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    From what I've seen, when the milling attachments...

    From what I've seen, when the milling attachments come up for sale, the sellers are pretty proud of them...

    If you genuinely have need for a mill for small work, I'd recommend a mini or benchtop...
  2. If it's second ops the tap shouldn't be held...

    If it's second ops the tap shouldn't be held rigidly, a floating holder is best.
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    I replace mine every 6 months or so. Just not a...

    I replace mine every 6 months or so. Just not a fan of dragging embedded chips along the ways.

    I always grab a paper shop towel before I do any work on it and wipe the ways clean and re-oil. Takes...
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    This is the main reason I don't use this type of...

    This is the main reason I don't use this type of parting tool holder. Every time you put a grind on it- even if you do it without removing it from the toolholder- you need to reset the height because...
  5. Must've missed it somewhere, but when you say...

    Must've missed it somewhere, but when you say "cost of tooling"- I'm assuming you actually mean tooling, and not the machine tools themselves?

    Smithing is nothing but machining...
    In reality,...
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    Very much appreciate the input, gentlemen. This...

    Very much appreciate the input, gentlemen.
    This one seems to have been set up for tool grinding, no magnetic chuck. I'll be inspecting next week and we'll see if the stars align...
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    Thanks, I suppose I could deal with five-tenths,...

    Thanks, I suppose I could deal with five-tenths, even more- for what few applications there are for it in riflesmithing (like grinding recoil lugs).
    It's more about flatness for me, than whether...
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    Evaluating Rockwell Surface Grinder?

    I've purchased my lathes and milling machines used- but never owned a surface grinder.
    There's a Rockwell surface grinder for sale locally, don't really "need" one, but I think it'd be nice to have...
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    ^^ Original bench was great in layout, lousy in...

    ^^
    Original bench was great in layout, lousy in actual construction/ application.
    As you noted, built with pipe legs, which were welded to a bottom plate running the full length front and back....
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    Wasn't "knocking" anyone. It's not even...

    Wasn't "knocking" anyone.
    It's not even subjective whether steel or wood is the more appropriate surface for mounting.
    Wood is hygroscopic, steel is not.
    Wood compresses easily, steel does not.
    ...
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    Replacing an apron is one thing... Being able to...

    Replacing an apron is one thing...
    Being able to scrape it in, and use it- completely different.

    You can't (well, you "can", but it ain't right) just throw any apron onto an old, well-used lathe...
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    Absolutely! Even though the bench is a chip tray,...

    Absolutely! Even though the bench is a chip tray, I still keep a big cookie sheet under where I'm cutting.

    I just could never see using a wood bench; I keep the lathe well slathered in oil and...
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    Can't take credit for it, but mine came with a...

    Can't take credit for it, but mine came with a stellar setup...Steel bench, rolled-edge chip tray and back "wall" and shelf with large steel storage bins lining the back adjacent to the countershaft...
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    Well, that's about as "backwards" as I can think...

    Well, that's about as "backwards" as I can think of LOL.
    Florida is a veritable machine desert, whereas Illinois...
  15. Seems like an unneeded step to me. I use the...

    Seems like an unneeded step to me.
    I use the receiver tooling block and carbide face cutter most of the time; even if the lug abutments are "off" by a mile the cutter will true the boltface square...
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    I don't see how backlash is relevant on a...

    I don't see how backlash is relevant on a micrometer carriage stop.
    The rotation of the screw is always going to be the same direction- you're never (as far as I can envision) have a reason to...
  17. If 9A parts are compatible, I'd replace with a...

    If 9A parts are compatible, I'd replace with a geared apron and slotted leadscrew to facilitate power turning without wearing down the half-nuts.

    I've always wondered how well the half-nuts hold...
  18. Nice job on the cosmetics. I know a 9" SB...

    Nice job on the cosmetics.

    I know a 9" SB isn't capable of grabbing the operator and turning him into hamburger- but I wouldn't want the drum switch so far off to the side of the machine. If not...
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    Been nearly six months and the OP never came...

    Been nearly six months and the OP never came back...
    Pretty sure it's been sold by now :)
  20. I must be missing something... 'Cause it sure...

    I must be missing something...
    'Cause it sure looks like you painted the ways in those pictures :eek:
    I thought at first, just overspray over masking, but sure looks like a brush job.

    I KNOW you...
  21. I have a 16 speed V-belt drive 9A powered by a...

    I have a 16 speed V-belt drive 9A powered by a 1hp Marathon inverter-duty motor.
    Even at very low feed rates of .003 IPR or so, I can stall the motor before the belt slips.

    Can't speak for the...
  22. Maybe check your reading glasses. I can read...

    Maybe check your reading glasses.
    I can read every number, switch leg on the diagrams.

    Guess I'll take a photography lesson for ya, smart ass.

    Sorry for asking.
  23. Switch question for the electrical gurus...

    Benchtop mill, inverter powered/DC brushless motor.

    The magnetic switch was shot, so I ordered what was to be a direct replacement, with 5 pins.

    The switch I received has four pins (and a slot...
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    To each their own, and I buy a LOT of "stuff"...

    To each their own, and I buy a LOT of "stuff" from Brownell's, but not taps...I find their quality to be way inferior as machinist grade tooling.

    Everyone has their favorite for cutting tools,...
  25. Thread: Lubrication 101

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    This is what I use: ...

    This is what I use:

    https://www.amazon.com/Maxima-77920-Synthetic-Chain-Guard/dp/B000WK0U1W/ref=sr_1_17?dchild=1&keywords=spray+on+chain+lube&qid=1609688681&sr=8-17

    Personally, I wouldn't use...
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