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  1. Thank you for sharing all this. I spent a few...

    Thank you for sharing all this. I spent a few years with drill collars, and I always wondered exactly how those were made.
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    Ugh this brings back a happy memory from...

    Ugh this brings back a happy memory from Southwest Texas State University, ~ 1984, and my one and only experience with a dividing head. My friend wouldn't go first, on about the third tooth when I...
  3. Just keep looking. I passively looked for...

    Just keep looking. I passively looked for several years, and then two years seriously. I had heard for years shapers sold by the pound, at most a few hundred dollars. So I get serious, two 24's,...
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    Thanks Ken. Like the quick change gear box on...

    Thanks Ken. Like the quick change gear box on this little jewel:
    Warner Swasey 4A Turret Lathe | eBay
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    Thank you 4GSR, I hope I'm headed to Tomball. I...

    Thank you 4GSR, I hope I'm headed to Tomball. I saw maybe 3 W&S taper attachment parts on the floor, there are probably more. I have a machinist building a 3" tpf plate, I feel confident I have...
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    Thanks, I don't see one in the pictures. It fits...

    Thanks, I don't see one in the pictures. It fits on the cross slide, just inward from the cross feed handwheel.
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    I know a gentleman that is good with a vertical...

    I know a gentleman that is good with a vertical mill. I bet we can figure something out.
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    4-A taper attachment

    Hi All, I have an ancient 4-A, M-1190, Ser. 406046. It will cut a 1-1/2" taper per foot. I need to cut and thread a 3" tpf. The best I can tell, all I need to do is change out the plate to Plate...
  9. John, that manual you graciously sent me is a...

    John, that manual you graciously sent me is a great resource.
    I hope that McCrosky is worth that! If so I can update my balance sheet.
    I'm probably about to take the square turret apart. It feels...
  10. Mr. John, I've been fooling with the 4A, it has...

    Mr. John, I've been fooling with the 4A, it has the Leader and Follower attachment for threading, the L & F both read "Will Cut 2-8 TPI." I hope to find a set that'll cut 7 T.P.I., as most cable tool...
  11. Thank you! This helps!

    Thank you! This helps!
  12. I figure my heirs will get scrap price for all...

    I figure my heirs will get scrap price for all this. I spent 40 years on a West Texas cotton farm, my community tends to be irrationally optimistic.
  13. Aejgx6, ~$200/ton, it oughta be worth that. The...

    Aejgx6, ~$200/ton, it oughta be worth that.
    The gentleman that helped me move mine has lots of experience dealing with Asian manufacturing interests. He said 30 years ago everyone junked the old...
  14. Thank you johnoder! The 4A has a taper...

    Thank you johnoder! The 4A has a taper attachment, and the previous owners (all deceased) were threading 8V pipe threads. The 4A doesn't have a threading gearbox though. Wish me luck figuring that...
  15. Thank you Aejgx6! Those on vintagemachinery.org...

    Thank you Aejgx6! Those on vintagemachinery.org will help tremendously, and with no chance of buyers remorse.
    Right now, I have some 31' drillpipe to shorten to 20'. Maybe bore the cylinders on a...
  16. Service Manual for Octogenarian W&S 3-A, 4-A

    I'm about to get my 3-A and 4-A powered up.
    I've been told these were built in 1934. There are a couple of manuals on eBay, printed in 1940~1941, will these be good for my machines?
    Or am I...
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    Nah I saw it on the "Traces of Texas" Facebook...

    Nah I saw it on the "Traces of Texas" Facebook page. That's probably where they found it.
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    Pin up girl

    I don't know what she's doing, but I think she's doing a good job of it!
    Consolidated Aircraft, Fort Worth, October 1942
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    API goal

    My goal is to learn how to thread rotary and cable tool joints.
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    lalatheman, I didn't spend a lot of time with a...

    lalatheman, I didn't spend a lot of time with a spring caliper, but the 3A is 4 and some change, the 4A is 7".
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    1934, updated 1950's? picture.

    The handwheel got busted, but other than that, success!
    I'm still shopping manuals, I think Inspector Gadget designed these machines.
    Shared album - Zane Reese - Google Photos249185249185
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    W & S Surprise

    The pump company next door to my shop wanted to sell a 3A and a 4A, and after 34 years of wanting a lathe I happily wrote a check and we move the machines.
    I call the nice gentleman at Gahr, he...
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    Thanks keyster!

    Thanks keyster!
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    Old Hyster ID

    My boss bought this cool old Hyster, it looks like an open-wheel racer to us. Four of us have looked all over this thing for a model number, no luck. Any of you-all know what it is? Thanks, Zane
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