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    I'm the guy with the non-Q 1R, but I have a 2RQ...

    I'm the guy with the non-Q 1R, but I have a 2RQ on my trailer that I'm hoping to get in the shop this summer when the ground dries out. Whatcha need to know? I'll help if I can.
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    It's just stupid straight forward work. Only...

    It's just stupid straight forward work. Only trick is grinding the left hand thread tool. Make sure to wrap your brain around the fact that the leading side of the tool needs to slope away from the...
  3. A small horizontal is a fantastic little tool to...

    A small horizontal is a fantastic little tool to have around. Can't say I use the Cincy at work every day, but there are many times it makes my life a LOT easier. One of the uses is changing the...
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    Looks labyrinth seals. Check for drains at the...

    Looks labyrinth seals. Check for drains at the bottom and make sure it's oriented correctly. These catch any oil that tries to run out and routes it back inside the gearbox or headstock.
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    Pacemaker Blew Out Tailstock Ram Threads!!

    Was setting up to trim down an impeller wear ring on the old 1943 20" HD Pacemaker last Tuesday. Ran the tailstock ram out as far as possible to get some travel on the carriage and went to where it...
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    Another option is attaching the J head to the...

    Another option is attaching the J head to the cutterhead of the VN. Plenty of beef there, but you'd have to remove it more often.
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    Since you are looking, keep your eyes peeled for...

    Since you are looking, keep your eyes peeled for a 1R3 or 2R3 or 2R5. These are all the next and last generation of the old VN designs. All feature much bigger working envelopes, standard NMTB...
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    Much as I hate to say it, unless all the handles,...

    Much as I hate to say it, unless all the handles, their spoon shaped latches and the springs are there, and it's practically free, I'd have to let that go. The latching handles are required to keep...
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    Slow, but really great machines. I am always just...

    Slow, but really great machines. I am always just amazed at how comfortable my 18" is to operate, they laid everything out right. Very innovative designs, like the weird, but very functional spindle...
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    "Also, my lathe had a small felt plug in the end...

    "Also, my lathe had a small felt plug in the end of the lube passage drilled in the input shaft bearing retainer; this plug doesn't appear in the factory parts catalog, so I'm not sure if it was...
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    As said above, a boring facing head is a high...

    As said above, a boring facing head is a high precision piece of equpiment. It's intended to be used to bore a hole and then face off the top and/or bottom of the hole nice and flat. I use a big...
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    You might get away with it using a big old...

    You might get away with it using a big old machine with a geared feed in the knee and stops, but it'll take some trial and error to see how close it will actually kick out on multiple repetitions....
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    Could also do that slot easily with an old school...

    Could also do that slot easily with an old school horizontal mill. Put a swivel vise on risers, use a plain mill cutter the width of the slot and use the vertical travel to cut the notch. Power feed...
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    That's why the motor is on the back end of the...

    That's why the motor is on the back end of the arm. Helps balance things out. The old style would tip if the head was ran way out and the arm was moved much past the edge of the base. The G&L...
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    Start the hole with a center drill, then swap to...

    Start the hole with a center drill, then swap to the twist drill. The twist drill will walk all over on the curved surface, a center drill is very rigid and will give you a good start. Definitely too...
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    Same motor location as virtually every L&S in the...

    Same motor location as virtually every L&S in the world until the 60s. Model X, etc...
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    Main danger, of course, is flipping side to side....

    Main danger, of course, is flipping side to side. Make SURE the column is locked so it can't rotate and same for the sliding head. I wouldn't bother with the motor, it's not going to make much...
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    No fear of that, Tyrone. It's still illegal in...

    No fear of that, Tyrone. It's still illegal in this state... Every state around us has one.
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    Missing table is not a real issue. We built one...

    Missing table is not a real issue. We built one at work out of 1" plate. Just a two sided box, open at both ends, with a long foot that has holes for T slot bolts in the machine base, and with...
  20. When I make a HSS cutoff or slotting lathe tool,...

    When I make a HSS cutoff or slotting lathe tool, I use a cutoff wheel in a side grinder to notch out the HSS blank. I ALWAYS save that little chunk of HSS and stash it in my toolbox. You can silver...
  21. While that motor is out for rewind (and $500 is...

    While that motor is out for rewind (and $500 is the norm for rewinding ANY three phase motor, as it's the exact same labor and more trouble to do a 2hp as a 50hp, only difference being quantity of...
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    Beware the balance and weight of that thing on a...

    Beware the balance and weight of that thing on a pallet jack. A radial drill is the most deceiving object in terms of apparent weight, next to a shaper. That drill, even in 3ft form, can easily top...
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    The smaller radials are harder to find. If...

    The smaller radials are harder to find. If somebody was ordering a machine and they were giving up a big chunk of floor space, might as well get a 4ft or larger radial so it had some serious...
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    I was just checking to see if you guys really...

    I was just checking to see if you guys really loved me, lol! My laptop went down back in March and I just never got it repaired. Finally took it to my IT guy brother in law last week and he worked a...
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    PM me your address and I'll email you a manual....

    PM me your address and I'll email you a manual. Sounds like maybe an over-adjusted brake.
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