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    Here's another source for W & S parts including...

    Here's another source for W & S parts including chuck jaws and chucks.

    I found the MOTHERLOAD of old metal tooling! : The Search for bcbloc02's Steady Rest... - YouTube
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    Tyrone, here's a couple of pics of two different...

    Tyrone, here's a couple of pics of two different spar mills John Oder and I used to play on. One is a old Wadkins English made spar mill. The other was a NC retrofit to a Onsrud spar mill. Both...
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    You can do a unpublished Copyright label on your...

    You can do a unpublished Copyright label on your drawings that might get you some legal protection. Again, only good if done in USA. Doesn't protect you outside of the country.
  4. Sure wasn't from oil!!! :D

    Sure wasn't from oil!!! :D
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    Would the customer be willing to pay for a stress...

    Would the customer be willing to pay for a stress relieving heat treatment before doing any machine work? May help some, will still get some distortion from machining stresses. May wind up with a...
  6. Get you a selection of metric bolts and try them...

    Get you a selection of metric bolts and try them until one will go. If no luck, toss out and buy a genuine Aloris tool post! Period!
  7. If the headstock spindle turns freely, I suggest...

    If the headstock spindle turns freely, I suggest you don't take any of it apart until later in life. Just keep the oil cups full of oil. At least wait until you learn more about the lathe before...
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    What do you mean ETD150 cuts like butter. Better...

    What do you mean ETD150 cuts like butter. Better make sure your steel supplier sent you the right stuff. If it is really ETD150 it is tough to cut on. It does leave a nice finish. To me, there is...
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    Get some ETD150 bar. Tensile should be up around...

    Get some ETD150 bar. Tensile should be up around 180K. You may find 4340 in a high heat treated condition that may get around 200K tensile. It's that or have it heat treated to get 220K tensile. ...
  10. Sure looks Photoshoped!!!

    Sure looks Photoshoped!!!
  11. Wife went to the store last week and bought our...

    Wife went to the store last week and bought our two weeks worth of groceries. We have two BBQ pits and grills we can cook on if needed. Our cars are topped off with gas. What good that does right...
  12. My kids went to town this afternoon to find some...

    My kids went to town this afternoon to find some takeout food. Their surprise, nothing was open. The city was still out of electricity and now no water. They started back out of town to where we...
  13. How would you like to pat $9,000 kw/h ? Instead...

    How would you like to pat $9,000 kw/h ? Instead of 5 to 7 cents kw/h. Well, one electrical provider is stuck with paying this and urging all of their customers to dump them fast! This don't look...
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    A Wheel arrangement like in this picture would be...

    A Wheel arrangement like in this picture would be the best to me. Just a thought.
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    I know this is against Richard King's methods and...

    I know this is against Richard King's methods and rules.....

    Back many years ago when I was involved in machine tool rebuilding, primarily lathes. We used to cut undercuts just in front the...
  16. They both possess the same taper per foot. That...

    They both possess the same taper per foot. That is 3.500" TPF.:)
  17. Take one with a No. 30 shank and add an extension...

    Take one with a No. 30 shank and add an extension to it with a 7/16-20 thread for the draw bolt. They are the same taper and diameter at the gage line. Only thing missing is driving keys. As long...
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    3-start 8-pitch= .375 lead. Divide .375 into...

    3-start 8-pitch= .375 lead. Divide .375 into 1.000" and that will give you the T.P.I. to set your lead screw to. Like Fred said, 2.66666 or 2-2/3 tpi. Some of the old lathes out there are set up...
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    Definitely not a fine feed handwheel for a...

    Definitely not a fine feed handwheel for a Bridgeport with a 1"-24 thread in it!:eek:
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    I do not use "nominal" or "basic" on any of my...

    I do not use "nominal" or "basic" on any of my drawings that I do for all the reasons just mentioned. I cannot stand argument from anyone on it's definitions and how to use it. Not that I don't...
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    If you can get me a part/drawing number I may...

    If you can get me a part/drawing number I may know who it is for. I have supplied that drawing to three companies up in the DFW area over the years. I'm sure by now it's in other peoples hands,...
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    Here's the other pin I'm thinking about. Ken

    Here's the other pin I'm thinking about. Ken
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    This drawing shows the profile of the screw used....

    This drawing shows the profile of the screw used.

    I just thought about something. I think your talking about the other screw that is made from a socket head cap screw. Let me dig it up and post...
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    OMG!!!! I have made 100's of these in my shop...

    OMG!!!! I have made 100's of these in my shop over the years. It's not that critical on the depth of the hex socket. Get it within +/-.010" and machine the rest to the dimensions on the print. ...
  25. Always wanted to make a surface plate out of one...

    Always wanted to make a surface plate out of one in my younger years. The only drawback, did not have access to a large VTL or Big lathe to machine it flat. I missed my chance of buying one from...
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