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    The estate sale companies and consignment shops...

    The estate sale companies and consignment shops around here take a 40% cut. You might as well just slash the prices on your stuff and move it quicker.

    The auction companies have a buyers premium....
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    OK, can we get everyone in California to sell off...

    OK, can we get everyone in California to sell off all of their machines and move them out of state?

    Steve
  3. If the tubes in the tank go to the input of the...

    If the tubes in the tank go to the input of the engine, then that tank is a boiler and there would have been a container with fire under it.

    Steve
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    Nice alternative to spending almost ten grand on...

    Nice alternative to spending almost ten grand on a new one:
    ...
  5. I learn something new every day. Problem is,...

    I learn something new every day.

    Problem is, I forget two.

    Three if it's Friday.

    Steve
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    That kinda confirms my thought that with 1697 as...

    That kinda confirms my thought that with 1697 as the serial number and the bed not having the name cast in it, like Jim's or any of the others that we have seen, that this may be a very early...
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    It's a journey, not a destination :-) Enjoy...

    It's a journey, not a destination :-)

    Enjoy the trip.

    Steve
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    The motor unit from P&W that would have been...

    The motor unit from P&W that would have been likely to have come with your lathe is this one:
    http://www.lathes.co.uk/pratt&whitney/img52.jpg

    The 3/4 hp speedranger is an undermount motor what...
  9. First thing I would do is get pictures. Lots of...

    First thing I would do is get pictures. Lots of pictures of the mill and also the accessories.

    Then, post them to a NEW post (not attached to another post) so that people can see that it is a new...
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    That seems odd, as her bed has the name stamped...

    That seems odd, as her bed has the name stamped onto a flat on the left side. That looks more like the approach that would have been taken early on in production, with the fancier beds with the name...
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    In this catalog from 1911:...

    In this catalog from 1911:
    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1412/15193.pdf
    the name is in the center of the bed, although not like Jim's.

    270651

    Steve
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    On Tony Griffith's excellent web site, the P&W...

    On Tony Griffith's excellent web site, the P&W page has pictures of several examples, but none have the nameplate where yours is:
    Pratt & Whitney Lathes

    Steve
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    Your pictures are links to google drive, which is...

    Your pictures are links to google drive, which is why they are not working. Try uploading the files directly to PM.

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    Looks like a nice starting point. Jealous you have the steady rest....
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    Only so much you can do with a 1/7 hp motor. I...

    Only so much you can do with a 1/7 hp motor. I found the going slow, but it's the only thing I have that can drill holes that small. That and I only paid $50 for it.

    I could have kept dad's drill...
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    Thanks. We are glad it found a home with someone...

    Thanks. We are glad it found a home with someone who will use and appreciate it.

    I have a Cameron, and while it's nice, it can't compete with the High Speed Hammer drill for working all day long...
  16. See my listing for inserts and if they fit any of...

    See my listing for inserts and if they fit any of your tools, maybe we can get someone to buy them together.

    Steve
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    No, got one I can't mention here. Looking at...

    No, got one I can't mention here.
    Looking at selling it to my brother, but want to set him up with what he needs for it.

    Steve
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    Marty's drill was my dad's, and I can confirm...

    Marty's drill was my dad's, and I can confirm that it is heavy.

    The manual or brochure for it is available online and lists it as 105 lbs, despite its small size.

    Steve
  19. Thread: 5C collet swap

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    5C collet swap

    I picked up a bunch of brand name collets to fill out my set and I have a bunch of duplicates.

    I figure that some of you may be in a similar but diametrically (pun intended) opposed position.
    ...
  20. Kennametal Drilling Inserts, dtf05t308ld - 16 inserts

    As someone else has Kennametal indexable drills up for sale, I thought it a good time to post the inserts I have. I got these in a lot of inserts and I don't need them. Don't know enough about them,...
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    WTB MT0 and MT1 dead centers

    I'm in need of a set of dead centers, MT0 and MT1.

    Anyone have spares lying around they can sell / ship cheap?

    Don't need any super high-grade brand like Royal. Anything will do as long as...
  22. Book arrived in perfect shape. Thanks, Jack.

    Book arrived in perfect shape.

    Thanks, Jack.
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    I love my Starrett 123's. I have them in 6 and...

    I love my Starrett 123's. I have them in 6 and 12.

    I have a different brand in 24, but it is the 50 grad one like the 123.

    Eyes are getting too old to read the 25 grad vernier. I can almost...
  24. I'll take it. Steve

    I'll take it.

    Steve
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    I'll second marka12161. You'll want both, but...

    I'll second marka12161.

    You'll want both, but you can do anything with a 4-jaw.

    A 3-jaw will repeat within a few thou. With a 4-jaw, you can dial in work to better than a thou. It will seem...
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