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    Move to Missouri on hold/ lathe no longer for sale

    Move to Missouri on hold/ lathe no longer for sale
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    Thank you John.

    Thank you John.
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    1941 American pacemaker/ 18x54

    I am relocating to Missouri and have decided to sell my big lathe. 18 x 54, feed stops for both axis,M5,
    15 hp motor replaced with new 5 hp Baldor 3 ph. Great candidate for restoration.Has original...
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    What a fantastic tree for a hedge! Wonderful to...

    What a fantastic tree for a hedge! Wonderful to keep pesky bad guys out!
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    Was cleaning up the rest of the booty and...

    Was cleaning up the rest of the booty and realized this is probably part of the tailstock and dividing head.

    169550
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    I brought this head home with another head...

    I brought this head home with another head (Ellis) and a tailstock. Looking at the diagram I just realized I have the matching tailstock to the toolmaster dividing head .So I'm a happy camper today!...
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    It does have a pattern on the backside. 11 rows...

    It does have a pattern on the backside. 11 rows on front,back is partially obscured by a collar but looks to be 11 also.
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    Thanks Mike, that is a HUGE help. Now I'm not in...

    Thanks Mike, that is a HUGE help. Now I'm not in the dark! Brad
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    Thank you Mike. That's a big help. I would like...

    Thank you Mike. That's a big help. I would like to find an exploded diagram of this dividing head.
    thanks again, Brad.
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    Thanks Larry. Just went out to shop and checked...

    Thanks Larry.
    Just went out to shop and checked a few items. The cover is held on by 5/16-18 screws.The 4 big bolt holes are 1/2-13 with 2
    5/8" spacing. Keyway is 5/8 wide and 5/16 deep with...
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    Disk diameter is 6.75 inches. ...

    Disk diameter is 6.75 inches.

    168628168629168630

    I just spotted the stamped number in the top middle picture, but I don't think it's significant.
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    unknown dividing head

    I can't seem to find any markings on this. If I could get an idea what manufacturer built this it sure would help. Pretty sure its a taper 40. I've got the handle soaking in solvent.


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  13. I like to keep a set of CHEAP drill bits on hand...

    I like to keep a set of CHEAP drill bits on hand for loaners. I never loan out my good tools to workers outside the mold shop.
  14. Or some moron sneaking up while I'm taking the...

    Or some moron sneaking up while I'm taking the last tenth off a pin I'm grinding.
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    Apparently decimal points are not considered very...

    Apparently decimal points are not considered very important, or he is just not realistic. That lathe is barely above scrap value at best.
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    My mistake. Sure is a good looking lathe. Looks...

    My mistake. Sure is a good looking lathe. Looks like it has a good home now!
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    The simplest way I can explain, is to turn...

    The simplest way I can explain, is to turn opposite sides an equal amount. For instance, you have the part in the chuck snugged up. If you want to shift in a certain direction, loosen the side you...
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    Hope you didn't damage anything lifting by the...

    Hope you didn't damage anything lifting by the chuck. Manual for my 1230 Nardini says to lift thru webbing in between the ways. Very good looking lathe. Looks like it was just a little dirty and...
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    That list is rather demanding. If you are dead...

    That list is rather demanding. If you are dead set on that school, go for it. But I'd get some references from past graduates. I finished tool/die school 2 yrs ago, stretched out over 5 or so years...
  20. I'm not seeing much rebar in the visible...

    I'm not seeing much rebar in the visible concrete. Looks like somebody cut corners. But eventually those vettes would be toast.
    Shame about the oldie on top, those silly newer versions can just sit...
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    Sounds like you got a free 1 phase motor and are...

    Sounds like you got a free 1 phase motor and are limited on funds. You can "get by" with the 1 phase as mentioned above, with exception of other motors on lathe.
    But don't toss your old motor. Very...
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    I think most here try to steer clear of projects...

    I think most here try to steer clear of projects that show lots of red flags. Most older guys don't like to use valuable time on questionable machines. Because the older you get, the more value time...
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    A friend of mine insulated his ceiling in a...

    A friend of mine insulated his ceiling in a similar building using foiled sided foam panels (celotex?) I think they used purlins and secured panels to that. His heating bill went way down, and I...
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    That may be your opinion but I believe we are...

    That may be your opinion but I believe we are experiencing different results. No or little ambition to learn English, poor discipline of their offspring, don't respect American citizens, hooking up...
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    Old trappers trick: soak your traps in water with...

    Old trappers trick: soak your traps in water with some walnut shells, water turns blackish, will de-scent your traps effectivly. And it's cheap. Look for food sources in your shop you may have...
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