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  1. Will be interested to see what design Denis comes...

    Will be interested to see what design Denis comes up with. Previous experience would suggest it would be outside the box...

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    It’s a very good thing to ensure your mill is...

    It’s a very good thing to ensure your mill is getting lube and cleaning out gunk. I wouldn’t fit a new gib to your saddle without first rescraping the saddle etc. Just re-shim. Since you already...
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    The rear item is a gauge block holder for x axis...

    The rear item is a gauge block holder for x axis travel. Pre dro Deckel thinking.

    Front item looks to me more like a taper turning attachment rod holder from a lathe.

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    I believe Bourne and Koch in Rockford Illinois...

    I believe Bourne and Koch in Rockford Illinois have the records and technical drawings you want. A friend received a very nice package of info from them three years ago for a hydraulic Rockford...
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    If you can scrape and have or can borrow some...

    If you can scrape and have or can borrow some alignment gear, a Bport knee is easy to scrape. Aim for the flats to be 1 thou high above 90deg at end of knee. As for should you do the dovetails- yes,...
  6. Wow, that’s dirty. No idea what your local market...

    Wow, that’s dirty. No idea what your local market is like, but $1800 seems way excessive for a tear down and rebuild.

    Can you at least see it in person? Runing? Otherwise, I’d pass.

    L7
  7. I assumed all Biax’s are made in Swiss/Germany. I...

    I assumed all Biax’s are made in Swiss/Germany. I could be wrong. Anyways, I’m not going to be buying another Biax anytime soon (I hope), just curious.

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    Does a “classic machine” require a “classic...

    Does a “classic machine” require a “classic machinist”? :-)

    L7
  9. Jersey John, just out of curiosity did you look...

    Jersey John, just out of curiosity did you look into the price of a new black Biax? Saw Stephan Gotteswinter use one on one of his youtubes. Given the choice (if I didn’t have to pay for it) I get a...
  10. Even the much newer green Biax’s are now getting...

    Even the much newer green Biax’s are now getting hard to find parts for as I found out last year. Thankfully the Detroit wizard can still fix em at a reasonable price and mine’s purring again. So, if...
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    If I were a full time professional machinist, I’d...

    If I were a full time professional machinist, I’d no bid this. That tiny neck is fragile and the whole design is a PITA. You’ll need to design fixtures not just to hold part while machining but also...
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    Have you checked the bottom of the toolpost is...

    Have you checked the bottom of the toolpost is flat without burrs/crud? Is the top of the cross-slide flat also without burrs? Have you tried the old trick of paper between the toolpost and cross...
  13. Thread: Shaper problems

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    A shaper really needs outboard support. If I have...

    A shaper really needs outboard support. If I have a part that needs its top surface to be in tight tolerance to the top of table, I’ll sweep the table with dti while lowering it onto the outboard...
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    I’ll buy it. Pick it up from you when I come thru...

    I’ll buy it. Pick it up from you when I come thru mid Feb?

    Cheers,
    Stan.
  15. Hmmmm. I did do a good portion of a four year...

    Hmmmm. I did do a good portion of a four year formal machinist training program in a local community college, but have never had a full time job as a machinist. Do on occasion make parts for pay-...
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    That looks great. In fact too nice to be direct...

    That looks great. In fact too nice to be direct from foundry. Would be nice to know how it machines and scrapes in.

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  17. Franz Singer was easy to do business with-...

    Franz Singer was easy to do business with- GoogleFu for contact info. Haven’t had to buy anything for a while tho.

    Your handle reminds me I learned to drive in my Dad’s Volvo 145. And the first...
  18. Rousseau. L7

    Rousseau.

    L7
  19. Imo, the site is for whoever the owner of PM...

    Imo, the site is for whoever the owner of PM decides it’s for. With the amount of information I’ve learned on this site, maybe I should buy another machine from the man...

    Regards,
    Lucky7
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    Actually, for nc5a, if from Alaska to California...

    Actually, for nc5a, if from Alaska to California and return, the shipping price sounded cheap. Agree, grinding is such a nit picking job I’m amazed anyone makes money.

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    Denis, Less than one thou on the base. Didn't...

    Denis,

    Less than one thou on the base. Didn't measure the angled face. Eight scraping cycles on the base to get 3-4 ppi- good enought to clamp to shaper table.

    Denis, how do you set up your...
  22. Thread: 2020

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    Happy year of the Opthomologist! (Silly 20/20...

    Happy year of the Opthomologist!

    (Silly 20/20 vision joke I overheard...)

    L7

    Might have to see the eye doc, or get bigger dials on my machines...
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    Machining a straight edge

    Some recent comments and youtubes had me thinking how many different ways there are to machine a part. A few years ago I machined one of Richard's HKA 24" straight edges on a 26" stroke shaper. Not...
  24. Interesting, no that's not what I was concerned...

    Interesting, no that's not what I was concerned about, but maybe I should have been. My main worry was your safety: an iron spill onto a wet area may result in a molten spray in unpredictable...
  25. Hi Denis, Watched your cast iron pouring...

    Hi Denis,

    Watched your cast iron pouring youtube. Interesting methods for single person operation. I realize this is a hard ask for someone who lives where you do: can you pour in an area that's...
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