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  1. Very rarely I praise the city of Phoenix for...

    Very rarely I praise the city of Phoenix for anything....
    They have a no Chinese pipe fitting regulation for city projects. When I first encountered this I thought Ohh boy where am I gonna find USA...
  2. Im gonna regret saying anything about the quality...

    Im gonna regret saying anything about the quality of the new Chinese hobby machinery.
    Professional people who use a anvils have a name for Chinese anvils ALO. Anvil Like Objects.

    Youtube has...
  3. You could easily spend the price of a decent...

    You could easily spend the price of a decent lathe with tooling and still not have that one completely working.
    Or you could search for bargain priced tooling and parts and have an adventure...
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    Just for jollies chuck up a hunk of steel. Part...

    Just for jollies chuck up a hunk of steel. Part off a small section as close as you can get to the chuck....

    Now with that experience behind you think about moving the cut 10 or more inches from...
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    Everything is sold. Thank you

    Everything is sold.

    Thank you
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    FS: inserts and few hand tools.

    As usual I dont care about payment.... Mail me a check.... paypal ...what ever you wanna do works for me.
    First dibs are awarded to the first post. Send a follow up PM and tell me how you wanna pay...
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    I have Wedge style Aloris and Armstrong tool...

    I have Wedge style Aloris and Armstrong tool posts. The Armstrong tool post and holders have a better finished than Aloris or Dorian.
    A wedge tool post is better than a post style and more holders...
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    A year or 2 ago there was a post mentioning where...

    A year or 2 ago there was a post mentioning where to find deals on horizontal arbors. I found 3 sizes NMTB# 30 7/8", 1", 1-1/4" all three for close to $300 shipped total.
    They are from Poland. The...
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    I was just cleaning one of those today... Mine...

    I was just cleaning one of those today...
    Mine is from a 1920's 13" non taper attachment style.
    It is a 5/8 X 8 left hand acme.

    Look at your dials... that will decide the pitch. If one rotation...
  10. Thread: First SB lathe

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    Try a search for oil hole covers....

    Try a search for oil hole covers.

    I normally use Amazon, they come quick.
    FYI the voice of experince says the cheap ones from China on ebay can be less than desirable. Some work well and others...
  11. Figure out the size you need and buy it from...

    Figure out the size you need and buy it from Amazon... cheap.
  12. Thread: SB 10 k

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    Squirt a thin oil like Liquid Wrench in the bolt...

    Squirt a thin oil like Liquid Wrench in the bolt holes.
    Lift gently on the compound, rotate and wiggle again.
    Rinse and repeat till you get the results you want.
  13. The last end mills I sold were 1/4" to 1"...

    The last end mills I sold were 1/4" to 1" resharpened in wax and I was happy to get $2 each.
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    After seeing how the public panics over...

    After seeing how the public panics over Coronavirus, I can see why the government would never tell us about Aliens.
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    In the 70's those same people were talking all...

    In the 70's those same people were talking all about peak oil....
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    Y2K again....

    Y2K again....
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    The World Health Organization has posted what may...

    The World Health Organization has posted what may be the most accurate data on this problem...

    They list 4614 deaths at the time of this listing.
  18. This would be a great idea.... If anyone would...

    This would be a great idea.... If anyone would like to start a new product line I would be interested.

    I could use 2 aluminum boxes 60" wide, more than 20" and less than 24" tall and somewhere...
  19. Thank you for the reply... I see Weatherguard...

    Thank you for the reply...
    I see Weatherguard boxes with coffee cans in my future.
  20. OT: Is a Westin 80-TBS200-60-BD a decent tool box? Is the company one to buy from?

    Im in need of tool boxes for a truck and like the look of a Westin 80-TBS200-60-BD. The drawers could eliminate the collection of coffee cans I usually use in the WeatherGuard side boxes.

    I have...
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    Yesterday I wasted an hour trying to buy locally....

    Yesterday I wasted an hour trying to buy locally. I traveled to a local distributor for Westin Tool boxes...
    After nearly a 30 minute wait the counter guy decided the boxes would cost about $700...
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    Ill take a shot at this.... As I understand it...

    Ill take a shot at this....
    As I understand it when your lead screw is turning in the forward direction... or clockwise when viewed from the headstock. The machine binds and the drive belt slips....
  23. Pipe threads are tapered. As you tighten the...

    Pipe threads are tapered.
    As you tighten the pipe the thread fills the hole to make a seal.

    Electrician conduit threads are usually the same as a pipe thread without the taper.
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    Most of the 1 legged Southbends Ive seen are of...

    Most of the 1 legged Southbends Ive seen are of the under drive variety.
    With a cast iron cabinet to hold the motor and a single leg under the tailstock end.
  25. Surprisingly no one else noticed this guy has...

    Surprisingly no one else noticed this guy has 400+ other ebay items.
    Including drills for only $2 a pound.....
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