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    I tried that many years ago on a Gidding and...

    I tried that many years ago on a Gidding and Lewis production lathe.... never going past the proto stage.

    For a test only PS, I used a automotive 12V battery charger, and was stopping a 3HP 3p...
  2. Nibble away at it with a rougher mill at modest...

    Nibble away at it with a rougher mill at modest RPM after clearing as much of the bulk as possible simply chain drilling. Start with some short flatted shank drill bits make chips. Even drilling...
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    The ONLY time I ever made money on farm equipment...

    The ONLY time I ever made money on farm equipment was making OEM parts for Cat Challenger's. Agri-business buys new or leases. If you get something worn out to repair it's only because there is no...
  4. It's been a long long time, but when I was racing...

    It's been a long long time, but when I was racing italian iron, I'd go over to Hoses Unlimited at the Oakland airport and have custom hoses made, fast and cheaper than I expected. I believe they...
  5. There is a Japanese version, smaller on a mag...

    There is a Japanese version, smaller on a mag base (Kanetec) that is pretty outstanding for occasional use with smaller taps.
  6. Been in that ditch and I think I know the way...

    Been in that ditch and I think I know the way out. I too have an "off hours" home shop and suffer from metal illness..... and I'm not about to trade machines for an X-box. I kept my 16" vertical...
  7. I have a lap top music server sitting right above...

    I have a lap top music server sitting right above my racked Miller inverter tig machine, and it's been that way for a couple of years, no issues. That said the bench and the rack and the everything...
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    Copy this: Vac-U-Guard GRINDING WHEEL GUARD...

    Copy this:
    Vac-U-Guard GRINDING WHEEL GUARD GRINDER ATTACHMENT | eBay
  9. Re-treading a South Bend or Logan bull gear is...

    Re-treading a South Bend or Logan bull gear is pretty trivial, assuming you have a lathe and a mill and some experience.... as a novice lacking a mill , index and appropriate cutters necessary to...
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    Well add me to the list, although going in a bit...

    Well add me to the list, although going in a bit different direction. I was going to machine the business end of a blank 50-NMTB facemill holder that came from Grand Tool, 30 years ago to accept...
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    You're not going to find a 0.5 uF new... but the...

    You're not going to find a 0.5 uF new... but the landscape is littered with 0.47's at that voltage.
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    One would hope, I sent parts to Vernon BC from...

    One would hope, I sent parts to Vernon BC from Northern CA on the 28th by UPS, They arrived this AM.
    US Postal service anybodies guess: 17 days for a flat rate package from a neighboring...
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    Original motor is pretty impressive, a star start...

    Original motor is pretty impressive, a star start / delta run affair; pretty sure you can run that on a 40A 240 single phase service via an appropriate rotary converter fed through a reactor to limit...
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    There was co-mingling / interbreeding /...

    There was co-mingling / interbreeding / acquisitions and etc between Logan, Houdale / Powermatic, US Burke, Rockford and Millrite and frankly I can see what looks like similarities. I bet it's not...
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    I have Lista, Vidmar and Rochleau, all on 5" x 2"...

    I have Lista, Vidmar and Rochleau, all on 5" x 2" HD casters most generally with heavy things on top (As for example 18" x 24" surface plate) and full drawers. All are one man jobs to schlep around...
  16. NEVER FORGET: The gas laws that you learned in HS...

    NEVER FORGET: The gas laws that you learned in HS Chem are your best friends for compressed air delivery. Store air at the highest pressure possible and use at the lowest pressure possible. That...
  17. Boeshield, Starrett M1, wax all good options. ...

    Boeshield, Starrett M1, wax all good options.
    Disuse and anything holding moisture is the killer!

    An effective Rx can be as simple as: Keep metalwork clean and wiped down with the lightest...
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    NYC CNC , Microscope

    I watched the NYC CNC video of their Koolertron CCD microscope with amusement. And then when Amazon offered me one for $74 delivered, I tumbled and bought one for home.

    And guess what they were...
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    BTW I did not clean or re-gap the points, no...

    BTW

    I did not clean or re-gap the points, no changes other than what "turnworks" suggested. The 200Dx went from 5 failed fires for every good one to 100% crisp clean starts running 3/32 tungsten...
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    Maybe There used to be a monthly publication...

    Maybe

    There used to be a monthly publication on metal finishing. Each year they put out a 400+ page handbook for free (Metal Finishing Guidebook) with all the vendors listed. This was very...
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    Thanks "turnworks" for the suggestions: it's like...

    Thanks "turnworks" for the suggestions: it's like having a new / better machine.
  22. You could do quite a bit with either the Cinci or...

    You could do quite a bit with either the Cinci or the Covel and not much more than a pair of centers
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    At issue is that over the past 50 years we've...

    At issue is that over the past 50 years we've seen our cultural icons fundamentally change from those who build to those who consume; role models becoming famous for being famous, rather than for the...
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    Early Miller Dynasty 200 dx

    I have an early Miller inverter machine that has been wonderful. It lives in a clean environment and in terms of arc time, very low hours. That said thousands of HF starts (GTAW tacks on thin...
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    Amazon at 0730 this am delivered one of those...

    Amazon at 0730 this am delivered one of those NYC-CNC microscopes, will see how it works and report back shortly. At less than 10% of what we normally pay for such a thing delivered it was too...
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