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    Hold the gauge face with watchmaker’s shellac or...

    Hold the gauge face with watchmaker’s shellac or double sided tape. Use abrasive paper up through 2000 grit, or as fine as you can get, applied to a flat surface. Rub by hand being careful to...
  2. Thanks moonlight machine. I will contact Fuel...

    Thanks moonlight machine. I will contact Fuel Safe to determine if they can make a bladder for the Eagle bodied Lagonda Rapier.
  3. I have an antique automobile with a rusty slab...

    I have an antique automobile with a rusty slab tank that is going to be difficult to repair and expensive to duplicate. I am considering using the existing tank for appearance, and utilizing a...
  4. An alternate fabrication method would be to make...

    An alternate fabrication method would be to make the rectangular parts separately, rig jigs to hold the parts in place, and weld everything together.
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    We moved our residence to central, East coast...

    We moved our residence to central, East coast Florida three years ago, and are pleased that we made the move. We had little snow in SC near Charlotte, NC, where we had rural property, but ice was a...
  6. Go to a lapidary equipment supplier. Thin rim...

    Go to a lapidary equipment supplier. Thin rim diamond saws are used for lapidary trim saws and rock slabbing saws. You will have to enlarge the arbor hole to fill your requirements. One such...
  7. Go to Merritt’s Clock and Repair Supplies. They...

    Go to Merritt’s Clock and Repair Supplies. They have an extensive stock of clock springs. You should be able to fine a suitable one with sufficient length to permit you to fabricate the...
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    I have a Skag 61 inch deck mower that is about 10...

    I have a Skag 61 inch deck mower that is about 10 years old. The mower has the original spindles which are still in service. I looked at a cut away Skag spindle on the parts counter of a Skag...
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    Here in my area of Florida, most residential lots...

    Here in my area of Florida, most residential lots are filled with two or three feet of a sandy looking soil. Perhaps if you hauled in a few loads of soil you could eliminate the problem.
  10. Gary, How about posting some photographs of...

    Gary,

    How about posting some photographs of the parts you are interested in fabricating. This would help me understand the nature of the problems you are facing.
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    I do lapidary work which is shaping various...

    I do lapidary work which is shaping various gemstones into decorative jewelry stones. Clear precious material, up to and including diamond, is faceted using diamond loaded laps. Semi-precious...
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    My GK-21 motor is 480 3 phase. My shop has 240...

    My GK-21 motor is 480 3 phase. My shop has 240 single phase. I had on hand a rotary phase generator that produced 240 3 phase. I used two single phase transformers 240/480 hooked up in a fashion...
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    I give a plus on the Opti-visor. I have two with...

    I give a plus on the Opti-visor. I have two with different strength lenses so that I can use different magnifications easily. I have used this brand for over 50 years and am well pleased with them....
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    Bearing preload is a controversial subject. ...

    Bearing preload is a controversial subject. Opinions range from slight free play to considerable preload. One company even offered an “educated nut” for automobile spindles that could be adjusted...
  15. Some dial calipers came with a thin brass strip...

    Some dial calipers came with a thin brass strip that is inserted between the rack and pinion to permit resetting the dial to zero at the proper location. The off zero problem is usually caused when...
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    I have used a 2 X 72 inch Burr King knifemaker...

    I have used a 2 X 72 inch Burr King knifemaker for many years. I started with the single speed unit and later upgraded to the variable speed drive. The unit is in constant use and has been very...
  17. I felt that radon dangers were over emphasized...

    I felt that radon dangers were over emphasized until an incident in my wife’s family. One of her nephews built a new house some ten years ago in a small town in Georgia. Last year he had...
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    gi, read again my last post you complained about....

    gi, read again my last post you complained about. I intended the offer for you. Nobody wants the pantograph and I hate to haul it to the scrap yard. I would have sold the pantograph and collets to...
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    I have a complete set of collets for a P1-2, in a...

    I have a complete set of collets for a P1-2, in a Gorton collet block. I will only sell them along with the clean P1-2 since the machine is useless without collets. I would like to keep the...
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    Some service stations have pumps dispensing...

    Some service stations have pumps dispensing alcohol free fuel. Look for one of those if you want to avoid voiding the warranty.
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    Carrol Jamison is a very significant lathe name...

    Carrol Jamison is a very significant lathe name for me. I was 14 years old in 1945, and delivering newspapers in a small Southern town when I started a newspaper subscription to an auto repair shop....
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    It no longer works for me either.

    It no longer works for me either.
  23. Ken, look under New Hermes engravers in eBay and...

    Ken, look under New Hermes engravers in eBay and you should find font sets and holders. trboatworks shows some of the retainers and a dovetailed holder similar to what you need. I have two single...
  24. I have two electric motors sitting outside on a...

    I have two electric motors sitting outside on a concrete pad. One powers the lawn sprinkler pump, and the other powers the pump for the water system for the house. With them outisde in the Florida...
  25. Hi Robert. I have recently turned 88, and find...

    Hi Robert. I have recently turned 88, and find it difficult to carry out strenuous work. Still wanting to do hand and craft work, I have turned back to the hobby of lapidary work and jewelry...
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