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    ....and this is how it starts.

    ....and this is how it starts.
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    I’ll be the contrarian here. I usually use...

    I’ll be the contrarian here. I usually use indexible carbide tooling on my 9” Logan, which is directly comparable to a 9A. In fact, every AXA holder on my bench has carbide insert tools except the...
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    Dobermann is right, that lathe has issues. That...

    Dobermann is right, that lathe has issues. That vertical countershaft mount is fugly, and you will be buying parts to replace what is missing or worn.

    Go buy that pristine 1977. Those are fast...
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    Pretty hard to tell from the pic. The old ROT is...

    Pretty hard to tell from the pic. The old ROT is if you can hang a fingernail on that edge, it's suspect. Best way to check it (for me) is to mount a DTI on the tailstock, zero it at the far right...
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    As i understand it, that's the place you mount it...

    As i understand it, that's the place you mount it - on the cross slide.
    I'll have to let someone else 'splain how to use it ;)
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    Seems to me that you are going about this wrong....

    Seems to me that you are going about this wrong. One of the major benefits of the VFD is the ability to control the speed of the motor via the VFD, giving variable speed control to a motor that...
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    Correct, if it fits your dovetail you will want...

    Correct, if it fits your dovetail you will want it someday.
    If not, I do, and will gladly pay the postage. :)
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    Anhydrous lanolin on ebay: ...

    Anhydrous lanolin on ebay:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=anydrous+lanolin&_sacat=0

    There is also a member on the CastBoolits reloading website that sells it...
  9. Well, if you are hanging out in the antiques...

    Well, if you are hanging out in the antiques forum, "practical" is a non-starter anyway.

    I enjoy restoring these antique machines to service. Many are missing parts, most are missing tooling. I...
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    I think I would look at adapting a gearset that...

    I think I would look at adapting a gearset that is "close".
    Possibly one from a current production 8" or similar size. You might have to bore or sleeve the driven gear, and adapt/graft the shaft on...
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    THIS ^^^^^^ I have been using lanolin for a...

    THIS ^^^^^^

    I have been using lanolin for a decade. It absolutely prevents rust, for a long time. I mix it 30% with spindle oil and use it everywhere I use machine oil. Machines seldom used or...
  12. Thread: M Head Repair

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    i cobbled a socket wrench together for mine. ...

    i cobbled a socket wrench together for mine. It’s ugly but it works. Still have it, free for postage cost
  13. I’m in Ft Worth. Currently have two such...

    I’m in Ft Worth. Currently have two such collections To evaluate. Both are “Owner died and wife/brother wants it all out of here. We don’t know anything about this junk”

    I like those ��
  14. I see no pics. these are of interest if I could...

    I see no pics. these are of interest if I could see them:


    Picture 3

    G) Numeric drill gage block 10-20-30-40 $5
    I) Craftsman hybrid micrometer metric= digital analog= imperial $30
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    shoot me a price on these as a lot: MT3 - 1...

    shoot me a price on these as a lot:

    MT3 - 1 1/64, 13/16, 1 3/8, 27/32, 1 3/64, 59/64, 57/64, 55/64, 51/64, 15/16
  16. Thread: RUST REMOVAL

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    I am with JST on this. I tried electrolytic...

    I am with JST on this. I tried electrolytic several times. Too fussy, mixed results.
    I use Evaporust it works it’s not messy, it doesn’t affect anything that is not rust. You just submerge the...
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    Offers? Surely someone out there wants to...

    Offers? Surely someone out there wants to freshen their Monarch!
  18. I figured at $34 each this was a good deal. ...

    I figured at $34 each this was a good deal.

    Offers considered, all or part
  19. Thread: Wade 8a #407

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    I have used these on several restorations. ...

    I have used these on several restorations.

    Error in Form!

    They also sell a smaller one, all brass with no glass that might also work. THis is what I used on the countershaft of my Wade, which...
  20. I just mounted a 120V VFD to a 1.5HP 3-ph 220V...

    I just mounted a 120V VFD to a 1.5HP 3-ph 220V metal lathe. Runs fine on a 20A circuit, plenty of power.
    The advantage of going to a VFD is variable speed. In addition, if you later on need to...
  21. Gates and probably others have changeover dies to...

    Gates and probably others have changeover dies to use their fittings on other machines. It is cheaper to buy a crimper with a fitting stock to suit
    You won't have any problem buying fittings and...
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    For that money, I would expect better ways, a...

    For that money, I would expect better ways, a real Aloris TP, and I would expect the follow rest and milling attachment to be refinished as well.
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    If these will work for you, make an offer

    If these will work for you, make an offer
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    Are these for your SB lathe?

    Are these for your SB lathe?
  25. As has been mentioned, Gates and others will...

    As has been mentioned, Gates and others will often (through a distributor) give you the tool if you buy a ftting stock. You aren't going to do that. But if you buy a used Gates crimper, Gates has a...
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