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    Um, the 29° degree setting for cutting threads...

    Um, the 29° degree setting for cutting threads does not need to be precise. All it needs is to be a bit less than 30.

    If you need more precision and trust the digital protractor, clamp it to a...
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    The Machinery's Handbook has a pretty...

    The Machinery's Handbook has a pretty comprehensive list of screws and thread standards.

    Don't forget, in addition to all the different possible threads you're going to need all the different...
  3. OT from the original question: Imagine shelves...

    OT from the original question:
    Imagine shelves full of box fixtures to be placed on the table of your drill and moved from one station to the next. Drill bushings in the fixture guide the machine...
  4. I have old machining text books that describe...

    I have old machining text books that describe many methods of locating features by measuring from fixed data points such as toolmakers' buttons or edges.

    If you're stacking up errors from...
  5. Huh, I thought those were publicly available. Let...

    Huh, I thought those were publicly available. Let me see.
  6. There was a, thread here recently asking about...

    There was a, thread here recently asking about the quality of Federal indicators. They sell for a fraction of the price out Starretr and other well known makes and LIIS refuses to service them with a...
  7. My ridiculously heavy box of goodies arrived...

    My ridiculously heavy box of goodies arrived yesterday. Thanks.
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    Whew. Glad that got cleared up. Converting the...

    Whew. Glad that got cleared up. Converting the whole drive system was going to be a ridiculous project.

    The controls/principles of most manual lathes don't vary very much. Any old "How To Run a...
  9. The value of historically important objects is...

    The value of historically important objects is weird. Collectors' tend to value things based on unfulfilled desire or reputation. So, somehow ing like my South Bend Heavy Ten has several times the...
  10. Added links to videos of the lathe in action to...

    Added links to videos of the lathe in action to the main listing as a value-added post bump. 😁
  11. The forum owner had stated numerous times that...

    The forum owner had stated numerous times that there will be no hobby/beginner forum. There are already several well established home machinist sites on the internet if that's where you're interests...
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    I also hit up the optometrist for work glasses....

    I also hit up the optometrist for work glasses. Bifocals with the line, which gives a wider field of view. Reading prescription below and a "mid-range" prescription up above. The mid range lets me...
  15. I use a brass hammer to knock the work piece down...

    I use a brass hammer to knock the work piece down onto the parallels as I tighten the vise.
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    I use the micrometer stop in my heavy 10 to make...

    I use the micrometer stop in my heavy 10 to make precise moves with my carriage. Set the stop in place with rule and bed clamp, turn, measure, and then adjust micrometer stop to put the shoulder or...
  17. Thread: Die filer

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    I got a Milwaukee die filer from Craigslist last...

    I got a Milwaukee die filer from Craigslist last year, about two weeks after I finished the job that could have used it. Paid $50 for a running, but dirty machine. Spent an afternoon cleaning and...
  18. You'll be happier with a solid belt, my link...

    You'll be happier with a solid belt, my link belts are noisy.
  19. Listed my SB Heavy 10 in the for sale forum

    Hi,

    I figure some of the SB aficionados don't look at the other forums, so I'm sharing here.

    1967 SB Heavy 10, 4-1/2' bed, with tooling
    ...
  20. For Sale: Soiuth Bend Heavy 10 and tooling, Louisville, KY, USA $2,500 OBO

    Just what it says in the title. I'm selling it because I've moved up in size to a 13" Logan and the SB has been sitting in the middle of my shop in the way for long enough. (I wasn't sure I'd like...
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    I fit a unknown compound to my Sheldon lathe by...

    I fit a unknown compound to my Sheldon lathe by drilling new holes for the T-nuts to match the circle on my cross slide and making a stepped pivot pin for the center.

    The only thing I knew...
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    I noticed that with LI indicator service too,...

    I noticed that with LI indicator service too, they say Federal are junk and won't work on them.

    I say that's hooey. I got about a dozen or so in a tool box that I think belonged to a grinder...
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    Aside from the long polishing end, the tag and...

    Aside from the long polishing end, the tag and guards in the grinding side look like my Cincinnati too.
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    A common beginner mistake is to overlook the...

    A common beginner mistake is to overlook the truncation in the crest and root of the thread. The root will have the same radius as the top of the tool, but the crests will be left with sharp points. ...
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    For that price you could get 3-1/2 Heinrich vises...

    For that price you could get 3-1/2 Heinrich vises including pedals.

    I've had no trouble with my Heinrich and a shop a used to work at had several in a production setup where the cycled thousands...
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