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    Beware of using plumbing unions to hook up...

    Beware of using plumbing unions to hook up sections of air line, had one I never could get airtight- it would leak down the tank in a day. Endured having to schlep to the back of the shop to turn...
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    It does not become useless- the photo, if...

    It does not become useless- the photo, if retained, can be useful for someone else searching for keywords. You never know the details that someone else is interested in. Remote image link still...
  3. Workpiece that small will flex very easily. ...

    Workpiece that small will flex very easily. Might have to extend it no more than 1/2" at a time from the chuck, cut that, then slide the piece out another 1/2" or so. Once the desired length is...
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    Ugh, reminds me of overhauling my Nichols mill...

    Ugh, reminds me of overhauling my Nichols mill spindle bearings- grease fitting is midway down the spindle, so keep pumping until grease starts coming out of the bearings whereupon it instantly forms...
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    @OP - please include photos of the...

    @OP - please include photos of the craigslist/ebay item in question, which may entail hosting the photos yourself or downloading them from the auction site and uploading here. As stated in the forum...
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    Nowhere near as nice but I made the mistake of...

    Nowhere near as nice but I made the mistake of using an old Craftsman tap/drill set I picked out of a packrat cleanout a couple year ago- think the taps and drills were made out of chalk; sharp due...
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    Smaller chips from Pratt & Whitney 1936 model B...

    Smaller chips from Pratt & Whitney 1936 model B brochure by way of J.Oder

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  8. Powerful tools for sure, but beyond a doubt the...

    Powerful tools for sure, but beyond a doubt the most annoying tool that I have occasion to work with. While I appreciate the reduction in lots of single purpose gizmos I think the only reason I...
  9. Quite a few years ago my father and I did a...

    Quite a few years ago my father and I did a walkthrough of an old railyard in Hagerstown MD before it got bulldozed for the usual thing. All the iron was long gone but we did find a couple old shops...
  10. Keeps the (rancid) coolant, oil and chips out of...

    Keeps the (rancid) coolant, oil and chips out of hair and clothes... considering the state I've gotten my shop jeans into a few times lately there are jobs where an outfit like that would be most...
  11. I will grudgingly concede that it may be possible...

    I will grudgingly concede that it may be possible to have more than enough engine lathe toolholders, but it is fundamentally impossible to have too much turret lathe tooling. Setting up a job on the...
  12. Checked my drawer, I found Rex MM, Rex AAA,...

    Checked my drawer, I found Rex MM, Rex AAA, Rexalloy, Rex Supercut. Being a garage hack they all seem to work equally well, though the Rexalloy and Supercut have a nice ground finish and are close...
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    Thread locked as per forum policy- please do not post simple links for sale items, they clutter the forum and are not useful for reference. Links to sales are OK if the post includes related images...
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    The specs for the Nichols production mill specify...

    The specs for the Nichols production mill specify using "grease" for the various ways, giving only a brand label. One owner tracked it down and it was a liquid grease somewhat analagous to steam...
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    Thread locked due to topic drift.
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    I have a similar pair, the bolts they included in...

    I have a similar pair, the bolts they included in the box don't even screw in... As blocks they're fine, but not woth modifying so I use them "beater" work with small thru bolts if fastening is...
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    Thread locked because off-topic in this forum.

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    Be sure to go easy on the spindle preload with...

    Be sure to go easy on the spindle preload with these bearings, they will load up quickly compared to opposed angular types.
  19. Climb cut with slitting saws on a bridgeport w/...

    Climb cut with slitting saws on a bridgeport w/ rotab seems like asking for trouble, and those small teeth will pack off really fast if you're not careful with feed and DOC- a slow and consistent...
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    My floor is pitched & uneven so I put scrap steel...

    My floor is pitched & uneven so I put scrap steel blocks under the corners, shimmed so the machine doesn't rock. Via carpenters level I set it to pitch slightly backwards so coolant drains better...
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    Nice to see the combo cross on that machine- I...

    Nice to see the combo cross on that machine- I have a Wade #7 turret lathe that I'm fitting a OEM compound cross slide onto. RIght now the slide assy is a scraping project I'm moving forward slowly...
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    My ATW's bed is stiff enough I can't measure...

    My ATW's bed is stiff enough I can't measure deflection, just level- so I didn't bother with a really fine setup, besides my garage floor is pretty bad cement so its likely in constant motion. OTOH...
  23. I will liquidate my shop when I start having...

    I will liquidate my shop when I start having trouble moving the machines around, at the very latest. At that point the game will be to sell them at whatever price I can get (including scrap) so as...
  24. I've been working up the suspension on my R6, it...

    I've been working up the suspension on my R6, it presented a very harsh ride. The owner had a put in a fancy penske rear and gold valves on the OEM front which had been tuned by the suspension shop....
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