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  1. Same thing can apply to welded parts. We have a...

    Same thing can apply to welded parts. We have a welding and machine shop so we run into it on both sides.
    Get an order for 20 simple parts--not enough value in them to justify a fixture so you...
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    I've done that quite a few times... Just...

    I've done that quite a few times...



    Just when we're starting to have fun with DIY ideas somebody has to come up with a professional solution,,,:eek:
  3. I still don't understand how you'd make something...

    I still don't understand how you'd make something square on a lathe?



    Of course you don't need the tonnage. :D I just suggested an ironworker because it's a ready made setup but it's
    kind...
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    Yup, needle bearings are wonderful things ...

    Yup, needle bearings are wonderful things They're compact and they'll carry impressive loads for their size
    but they can be fussy little buggers--all the required parameters need to be right or...
  5. How ya gonna make a square broach on a lathe? ...

    How ya gonna make a square broach on a lathe?

    If the OP knows someone who has an ironworker it would be a simple enough job with a 3/4" square punch.
    Depends how much precision is involved...
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    Yeah, I have no idea what the OP is talking about...

    Yeah, I have no idea what the OP is talking about or what he wants from us. Pics are also so small
    that we old farts can't see either...
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    Pictures would help. A quick Google search...

    Pictures would help. A quick Google search turned up a dealer named Willis Machinery which seems
    to sell some pretty large lathes. I suspect their stuff is made by others and then...
  8. I don't want to sound too much like Doug here but...

    I don't want to sound too much like Doug here but seriously, if the OP needs a straight hole that deep
    he's gonna have to do it on lathe, either his own or someone else's. All of the ideas...
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    One of the two end rollers will have to be...

    One of the two end rollers will have to be crowned and adjustable or you'll never get it to track right. Being
    in the middle of the belt and approaching it at such a shallow angle the third roller...
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    Not really any help but back in the late 70s I...

    Not really any help but back in the late 70s I pulled a Harrison L5 out of the basement of a house in Vancouver.
    The only way to get the lathe out was to come up a steep and narrow set of stairs...
  11. Yup, back in the 80s when all the Japanese...

    Yup, back in the 80s when all the Japanese excavators started hitting the west coast we made a ton of adapter
    fittings. Dealers wanted obscene amounts of money for replacement hoses and you...
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    Exactly...

    Exactly...
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    I think the best way to value a machine is to...

    I think the best way to value a machine is to look at the current "Market" value. Compare asking and
    selling prices for equivalent or similar machines. Developing some sort of table or model to...
  14. Nothing "pure" about it...:icon_bs:

    Nothing "pure" about it...:icon_bs:
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    I'd be talking to good industrial...

    I'd be talking to good industrial electrician--they do this for a living...
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    I know what you can do with your buttocks...:eek:

    I know what you can do with your buttocks...:eek:
  17. Really....?

    Really....?
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the "PR"...

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the "PR" family of barrier creams and hand cleaners. PR 88 is hands down,
    the best barrier cream I've ever used. PR 99 is a very effective hand lotion/skin care...
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    Well, I'm off to get the popcorn...:eek: Wait...

    Well, I'm off to get the popcorn...:eek: Wait for it.............cue Doug....
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    Just a friendly note for the youngsters on here. ...

    Just a friendly note for the youngsters on here. I've been doing this (welding, fabricating and machining)
    for a little over 50 years and the "stupid hour" still follows me around. Something for...
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    Or duplicated...

    Or duplicated...
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    Yeah, I lost track too...:eek:

    Yeah, I lost track too...:eek:
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    Exactly. We've done a lot of oxy-acetylene and...

    Exactly. We've done a lot of oxy-acetylene and tig brazing over the years and, generally, have had pretty good
    success. We have, however, encountered some stuff that just couldn't be welded.

    I...
  24. Same here, except that mine is a manual lathe. ...

    Same here, except that mine is a manual lathe. ISO 68 is pretty much the standard oil for any machine sliding
    surfaces. The specific oil I use is this one from Fuchs...

    RENEP WAYLUBE 68 QS |...
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    On the rare (:D:D) occasion where I need to slot...

    On the rare (:D:D) occasion where I need to slot a hole out I often find it's often just as fast to use a sharp
    round file to do the job. A good file will remove a lot of material in a relatively...
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