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    We have ...a winner? :D

    We have ...a winner? :D
  2. Thank you for that link. Found a couple things in...

    Thank you for that link. Found a couple things in there I don't have.
  3. Ah, yes, the magic liquid. Turns to a solid. ...

    Ah, yes, the magic liquid. Turns to a solid.

    RH is lower in NE in the winter, on a seasonal basis. But it only takes a few days in the wet to make rust. He's in Boston, it rains plenty there in...
  4. another opinion.... There's no way to...

    another opinion....

    There's no way to adequately protect your machines from rust with plastic and dessicant and magic liquid. Outdoor relative humidity in the next few months in New England will...
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    The conundrum is that larger spindle bore =...

    The conundrum is that larger spindle bore = larger spindle bearings = lower spindle speeds and a small lathe is ideal for small parts machined at high speeds.

    But if ya gotta have one, a Wade 98...
  6. Looks like it has quite a bit of life left in it....

    Looks like it has quite a bit of life left in it.

    Keep sharpening it till it hasn't enough material left to punch the holes you need to punch.

    Perhaps this is too simple an answer?
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    And I just received 50 levels from them... They...

    And I just received 50 levels from them... They have been very busy.
  8. Google turned up this company ...

    Google turned up this company , still making lab presses.
  9. Thanks! Ditto that on time spent....

    Thanks! Ditto that on time spent....
  10. Thread: Ingo on this

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    Not enough information... Is this machine...

    Not enough information...

    Is this machine originally a CNC converted to manual?
  11. True, that. Using the...

    True, that.



    Using the rope-around-the-shaft method would get you started making chips. (Remembering to wind the rope around the shaft the same way every time is the most difficult thing about...
  12. I'm curious as to your cleaning methods and...

    I'm curious as to your cleaning methods and equipment. It always seems that cleaning represents a significant portion of the time required on a rebuild project like this.
  13. My 2 cents... Use the 5 hp Dayton motor as an...

    My 2 cents...

    Use the 5 hp Dayton motor as an rpc. Lots of options for starting them. Simplest is wrap a pull cord around the shaft, give it a tug and switch the single phase on. It'll come up to...
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    You're being diplomatic here. Good on you. I...

    You're being diplomatic here. Good on you. I won't be, though.

    If you breathe this, you will have negative consequences. It ain't good for you.

    Kudos to the OP for seeking a central unit.
  15. Or just look around for another monitor. ...

    Or just look around for another monitor.

    Figuring out which generic modern flatscreen would work and installing that is going to be way cheaper and easier than a retrofit. That said, if you do...
  16. I think you're too quick to dismiss molding. ...

    I think you're too quick to dismiss molding.

    The two close tolerance features could be machined after molding. Another handling problem, for sure, but that's right up your alley.

    Some time with...
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    Love being on the water, hate breathing that...

    Love being on the water, hate breathing that crap.

    Love running my electric chainsaw. Too bad it's such a wimp.
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    It does look like ash. A density check would...

    It does look like ash. A density check would differentiate it from oak.
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    Good argument for skepticism, but lacking...

    Good argument for skepticism, but lacking references, evidence or assertion of an alternate theory.

    I am interested in your apparent theory that petroleum comes from plant oil leaking down into...
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    Petroleum was formed by compressing plants (and...

    Petroleum was formed by compressing plants (and some animals, but mostly plants) over time, in an era before the rise of aerobic bacteria. Even if plants were growing today at that volume (they're...
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    Amen, Ries. I, for one, am glad to read...

    Amen, Ries.

    I, for one, am glad to read discussions of this sort on PM. They're glimpses into unknown-to-me branches of the metal arts - it's education. Learning new stuff from other people is how...
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    Size, shape, and density desired would be helpful.

    Size, shape, and density desired would be helpful.
  23. Electrocraft (https://www.electrocraft.com/)...

    Electrocraft seems to still be in business. ph # 844-338-8114. Prob someone there who can tell you all you want to know.
  24. The lure is almost overwhelming to me, too! It's...

    The lure is almost overwhelming to me, too! It's just so much more pleasant to work around nicely painted machines, and that's where we spend a lot of our time. I feel so much better as a result....
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    Nice! Interesting that the upper and lower...

    Nice!

    Interesting that the upper and lower wheels are different....
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