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    Best bet would be to go over to OWWM.Org, join,...

    Best bet would be to go over to OWWM.Org, join, and put a wanted in the "BOYD" woodworking sub-forum.
    (BOYD = "bring out your dead" )

    Old Woodworking Machines - Index page

    You won't see many...
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    Not much info. J. Butler & Co. - Publication...

    Not much info.
    J. Butler & Co. - Publication Reprints - Butler General Purpose Lathes | VintageMachinery.org
    Check out the 6th page of the pdf.
  3. Thread: Introduction

    by Rudd
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    Welcome, and thanks for what you do. I think I...

    Welcome, and thanks for what you do. I think I have frequent flyer miles at the hospital, I know who looks out for me when I'm in "the big house".
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    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/members/naru...

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/members/naru/
    "No recent activity"
  5. Thread: Back Gear Noise

    by Rudd
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    I adjust gears by running a sheet of office paper...

    I adjust gears by running a sheet of office paper into the mesh, then setting them against that paper. When the paper comes out, you have a leetle bit of clearance.
    Standard copy paper tends to be...
  6. If that is what is required, well, this *might*...

    If that is what is required, well, this *might* work. 1.75 is going to be about minor diameter for your thread.

    RDX Back Plate for 11" Lathes

    Edit - when ordering from these folks, *call* and...
  7. What in the world on a 13 requires an 8"...

    What in the world on a 13 requires an 8" backplate? Granted, I just saw advertised some import chucks with the bolt holes way out on the perimeter of the chuck, and then thought, "why did they do...
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    Bill, after a while, all it is is touch up...

    Bill, after a while, all it is is touch up grinds, unless there is some weird profile you need to cut.
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    I just checked prices on a few things. With my...

    I just checked prices on a few things. With my discount, MSC is cheaper than Travers Tool. Shipping is a little faster too, but not as good as it was a few years ago.
    And if they don't have part...
  10. Thread: First SB lathe

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    1st and third photo in post 8 are of a grease...

    1st and third photo in post 8 are of a grease "cup", not "cap". I made a bunch of these for a guy that had a 1912 Pierce Arrow automobile.
    You fill it up w/ grease, put it on, and give it a twist...
  11. I am really disappointed in the folks on this...

    I am really disappointed in the folks on this forum. Always thinking you have to manufacture something for the purpose. How often has Bill said "Don't make what you can buy".
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    Got mine direct deposit about 2 weeks ago.

    Got mine direct deposit about 2 weeks ago.
  13. Bradley still makes them. And it sounds like...

    Bradley still makes them. And it sounds like Joe and I had the same job in different times, different places.
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    Something that strikes me - he's using a chuck,...

    Something that strikes me - he's using a chuck, drills, bores, then uses the live center. And it is a new-to-him lathe.
    Is the tailstock aligned with the headstock?
    Try chucking up a piece of...
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    Here's a better place to ask that question. ...

    Here's a better place to ask that question.
    Milling Machines - The Home Machinist!
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    The owner of this company is a prince of a guy,...

    The owner of this company is a prince of a guy, used to be an engineer at Sheldon.
    Custom Leather Drive Belts-Single-ply (11/64''), up to 4'' wide

    Not sure why there is all that extra stuff in...
  17. I think that is a very wise decision. Enjoy your...

    I think that is a very wise decision. Enjoy your lathe!
  18. The two plugs in the center of the bearing cap...

    The two plugs in the center of the bearing cap cover the expander screws for the bronze bearings. I have integral cast iron, and no plugs.
    See pp. 17-20 of the attached link, and figures 19, 20...
  19. Hello. Mine is a '41. I'm glad I checked the...

    Hello.
    Mine is a '41. I'm glad I checked the wicks when I bought it, they were worn out and there was already some bearing damage.
    below is assuming superfinished spindle with integral cast...
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    LAGUN - Machine tool manufacturer - Milling...

    LAGUN - Machine tool manufacturer - Milling machines
    Works from here.
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    2 piece opens up lots of opportunities - like...

    2 piece opens up lots of opportunities - like making/buying custom soft jaws out of aluminum. And replacing worn/damaged jaws. Soft jaws can be right handy, read up.

    If you have a hand pneumatic...
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    We used to use piloted spotface tools when hand...

    We used to use piloted spotface tools when hand drilling large-ish holes in thin aluminum when I was at the plant.
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    Doh! Well, those backplates are right there on...

    Doh!
    Well, those backplates are right there on the linked page as well.
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    I'm assuming you have the larger spindle, not the...

    I'm assuming you have the larger spindle, not the 1 7/8" spindle.
    Google 2 1/4 x 8 backplate. LOTS of people sell those including the current incarnation of south bend lathe.
    South Bend Lathe...
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    I'm familiar with the clay he is talking about -...

    I'm familiar with the clay he is talking about - I come from that part of the world & went to architecture school within 30 miles of that location. It is expansive. It shrinks when dry, then swells...
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