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  1. new bearing is roughed out, very close fit on the...

    new bearing is roughed out, very close fit on the taper and bore, I may hone it just a touch. needs the key seat cut and the groves, felt window and split milled. also brazed up the missing tooth on...
  2. Grind went well, took maybe .002 to clean up,...

    Grind went well, took maybe .002 to clean up, used a Dumore #5 tool post grinder with a Norton stone, I'm pretty tickled with the results. Tomorrow is bearing day.
  3. finally made it up to my Uncles shop to take a...

    finally made it up to my Uncles shop to take a crack at it, I chucked up a fresh Hardinge back plate into the victor, threaded the spindle into that, and got to mapping. The tail of the rear journal...
  4. Ok, I see it there, looks like maybe .187-.250...

    Ok, I see it there, looks like maybe .187-.250 square, Mine looks nothing like that, much larger and uglier.
  5. Hi Larry, good info there, makes sense, is the...

    Hi Larry,
    good info there, makes sense, is the long side of the rectangle in line with the spindle axis, or perpendicular? I will have to take another look at the spindle key area, but it defiantly...
  6. Good info there Irby, if this does not work...

    Good info there Irby, if this does not work satisfactorily i will probably make a new spindle, considering 8620.. but I hope it comes back to close enough
  7. Thank you for all the replies, I think we are...

    Thank you for all the replies, I think we are going to start with removing the welded area around the key and see what happens, Hopefully it springs back to the state it spent the first 80 years of...
  8. Thank you for the illustration Irby, it is my...

    Thank you for the illustration Irby, it is my only lathe, but Ive got a machine shop in the family, albeit several states away. Its a hobby, and I have money, so if I can get the ole girl back in...
  9. Yup thats it! but the next fly has shown up, it...

    Yup thats it! but the next fly has shown up, it appears the reason the front bearing was trash is someone forced the collet key out of the spindle bore into the bearing, (maybe with a Morse dead...
  10. Hardinge Cataract Quick Change cone bearings

    I recently purchased sn 232, looks to be in pretty descent shape, all the features work, but the front head stock bearing is toast, it appears it was run dry at some point in its life, and someone...
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