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  1. I wouldn't think of old American stuff as...

    I wouldn't think of old American stuff as overbuilt. That trait is found in many countries engineering of that time period. I think when it happened too, it wasn't the intent. I've heard of some...
  2. All the time. Lots of non-marring clamp/vise...

    All the time. Lots of non-marring clamp/vise applications, occasional tool pouches, screwing a loop to the back of a bench to hold a tool, way wipers and cylinder seals (only as quick temporary...
  3. Poll: I dunno, I think it's relevant that there are so...

    I dunno, I think it's relevant that there are so many threads related to it considering how much it's effecting the world. IMO combining them would be like combining all speed/feed topics into one...
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    That's the first time I've seen a lathe with...

    That's the first time I've seen a lathe with double risers installed. I wonder if they were added at different times, as in the first time got it high enough for one job, but not hight enough for the...
  5. Sorry, the mill itself went to the scrap yard,...

    Sorry, the mill itself went to the scrap yard, BUT I do still have these pieces:

    For Sale - Horizontal Mill Attachments
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    Good attention to detail on your Hendey. I'm more...

    Good attention to detail on your Hendey. I'm more a fan of the grays and blacks when rebuilding them, but they're looking great! My 1909 Hendey 16x8 was a similar "John Deere Green" when I started...
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    Sorry to hear, but hope you end up with a better...

    Sorry to hear, but hope you end up with a better machine. I'll have to see how close it is generationally, but I might be able to use a couple pieces for me 16" gear head Hendey. Do you have any...
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    I have a friend who's an oilfield engineer. He...

    I have a friend who's an oilfield engineer. He gets bunch's of scrap 8" round 1/2" thick steel drops that are flame cut from sheets and welds them into hanging targets. I'm not sure of the grade, but...
  9. Yesterday, my brother called everyone together...

    Yesterday, my brother called everyone together and started telling them how much we appreciated them and how everyone's having to deal with stuff during the pandemic, so he wanted to give us all a...
  10. I wouldn't be surprised if the paint was real. In...

    I wouldn't be surprised if the paint was real. In some of the close-ups, they covered so much of the machines just like they do when "maintenance" crews are told to brighten up the factory floor.
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    6 jaws can be perfect for some jobs, but they are...

    6 jaws can be perfect for some jobs, but they are not a universal "better" chuck than a 3 or 4 jaw. They are made to hold thin stuff like tubing or bronze bushings lightly without distorting or...
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    Was the guard painted like it came off your...

    Was the guard painted like it came off your machine originally? In some cases, non-critical parts like that would have been machined to fit an individual machine or batch of machines, so they don't...
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    I'm interested... just don't have the funds at...

    I'm interested... just don't have the funds at the moment:o. It would be much nicer than the home-brew ball bearing in an aluminum block set-up currently with our 9" SB.
  14. https://youtu.be/8W50UhlLadI Here's a video...

    https://youtu.be/8W50UhlLadI

    Here's a video going over the gear train and the area I'm thinking had some kind of attachment for the lead screw.
  15. Sometimes even the OEM makes mistakes;). Most...

    Sometimes even the OEM makes mistakes;). Most makers are looking for ways to better there machines and often the various improvements that end up in later model machinery don't involve the old...
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    By my understanding of it, "Minimum Quantity...

    By my understanding of it, "Minimum Quantity Lubrication" is essentially just mist coolant and air blast instead of traditional flood. It IS in widespread use already, but I don't see how or why it...
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    If you're making the blanks out of raw stock to...

    If you're making the blanks out of raw stock to send to your engraver, I think the biggest thing will be keeping the ID a slip fit with the embossers shaft, and keeping the ID/OD concentric. I'd try...
  18. One other thought on the threading dial issue: am...

    One other thought on the threading dial issue: am I correct in assuming that I can use any threading dial that came from a lathe that has the same diameter and pitch of lead-screw? If so I'll see...
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    I don't have experience with that style, but We...

    I don't have experience with that style, but We use Koolmist and Trico misters around the shop and on ours, the siphon and spray effect happen right at the tip of the nozzle, so if that's missing...
  20. One other question going back to the steady...

    One other question going back to the steady rests: I've seen some intermediate ones that only cradle the work on the bottom. I'm going to make one regular steady rest to hold the far end of the work,...
  21. I've made a little progress on the lathe. It's in...

    I've made a little progress on the lathe. It's in one piece with the exception of the broken leg and a couple bits on the apron. I started brazing the leg but it isn't all cooling at the same rate so...
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    My Whitcomb Blaisdell lathe has V-ways on the...

    My Whitcomb Blaisdell lathe has V-ways on the front and back like that steady would use. Mine's a 14" (which was the smallest they made) but it measures closer to 15" swing.

    On edit: it wouldn't...
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    I'd worry about how well those tiny gears would...

    I'd worry about how well those tiny gears would hold up under load or interrupted cut on a mill. They might give you the desired speed, but it's a little deceptive IMO as I don't see the torque...
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    Is the noise happening when it's in direct drive...

    Is the noise happening when it's in direct drive or in back gear?

    On my 820, the pin the slides into the outer rim of the cone pulley for direct drive engagement would make a lot of noise and pop...
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    I'm the same way with our stuff. ALL tools should...

    I'm the same way with our stuff. ALL tools should be functional within their specified accuracy and use, otherwise they get fixed or chunked, but the tools that are nicer and perhaps more expensive...
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