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  1. It's now sold.

    It's now sold.
  2. 11" Monarch face plate, D1-3 spindle mount

    Here's an 11" D1-3 face plate originally from a Monarch 10EE lathe. There are some small dings near the center that you can see in the photo, but overall it's in fine shape. It fits my Colchester...
  3. Roughing a high speed steel blank (typically 3/8"...

    Roughing a high speed steel blank (typically 3/8" square) to shape would be one of my main uses of the CBN wheel, but you seem to suggest that the life of the wheel under those conditions would be...
  4. Anyone using CBN wheels on a bench grinder?

    There seems to be a lot of information available about using CBN (cubic boron nitride) wheels on a standard bench grinder for refreshing the bevel on woodworking tools, but precious little on using...
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    Find a friend or a local camera store to scan it...

    Find a friend or a local camera store to scan it at a minimum of 1200 pixels per inch resolution. This will result in a 100 pixels per inch in a 2ft x 3ft print, which is about the minimum resolution...
  6. I put together a DIY version for my Aloris-style...

    I put together a DIY version for my Aloris-style holders with a board and a few nails. You may see it here.

    --Mike
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    AXA-size holders are not interchangeable with...

    AXA-size holders are not interchangeable with KDK.

    I posted a little review of the previously mentioned "Bostar" brand tool post, which you may see here.
  8. I dunno, just a couple of semi-educated guesses...

    I dunno, just a couple of semi-educated guesses you may already have looked into. I assume this lathe has a camlock spindle nose. Does the chuck seat tightly on the taper while simultaneously making...
  9. Tubal Cain is a retired shop teacher who has...

    Tubal Cain is a retired shop teacher who has hundreds of basic machining videos on YouTube. His channel is mrpete222.

    Mike
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    There are chucks made specifically for wood, with...

    There are chucks made specifically for wood, with curved jaws that grip on a substantial portion of the circumference of the part. They are not expensive compared to a six-jaw metalworking chuck....
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    Very true. Additionally, if the lathe is bolted...

    Very true. Additionally, if the lathe is bolted to this end grain top, the top will be constrained from freely expanding and contracting with changes in humidity, and will probably develop one or...
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    This assumption is incorrect. The zero reference...

    This assumption is incorrect. The zero reference does not occur at the extreme inboard end of the thimble travel. Unless there is something out of whack with the micrometer, it shouldn't require...
  13. WTB 6 inch 4-jaw chuck with integral D1-3 mount

    Looking for a decent, 6 inch diameter (150mm) 4-jaw independent chuck with an integral D1-3 camlock mount. Weight is an issue here, so a chuck with a separate D1-3 backplate probably won't work for...
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    Are you sure that was poplar? Poplar is a...

    Are you sure that was poplar? Poplar is a close-grained wood (which is preferable for a pattern) and should present no problems in achieving a smooth finish with common oil-based varnishes.

    --Mike
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    Funny you should start a thread on earrings. Just...

    Funny you should start a thread on earrings. Just yesterday I made a pair of leaf-shaped earrings out of copper plumbing pipe for my daughter's birthday. Not exactly what you were looking for, but...
  16. I have one of the commonly available Chinese...

    I have one of the commonly available Chinese Aloris-clone toolposts and took it apart to examine its components. My assessment of its quality may be found here.
  17. If you'd like to see how it's done on a drone...

    If you'd like to see how it's done on a drone motor, there's a video here. Principles are the same for an induction motor, but balancing weights would be added to a pulley or separate disk mounted on...
  18. Best smartphone app for balancing a lathe motor?

    My Colchester Chipmaster lathe has a 3HP, 230V,1745RPM, 60Hz, VFD-driven 3-phase motor that exhibits significant vibration in the 1300-1450RPM range (free-running, so it's not driving the lathe...
  19. Anyone purchase from Metaltech Cutting Tool supply?

    I was looking to purchase an item from them as they seem to be the only company that stocks it in the U.S. Placing an order from their site brings up a warning from Google that the site is not secure...
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    Not really. The tool holders are pretty much out...

    Not really. The tool holders are pretty much out of the line of fire. There are always a few chips that land on the little shelf at the bottom of the board, but I just blow them off when I'm done....
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    I mounted mine within easy reach with some nails...

    I mounted mine within easy reach with some nails hammered into a board. Pretty simple, and not really needing much explanation, still, if you'd like to see a short and hopefully rather amusing video...
  22. That's good information, thank you. ---Mike

    That's good information, thank you.
    ---Mike
  23. Interesting. All the ones I've seen have the...

    Interesting. All the ones I've seen have the scroll but no other adjustment mechanism.
    ---Mike
  24. The jaws on this type of chuck are not...

    The jaws on this type of chuck are not independently adjustable.
    ---Mike
  25. I would think that unless the geometry of both...

    I would think that unless the geometry of both the chuck and the round part were perfect, the clamping force exerted by each jaw would be different from its neighbor; conceivably a badly made chuck...
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