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    I remember the aftermath of a leak. And yes,...

    I remember the aftermath of a leak.

    And yes, these days it's doddering instead of diddling...
  2. So, is it the sulfur in 12L14 that makes it rust...

    So, is it the sulfur in 12L14 that makes it rust so easily? Always wondered about that.

    And +1 for avoiding HCL! I won't keep any in the shop, somehow it manages to rust everything around even...
  3. What is the speed of your motor and what is the...

    What is the speed of your motor and what is the length & diameter of the all-thread you're considering?

    It seems unlikely to me that your rod will run true, and if it starts to wobble at high...
  4. I agree. I keep a gallon around to reconstitute...

    I agree. I keep a gallon around to reconstitute or thin anything that might be sensitive to whatever is in our water.

    And a Britta filter for drinking the stuff
  5. Another approach - How about extending and...

    Another approach - How about extending and swiveling the ram on the BP to get the spindle far enuf away from the column to reach your pockets? I used to do this for large wooden furniture parts,...
  6. The template/bushing combo will work great for...

    The template/bushing combo will work great for profiling the edges of the pockets, but the real problem will be starting the cut in the center and working out to the edges. Maybe very shallow depth...
  7. Guitar makers were using Fadals several decades...

    Guitar makers were using Fadals several decades ago. Taylor, Collings, Parker to name a few. Both for cutting wood parts and making jigs and fixtures.

    YouTube
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    Accurate to tenths (of a kilometer)

    Accurate to tenths (of a kilometer)
  9. Sound to me like you've been seduced by the...

    Sound to me like you've been seduced by the price. You should decide what kind of lathe you really need and then go looking. I doubt very much it would be a turret lathe, for prototyping you'd want...
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    Thanks for updating us Michael. Not what I was...

    Thanks for updating us Michael. Not what I was expecting, but seems an excellent choice. No worries about rigidity with that machine!
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    Aluminum would melt at A2 hardening temperature,...

    Aluminum would melt at A2 hardening temperature, use steel plates
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    Yeah, I did that as a young sprout, til something...

    Yeah, I did that as a young sprout, til something bounced and broke a window. Lesson learned.
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    The OWWM site has lots of manuals as pdf's. ...

    The OWWM site has lots of manuals as pdf's.
    Delta Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org

    OWWM is the absolute best place to ask about old Delta machines, those guys are...
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    Yes! Michael Moore, if you're out there, fill us...

    Yes! Michael Moore, if you're out there, fill us in.
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    Big question is how much are they asking for it?...

    Big question is how much are they asking for it?

    They are just fine little saws, and parts are very easily obtained. Might want to look around the OWWM site, more than enuf info there.
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    I find they shrink a lot. Otherwise great socks

    I find they shrink a lot. Otherwise great socks
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    How many times will each plate be used? That...

    How many times will each plate be used? That would seem to drive the choice of material.
  18. Thats the worst location for the on/off switch...

    Thats the worst location for the on/off switch I've ever seen
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    These threads are always predictable and amusing....

    These threads are always predictable and amusing. I can remember when Japanese cars, Honda motorcycles, and Volkswagens first showed up in the US, and were objects of scorn and derision. Things...
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    Do you mean Tantung G?

    Do you mean Tantung G?
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    A shallow concave groove along the top edge of...

    A shallow concave groove along the top edge of the hss tool has made parting a friendly process for me. But I can never totally relax, the old memory of parting gone bad lingers forever...
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    Interesting video YouTube...

    Interesting video

    YouTube
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    I'd look for new, old stock on ebay. Old...

    I'd look for new, old stock on ebay. Old Nicholson's were great
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    From Starrett?

    From Starrett?
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    That link is interesting if you rank by GDP per...

    That link is interesting if you rank by GDP per capita. How do Ireland and Iceland come out so high?
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