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    Another variant was MIL-TDD-41........make it...

    Another variant was MIL-TDD-41........make it like the d*mn drawing, for once.

    cheers

    Carla
  2. Wow, that is a truly elegant bit of...

    Wow, that is a truly elegant bit of artistry......I'd guess that she would only have had hand tools available, and had a tremendous lot of patience to be able to do the fine fiddly file/polish work....
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    Hello, Wolfmoon, I'd offer a somewhat...

    Hello, Wolfmoon,

    I'd offer a somewhat different opinion if I may.......true enough, the simplest and most cost-effective way to deal with that vise may well be to just clean and oil it, then bolt...
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    Motor rewinding question

    Hello, machinefolk,

    One of my friends has a bit of a problem, and I thought I'd ask here to try to help him out.

    He's rebuilding a small machine, of 1940's vintage, on which the motor is wound...
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    Hi, Chuck, Some years ago, when I was involved...

    Hi, Chuck,

    Some years ago, when I was involved in a machine business, we re-speeded a 1940's vintage 487 rpm Monarch to 1000 (approx). I called Monarch, which was then the 'real' Monarch works,...
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    Concur cheers Carla

    Concur

    cheers

    Carla
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    I've only two copies of Machinery's Handbook, a...

    I've only two copies of Machinery's Handbook, a 1944 12th edition which I found at a second-hand bookstore, and a 1977 20th, which I bought new at a supply house in 1978 when I was setting up an...
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    Mr Devil, Machine tool gearboxes of the...

    Mr Devil,

    Machine tool gearboxes of the Drive-All and Lima type are pretty much equivalent to late '20's/early-mid '30's automotive gearbox technology, with straight-cut spur gears and ball...
  9. Hi, Carol, As may be seen in the photos, you...

    Hi, Carol,

    As may be seen in the photos, you have a phenolic-cased gage, probably built in the late '30's to late '40's. You can use any mild cleaning product to remove the dirt and grime, then...
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    The little Canedy-Otto drill press pictured on VM...

    The little Canedy-Otto drill press pictured on VM is mine. It came from the 'submarine gyro shop' at the Mare Island Navy Yard (MINS), and was bought at the sale when the Yard was shut down. It has a...
  11. Hello again, Kyle, There are quite a few...

    Hello again, Kyle,

    There are quite a few 'quality levels' and 'capability levels' of drill presses, which may be found at quite a range of first-cost ....to....$$$.

    At the least cost level are...
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    I'd concur with Stephen........unless you are...

    I'd concur with Stephen........unless you are thinking in terms of a production setup for a great many pieces, the shaper is a more practical choice for the generality of dovetail parts. (been there,...
  13. Concur, its an early Carroll-Jamieson cheers ...

    Concur, its an early Carroll-Jamieson

    cheers

    carla
  14. Hi, skeeks, The obvious question might be 'are...

    Hi, skeeks,

    The obvious question might be 'are you willing to put yourself through an improvised apprenticeship in machine tool rebuilding?'

    All that can be seen from that photo is that that...
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    Using a 10" Marvel reciprocating saw, and cutting...

    Using a 10" Marvel reciprocating saw, and cutting such as mild steel, 4140, and stainlesses to 8" diameter, we found that a mix of one part cutting oil (Houghto-Cut) and one part kerosene seemed to...
  16. Thread: Regal lathe info

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    Actually, you can easily use a 'revolution...

    Actually, you can easily use a 'revolution counter', Starrett no.107 or equivalent, timed with any good watch with a second hand, to read the spindle speeds of your lathe.

    Read each speed two or...
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    Yes, the "Dutch Boy' brand white lead, once...

    Yes, the "Dutch Boy' brand white lead, once routinely sold as a component for hand-mixed paint, is/was the same material formerly sold in small tins by machinists' supply houses.

    It was commonly...
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    I'll concur about keeping the original drum...

    I'll concur about keeping the original drum switch. Several of the machines I have here are of similar vintage, and their original switchgear still works well.

    That said, it might be a really good...
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    Re gwilson's question....... In some lines of...

    Re gwilson's question.......

    In some lines of work, a 'trick' was a worker's 'hours on duty', or a 'shift', usually eight hours.

    One might, for example, work 'days' i.e. 'first trick', or...
  20. In practice, cutting off the end of a damaged...

    In practice, cutting off the end of a damaged tailstock screw, and welding on a stub, to to turn down to the original configuration, is just not the best idea.

    Making a new replacement screw is a...
  21. Hello, Ryan, Just as one person's...

    Hello, Ryan,

    Just as one person's opinion......I'd say that wiring in a 'e-stop' button switch to drop the mag-starter coil, and so disconnect power to the motor, is 'worse than useless' on a...
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    Hmmm........what's wrong with asking a question...

    Hmmm........what's wrong with asking a question about a Hendey shaper here?

    cheers

    Carla
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    That part will come loose with enough torque...

    That part will come loose with enough torque applied to it, altho 'enough' might have to be 'a lot'. Your real challenge is that of finding a way to secure that head to an 'immovable object' to...
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    Concur......any vise which has been broken, and...

    Concur......any vise which has been broken, and brazed back together, has no real economic value. That said, it may have a bit of 'utility value' for light work if used gently.

    That one is simply...
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    Well, just as one person's...

    Well, just as one person's opinion........whenever I've refinished a vise, either for my own use, or for one or another friend, I always grind any so-called 'anvil surface' down to a smooth clean...
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