500/600 is...

    That looks like a decent machine, and 500/600 is not bad for a mill..But It does not seem to have a quill, and they are very handy..

    and the plug is off you can put one on and try the motor.
    ...
  18. A most ridiculous way to put jaws under load is...

    A most ridiculous way to put jaws under load is to put a small C clamp on each jaw and run a stack of rubber bands from each C clamp to some holding method.
    And of even more precision of a shim fits...
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    I have run mills that had considerable slop in...

    I have run mills that had considerable slop in the long and cross travel, enough to make a poor job of a bolt circle and incremental spacing. A set of point dividers and by careful hand layout...
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    But that is for a new collet, used near $10 to...

    But that is for a new collet, used near $10 to $20.(I think)
    If it was larger a point-mounted grinding wheel would do the job.
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    Except when they have an imperial part print, a...

    Except when they have an imperial part print, a metric dial machine, and some boss talking about mills.

    I had much the same back in the 60s running a German metric mill in the days of no DROs and...
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    The weight is no big deal, I have run grinders...

    The weight is no big deal, I have run grinders that heavy. but it is likely too much for my trailer. I have to get off this page or will be bidding on it and no place to put it.

    Looks like this...
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    Guys/gals who think they are cool using some...

    Guys/gals who think they are cool using some catchphrase or word and along their path cause millions of dollars worth of problems.

    Back years ago standards were made to put everybody on the same...
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    wow. if I had room for it likey would go $5k (?)...

    wow. if I had room for it likey would go $5k (?) on it.
    Not that far I could load it on my trailer (?)
    only about 120 miles away.
  25. My car is down for a transmission replacement and...

    My car is down for a transmission replacement and Janie was busy doing other things so I rode my bike to the bus stop over a mile away, paid senior bus rate of >50 cents..Then walked 2.7 miles each...
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