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    I was a high end custom woodworker for years,...

    I was a high end custom woodworker for years, yacht interiors, fancy work-so have some experience with this sort of thing- and that table is a really nice piece of work.
    Look at the details- like...
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    It also works both ways. My house stays nice and...

    It also works both ways. My house stays nice and warm for many hours without power outage. - a radiant concrete floor has a lot of thermal mass.
    I started out in an outdoor structural steel place...
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    Relieving the center of the toolpost bottom is a...

    Relieving the center of the toolpost bottom is a great idea. The toolpost itself may have a lot of shape to the bottom- recently while scraping in a compound ,I found installing the tool post warped...
  4. Ask them. Gosan is the new company name. They...

    Ask them. Gosan is the new company name. They were helpful to me on repairing a gearbox that was factory mis-assembled.
    GOSAN MACHINERY CO., LTD
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    Sounds like a plan. Worst than can happen is it...

    Sounds like a plan. Worst than can happen is it gets worn out, and I won't live that long..!
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    Do you have a material suggestion? Not sure on...

    Do you have a material suggestion? Not sure on appropriate steel. I have some 1144 laying around, and some 1018, and some annealed 4130. Or I could buy a piece of whatever.

    The square drive hole...
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    Well I am learning... Pulled apart the chuck,...

    Well I am learning...

    Pulled apart the chuck, and found one of the screws (worm gears) had a bunch of threads broken off on the end, past the retaing cut out.- apparently someone had the chuck...
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    How to evaluate a used chuck.

    There is an old 10" D1-4 four jaw independent that came with my lathe- it got thrown in with the deal. No pins in it. I just found a set of pins from MSC, as I want to try out the chuck.
    No idea on...
  9. Collector has a 10ee, no threading. Nice Monarch...

    Collector has a 10ee, no threading.
    Nice Monarch EE toolroom lathe - tools - by owner - sale

    This looks like a really good deal- has compound , cross-slide, etc
    Jeweler's Lathe - tools - by...
  10. The work envelope has been fine on the 1340, so...

    The work envelope has been fine on the 1340, so far. I just like quality.
    It is not a bad lathe, for what it is. Taiwan made, runs smooth and cuts straight- but a bit heavier more serious machine...
  11. Is there such a thing as a 8' long AKA small foot print US made lathe?

    The tools are leaving the garage soon. Going into a little 190sq ft room, heavy concrete floor.

    The current lathe is a 1340 Asian, 6' long. 1600 lbs. I came across collectors post on CL for a...
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    I put no lining in the Koa box- just step routed...

    I put no lining in the Koa box- just step routed it to fit the tools. No rust.

    Stephen, nice floor!.
  13. The hard part for me as a amateur is sifting the...

    The hard part for me as a amateur is sifting the info- on subjects I know something about, it is quick and easy to tell if someone is a hack. Other subjects, it takes a while. I really appreciate the...
  14. Oh, one thing that might help someone- A very...

    Oh, one thing that might help someone-

    A very close inspection of the screw that tightened (pushes) the tapered gib showed that
    when it came up tight, it was jacking the gib sideways, because...
  15. toolpost bolt force can warp compound

    What I learned tonight--Scraping in a small lathe compound is a lot different than a milling machine knee. They move more.

    Captain Obvious reporting for duty--!
    It won't matter how well the...
  16. The tapered gib type is what is on the slide,...

    The tapered gib type is what is on the slide, controlled by a screw on each end. One side only. Looseness there was the first check.

    This slide has yet to go back together, so I am going to hold...
  17. Richard, let me rephrase this, as I am slightly...

    Richard, let me rephrase this, as I am slightly confused .

    Yes, the gib has a small notch in one end where a screw fits. It seems to have the function of a keeper, to hold the gib in place while...
  18. I pulled it apart tonight- the leadscrew has a...

    I pulled it apart tonight- the leadscrew has a very small bend- that, in conjunction with a poor design of thrust bearings on one side only, causes it to get sticky with a side load of tiny force.
    ...
  19. Paolo, Your post has been the victim of spell...

    Paolo,
    Your post has been the victim of spell check, I think! "trust"= thrust" ,"treads"= threads.

    But I understand it perfectly! And agree- I will check the thrust surfaces that engage when...
  20. Taiwan 1340, like a small Sharp. Gets sticky...

    Taiwan 1340, like a small Sharp.
    Gets sticky right away on retracting the compound.
    It is the compound dial I backed off.

    I don't think it is the leadscrew nut angle, as there has been no...
  21. lathe compound threads sticky in one direction only.

    The compound on my lathe has had issues. It was tight when retracted, and got looser when extended. Sounds like a taper, yes? Anyway, I pulled it off, and set it on a surface plate with blue- it was...
  22. [/B]I am thinking the threads and necessary...

    [/B]I am thinking the threads and necessary clearance probably have the most play of anything on this effort, so a very slight discrepancy would be OK.
    Thanks for the reply! Would most work like...
  23. Update on the Van Norman #12 collet holder. ...

    Update on the Van Norman #12 collet holder.

    The completed holder is holding under .0008" TIR, 4 1/4" from the mill spindle face, at the end of a 7/16" x 2" endmill. Not bad for a machine born...
  24. Making an ER collet holder for VN 12 spindle. How close is close enough?

    The collet holder I am making is to fit an old VN C taper- The mill spindle has been ground and is within .0002" runout.

    The toolholder has an accurate taper and the 8 degree ER recess was bored...
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    Only one I ever made was curly Koa... back when...

    Only one I ever made was curly Koa... back when it was cheap..
    Houses a Mit indicator, stand, and arms. no rust there, I used it for aligning shafts on boats.
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