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  1. Some years ago I overhauled a perhap similar...

    Some years ago I overhauled a perhap similar motor, angled brushes so single direction, but an adjustable brush assembly. The brush center position gave 1800 rpm, the two extremes sped up or reduced...
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    Thread closed due to off-topic commentary.

    Thread closed due to off-topic commentary.
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    Thread locked due to off-topic posts. mod

    Thread locked due to off-topic posts.

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    Concur that these lathes are frequently useful if...

    Concur that these lathes are frequently useful if reasonably well tooled. For work that fits in the collets I sometimes use my Wade 7 for qty > 2, for sure if its a half dozen or more. Setup can be...
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    Leo did find somebody to fix up the ship saw a...

    Leo did find somebody to fix up the ship saw a bit- some field expedients to improve that wallowed out pinion shaft along with lubrication and adjustment. Seems like the table has some issues with...
  6. @calg - please read forum posting guidelines;...

    @calg - please read forum posting guidelines; discussion of Atlas machinery is proscribed, and when listing craigslist/ebay items please include a photo so the thread remains relevant for searches...
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    So far no signs of rust inside the machines, they...

    So far no signs of rust inside the machines, they are pretty oily inside and few unpainted surfaces. The fan air-over evaporates oil from the external surfaces which tend to show flash rust during...
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    I edited the thread title after being appraised of its wording. Mod
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    Like your tool blocks. The units on my Wade are...

    Like your tool blocks. The units on my Wade are nice but sort-of fussy to fit and adjust. You going to put anything indexable on the feed slide? I've found having flexibility there occasionally...
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    I have good luck with a fan except during peak...

    I have good luck with a fan except during peak humidity months with variable weather. Over winter I have the thermostat down to mid-40's, turn on the baseboards if I'm out there for the evening. ...
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    The way it was explained to me, for retract the...

    The way it was explained to me, for retract the cam drives out the turret "slightly" faster than newly cut thread's lead, so the die head spring stretches just a bit for the distance it takes to...
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    Posts moved to this thread to avoid hijack, at...

    Posts moved to this thread to avoid hijack, at request of the author of the original thread.

    @joe.striper please note the stickies at the top of this forum. When posting a link to craigslist,...
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    I'd keep the spindle max to 342 or 400, but if...

    I'd keep the spindle max to 342 or 400, but if the spindle bearing lubrication situation is good <maybe> 620rpm- but thats for small stuff. I'd generally stay off those higher rpm's until you have...
  14. SB should have put in something like that from...

    SB should have put in something like that from the factory. Concur with running as-is, maybe practice using the machine by turning little aluminum/brass plugs to fit into the holes and keep dirt out.
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    Yeah, looked more closely after I posted- that...

    Yeah, looked more closely after I posted- that cap needed for sure. I think its well worth getting fixed up to work properly, my Wade uses conventional pull-in collets which always puts the...
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    Thats a happening little capstan lathe! My...

    Thats a happening little capstan lathe!

    My Wade is a similar size, also 3/4" shank. The smaller 2 sizes of Coventry die heads should fit yours just fine, I opted for making a new shank for my...
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    IIRC the motor on my Hamilton sensitive drill is...

    IIRC the motor on my Hamilton sensitive drill is about 1/4hp, maybe 1/3.. it drives a round urethane belt drive which slips long before the motor starts having to work hard. The arrangement could...
  18. Back when I was volunteering at Tuckahoe I had...

    Back when I was volunteering at Tuckahoe I had occasion to set up flat belts on a number of machines off the lineshaft. Sometimes belts look fine but have issues in use- not just slip but tracking...
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    My old 1912 14" was also inspected by "JS" :) ...

    My old 1912 14" was also inspected by "JS" :) my serial # was 352.55 putting your machine somewhere between 1912 and 1915.

    The broken bolt is trivial, it is the carriage lock screw which pulls...
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    Will-do on the museum itself, time permitting. ...

    Will-do on the museum itself, time permitting. Might have somentime saturday morning before the flight out. I'm much interested in what they had in the way of local maintenance facilities.
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    Maui, Hawaii Sugar Cane plant

    Hi all,

    I'm out in Maui doing some work for 2 weeks (YES it is actual work, 12+ hr days lol)

    Maui had a big sugar cane operation for a long time, the last plant closed about a year ago-...
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    Please obtain and attach photos when posting...

    Please obtain and attach photos when posting links to craigslist, ebay items. It makes the thread more useful in future after the listing expires.

    Thanks, mod
  23. Putnam was an interesting company that worked on...

    Putnam was an interesting company that worked on a variety of designs. Here's a somewhat later Putnam, photographed in the early 2000's in Philadelphia;

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    My old ATW 14" used the bull gear to sling oil up...

    My old ATW 14" used the bull gear to sling oil up onto the rest of the headstock geartrain- it worked very well and sprayed a lot of oil around the inside. Certainly not appropriate for high rpm...
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    Posting machines like this to buy/sell is ok on...

    Posting machines like this to buy/sell is ok on this forum. OTOH members here take a dim view of buying a machine, taking the legs for tables or similar, and scrapping the rest. If the machine is...
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