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  1. Howdy folks. Thought I’d post an update. ...

    Howdy folks. Thought I’d post an update.

    CalG- I’m rooting for you, lol. I should post a pic of my old Tundra loaded down with the rounds I was splitting when this happened. We have 16 acres...
  2. Thanks for all the support and replies guys,...

    Thanks for all the support and replies guys, really appreciate the various perspectives.

    As to some of the general ideas, I quit drinking about a year and a half ago and reaped massive health...
  3. I’m lying on a heating pad right now. It feels...

    I’m lying on a heating pad right now. It feels good but indeed, seems to make things worse. I’ll switch to ice later tonight. Icing my back just seemed weird, but, I’m generally a believer.
  4. So many replies so soon! I must’ve hit a...

    So many replies so soon! I must’ve hit a nerve... badaboom crash, be sure to tip your waitress ladies and germs.... lol
  5. I’m into long distance backpacking (because it’s...

    I’m into long distance backpacking (because it’s the only way to take vacations with my obsessed wife, haha) and I carry a cork ball about the size of a tennis ball so I know of what you speak. It...
  6. OT: hurt my lower back, seeking advice (or better yet a damn miracle!)

    I was splitting wood several days ago and reached down to pick up a chunk I’d just split and ka-POW.... shooting hot pain in my lower back. I had to use the splitting maul like a cane just to get...
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    On inspection, the 5/8“ shaft on one of the old...

    On inspection, the 5/8“ shaft on one of the old feet that I got with it was bent. So I made (4) new ones, including the right rear with the half-sphere on the bottom. Hadn’t used my radius-maker...
  8. I’m looking at Bison brand jaws. Is that what...

    I’m looking at Bison brand jaws. Is that what you got?
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    Yeah.... I did my house build with PEX. A major...

    Yeah.... I did my house build with PEX. A major bonus is it isn’t ruined by freezing, plus, when it does freeze, since it’s flexible it self-clears once pressure is reestablished. I guess that’s...
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    I use a small brass hammer.

    I use a small brass hammer.
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    I have many many hours on an 80’s Webb/Whacheon...

    I have many many hours on an 80’s Webb/Whacheon 17x40. I’ve essentially run 90% of my shop business through that machine for the last 8-9 years and I make my living in the shop. They are fantastic...
  12. Have you had good results from new replacement hard top jaws for a Bison Chuck?

    My main work holder for my Webb is a 10” Bison Set-Tru 3-jaw. Or is it Adjust-Tru..... anyway, about half the time it’s using soft jaws, that I make myself, but the original hard top jaws are pretty...
  13. I moved my 2000-lb Feeler alone, at least once it...

    I moved my 2000-lb Feeler alone, at least once it was loaded up in the Penske truck w/lift gate. The seller and I did that together. 6’ pinch bars, and rollers, and stacks of plywood shims, get ‘er...
  14. Once you get your short list, just BE READY. I...

    Once you get your short list, just BE READY. I just bought a Feeler 618 which is a copy of an HLV-H EM. I had been wanting to move my biz in that direction (smaller high precision work, but gotta...
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    How many gay machinists does it take to cut a...

    How many gay machinists does it take to cut a screw on a TOS, is the real question here.




    Sorry. Carry on. :)
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    That could be! I don’t know.

    That could be! I don’t know.
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    Hardinge HLV-H feet

    I recently bought a Feeler 618 EM copy of the HLV-H. Included in the box of goodies were (3) feet that look like they’ve either never been used or it’s been a very long time. Two feet have flat...
  18. Finally took care of this today. My “machine...

    Finally took care of this today. My “machine time” last week got eaten up chasing an electrical gremlin. “Who knew” there’s a disconnect switch under the spindle lock pin that can jam up and shut...
  19. Thanks to all. I went fishin (shrimping...

    Thanks to all.

    I went fishin (shrimping actually) this weekend so I’m not home... I’m going to try some mild acid to etch it BUT, as much as it pains me to say this, especially in the presence...
  20. I have muriatic (it was to put a patina on some...

    I have muriatic (it was to put a patina on some stuff I used to make for a customer) but I don’t think I want that anywhere near important metal... hmm. Wonder what else I might have around......
  21. I like this idea. What would you suggest for an...

    I like this idea. What would you suggest for an acid?
  22. I’d have to take things apart to use the ring...

    I’d have to take things apart to use the ring trick; I can’t slide the leadscrew all the way off the stub shaft from the gearbox, so no way to get the ring on there.

    I’ll likely wander out there...
  23. It’s factory, so I doubt it’s got loctite, but...

    It’s factory, so I doubt it’s got loctite, but heat is a great idea. I’ll try the heat gun.

    Anybody know, roughly how deeply does the gearbox stub axle go into the leadscrew recess?
  24. Messed with it some last night. It did not go...

    Messed with it some last night. It did not go well. Couldn’t get that middle piece to budge, and, after very gently filing away the smearing I was no longer certain which side was the small side. ...
  25. Need to replace HLV-H leadscrew taper pin, any hints?

    It’s actually a Feeler 618 but the parts are in this case the same, I’m told.

    Bought this machine knowing this pin was sheared. I was able to run it and put the EM gearbox gearbox through it’s...
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