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    It's your lathe, you can do whatever you like. I...

    It's your lathe, you can do whatever you like. I get a bit leery of field engineering something that was designed in the factory and seemed to/seems to work fine.
    The general concensus is to NOT...
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    I suggest this post be moved to the SB forum...

    I suggest this post be moved to the SB forum where it will get the proper attention.
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    Just went back and re-read the original post,...

    Just went back and re-read the original post, removing 5 thou from one side only seems like it might be an issue, the cap would be cocked over.
    Have you tried with oil on the bearings?
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    Had a loose bit of felt get loose and jam up...

    Had a loose bit of felt get loose and jam up things when I replaced mine.
    You did hold the felts down with a bit of wire through the oil cup holes while installing the spindle, yes?
    Cast Iron...
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    Made one for my 13, it isn't a real good solution...

    Made one for my 13, it isn't a real good solution I don't think. If it is covering the slot with the TP cranked all the way in, it catches on the cross slide casting when you crank back out. And it...
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    RPM is more than 10 times what even a carbide EM...

    RPM is more than 10 times what even a carbide EM will stand.
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    Please be aware that SB advertised the spindle...

    Please be aware that SB advertised the spindle for the cast iron bearings as "superfinished" - so it's almost certainly a different finish than the one supplied for the bronze bearing machines.
    Can...
  8. Prolly not the cheapest place but MSC stocks...

    Prolly not the cheapest place but MSC stocks some.

    https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/Threading/Dies-Chasers--Thread-Rolls/Round-Dies?navid=12106027#navid=12106027+4288197912
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    That looks pretty minor compared to what I found....

    That looks pretty minor compared to what I found. Some guy whose initials are John Oder suggested I stone down the high spots on the spindle and give it a go. That's been close to 20 years ago, and...
  10. This isn't a good website to find that...

    This isn't a good website to find that information. Go to Vintagemachinery.org, you can look up data on such machines there.
  11. We quit spec'ing stone thresholds years ago. ...

    We quit spec'ing stone thresholds years ago. They are cheap, but they break. We use solid surface material now- Corian is a brand of solid surface.

    If you go the "extend the tile" route, look...
  12. If you used the 1/2", Roton has the LH and RH...

    If you used the 1/2", Roton has the LH and RH screws in ACME. They also have sleeve nuts to match which you might be able to fit in your existing nut and solder in place.

    Acme Lead Screws & Nuts -...
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    In the US, it's required to inspect the inside of...

    In the US, it's required to inspect the inside of the boiler every 5 years (I think), so you have to replace flue$$.
    On the Brits, all the lokes I saw in the links had cylinders outside the...
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    Down heah the problem is humidity, so cutting a...

    Down heah the problem is humidity, so cutting a hole in the wall was not considered. I just installed a Frigidaire mini-split with a "drying" mode. It is 3/4 ton and set me back less than 2K...
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    Done on a Sheldon mill, and looks like it would...

    Done on a Sheldon mill, and looks like it would work for you too.
    Buy the bronze nut, and a piece of threaded rod to match. Use rod to hold nut to turn it down to some recognizable diameter. ...
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    Rethreading die for probably less than the cost...

    Rethreading die for probably less than the cost of a file perhaps?
    1-377-100,WSL,KBC TOOLS INC,,1-8 2 IN.OD BSW CARBON DIE,KBC Tools & Machinery
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    Wrong board. See machinery discussion guidelines....

    Wrong board. See machinery discussion guidelines.
    1 minute of google yielded: Unimat DB/SL Lathe, Belts, Manual,Links.
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    A properly sized VFD will give you full power and...

    A properly sized VFD will give you full power and on-the-fly speed control for probably less than 200 clams. If you only have the one three phase machine, and don't plan on more three phase machines,...
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    Last resort, cut it off, get another chuck and...

    Last resort, cut it off, get another chuck and make a backplate.
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    I don't think you can call a standard shaped...

    I don't think you can call a standard shaped object a couterfeit because it it made in another country out of some sort of material
    I'll say this, I bought some Chinese inserts once. Only once. ...
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    Malware bytes is good, but it may or may not not...

    Malware bytes is good, but it may or may not not work on this. It is most likely a browser hijacker. Removal instructions vary by browser. Be aware they can be a real PITA to get rid of.
    Try...
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    I have vague recollections of Pucci motorbikes or...

    I have vague recollections of Pucci motorbikes or scooters from say the mid 1970's.
    And I found this, but no specific mention of CM Pucci. Pucci seems to be a fairly common surname.
    Lot PUCCI...
  23. Thread: 13" Leblond

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    "for the next time" - when you make a copy of...

    "for the next time" - when you make a copy of your spindle nose for a tester, measure the thread over wires on the spindle and on your workpiece. (Search "measure threads 3 wire method")

    DO NOT...
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    Keyway is more likely .1875" wide, or at least...

    Keyway is more likely .1875" wide, or at least started life as such.
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    One other note: On my old 13, the crossfeed...

    One other note: On my old 13, the crossfeed screw was so worn it had sharp points in the middle rather than ACME flat tops. While yes, most bronze is softer than most steel, the bronze being softer...
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