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    Maybe you have already done this but if not then...

    Maybe you have already done this but if not then put some 1" marks starting at the spindle and map out the bend.Then you will know exactly where to start pushing.On long shafts I frequently run into...
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    If all I had was what he has I would get a 4flute...

    If all I had was what he has I would get a 4flute center cut 1/4"- 5/16" end mill to spot the rod for drilling.Close spacing and drilling will get rid of most of the material.Since we don't know what...
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    As Carbidebob speculates that path is exactly how...

    As Carbidebob speculates that path is exactly how I started on a path to be a machinist.
    I have always been mechanically inclined,influenced by my father,an USAF mechanic.So when I started doing...
  4. Look on E-Bay ,a while back some Chinese out fit...

    Look on E-Bay ,a while back some Chinese out fit had B&S collets for sale.My old Rockford mill has a #10 spindle in it and I was going to order some but just got distracted and haven't thought...
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    The epoxy at the head level isn't a problem,any...

    The epoxy at the head level isn't a problem,any hand drill will take care of that;drill first with a drill the minor dia of the hex to the bottom of the hex then a larger drill the size of the...
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    Funny Doc,I saw that thread dial and thought...

    Funny Doc,I saw that thread dial and thought "that is a LeBlond Regal dial"!
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    Jic also is a standard for hydraulic...

    Jic also is a standard for hydraulic fittings,probably the most popular type in the US.
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    I will second the angle placement.And block the...

    I will second the angle placement.And block the work in.Fortunately my grinder has hydraulic feeds so that makes it a lot easier.

    Grinding thin stuff and crs is trickiest thing I have run into in...
  9. It's hard to tell on a Govt. machine.Maybe they...

    It's hard to tell on a Govt. machine.Maybe they intended to plane some material that required a faster than normal sfm.Hence the larger motor and pump combo.

    If it were me I wouldn't change...
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    Glad you got it fixed.A little late and probably...

    Glad you got it fixed.A little late and probably won't make any difference.Did you notice that there are two notches on the arms for the springs? The vertical mount units the springs install in the...
  11. You have already gotten the heat elements so this...

    You have already gotten the heat elements so this is not much help.But for anybody else,I used to buy heat tapes from McMaster Carr that were relatively cheap and used a variable timer for control....
  12. The only trouble with plastics is the vast...

    The only trouble with plastics is the vast quantity available.Nylon with additives is an old material but as good as any.I have used Nyloil with moly sulfide with good results.Note the Nylon with...
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    We used to have about 20+ units in service when I...

    We used to have about 20+ units in service when I started 25 years ago.Even had one about 4' tall that had a wooden block chain which we converted to a metal chain.We now only have about 3-4 in...
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    First off you have to set the stops on the bench...

    First off you have to set the stops on the bench when servicing.Why? Just to avoid the problems you now have.If someone changed a pulley size then you have no idea if the stops are correct or not...
  15. moonlight machine,can be stroke symptoms, not to...

    moonlight machine,can be stroke symptoms, not to be taken lightly.See your gp asap.BTDT.
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    Normally on a shaft you need to back up the...

    Normally on a shaft you need to back up the opposite side with a heavy weight or rod length wise,otherwise you just end up mushrooming the small end as the spring effect just absorbs the impact.Also...
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    Hopefuldave, the shims change the length of the...

    Hopefuldave, the shims change the length of the piston/pad assy so the pads bottom out on the tool blocks at a lower part of the cam;the handle doesn't move as far.
    The only drawback is that max...
  18. Just starting out you can use hand driven hones...

    Just starting out you can use hand driven hones and do just as accurate work as a honing machine just a lot slower and not able to replace your bbar.Ammco,Sunnen and Lisle even makes an adjustable...
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    That won't work(turning the tee nut). It is a...

    That won't work(turning the tee nut).
    It is a simple barrel cam that has been assembled wrong as Moonlite says.You can change the position slightly by shimming under the piston pads,to much and the...
  20. No. Run a 13mm reamer thru or bore it first.You...

    No. Run a 13mm reamer thru or bore it first.You should then be able to pick up the existing thread and tap it to 14mm.
    The currant hole size is .5mm to small on the MD so you may get some tearing on...
  21. You need to figure what you intend to do about...

    You need to figure what you intend to do about valve guides as that the first thing you need to access when doing valve jobs.It all starts with the guides.

    Best is to replace,next install inserts...
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    I saw what looked like that lathe 20-25 years ago...

    I saw what looked like that lathe 20-25 years ago at a friends shop.Definitely not a "hobby class machine",as most of those combo machines are.
    It appeared pretty robust which is what got my...
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    That is rally nice lathe.I would imagine that it...

    That is rally nice lathe.I would imagine that it was a pretty expensive machine in its time,well built for its size..I think you made out really well.
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    If you take the head cover off and find helical...

    If you take the head cover off and find helical gears in there maybe one in the train that set uses is changing its thrust direction when you swap things around.It may be rubbing one way and moving...
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    I also have a few NSK mikes like new.Real nice,as...

    I also have a few NSK mikes like new.Real nice,as good as any.If you can buy them at a reasonable price go for it, you won't be disappointed.
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