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  1. Niagara Falls supplied it to Buffalo. 25Hz too....

    Niagara Falls supplied it to Buffalo.
    25Hz too.
    Add a start cap and a current relay.
    Most single phase cap start motors are
    really 90° 2 phase motors. Surprise !

    --Doozer
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    When it comes to safety, let me say that I am NOT...

    When it comes to safety, let me say that I am NOT a safety nazi.
    I pretty much put trust in the individual that they know
    generally want they are doing. However if I see someone who
    is...
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    The pinch design is potentially more rigid than...

    The pinch design is potentially more rigid than the set screw design.
    Set screws are not good at preventing rotation, even with a flat.
    Unless they are really large to move the force vector off the...
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    Hey there post number one. Let me ask you...

    Hey there post number one.
    Let me ask you this... Is it your lathe you are planning on watching him crash???
    Get a clue and go away.

    -Doozer
  5. Thread: For Sale ! ! !

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    Sticky: Charlotte NC. For sale... Deckel FP1, Lever...

    Charlotte NC.
    For sale... Deckel FP1, Lever shift machine,
    has forklift damage on crank handles, could be fixed
    or for parts. I don't think the X screw is bent, which
    is good. Spindle is 4MT...
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    I have a Covel 512. Yes my workhead is 5C but I...

    I have a Covel 512.
    Yes my workhead is 5C but I do not believe
    you can make it where you have a dead and
    not rotating center on the workhead. The
    spindle has to spin in its bearings.
    I know my...
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    I believe that is ATM Machine Tim. If it is...

    I believe that is ATM Machine Tim.
    If it is the same guy, he is a machine dealer.
    I bought a surface grinder from him years ago
    and been to his warehouses a few times to look
    at machines over...
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    Many people are like auto mechanics. Just remove...

    Many people are like auto mechanics.
    Just remove and replace identical parts.
    They make the assumption that the manufacturer
    specified these parts for a reason. An assumption
    made in blind...
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    We all probably thought these bearings were...

    We all probably thought these bearings were something critical like spindle bearings.
    This pulley idler is wide open tolerance, any bearing can be adapted.
    When you said you were restoring a Wade...
  10. Is CONUS a freight company or ??? -D

    Is CONUS a freight company or ???

    -D
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    You just need to buy a Starrett machinists'...

    You just need to buy a Starrett machinists' hammer
    with the built in magnifying glass.

    -D
  12. I used a face type pin spanner wrench to get my...

    I used a face type pin spanner wrench to get my Aloris apart.
    Maybe mine was not tight enough to require the death grip.
    But good idea John.

    I believe Dorian makes their toolposts now where the...
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    My engineer mind would bore out the broken...

    My engineer mind would bore out the broken aluminum boss
    and weld in a round slug from the outside where it is
    accessible to weld. Maybe even pre-finish the bore
    before welding it in, and using...
  14. Also....What happened to first article inspection...

    Also....What happened to first article inspection signoff ? ? ?

    --Doozer
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    The company where I work started having an...

    The company where I work started having an outside janitorial service
    start spraying some chemical the CDC came up with (no msds sheet, gee
    thanks). It is supposed to kill covid virus. They walk...
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    I always think of that cartoon Spy vs Spy when I...

    I always think of that cartoon Spy vs Spy
    when I read posts here. LOL


    -D
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    Use an adhesive with a methacrylate based...

    Use an adhesive with a methacrylate based chemistry for your aluminum case. Epoxides are old technology. Just recommending your favorite brands, you might as well recommend your favorite beer, for...
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    Maybe not directly related, but.... The manual /...

    Maybe not directly related, but....
    The manual / brochure for my Pratt & Whitney 12c lathe
    says that the top slide is made from cast steel.
    Seems like a smart idea, because many old lathes
    I have...
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    Tractor Supply and Ag Supply sell steering wheels...

    Tractor Supply and Ag Supply sell steering wheels that look just like these
    I believe intended to fit Farmall Cub tractors.

    -D
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    I am surprised no one commented on my post. What...

    I am surprised no one commented on my post.
    What I was trying to get across, is you do not
    need a screw to make a screw. A lathe carriage
    can be driven by a rack and pinion, even a
    chain and...
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    Shaping a Helix on a Planer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17LRbrkHMjE

    Found this on youtube.

    --Doozer
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    Interesting. I have some old ENCO collets in my...

    Interesting.
    I have some old ENCO collets in my miscellany collet collection.
    They have maybe .0001" of runout. Truly amazing bit of workmanship
    for a budget brand collet.

    --Doozer
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    DROs for accuracy. Travel Indicators for ease of...

    DROs for accuracy.
    Travel Indicators for ease of use.
    I say it is handy to have BOTH on a lathe.

    I have a 2" travel indicator on a long rod
    mounted to the headstock of a few of my lathes
    to...
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    Any good pics of this John ? Sounds cool. Are...

    Any good pics of this John ? Sounds cool.
    Are the Servo feeds just turning the fine
    feed hand knobs? Direct or belt drive ?

    --Doozer
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    That wheel looks good. Very industrial and...

    That wheel looks good. Very industrial and purpose made.
    The new folks have these race car steering wheels on their quill feed.
    They look goofy as hell. Like lipstick on a lizard.

    -Doozer
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