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    Looks like an excellent foundation for a guy that...

    Looks like an excellent foundation for a guy that wants a really really REALLY good lathe, but has a limited budget.

    Even with a 4-on-the-floor drive, it'd get him going well enough to make any of...
  2. While the outside has the classic shapely lines,...

    While the outside has the classic shapely lines, My '42 round-dial MG unit was a wartime workhorse, everything inside was totally utilitarian... so I gotta say this:

    That relay is unlike ANYTHING...
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    This thread is relevant only to the 230/460...

    This thread is relevant only to the 230/460 machine. The 230-460 is wired for Y, with a primary winding with accessable centerpoint connection. Once broken, the windings can be configured...
  4. I can't provide any insight on Gooseman's results...

    I can't provide any insight on Gooseman's results at this point, sorry. I've never had opportunity to attempt any conversions on the 230-only unit. It's a wye-wired machine, when you break the...
  5. It sometimes happens this way. Clearly, under...

    It sometimes happens this way. Clearly, under these circumstances, it did not.

    The fact that a bulk of the shop sold off rapidly is proof that predispositions should always be suspended- the...
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    The last frame I made, was for my velodrome...

    The last frame I made, was for my velodrome racer, and it was fitted at the head tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket using investment cast lugs, fork crown and dropouts. At that time, I did NOT have...
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    Grow up, troll- I am most certainly NOT nuts,...

    Grow up, troll- I am most certainly NOT nuts, you clearly miss the point, and don't know what it takes to run a shop or maintain customers.


    If you had a customer place a $5000 order, required...
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    Let's say that, on a given day, in a one-man...

    Let's say that, on a given day, in a one-man job-shop, you can turn around $5500 in recievables to a short-notice, short-run just-in-time client.



    Obviously one a bit more effective than...
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    Ah, you've shown excellent trolling skills, and...

    Ah, you've shown excellent trolling skills, and yes, spell-check tends to be more incorrective than corrective. You can thank programmers for their prowess, sir.

    There is no law ANYWHERE which...
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    As a child of an extremely successful trial...

    As a child of an extremely successful trial attorney, I was endowed with a rather vigorous education in the essentially 'unwritten' aspect of legal process. Here's a short list of legal principles...
  11. I'll reiterate in different form a historical...

    I'll reiterate in different form a historical note that apparently missed a few...

    The Pierce-Arrow V12 was initially purchased by Seagrave from P-A. That V12 was originally designed and built as...
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    Hi Rik... Uh... well... wire feeders and...

    Hi Rik...

    Uh... well... wire feeders and welders work together on a few basic principles... and systems integrators have been connecting Brand X welding supplies to Brand Y feeders on their robots...
  13. Seagrave acquired the license and tooling to...

    Seagrave acquired the license and tooling to build the Pierce-Arrow designed 12. American LaFrance used several versions of a Lycoming-designed flathead V12 that was originally tooled and...
  14. It was SPAM.

    Digger Doug got it right off the bat-

    The OP question was not a question, it was clickbait... a spammer.
  15. I totally get your point Tom, and I agree... but...

    I totally get your point Tom, and I agree... but the first step is the guy getting something that will START... and once doing so, the confidence level of success has STATED. Once that has been...
  16. Perhaps that was misunderstood- I was being...

    Perhaps that was misunderstood- I was being somewhat facicious, in that both of the incidences resulted in the 'same size hole', which as anyone with projectile weapon experience knows, the size of...
  17. I'm baffled how anyone would look at THIS 10EE...

    I'm baffled how anyone would look at THIS 10EE and question the reliability of it's drive...

    It has none... it has a VFD in a box, and a conversion motor sitting on a plate.

    It needs someone to...
  18. Brush fires...

    Sorry to hear about the brush fires, Jim... fortunately, you're not in California... there's still a few Aussies that know how to put out fires, I'm certain... In California, they complain about the...
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    Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier... ...

    Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier...

    after having worked on LOTS of machines, but NONE of them planers... I recognized this setup from many other applications.

    The closest comparison, is...
  20. Okay, Stu- I took a look at the video... at...

    Okay, Stu- I took a look at the video... at 4:49, you see the hydraulic power unit removed from the base, and on that base is a single O-ring with three holes. THAT is the key.

    You need two...
  21. :-D Dangit, I HATE it when that happens... Do...

    :-D Dangit, I HATE it when that happens... Do keep your dustpan and broom handy, so you can gather up and properly recycle all those bits that fall out. We keep wasting so many, that the binary...
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    The big industrial-flavor Quincy pumps have more...

    The big industrial-flavor Quincy pumps have more than one operational mode, and the unloader function is the key.

    They can be run in stop-start mode... where the unloader dumps head pressure after...
  23. All cats are dogs.

    The question is subjective to more factors than just barrel length... and while I have a certain amount of respect to Gunny, comparing damage results is not a metric by which muzzle velocity can be...
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    I second Henry's comments- Bar oil isn't...

    I second Henry's comments-

    Bar oil isn't precise. It needs to flow through the pickup strainer, through the pump, into the bar hole, and around the bar groove. It is 'impossible', by virtue of...
  25. Getting it 'all on one paper' is probably the...

    Getting it 'all on one paper' is probably the biggest hurdle.

    There's a pile of basic concepts that a person needs to understand, in order to really get the 'why'... because the concepts occur in...
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