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    Sounds like the wires on back of the switch may...

    Sounds like the wires on back of the switch may need to be reversed to get the motor to turn the correct direction. But, if this is a single phase motor, may involve more that switching a couple of...
  2. Go to Walgreens and have them to transfer VHS to...

    Go to Walgreens and have them to transfer VHS to DVD..;)
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    Had a Ingersoll face mill the same size about...

    Had a Ingersoll face mill the same size about twenty five years ago that used a insert very similar to that one. The face mill is long gone and I don't have any inserts to compare with. Might go...
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    If you're interested in any more large long bed...

    If you're interested in any more large long bed lathes near you, get a hold of Timken-Boring Specialities there in north Houston. They used to have a couple of 36" Lehmann hollow spindle lathes...
  5. Our predecessors who wrote the standard for pipe...

    Our predecessors who wrote the standard for pipe taps determine that taps needed the extra threads on them. Apparently, it has never been contested otherwise. I would think the most threads needed...
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    Darn John, The last time I was at your shop,...

    Darn John,

    The last time I was at your shop, you had to tippy toe around to keep from knocking something over causing chain reaction being buried alive by iron!!! The floor is clean...
    You do a...
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    Not speaking for Dorian, but unless they have...

    Not speaking for Dorian, but unless they have changed the design and put metric threads in place of inch threads in the last year or two, they are inch threads. One way to determine that, look at...
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    Buehler, if I spelled it correct are the owners...

    Buehler, if I spelled it correct are the owners of what's left of Wilson.

    Here you go, Knoop Hardness Testing Machine - Wilson(R) VH3100 | Buehler

    Here's their literature page, nothing that I...
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    There's a very good chance, someone didn't do...

    There's a very good chance, someone didn't do their job at Dorian inspecting the threads on a run of them, maybe even several runs on these and reprogram how deep the tap goes in before retracting. ...
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    I was told they are 4140HT and like you said ion...

    I was told they are 4140HT and like you said ion nitrided for surface hardening. I can get carbide drills to penetrate the surface, no tapping holes. As far as I recall, most everything is...
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    Go to the Rockwell IO Group and sign up for...

    Go to the Rockwell IO Group and sign up for membership. In their files section, there are several files on different manuals for these lathes. Just have to go thru and pick the one that matches...
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    Two of the Gorton 9-J's we had, had a triple pole...

    Two of the Gorton 9-J's we had, had a triple pole three-position toggle switch that you used to reverse the motor with. You switched it when the motor was not running. I cannot remember where in...
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    To cut 2-3/8 EU 8 RD TBG threads will require a...

    To cut 2-3/8 EU 8 RD TBG threads will require a taper attachment and to do it right, thread gages. I don't think your little lathe will handle this. My 15" Sheldon will just barely handle the task...
  14. M.B. I have a CAD drawing of a steady rest I'm...

    M.B.

    I have a CAD drawing of a steady rest I'm in the process of building for my 15" Sheldon lathe if you're interested. IF so, send me your email address and Ill be glad to send a copy.

    Ken
  15. Steve, That goose neck tool I gave you there...

    Steve,

    That goose neck tool I gave you there I'm sure was carbon steel when it was made at the turn of the century.
    Dad always used a broad nose cemented carbide tool for cleaning up wide...
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    The majority of the parts I deal with, we have a...

    The majority of the parts I deal with, we have a general note in the title block that indicates "All diameters are concentric to a common center line within .005 T.I.R.".
    Since almost everything...
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    I was taught by my dad to use tooth picks, but...

    I was taught by my dad to use tooth picks, but any ways small metal rod works good too. Probably better so you don't have to worry about breaking off the tooth pick in the hole resulting in digging...
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    It was the development of the Manchester cut off...

    It was the development of the Manchester cut off tooling that made this possible back then for what it's worth.
    Ken
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    Are you guys pushing the wick down below the...

    Are you guys pushing the wick down below the surface of the bearing and holding it down by inserting a tooth pick into the cross hole just above the Gits oil cup to hold the wick down until the...
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    Need to get you a thread pitch gauge or thread...

    Need to get you a thread pitch gauge or thread profile thread gauge to check the number of threads per inch. Measuring with your calipers, start at the edge of the tip of the thread and count the...
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    The copyright still stands, I can't afford to...

    The copyright still stands, I can't afford to take a chance on distributing copies of it. They do come up for sale every once in a while on eBay, it's a far shot. Is there a particular connection...
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    If I remember correctly, those Acme threads are...

    If I remember correctly, those Acme threads are on a slight taper like 1-1/2" TPF. That was part of the old Houston Engineers product line when the two companies merged together way back in time. ...
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    Resurrecting a 7 year old thread here. OP has...

    Resurrecting a 7 year old thread here. OP has not posted here in almost 5 years...
    One thing that was not mentioned before, if the old and new chucks are Jacobs brand and bear the same base number...
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    Houston, we have a leak!!!!! What do we do?

    Houston, we have a leak!!!!! What do we do?
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    If the bearings feel smooth and not bumpy, I...

    If the bearings feel smooth and not bumpy, I would leave it alone. Believe me, if you take it apart, it'll never be the same again on Gorton Mills. They were a nice high precision mill for its...
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