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    Collector, That's a nice lathe, but WAAAAAY out...

    Collector, That's a nice lathe, but WAAAAAY out of my price range. Good luck with your sale.
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    Good on you. Scrap it? Horrors! Do not speak...

    Good on you. Scrap it? Horrors! Do not speak of such things in my earshot! I don't think i've ever scrapped a machine. Don't intend to either. They must all be preserved for future use.
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    Whoops, sorry dude! It's turning out to be a...

    Whoops, sorry dude! It's turning out to be a good one. Finally got the carriage freed up tonight. It wasn't the half nuts, it was the carriage glued to the ways by rust. I loosened the gibs and...
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    Finished my skates and toe jack. Dropped the...

    Finished my skates and toe jack. Dropped the lathe onto skates today. It moves super easy. I'm very happy. The toe jack was not happy though. I need a new...
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    Can I just pull the apron off without the cross...

    Can I just pull the apron off without the cross feed leadscrew being out? Might be easier that way if it will work.

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    Haven't gotten that far yet. Been focused on the...

    Haven't gotten that far yet. Been focused on the collar and keyway so I can rotate that shaft.

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    I pulled the thread dial already. I can see them...

    I pulled the thread dial already. I can see them clamped down.

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    If I put a finger on the casting and the half...

    If I put a finger on the casting and the half nuts then turn the apron wheel, I can feel the half nut relative movement. They're at least a little engaged. There might be something wrong with the...
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    Will do, not sure how far into the apron i'm...

    Will do, not sure how far into the apron i'm going. I'm pretty sure it's not moving right now because the half nuts are partially engaged. I don't have anything capable of moving that shaft. The...
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    Sounds good Sent from my LG-TP450 using...

    Sounds good

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    There are two tapped holes. Sent from my...

    There are two tapped holes.

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    So either a CA or get a spacer. Also looking at...

    So either a CA or get a spacer. Also looking at dickson type. Might be easier to make holders if i don't need a dovetail cutter and precise spacing.
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    That CXA starter package is really tempting. :)...

    That CXA starter package is really tempting. :)

    I made lots of progress tonight. Got the cross slide gib loose and the cross slide off. Still have the cross slide leadscrew to remove, but it's...
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    I'm on the lookout for CA and CXA tool posts but...

    I'm on the lookout for CA and CXA tool posts but not seeing much "affordable" I guess that's what happens when you buy too big a lathe!

    Also looking at fabbing something. I enjoy that process as...
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    Are these things supposed to have tailstock...

    Are these things supposed to have tailstock cranks? Mine does not. Seems like they would be tough to move without it.
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    Just picked up a Jacobs 14N and 18N set of chucks...

    Just picked up a Jacobs 14N and 18N set of chucks with MT4 adapters for the tailstock.

    Tried to bid on a quick change tool post and 7 tool holders but it went for double my max bid. I wasn't 100%...
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    I got the capscrews on the top of the apron all...

    I got the capscrews on the top of the apron all loosened up last night but one. Continuing to hose everything down and get the fasteners loosened as i am able. Making a half nut lever today to...
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    Studied the drawings. From what i can tell, it...

    Studied the drawings. From what i can tell, it looks like the gibs have to come out to free it up before i can do anything. It's immobile right now.
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    Got most of the taper attachment apart, it...

    Got most of the taper attachment apart, it appears to be the ball bearing version. That'll probably add up. Got the compound off, haven't been able to separate it yet. The cross slide is being a...
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    I've been working on the lathe the last couple of...

    I've been working on the lathe the last couple of days. I started scraping ways with a razor blade at about a 90 degree angle from the way surface. Also bought a bunch of pb blaster and have been...
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    That arbor press went into the dumpster right...

    That arbor press went into the dumpster right behind the truck. Nobody wanted it.
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    Thanks. I was really happy i spent the money on...

    Thanks. I was really happy i spent the money on the timbers. When i jacked the lathe up on the pallet jacks, it tipped side to side a bit, but with the outriggers on there, went nowhere of course. ...
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    Truth. I started cleaning it up with pb blaster...

    Truth. I started cleaning it up with pb blaster and a razor blade can still see some markings on some of the ways. I can also see some dings from people dropping things on the ways. Is scotchbrite...
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    Those drop deck trailers are just awesome. Two...

    Those drop deck trailers are just awesome. Two pallet jacks worked amazing to roll into shop. Just jacked up one end and controlled speed of the move by jacking up the other and dropping as speed...
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    Wow, first one is basically what i was going to...

    Wow, first one is basically what i was going to build. Still have to check my costs. Thanks!
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