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  1. First part I got paid to make (I think) would...

    First part I got paid to make (I think) would have been a brass needle valve for an old outboard motor for a buddy.
    Made on my 'bought new' 12" Atlas Craftsman lathe, around 1979 or 1980.
    $20...
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    Corky was a character for sure. Still at it up...

    Corky was a character for sure. Still at it up until about 2015, when "someone stole the show away from him" according to his now defunct website.

    Glad to hear the background on QC components and...
  3. I've never powered up, or investigated my...

    I've never powered up, or investigated my machine. But thank you for the offer of measurements, etc.
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    As a teenager in the '70's I hung around a couple...

    As a teenager in the '70's I hung around a couple Speed Shops. There was this paper called National Parts Peddler, and it was filled
    with ads from racing parts and racing tool suppliers. Also had...
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    Interesting story about Frankland. It was my...

    Interesting story about Frankland.
    It was my experience many years ago that the racing parts industry is rabidly competitive.
    Any new idea, part, or tool sold this season, WILL be copied and sold...
  6. Wow, .014 seems like an amazing amount of wear. ...

    Wow, .014 seems like an amazing amount of wear.
    Is it actual wear? Or could the machine have been dropped and 'bent' or otherwise damaged?
    I have one of these grinders myself that needs some TLC,...
  7. Sorry to hear you've contracted the disease. ...

    Sorry to hear you've contracted the disease.
    Congratulations, and welcome to the club.

    Look, there seems to be a rule in this game, that says you gotta pay too much for iron that seems like...
  8. Not my ball game, but me thinks you gotta get in...

    Not my ball game, but me thinks you gotta get in the SUB $4k range before you might see some interest.
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    That thread gauge musta cost a few bux?

    That thread gauge musta cost a few bux?
  10. I agree completely.... ;) ...

    I agree completely.... ;)

    https://i.postimg.cc/jnNHTpxQ/BILD3042.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/WdsGRYQg/IMG-20181206-150445.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/94nZ7mzY/IMG-20181206-150526.jpg
    ...
  11. You can use a Horizontal Mill as a 'small' boring...

    You can use a Horizontal Mill as a 'small' boring mill.
    And the foot print is as small as said mill.
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    One of those machines sold locally last summer...

    One of those machines sold locally last summer for $550, with tooling and accessories.
    It was in true excellent condition and looked very nice in the pics.
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    Do you ever check EBAY?? Personally, I wouldn't...

    Do you ever check EBAY??
    Personally, I wouldn't buy a No 2 pencil from the seller whom I consider to be a first class shyster.
    But........you asked for it.......you got it.

    Van Norman mill...
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    Seems like a good deal for someone

    Seems like a good deal for someone
  15. Are you attending Doug?

    Are you attending Doug?
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    No more for me, thanks. I'm at the legal limit.

    No more for me, thanks.
    I'm at the legal limit.
  17. Thread: Amada buys Marvel

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    It would be really interesting if they bought...

    It would be really interesting if they bought Carolina Tool next. That would give them a nice line of low cost entry level
    saws (not to mention Shop Presses, etc). Maybe they could even spruce-up...
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    Well that' a unique piece for sure. Seems like...

    Well that' a unique piece for sure.
    Seems like a hellava lot of work to get a "Franken'59" given the real ones are available out there, sometimes
    for a lot less than $1400. And are complete and...
  19. Precisely what I thought when I read post #1 lol

    Precisely what I thought when I read post #1 lol
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    Talk with these people about belts and pulleys...

    Talk with these people about belts and pulleys and stop REINVENTING THE WHEEL

    Small Mechanical Components: Precision Gears, Timing Belts, Gear Assemblies, Timing Belt Pulleys, Couplings, Bearings...
  21. Thread: babbitt bearings

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    I cannot disagree more with that statement..........

    I cannot disagree more with that statement.......
    I'd also like to ad, that I have poured Babbitt bearings before, and I'm not just arm chair quarter backing here.
  22. Thread: babbitt bearings

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    They only bit of advise I can offer you, would be...

    They only bit of advise I can offer you, would be DON'T re-pour your Babbitt bearings like this guy.
    He has absolutely NO clue what he's doing, and the laughable part is, he explains away his...
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    We joke about the "knack" all the time ...

    We joke about the "knack" all the time

    Dilbert: The Knack
    YouTube
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    Nice job! What RPM's and times for the run-in...

    Nice job!
    What RPM's and times for the run-in procedure?
  25. Thread: Ox's Shop '08

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    I'm not sure why, but I really like old truckin...

    I'm not sure why, but I really like old truckin songs........;)
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