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  1. Thanks for the ideas, will most certainly try the...

    Thanks for the ideas, will most certainly try the wood suggestion - I've done that with a hammer handle on the 10EE.

    Re - rubber bands. can you explain more?

    Karl
  2. rubber or other insert in barrel bore for vibration

    My son purchased this mori seiki lathe last fall
    YouTube


    Just got it up and running.

    He plans to profile and chamber rifle barrels for me. He had heard about inserting rubber or silicone in...
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    here you go. Its worth what you paid for it. I...

    here you go. Its worth what you paid for it.

    I reverse engineer a great many old weapon parts. I have learned by far the best way is to buy a part for the 3D model, then re sell later. The parts...
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    I just looked. I used the CM2 terminal on my...

    I just looked. I used the CM2 terminal on my hitachi that runs the coolant pump.


    EDIT THIS IS A GROUND. I WILL CHECK HOW I DID THIS TOMMORROW.


    EDIT 2.

    Just checked forward goes from P24...
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    VFDs don't like that. Get a VFD for both 3...

    VFDs don't like that.

    Get a VFD for both 3 phase loads. You can take the 110 off the 220 line to the machine.

    You'll need a low voltage (power from VFD) on/off switch for the coolant.

    A...
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    Just a data point for you. I have a 10 hp lathe...

    Just a data point for you. I have a 10 hp lathe on a 7.5 VFD and a 30 amp circuit for 10 years now.

    Did have to wire the lathe forward and reverse to the VFD inputs for forward and reverse. the...
  7. No help here, but you sure bring back memories. I...

    No help here, but you sure bring back memories. I cut my teeth on that mill bandit control. Got parts from Albright, mentioned above.

    I used it hard for 20 years, never had an issue with the...
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    Buzzing is almost always the contactor. Take...

    Buzzing is almost always the contactor.

    Take it apart and clean it. lightly file the contacts. Or some can be turned over for a brand new surface.
  9. Sounds like you are very comfortable with this...

    Sounds like you are very comfortable with this sort of work. Take a look at Camsoft for your control. It is by far the most configurable industrial quality software for machine motion out there.

    I...
  10. Just one data point for you... local three...

    Just one data point for you...

    local three phase wiring runs along the front side of my son's property. He was quoted $40K to get a 400 amp 440volt three phase service. pretty sure 400 amp is the...
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    Are you looking at iron workers? many come with...

    Are you looking at iron workers? many come with the ability to have a short press brake die.

    here's one offer:
    Ironworkers | steel shear & punch | metal benders | Scotchman Industries
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    Great scoop. You got one of the first square dial...

    Great scoop. You got one of the first square dial machines.

    There's a real good chance it was set aside because the drive died. That's the weak spot on these machines. The steel will last forever....
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    What is the approximate cost? Did not find an...

    What is the approximate cost? Did not find an online place to order.
  14. Thread: Older lathe

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    I had to look that one up: Willard Machine &...

    I had to look that one up:
    Willard Machine & Tool Co. - History | VintageMachinery.org

    You're going to have to fabricate any missing parts yourself. In this case, make gears with a milling...
  15. I am not an expert on that particular weapon. But...

    I am not an expert on that particular weapon. But I do know where to get the answer. Join weaponsguild.com forum and ask there.

    Karl
  16. Now that I'm semi retired, I spend a lot of time...

    Now that I'm semi retired, I spend a lot of time making gun parts. I've learned there just ain't no such thing as a quality free print for a part.

    For projects similar to this, just buy the part...
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    Just another fella using BXA holders. its the...

    Just another fella using BXA holders. its the best size for the 10EE. I have over 20 holders all set up to use either on this lathe or on the 15" leblond. Same tool height by making an adaptor on...
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    I see the whole servo shift assembly has been...

    I see the whole servo shift assembly has been removed...

    I'd suspect your don't have a solid drive connection in your top speeds. Just like the previous post, check if it will lock up tight with...
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    Ok, great. I this is a standard thing then. If...

    Ok, great. I this is a standard thing then.

    If $ don't scare me away, I will go with Acu-rite. I put an Acu-rite on my 10EE 25 years ago. It broke after only ten years. I sent it in and they...
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    OK, been researching this. I found Acu-rite does...

    OK, been researching this. I found Acu-rite does it. clip is of instruction on page 134 of their user manual.
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    Lathe DRO with tool #

    have not bought a new DRO in a great many years.

    Got a job coming where I'll use several tools, back and forth, on my 15" LeBlond servo shift.

    Is there a quality lathe DRO that lets you set up...
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    We'd best not answer you here, without prints to...

    We'd best not answer you here, without prints to know exactly what you got. be careful of accepting too much detail over the internet.

    Keep in mind the brake is already wired correctly with the...
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    If we haven't scared maverick off, thermite...

    If we haven't scared maverick off, thermite brings up a good point. that brake should work even if the VFD dies.

    Two ASSUMPTIONS here.
    1. the "brake on" is one of four positions on your...
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    That needs a print or an electrician to test what...

    That needs a print or an electrician to test what you got.
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    We'd best see a print of your wiring. This...

    We'd best see a print of your wiring.

    This will take a bit of re-wiring, assuming you want to use the same forward, off, reverse, brake control lever.

    The concept, in general, put...
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