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    All sold - Thanks.

    All sold - Thanks.
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    Good morning Shadow. I'm heading through...

    Good morning Shadow.
    I'm heading through Charlotte this morning, back tomorrow on I85, going to Outer Banks.
    Check you PM.
    Bob
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    Thanks Tony for some good vids ! Be careful...

    Thanks Tony for some good vids !

    Be careful when you're trashing "home shop", "hobby machinists".



    Bob
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    More follow-up after reading the advise. The...

    More follow-up after reading the advise.
    The body of the center is one-piece with the taper; so the 5 thou deflection I was getting on the body is clearly in the tapers somewhere.
    So, the 10 thou...
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    Bump it up. They're all in good shape. Thanks...

    Bump it up.
    They're all in good shape.
    Thanks
    Bob
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    I did some checking yesterday. With no axial...

    I did some checking yesterday.
    With no axial load on the center and a clock on the cross slide, by pulling and pushing on the point of the center I got the following readings:
    - at the tailstock...
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    dgfoster, Maybe not totally OT, but could you...

    dgfoster,
    Maybe not totally OT, but could you tell us about your oil-fired cast iron foundry please ?
    Maybe a new post ?
    Thanks,
    Bob
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    As mjk said. From your photo it look like the...

    As mjk said.
    From your photo it look like the drill chuck you are holding is Morse Taper #3 (MT3).
    Here's a link to measurements so you can check:
    Dimensions of Standard Tapers -...
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    My son reverted to hanging around the office at...

    My son reverted to hanging around the office at the end of the day waiting for one of them to return. They probably use one of the city trucks, with city signs on the door, so you can recognize the...
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    All good advice thanks. I guess I was being...

    All good advice thanks.
    I guess I was being lazy, expecting the center to true everything up for me.
    Thanks for not flaming me for being a dumb-ass.
    Bob
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    The problem here is to make sure the inspector...

    The problem here is to make sure the inspector doesn't give you a hard time after you've built the wall.
    As everyone has stated, you don't need much of a header in a non load bearing wall.
    Maybe go...
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    Thanks guys, I got to thinking about it last...

    Thanks guys,
    I got to thinking about it last night. What I should have done perhaps is index the bar in the chuck to find a place where it was running true, then use the center to support it.
    I'll...
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    Milland, Maybe I wasn't clear. I drilled the...

    Milland,
    Maybe I wasn't clear.
    I drilled the center when bar was close in to chuck, so I feel pretty confident I was on center.
    Putting a clock on the parallel part of live center shows no...
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    Problems with a Royal live center

    When I bought my "new to me" lathe it came with a Royal "Super Tri-Bearing" live center. Quite a nice piece of kit, I thought.
    Well I was using it today. A piece of 1-1/2" steel bar about 36" long....
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    All tapers are MT3. See pm for shipping...

    All tapers are MT3.
    See pm for shipping estimate.
    Bob
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    Thanks Mr. Moore, I'll recheck tapers. I'll get...

    Thanks Mr. Moore, I'll recheck tapers.
    I'll get the weight and package size and see what the shipping would be.
    Bob
  18. 3hp BaldorVFD Vector drive variable speed motors for sale in "Tools and accessories".

    I have some motors for sale that would be ideal for BP mills to replace variable speed belt drives.
    These brand new surplus Baldor motors go down zero rpm and up to a max of 6,000 rpm.

    Check them...
  19. Hey guys, if there is a post that doesn't fit the...

    Hey guys, if there is a post that doesn't fit the rules, then point it out and maybe even suggest where they could get help.
    The mod will shut it down.
    No harm, no foul.
    Tempted to add the words...
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    check this thread. Alliant rt2...

    check this thread.
    Alliant rt2

    Probably typical Taiwan clone, probably 3 hp, 1750 rpm, 3-phase.
    Bob
  21. What's the point of being a jerk ? Something...

    What's the point of being a jerk ?
    Something this country is lacking is respect for others.
    DG is saying this is not the place for this person, in a respectful manner.

    I generally enjoy this...
  22. I remember, back in the day, we used to broach...

    I remember, back in the day, we used to broach the top deck of 4 cylinder cast iron cylinder blocks, OEM of course.
    Quick cycle times !
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    Asking $800 each. If you have an interest,...

    Asking $800 each.
    If you have an interest, please contact me to discuss logistics.
    Thanks
    Bob
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    MT3 Drill bits for sale Greenville, SC

    MT3 Drill bits sale, all American, freshly sharpened, good lands, good tapers (one exception).
    I can ship USPS or UPS, whichever is cheapest, or pick up near Greenville, SC.
    $25 each, plus...
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    MT 5 Drill bits for Sale, Greenville, SC

    I have (5) MT 5 drills, plus (1) with a straight shank.
    All in very good condition; freshly sharpened, good lands, and good shanks.
    All American, except (1) China.
    Asking $30 each.
    I can ship,...
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