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    Richard, I remember you talking a year ago about...

    Richard, I remember you talking a year ago about getting a pattern made for a 30" HKA (RKA?) about the same time you started casting your new 12" SE's. Did you go ahead with the 30" pattern?

    L7
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    Richard, when you have a reservoir with sprung...

    Richard, when you have a reservoir with sprung roller like this grinder, do you stone a taper into the leading edge of the way at the reservoirs similar to what you do with a regular oil goove? As in...
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    Height and depth of the cabinets? L7

    Height and depth of the cabinets?

    L7
  4. FWIW, I machined and scraped the top edge of my...

    FWIW, I machined and scraped the top edge of my 24" and 48" King SE's and occasionally put a level on them as I don't have a scraped parallel that long (or a KingWay setup). Pretty rare for me to do...
  5. Short answer, yes. It is basically an...

    Short answer, yes.

    It is basically an upgraded 10" South Bend. SB steadies, change gears, and other tooling can easily be adapted or used without change, and are cheap where you live.

    Clean...
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    General is gone as of December 2018. RIP. Esp as...

    General is gone as of December 2018. RIP. Esp as their Canadian made table saws and larger jointers were very nice. Maybe not Wadkin quality, but still nice. Didn't care for their Gen International...
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    Edwin, my credit card, either on line or by phone...

    Edwin, my credit card, either on line or by phone does the same for me. Simple. Glad paypal works for you, just seems like an uneeded complication to me. Agree that companies that try to be buddy...
  8. Suggest making the end parts of your pattern 1/8"...

    Suggest making the end parts of your pattern 1/8" thicker than other ribs to allow some extra meat for machining of ends instead of leaving rough cast. (For those of us who are neat freaks...)

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    Have never used paypal and will not in future. If...

    Have never used paypal and will not in future. If a person or company requires paypal and won't accept my money, they don't get my business. On the selling end, equally simple. No paypal.

    L7
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    Cute little guy! L7

    Cute little guy!

    L7
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    Sorry, Richard, the OP's lathe is an older...

    Sorry, Richard, the OP's lathe is an older generation than the manual you suggested. I once owned a 1953 vintage 15" Colchester Dominion that was same vintage as the manual. I suspect the OP's lathe...
  12. Denis, how wide is the board? L7

    Denis, how wide is the board?

    L7
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    I'll take two. PM to follow. Cheers, Stan.

    I'll take two. PM to follow.

    Cheers,
    Stan.
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    Don't know what you are planning to scrape, but...

    Don't know what you are planning to scrape, but for a project 38" long requiring dovetail scraping, Richard King's HKA48 would work well. I have one, found it easy to scrape in, so would suggest just...
  15. I applaud the OP for his desire to teach in...

    I applaud the OP for his desire to teach in whatever manner studemts are able to absorb. As someone who works and teaches in a quickly changing, information dense area, I'm am quite aware how...
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    In addition to the (as usual) excellent advice...

    In addition to the (as usual) excellent advice from Tyrone, suggest you pop the drain at the bottom of the carriage pre buying. If you get rusty colored coolant, run away...

    When I was in...
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    If you buy Coreprint's prism, make sure you high...

    If you buy Coreprint's prism, make sure you high temp stress relieve it pre scraping. Also suggest reading (amd posting questions like this one) inthe Rebuilding section of PM.

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    What is HOA? L7

    What is HOA?

    L7
  19. Other Brother is sooo correct about learning to...

    Other Brother is sooo correct about learning to scrape resulting in more tools/equipment in a guys shop! This is a good thing :-) And yes, Other Brother, the stuff I purchased from you is in frequent...
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    It kind of looks like a British made Boxford....

    It kind of looks like a British made Boxford. Don't know of a Taiwan maker that copied Boxfords but not impossible to imagine. No idea about quality of this copy. Boxford's themselves were a partial...
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    Just out of curiousity, Peter, did the Kiwi...

    Just out of curiousity, Peter, did the Kiwi Mikado ever get rebuilt as a simple loco, like most Vauclain compounds were, with new cylinder castings?

    L7
  22. Don't worry about grade of cast iron- I'd suggest...

    Don't worry about grade of cast iron- I'd suggest buying yourself a small chunk of durabar. Machine it flat(ish) and one side a 45 deg angle. You probably should high temp heat treat it pre scraping,...
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    There you go again, Limi. Giving us a nice photo...

    There you go again, Limi. Giving us a nice photo of a loco cylinder being machined when I still haven't been able to identify the engine that would own the previous photos 3 cylinder casting. At...
  24. This Canadian, who started buying tools about the...

    This Canadian, who started buying tools about the same time Peter S did, found zero advantage with the so called Commonwealth and in fact UK products at that time tended to be way more expensive than...
  25. Steve-I, how do you know it's been repainted? ...

    Steve-I, how do you know it's been repainted?

    Just curious, not interested in buying this lathe.

    L7
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