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    I installed three mini-splits in my house this...

    I installed three mini-splits in my house this past summer, including the shop. In one full month, my electric bill dropped by almost 45% over what it was costing me to run the antiquated house...
  2. Chances are, the tail stock quill/spindle is a...

    Chances are, the tail stock quill/spindle is a very sloppy loose fit in the TS housing by now in life. With what everyone else has said, this may be a time to re-line bore the housing after the...
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    Scotchbrite is not recommended to use on ways,...

    Scotchbrite is not recommended to use on ways, people do it. Remove all of the rust as you can, a carbide scraper blade ground straight, can work too. After you remove all of the rust as you can,...
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    Many years back, we used to get gray iron...

    Many years back, we used to get gray iron castings from the old Alamo Iron Works in San Antonio Texas. We hardly had any issues with castings until the foundry was moved to it's new location. The...
  5. Thread: Buttress threads

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    Gordon, I'd drive you nuts with all of the...

    Gordon,

    I'd drive you nuts with all of the special Buttress thread forms I deal with. I think you and I have had this discussion before.
    Like everything else in the oilfield, there's hardly any...
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    A 4" vise would be proper, but if a 5" vise is...

    A 4" vise would be proper, but if a 5" vise is available, will work, might be a little big. I've read many threads, not here, where people try to put 6" vises on their smaller mills and realize it...
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    Not recommended and you need to go back and read...

    Not recommended and you need to go back and read the forum rules on mentioning "Mini Mills' here. Sorry.
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    That looks like an electricians night mare! ...

    That looks like an electricians night mare! First, I thought that was a two speed contactor that I've dealt with years back on the old Gorton mills we had. Since you mentioned that there is contacts...
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    Botie_Fin, Where in Texas is this lathe...

    Botie_Fin,

    Where in Texas is this lathe located in? What city? I'm just curious, no financial gain on my end. My days of playing with this old iron are behind me.

    How are you going to drag...
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    Left over from an engineers wet dream failure. ...

    Left over from an engineers wet dream failure.

    This could have been a driving plate to use with straight dogs instead of the normal "bent" dogs we are most familiar with. Last, the straight dog...
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    What??? It only cost $1700 new. Value degrades...

    What??? It only cost $1700 new. Value degrades with age. $750 tops in my book! Regardless what tooling is included with the machine.

    Ken
  12. Another option would be to go buy a bottle of...

    Another option would be to go buy a bottle of mineral oil at the local Walgreens or CVS pharmacy.
    Instruments like this may be too sensitive to automatic tranny fluid or even regular ISO hydraulic...
  13. Thread: Memorial Section

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    Add my name to the post now so I don't forget...

    Add my name to the post now so I don't forget after I'm gone.:o
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    Was this machined from a casting? Or from...

    Was this machined from a casting? Or from Dura-Bar? (Really doesn't manner.)

    If it was me, rough them out leaving .060-.120" on all surfaces. Throw in oven, heat to 900 deg. F, hold at...
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    It don't look like that motor is reversible. As...

    It don't look like that motor is reversible. As least looking at the motor nameplate. It may have to do something with the arrangement of the jumpers, reversing them, maybe, I don't know. Also, it...
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    Your pictures are too small to determine what all...

    Your pictures are too small to determine what all you have there. Looks like a few items that would be associated with a mill. What ever you do, don't throw it out. May need it one day for your...
  17. Thread: Thread type ???

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    Looks like a old API Cable Tool thread. OR a rod...

    Looks like a old API Cable Tool thread. OR a rod end used on triplex pumps. Just an WAG. Ken

    Correction: The API Cable Tool Threads make up to a external shoulder, which this thread doe not...
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    Not impressed with Linkin for job hunting......

    Not impressed with Linkin for job hunting... Petrochemical in the Houston area should be booming right now. Bound to be a few that would hire interns to get your foot in the door. Forget the...
  19. I bought the same attachment thinking you could...

    I bought the same attachment thinking you could get into a internal bore and mill keyways with it. It's viable, just never have tried it. Mine did not come with any instructions, do have the...
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    For those that like to "heat shrink" their shanks...

    For those that like to "heat shrink" their shanks on, just remember, the only way to get them off is to cut them off and bore out the dutchman. I always drill a sizable hole thru the chuck body such...
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    Dad had the same holder installed on his monster...

    Dad had the same holder installed on his monster No. 5 Reed Prentice Jig mill. We always "bumped" the tool holder with a lead hammer, on the side of the holder. They would always pop loose. Don't...
  22. Thread: Shaft packing

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    Yep, it's loose going in. Once in and the...

    Yep, it's loose going in.
    Once in and the gland nut is tighten a bit. Fire up the pump and pressure will pack it off more and may require tightening the gland nut a little more.
    Oops! Hydraulic...
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    Yaw haven't been to my place!!!:D I can...

    Yaw haven't been to my place!!!:D

    I can remember when I was in diapers, dad taking up to his work place, a old machine shop, and is still in business today. It wasn't too junky, but dad wouldn't...
  24. With a VFD hookup and a big brake resistor added...

    With a VFD hookup and a big brake resistor added to it, this will get as close as you can get it to a E-stop condition. Won't stop on a dime but maybe in a half or one turn before stop. Just...
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    John, Was that catalog part of that dumpster...

    John,

    Was that catalog part of that dumpster dive from the Lehmann Lathe archives from the Drilco days?

    Ken
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