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    I guess it just depends on what level of...

    I guess it just depends on what level of precision you are using the tail stock for. As long as they are still holding onto the taper, you shouldn't have to worry about it. I try to stay away from...
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    ULINE - Shipping Boxes, Shipping Supplies,...

    ULINE - Shipping Boxes, Shipping Supplies, Packaging Materials, Packing Supplies (note they advertise these with bolts in them.)
    We use egg cartons too. Not used trash mind you, but square sheets of...
  3. The tooling on the left side of the white bucket...

    The tooling on the left side of the white bucket isn't part of the lathe. It looks like die punch stuff. The biggest draw back I see (other than it being a rusty lathe that can't make a test cut for...
  4. Are you talking paint job alone or refitting the...

    Are you talking paint job alone or refitting the ways and more? If it's just a clean-up and paint job, I wouldn't take any of the main castings apart and I'd be very careful with the ways.

    To put...
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    Just with tool-room lathes in general, IMO it's...

    Just with tool-room lathes in general, IMO it's safer to polish/sand/file with the spindle going in reverse because there's less chance of something snaging and pulling you into the work. If your...
  6. Sorry, thought I had updated this but it went to...

    Sorry, thought I had updated this but it went to mllud22.
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    I've gone through this several times with...

    I've gone through this several times with replating small industrial parts. The reason they're quoting so high is because they're giving them the same quality finish as a classic car job. There are...
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    This is an interesting thread! One more method to...

    This is an interesting thread! One more method to research.:)
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    Kennedy tool box repair has been one of my...

    Kennedy tool box repair has been one of my back-burner jobs over the last two weeks. We have some very beat up Kennedys around the shop, but they do what we need them to. Two of the smaller 20" boxes...
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    On the plus side, they're the guys who keep Bubba...

    On the plus side, they're the guys who keep Bubba from rebuilding his truck motor in the street next to all the pretty houses, But OTOH, they are also the ones to tell you your car has been parked in...
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    I'm more of the mindset that the ones making the...

    I'm more of the mindset that the ones making the mess should clean it up, at least when it comes to specific areas of shop or machines. It's when you're cleaning that you find the little insert screw...
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    Can't remember anything with Yellow, but we have...

    Can't remember anything with Yellow, but we have had packages and crates disappear. The scary reality is that if the labels disappear, the item no longer has any link to anyone. We've had crates...
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    Are you sure it's not a Brown & Sharpe #7? I only...

    Are you sure it's not a Brown & Sharpe #7? I only ask because they look similar and the B&S seems to have been more common.
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    Just a story on this topic from way before my...

    Just a story on this topic from way before my time:

    Our company builds a sewing machine that was first patented in 1882 by The Campbell Bosworth Machinery Co. Sometime around 1900, they approached...
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    If your counterbalance will be moving, I wouldn't...

    If your counterbalance will be moving, I wouldn't use water. Even if the container is filled to the brim and sealed, water will slosh around.
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    I'm no help with this specific lock/tool chest,...

    I'm no help with this specific lock/tool chest, but if it was me, I'd pass it on to a decent lock-smith. Earlier this month I had a local locksmith cut some keys for the OEM cabinet locks under our...
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    Most companies are started by someone who see's a...

    Most companies are started by someone who see's a product and thinks, "I can do that better." That's just American Business.

    I'd say it's fair to make your own (if patents are not in play). The...
  18. I'm biased towards old iron, but If you're...

    I'm biased towards old iron, but If you're looking at this purely from a business perspective, I'd say just buy a new lathe,

    BUT

    A lot of my bias comes from the fact that "they don't make them...
  19. Hey! I resemble that remark!

    Hey! I resemble that remark!
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    Ours is a 16-2 (mid 1950's?) that we got in 2006....

    Ours is a 16-2 (mid 1950's?) that we got in 2006. IMO, older DoAll's are one of the best "classic" band saws you can get for general and precision work.

    Ours needed a good cleaning, new belts, new...
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    If it's like our DoAll, you may also need to...

    If it's like our DoAll, you may also need to re-wire the transformer that supplies the work lamps and control circuit. Even if the motors are not dual voltage, transformers often are.
  22. We also do the abrasive cloth approach. One...

    We also do the abrasive cloth approach.

    One other thing to add: if your bed is out of adjustment it can put added stress on the steady. I've had a couple of jobs that the steady was trying to...
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    About half of our (general) shop jobs are...

    About half of our (general) shop jobs are predictable cases. IE, We want to build 10 what-zits and we know exactly what it will take to do so. But the other half is custom work, repairs, R&D, etc....
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    Oh to have space...;)

    Oh to have space...;)
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    Iron of course isn't very consitent either. You...

    Iron of course isn't very consitent either. You find voids and slag, but sometimes some other oddities too. When I was cutting on my Hendey's saddle, I found one spot, not the whole casting, but one...
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